Home 5 Health (page 5)

Health

How to calculate how many calories you genuinely need (you might be pleasantly surprised!)

(Picture: Ella Byworth for Metro.co.uk) Go onto fitness Instagram and you’re bombarded by influencers telling you how much better their gains are now they’re eating more. They look incredible, obviously. And yet…they seem to be eating umpteen hundred more calories than we are. It seems unbelievable that someone can look so much more toned when they’re eating way more. But they ...

Read More »

How soon after giving birth can you have sex? And will you want to?

‘Sex was the last thing on my mind for a long, long time’ (Picture: Ella Byworth for Metro.co.uk) However much the pregnancy books sugarcoat it, childbirth can often mean carnage in the downstairs department. Even if you have a ‘normal’ birth with minimal or no intervention, the chances are that you will feel as though your nether regions have done ...

Read More »

Diagnosed with prostate cancer and given two years to live, Kevin almost gave up. Instead, he started running marathons.

(Picture: Kevin Webber/Prostate Cancer UK) Kevin Webber was 49 when he was told he had two years left to live. Three to four, if he’s lucky. He’d gone to his GP with the most common symptom of prostate cancer: constantly needing to get up in the night to pee. After two months of testing and a biopsy, Kevin was diagnosed ...

Read More »

5 people tell us what happened when they told their employers about their mental illness

Returning to work after time off for mental health reasons can be a positive experience for some employees (Picture: Liberty Antonia Sadler for metro.co.uk) Having spent most of my adult life battling depression and anxiety, I’ve been in a variety of job roles where I’ve had to make the tricky decision about whether or not to tell my employer about ...

Read More »

When Both My Children Had Cancer I Feared I'd Never Be A Grandma

As a family, it hasn’t all been smooth sailing, to say we’ve been through a lot is an understatement. But I’ve decided to share my story to show that sometimes there is chance of a silver lining. My husband Michael and I had been married for five years when we had our first child, Neil. He was very contented and ...

Read More »

Why standing desks might help you lose weight

Ask your boss for a standing desk if you want to lose a bit of weight (Picture: Getty) Getting yourself a standing desk at work might just be the key to shedding a bit of extra timber. New research has found that replacing sitting down with standing for six hours every day can help people lose 2.5kg over a year. ...

Read More »

Hospital parking charges a ‘stealth tax on patients and the vulnerable’

Barnet hospital, where charges apply (Picture: Getty) Parking charges in hospital car parks are ‘fundamentally wrong’ and should be ended, MPs say. There will be a debate in the House of Commons on Thursday, where MPs from both Labour and the Tories will call for urgent action to end the ‘injustice’. Research in December found the charges had cost patients, ...

Read More »

Model who had to remove four moles from her body warns against sunbeds

(Picture: MEN) Although we know that sunbeds come with all kinds of risks, loads of us still use them to get a hearty tan. Even children, who may not know its true troubles, are frequently using indoor tanning machines to get glowing skin. A model who regularly went to the tanning salon twice a week certainly didn’t think she’d end up having ...

Read More »

Anorexia survivor who weighed just 4st now wants to help other young girls

Hannah Lucas, 23, wants to raise awareness of anorexia and help others (Picture: Mercury) An anorexia survivor whose weight plummeted to just four stone has spoken out about her recovery and her plans to help others facing the illness. Hannah Lucas developed the eating disorder when she was a teenager but says her skeletal appearance made her look 60 instead ...

Read More »

How to stay sober once Dry January has ended

(Picture: Getty) So you made it through Dry January without a sip of booze. But for some reason, you don’t feel done. Maybe you were expecting more of a challenge. Perhaps the money you saved isn’t that impressive, or it’s more than you thought and you don’t fancy going back to your poor budgeting ways. It could be that you like ...

Read More »