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How fish oil makes you happy

The dietary deficiency linked to mental health problems  Eat more of this to give your mood a big boost  How to get your omega-3s without fish Last weekend was a big test for the country. The first really sunny, warm weather for most of Britain and nobody was supposed to be outside in it! Or at least, they were allowed out for one piece of exercise then supposed to get right back home. It was government lockdown rules… No sunbathing,…
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Lockdown brain hacks revealed

The most devastating side effects of long-term isolation How to hotwire your happiness circuits Try these lockdown brain hacks Looks like we’re in for the long haul. It could be 30, 60, 90 days… or even more… until the lockdown rules relax. We just don’t know. One of the most devastating side effects will be the impact on the mental health of millions of people in this country. Not only people who have major issues already… But those who experience…
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These are the six ways to happiness – naturally

How to stay happy

Discover the natural ways to beat the blues The health benefits from a smile that could help you live longer There are no April Fool’s Day tricks in this letter… honest! Welcome to April Fool’s Day. For once I don’t think there will be many japes pulled this year, far from it. There seems to be no end to national misery at the moment, I have actually started to dread opening a newspaper or listening to the news. This virus…
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Could your belly button be the energiser you need?

How a simple exercise can fire you up for the day A different idea for Alzheimer’s How to avoid the mental strain of social distancing I don’t know if this is a sign of things to come… But I’ve been staring blankly at the screen for the past hour trying to get today’s letter started. Maybe it’s because I feel trapped in the house (thanks coronavirus!) or it could be writers block but something is definitely amiss. Lara’s even hoovered…
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The benefits of hot cocoa and a book

relaxing cocoa

Revealed! The amazing benefits of treating yourself The life-extending power of a good book How hot cocoa improves your health The other night it was pouring with rain. It had been pouring all day. And the day before. All with the wind constantly rattling our garden fence, like the chains of an anguished prisoner. This winter… It had gone on long enough. I felt a little under the weather, a bit down in the dumps and… just tired, really. Do…
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Are you a lion, wolf, bear or dolphin?

Better sleep

If you get insomnia, this may reassure you… Why sleeping all night is not actually ‘normal’ Which of these four types are you – lion wolf, bear or dolphin? Trouble sleeping through the night? It’s hugely frustrating, I know. I’ve had my own bouts of insomnia, usually caused by worry and stress. But for many people, it’s not something that happens occasionally. It’s just a way of life and it’s maddening. However, this may reassure you a little… It’s not…
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