5 things you may not know about your bones

5 things you may not know about your bones

June 13, 2020 How much do you really know about bones? We’re delighted to welcome the National Osteoporosis Society as a guest blogger, sharing some of their knowledge on the subject. Our bones are alive and dynamic Although our bones may seem static from the outside – simply providing support to our living muscles and organs – inside, they are alive with activity. Did you know an adult skeleton is completely rebuilt every seven years? As we are going about our daily lives, two different types of cell are busy working away in our bones, ensuring that our skeletons remain healthy and...

What to eat when you’re trying to get pregnant

What to eat when you’re trying to get pregnant

June 13, 2020 What are the best fertility-boosting foods? Here’s some suggestions for what to eat when you’re trying to get pregnant It’s food and fitness fortnight on TalkMum, and we’re looking at everything from baby weaning to post-pregnancy fitness tips. But what should you eat before then, when you’re trying to get pregnant? If you’re thinking about trying to conceive (TTC) or have been trying for a while, you might want to look at your overall health, fitness and also diet. So what should you eat when you’re trying to get pregnant? Here are some suggestions for food to consume while trying for a baby:...

Five must-read posts about fertility

Five must-read posts about fertility

June 13, 2020 Thinking about trying for a baby? We round-up five must-read posts about fertility This month is Fertility Month, and we’re looking at everything that affects you when trying for a baby. If you are thinking about taking the big step towards TTC (trying to conceive) then here are five posts for you to read up on first, before you start trying. What are the best healthy food to eat when TTC (and can you still have a glass of wine?) Christmas and New Year are coming up and with them lots of big meals and partying. But it’s...

The 20 best pieces of pregnancy advice told to new mums

The 20 best pieces of pregnancy advice told to new mums

June 13, 2020 From ‘sleep when the baby sleeps’ through to ‘accept all offers of help’, we reveal the top 20 best pieces of pregnancy advice given to new mums, in the results of a new survey from Pregnacare From the moment you announce that you are expecting, pregnancy advice comes at you from all angles – from your midwife, relatives, friends and even strangers in the street. But who gives the best advice, and what pearls of pregnancy wisdom can be genuinely useful during parenthood? A new survey comissioned by Pregnacare has revealed the top 20 most useful pieces...

Your one-stop guide to vitamin D

Your one-stop guide to vitamin D

June 13, 2020 Public Health England (PHE) published new advice on vitamin D in 2016, highlighting that an intake of 10 micrograms of vitamin D is needed each day by everyone to help maintain the health of bones, teeth, muscles and the immune system, especially during the autumn and winter months. With this in mind and to coincide with the launch of our brand new Ultra Vitamin D formula, we’ve put together a simple guide to the vitamin D advice and what this means for you and your family. Our one-stop guide contains all the information you’ll need to make great...

The most nutrient rich foods to eat as part of a vegetarian diet

The most nutrient rich foods to eat as part of a vegetarian diet

June 13, 2020 If you’re taking your first steps into vegetarianism, figuring out which foods will give you a well rounded and balanced diet can be tricky. By removing meat products from your diet, you may be cutting out essential proteins and vitamins. That’s not to say you can’t get these from a largely plant based diet. Meat will only make up a small portion of a meat eaters daily diet, with grains, pulses, vegetables, fruit, nuts, eggs and some dairy products making up the remainder. This means that if you’re looking to move to a vegetarian diet, all it...

Six Tips For a Better Sleep Schedule

Six Tips For a Better Sleep Schedule

June 13, 2020 Our bodies go through a lot whilst we’re awake, whether through the physical stress of exercising or the mental stress of being at work. Our bodies need sleep in order to repair and regenerate our bodies and minds. A lack of sleep can have a number of damaging effects on our health. Sleep deficiency can affect a number of key areas such as concentration, mood, weight and the heart. Getting a good night’s sleep can also help to improve memory and creativity, allowing you to work more efficiently and maintain enough energy to enjoy extracurricular activities when...

Three simple ways to revamp your morning routine

Three simple ways to revamp your morning routine

Three simple ways to revamp your morning routine June 13, 2020 It takes just 15 minutes to revamp your morning routine with our three time-saving tips. Whether you take all our advice or adopt just one or two of these tips, switching up your morning routine can have a significant impact on the rest of your day.   1. A little morning exercise A recent study by the British Heart Foundation found that around 20 million people in the UK spend over eight hours each day sitting down. Adding a little exercise into your morning routine can really combat the effects related...

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