Smarter Health Blog

Food, news, fitness and wellbeing tips for a sweeter life.

Not just for breakfast…

Toast and jam. This classic breakfast requires no introduction (and hardly a recipe) but jam is so much more than toast perfect! From jam tarts to sponge cake fillings, doughnuts oozing with blush red strawberry flavour or a comforting bowl of porridge topped with deliciously fruity jam, who could fail to love these traditional favourites?…

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Sugar 'Reduced sugar' 'less sugar' 'sugar free'

Sugar. Dare to compare.

We all know we need to eat a healthy, balanced diet that is low in saturated fat, sugar and salt to keep our weight, cholesterol, blood glucose and blood pressure in check. However, whilst cutting down on sugar may seem rather simple at first, it isn’t that straightforward. Of course, you can choose reduced sugar,…

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Stay active, health, less sugar, reduced sugar, burn calories

The new green gym

Brits are burning a staggering 51,428 calories a year in the garden, according to a new study. Research commissioned by Argos found that the average green-fingered adult spends almost five more hours a week working out, compared to non-gardeners. Gardening can have a great impact on fitness, wellbeing and even sleep, the study found. Some…

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health, balance, summer

Stay healthy this summer

The colder months are often associated with health issues however the summer brings along its fair share of bugs and sickness too. So here are a few things to be aware of and prepare for once the sun has arrived! Heat stroke and sunburn Heat related issues are very common over the summer months for…

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Streamline Jam Jar Craft

Countdown to Christmas

It’s hard to believe it’s that time of the year already but with just a few weeks to go until Christmas, the clock is ticking and it’s time to start planning! SIX WEEKS TO GO (early to mid-November) Set your budget When it comes to Christmas it’s all too easy to spend spend spend! So start…

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Streamline Less Sugar Jam Jar Halloween

BOO-tiful Halloween ideas

Whether you are looking for seasonal gift inspiration or spooky craft decorations, grab a few empty jam jars and let your creative pumpkin juices flow! Here are some ideas to give your home an extra-spooky feel this Halloween.   Re-use your empty jam jars to make spellbinding party goody jars! Paint the lids and jars…

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