Four sleep myths busted!

Four sleep myths busted!

Myth: You can catch up on sleep.
Fact: Chronic sleep debt cannot be repaid in a single weekend.

If your weekly schedule keeps you from falling into bed before midnight and the alarm goes off at 5 a.m., sleeping in on weekends won’t erase the effects of going into sleep debt in the first place. Sleeping in later on the weekends to make up for lost sleep can make it difficult to fall asleep at the end of the weekend, which can lead to a deficit starting the week.

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Seven make-up tricks every girl should know

Seven make-up tricks every girl should know

Esteem divulges some of the amazing make-up tricks that will transform your morning routine.

Lift downturned eyes
To achieve this look, draw an invisible line that continues on from the outer point of your eyebrow toward the edge of your face. Then draw a second invisible line that continues from your bottom lash line upward. Where the two imaginary lines meet is where you want your eyeliner to be angled toward. Apply eyeliner only from the centre of the lash line out, not on the inner eye.

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Your natural sleep kit sorted

Your natural sleep kit sorted

Five essentials for a peaceful night’s rest.

Do you feel as though you have to reread information, but nothing seems to be sinking in? This could be due to not getting enough shuteye. A recent survey has shown that sleep is critical to the recalibration of our brain cells, which are responsible for our learning and memory.

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Spring into action!

Spring into action!

Avoid being one of 20 million Brits that are physically inactive, with these top tricks to get you moving…

Don’t be glued to the box! The average viewer in the UK watches three hours and 51 minutes of TV a day. Even if you took half an hour out of your TV session to do some exercise it would give your health a boost, but if you’re struggling to tear yourself away from Netflix try to get your heart pumping in the ad breaks.

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What’s the difference between…Pilates & Yoga?

What’s the difference between…Pilates & Yoga?

Pilates

Born near Düsseldorf, Germany, in 1880, Joseph H. Pilates had his challenges as a child, suffering from asthma, rickets and rheumatic fever. His determination to heal led to his study of Eastern and Western forms of exercise, including yoga and ancient Greek and Roman exercise regimens.

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Eating disorders, a ‘modern day’ illness

Eating disorders, a ‘modern day’ illness

Now a major public health concern among younger and younger females, greater focus has been placed on this growing issue as it becomes more of a widespread epidemic. The focus of women’s health has been actively taking steps towards educating the public about the detrimental, and often irreversible, effects of the disorder. Women can experience both systemic and external effects related to the practice of self-deprivation or the development of unhealthy eating habits.

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10 superfoods to help shift those extra pounds

10 superfoods to help shift those extra pounds

Slow and steady wins the race, but not all of us want our metabolisms to plod around like a tortoise! Want to shift those extra few pounds, but stay healthy and clear from those fad diets? Diets usually focus on what not to eat, but we want to switch this and find out what we should be eating, to help us shed those extra pounds!

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Bad belly fat habits

Bad belly fat habits

Are your jeans feeling that bit tighter these day?..this might be why!

Become a sleeping (thinner) beauty

Studies have shown that a lack of sleep may cause us to eat 300–400 more calories the next day.Just one extra hour of sleep each night can increase leptin, the hormone which suppresses appetite.

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Healthy Options

Healthy Options

Could these ‘healthy’ foods be stopping you from shedding those extra pounds?

When roaming around the supermarket many of us are adding in items that we think will help us reach our weight loss goal and improve our overall health. However, in some cases these foods could be contributing to our jeans feeling that bit tighter, or just pumping more of the sweet stuff into our bodies. Our nutritionists reveal whether your choices are friend or foe …

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Healthy Winter

Healthy Winter

Being proactive about our health is key to feeling and looking great.

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Hydration

Hydration

How can you tell if you’re dehydrated and not a fan of the taste of water?

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Natural hangover cures

Hangover Cures

For your best chance of beating that hangover, choose mineral-rich water.

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Sex Drive in your 50s

Sex Drive in your 50s

Eight Tips to help rev up your libido! Fitness, communication, vitamins, and more!

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Take Heart

Take Heart

There is good news for women but a cautionary fact that men need to take on board.

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Tummy Tips

Tummy Tips

Seven simple food swaps to help you get a flatter stomach. Can’t say no to bread?

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Cigarettes vs. Vaping

Cigarettes vs. Vaping

With fears of potential nosebleeds and the vaper’s cough, is vaping the more virtuous option?

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