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  • Cycling

    Is It All About The Bike?

    Can you justify spending several thousand dollars on the carbon fibre bicycle of your dreams? Or are there better ways to boost your cycling performance?

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    Mental Health

    Quitters Happier And Less Anxious

    Many smokers who are struggling to quit believe that smoking lifts their mood and helps them to cope with stress. However, quitting is linked to improvements in mental wellbeing including decreases in anxiety and depression that can be equivalent to taking anti-depressants.

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Stop Smoking & Gain Health, Not Weight

Written by Professor Gordon S. Lynch

Giving up smoking is often associated with weight gain - and this can discourage some people from quitting. Scientists are investigating how we can lose the cigarettes, without gaining weight.

Cigarette smoking is one of the most important preventable causes of premature death, mainly because it increases the risk of heart disease, diabetes, lung cancer, respiratory disorders and other illnesses. Yet despite all of the negative health consequences caused by cigarette smoking, 20 to 35 per cent of people in affluent countries still smoke.


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