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New Campaign that Keeps an i On Dads

iCandy Team up with Celebrity Personal Trainer in Exciting Initiative to Support Dads

Over the last few weeks iconic pushchair brand, iCandy, has been running a truly thoughtful initiative to support dads. Dads Club, is an inspired social concept to support new dads, work on their fitness, improve their mental health and encourage them to schedule in a little ‘me time’.

With a new social poll...

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The Mother Fit Pregnancy Pilates Program

Add Pilates to your Weekly Feel Good Mother Fit unveils a brand-new Pregnancy Pilates program for all its members at NO extra cost!

Following the hugely successful launch of its unique online platform last month, Mother Fit is thrilled to announce the arrival of its new Pregnancy Pilates program , now available to all members and all included in the same monthly fee of just £9.99.

On...

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Big Sister Aims to Break Down the Barriers to Teenage Girls Exercising

New programme designed by girls, for girls launched to empower teens during puberty

A new programme designed to provide a supportive space for teenage girls has launched to help girls find and reclaim the joy of sport and exercise during puberty. Big Sister provides girls with an extensive range of resources and support - created and shaped by other girls - to enable them to find out about...

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Staying healthy over the Jubilee weekend

As the country prepares to celebrate the historic Platinum Jubilee, the NHS in Devon is reminding people where to get help if they need it and to ensure they have enough prescription medication for the double bank holiday.

The NHS expects to experience similar extra pressures to those typically seen over the long bank holiday at Easter, with many GP practices closed on the public holidays and...

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Cervical Screening Awareness Week

Cervical cancer is the most common form of cancer in women under 35 with two women in the UK per day dying from the disease. Cervical Screening Awareness Week which runs from 15th to 20th June aims to encourage all women to have regular cervical screening as well as to provide information and reassurance around any fears or embarrassment that women may have concerning taking the test. But what do...
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Study shows children’s physical activity levels fell below national guidelines in wake of pandemic

New research has revealed children’s physical activity levels in the UK were significantly lower by the time the COVID-19 pandemic public lockdown restrictions were lifted.

The study, led by the University of Bristol, found that by the end of 2021 little more than a third (36%) were meeting the national recommended physical activity guidelines.

While there was no change in their...

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Increased mental health support for children and young people

£10 million to extend senior mental health lead training to reach more schools and colleges

Thousands of young people will benefit from additional mental health support in their schools, colleges and universities, the government has announced.

To mark Mental Health Awareness Week, the Department for Education is today (12 May 2022) announcing a further £7 million for schools and...

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Healthy Mum, Healthy Baby, Healthy Future

Healthy Mum, Healthy Baby, Healthy Future: Report Sets out Vision to Deliver Safe, Effective and Accessible Medicines for use in Pregnancy

In a UK-first report launched today, in the House of Commons, leading figures from charity, healthcare, industry, law and academia have outlined a collaborative vision for UK leadership to improve maternal health. The Healthy Mum, Healthy Baby, Healthy...

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The impact of lockdown on young people’s eyes

Opticians are advising Plymouth youngsters about how to look after their eyes after research shows the damage that’s been done during lockdown.

According to the Journal of School Health, researchers have found that children and teenagers spent more time in front of computers and mobile devices throughout the pandemic, causing eye strain, blurred vision and dry eyes.

The...

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HOW TO SLEEP SOUNDLY DURING PREGNANCY

TEMPUR® sleep specialist & sleep counsellor shares his guide to a restful night’s sleep to help ease the struggle through the nine months of pregnancy

There are perhaps no greater changes that occur in a woman’s body than those experienced during pregnancy. From hormone levels to bone density, all areas of health are subject to changes and fluctuations. Providing the all-important time to...

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Join the Mother Fit Movement

It’s good for the mind, body and soul

This month marks the launch of Mother Fit, a unique digital platform that encourages and supports a truly holistic approach to motherhood. The thoughtfully designed website will look after women’s mind, body, and soul, during pregnancy, postpartum, and beyond, thanks to its personalised subscription service offering access to fitness classes, expert...

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