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Ice dependence

Ice: The drug that’s hard on the head – and hard on families

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Paula Goodyer It’s never easy when someone you love becomes dependent on a drug – but in the case of ice, you also have to cope with their chaotic behaviour.

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How to have a healthier working day

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Paula Goodyer Not long ago Washington Post fitness columnist Vicky Hallett floated the idea of Workout Wear Friday – a call to action to allow workers to wear exercise clothes to the office one day a week.

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Why is childbirth still such a pain?

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Paula Goodyer In an age of medical miracles how come childbirth can still hurt like hell?

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Why muscles make good medicine

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Paula Goodyer If you think exercise is an optional extra, this could change your mind

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Strong at every age

Why everyone should 'bulk up'

Paula Goodyer If you still see exercise as an optional extra, not a health essential, science is finding more reasons to change your mind - including new research that suggests strong muscles are good medicine.

A workout for your mind

I've beaten yesterday's time!

Paula Goodyer Why exercise is a smart move for your mind, not just your body.

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The kilo creep

Let's hear it for a lighter Christmas

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Paula Goodyer It's hard to lose weight at Christmas - but you can avoid putting it on.

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Should we quit panicking about sugar?

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Paula Goodyer Yes, we eat too much sugar - but it's not the only reason we get sick and fat.

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Blind drunk

Living with someone else's addiction

Drinking wine.

Paula Goodyer How do you cope when someone you love has a problem with alcohol?

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Waste of money?

Multiple choice - do you need a multivitamin?

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Paula Goodyer Are multivitamins a way to plug nutritional gaps - or a waste of money?

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Why you're never too fat to get fit

Fat denial

Paula Goodyer Fitness is possible at any size: it just takes the right exercise - and a little kindness from other people.

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Straight to the pointe

Barre class

Paula Goodyer A new strength and flexibility workout mixes dance training at a ballet barre with yoga and Pilates

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We should be heading off dementia at 30. Here's why

Paula Goodyer Dementia might not strike until late in life but the problems that increase the risk start earlier than we think

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Sun run

The nature workout

Outside run: time to get off the treadmill.

Paula Goodyer There are good reasons why kids and grown ups should run around outdoors

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All gain - less pain

Running

Paula Goodyer Entering a running event is a great way to get fitter - as long as you prepare first

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Getting the jump on bones

Give your bones a jumpstart.

Paula Goodyer High impact hops, skips and jumps can be just what strong bones need

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Skip these workout blunders

Get more bang for your buck by working multiple muscles.

Paula Goodyer Get more out of your precious exercise time by avoiding the common pitfalls that can make your efforts less effective.

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The best workout buddy: your dog

Red Dog

Paula Goodyer When it comes to getting fitter, a dog can be your best friend

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Should meetings be a walk in the park?

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Paula Goodyer How can we find ways of working that allow us to sit less and move more?

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Bend and stretch your style

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Paula Goodyer For those who don't know their iyengar from their ashtanga, how to tell which class to take?

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