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Global life expectancy rises, but health isn't going with it

Global survey reveals we're living longer, but we're living sicker, too

When a 'happy ending' isn't happy at all

What to do when a primal urge is threatening your marriage vows

How to build your speed like a pro runner

Find your fast with tips from Nike+ Run Club coach Mathieu Dore

DIET

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Bunch of flours: How to choose the best flours for your health and your cooking

Whether you're gluten intolerant or want to experiment with new textures in your cooking, we've got the lowdown on all the flour options

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Is a fast metabolism just a myth?

Do you have to be genetically blessed or can we all speed up our metabolism to give us more flexibility with food? 

Why buying your lunch is bad for more than your bank balance

Packing your lunch and eating at regular mealtimes can make for a more healthy overall diet

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Ground rules for being an energetic vegetarian

Vegetarians need to be conscious of getting plenty of protein and nutrients to keep their health on par with their meat-eating friends

FIT MUM

This stunning post-pregnancy photo is going viral

Guernsey-based photographer Helen Carmina has been shocked by the attention one of her post-pregnancy pictures is receiving online

Top foods for breastfeeding mums

How to fuel your body with the right nutrients during this physically demanding time

Mum's adorable Instagram project pits tiny newborn baby against household objects

Born just over a month ago, baby Alexandra is already making teeny, tiny waves online

Michelle Bridges is lifting heavy weights in pregnancy, so should you too?

What does the average mum-to-be need to know about lifting weights during pregnancy, and what's a safe weight to stick to?

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Food 'cures' for morning sickness

While eating when you feel under the weather can seem like the worst idea in the world, there are certain foods that can ease the symptoms – at least temporarily