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  • Health and Wellbeing

    How important is it for you to have a great bunch of friends, succeed in things and ultimately have a happy, fulfilling life? Achieving all this this isn’t just about relying on luck, it is about looking after yourself. In this section there are tips…

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  • Exercise

    Life can get really busy at times and it may appear that you don’t have time or energy for exercising. However exercise is really important for keeping the body active and releasing endorphins, which are the chemicals in the brain that give you a natural high…

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  • Food and Nutrition

    Have you noticed that after eating certain meals you are bursting with energy while with other meals you are left feeling tired and run down? Nutritionists, professional sports players and scientists have noticed this and that is why lots of work has been put into researching foods that are good and not so good for the body…

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  • Stress and mental Health

    Mental Health

    Mental health is the way we look at ourselves and feel about things. Just like maintaining a positive level of physical fitness, looking after your mental health is very important….

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  • Relaxation and Sleep

    Often when we’re not feeling our best it’s because we’re tired and need to slow down. Relaxation is an awesome way of maintaining good mental health. If you find yourself getting anxious, angry or overwhelmed try doing deep breaths, first in your nose and out your mouth and then in your mouth out your nose…

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  • Sexual Health

    There are many myths surrounding sexual health but it is really important to get it right. The most important thing to remember when it comes to sex is that your body belongs to you. Any decision that you make about it should be your own and no one else’s…

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  • Drugs and Alcohol

    Chances are that you, or someone you know, have used alcohol or drugs at some time. It’s important to understand the effects and dangers involved with drug and alcohol use so that you can make informed decisions which can help keep you and others safe.


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  • Relationships

    Relationships are extremely important to every aspect of our lives, whether it be support from friends, family, partners, co-workers, bosses, teachers / lecturers or even pets! …

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  • Recipes

    Sticking to a healthy diet makes sure you are in good physical health and stops you from getting sick a lot, as your immune system will be in working order to fight off flus and infections.

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