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Sunday, January 31, 2016
Is it time we took a long, hard look at our relationship with alcohol?

Something to celebrate? Pop open some bubbles. Bad news? Take comfort in the bottle.

Abdominal training with Kate Neudecker at Anytime Fitness in Ipswich

Watch our video with trainer Kate Neudecker and find out how to plank and tone up those tummies.

Dan Ford, of Live Well Suffolk, says: 'Small, manageable chunks. People may say

Shed a stone in a week? That’s daft! Small steps are what we need

Ditch the alcohol midweek and swap chocolate for fruit

Still feeling the effects of the Christmas chocolates and all the booze of New Year’s Eve?

A crisp winter morning at Sutton Hoo.
 Suffolk has some fantastic walking country

Want to slim down and get healthier in the New Year? Forget trendy workouts and pricey gym membership - according to research, you’re better off going for a walk. And what better time to start than now, during the Ramblers’ annual Festival of Winter Walks? Sheena Grant reports

Woman using her mobile phone, front of a storefront gift

Wake up. Check work email. Reply to angry boss. Check Facebook. Like kitten video. Relax? Haven’t got time; must update Instagram. Richard Porritt explores the modern phenomenon swamping our lives: data overload. Is it bad? What can we do?

 
	Competitors and fun runners having fun in the mud and water around Poplar Park, Hollesley.

There is no ‘I’ in team. Teamwork makes 
the dream work. A 
team divides the task 
and multiples the success.

Babies and toddlers can join the classes - and ensure mums are working hard

Exercise maybe the last thing on your mind during the months of hard slog and lack of sleep that follow the arrival of a newborn.

Should we just all go glute-free?

Friday, October 23, 2015
Gluten free bread made with flour produced at EDME's new specialist mill in Mistley on offer to guests at the opening

Crazes, fads and flashes in kitchen pots and pans – food favourites come and go. But right now it seems everyone is suddenly intolerant to something. Richard Porritt explores our ever-more-complicated dietary requirements and asks: Is the fashion for ‘free-from’ just nonsense?

A woman suffering from rheumatoid arthritis

At a time when people are living longer and social care is increasingly expensive, it is in everyone’s best interests to find ways to make independent living easier. 
To coincide with National Arthritis Awareness Week, Ellen Widdup looks at the solutions available in Suffolk.

Georgia and Jodie Mutch have lost 8.5 stone between them after joining Slimming World. The sisters are pictured in Ipswich. Georgis is on left on the latest photo

Jodie Mutch and sister Georgia are celebrating new slim-line figures after losing five stone and three stone respectively.

Could a daily mile get Suffolk's school kids in shape?

One school in Scotland is forcing its children outside, rain or shine, to run a mile – every single day.

Stretching can change your life

It prevents injuries and will make you perform better at everyday tasks as well as more athletic endeavours.

An Ipswich mum has been regionally recognised for her slimming efforts after dropping seven dress sizes in just one year

An Ipswich mum has been regionally recognised for her slimming efforts after dropping seven dress sizes in just one year.

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