Christmas tips for those affected by eating disorders.

Christmas can be particularly stressful for people affected by eating disorders.

Socialising, changes in routine and the emotions around the festive season can increase stress, pressure and negative feelings.

Bodywhys, the national voluntary organization supporting those affected by eating disorders has drawn up a list of strategies to help people cope with the holiday season.

The advice is available at

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Weight loss products contribute to obesity

weighing scalesOverweight people conned by the claims of slimming pills actually  increase their weight problem by eating even more unhealthy foods.

False beliefs about weight loss products are actually contributing to the obesity problem. Continue reading

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Mindfulness helps pregnant women beat depression



Mindfulness is helping pregnant women with histories of major depression to protect against a recurrence.

Practising meditation, breathing exercises and yoga almost halved the rate of relapse in women who struggled with depression in previous pregnancies. Continue reading

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Yoghurt cuts diabetes risk

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Just 28g of yoghurt a day has been linked to an 18pc   lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Other dairy products like milk and cheese do not have the same effect.

The study was carried out by Harvard School of Public Health. Continue reading

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Mindfulness competition

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Zen garden

The Beehive School is running a November competition and the winner will receive a free place on their Mindfulness Open Day workshop on Saturday December 13th next at the school in Maheramore in Co Wicklow.

To enter the competition simply go to

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