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Saturday, November 14, 2015

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.

Why is junk food so bad for you?

Saturday, September 26, 2015
Hamburger and junk food

Hard day at the office? Fancy treating yourself tonight? Before you reach for the takeaway menus consider the potential damage – and whether you could do a better job yourself. Richard Porritt investigates.

Hannah Jarvis

Beating the bulge can be a matter of life and death. Richard Porritt meets Hannah Jarvis whose extraordinary transformation changed her whole life.

Tom Welham after his weight loss

After proposing to his fiancee, Tom Welham was determined to beat the bulge after having ballooned to more than 21 stone.

Jo Rook has had a heart transplant and is now in training at Gymphobics in Felixstowe as she is set to run the London Marathon.

A Suffolk woman who had a successful heart transplant after being told she may only have nine months to live has set herself one of the toughest physical challenges – to run a marathon.

Wearable technology is helping us understand how our workouts are really stretching us

Most people who are serious about fitness now use some form of technology to map their training and development.

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