Diet and Exercise

The medical literature tells us that the most effective ways to reduce the risk of heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and many more problems are through healthy diet and exercise. Our bodies have evolved to move, yet we now use the energy in oil instead of muscles to do our work.

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Average adult experiences four ‘highs’ a day, including an early night and putting kids to bed

Researchers have discovered the top 50 ‘little things’ Brits most look forward to – including getting into bed with fresh sheets, sitting down in front of the TV at the end of a long day and putting your PJs on.

A study of 2,000 adults revealed the everyday moments people yearn for such as having a bath, reading in bed, and simply tucking into your evening meal.

Kicking off your shoes when you get home and putting fresh washing away were other small moments that bring daily joy.

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Meeting friends for a catch-up and sipping your morning beverage also featured highly, with 63 per cent saying their mood perks up after the first drink of the day – which was found to typically be enjoyed at 8.53am.

The research, commissioned by Costa Coffee and

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