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Your year in wellbeing

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Gut health, baby names, exercising with a cold or flu and the benefits of nutrients: here’s what grabbed your attention Well Beings in the Blackmores Health hub in 2019.

1. 5 foods for gut health

In order to improve gut health, some simple dietary changes can have a positive impact. Here are five foods that you can easily include into your diet today for better gut health and their benefits. These include the healthy bacteria of bone broth to the anti-inflammatory properties of turmeric.

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2. How long does it really take to break a habit?

Daily habits can be useful and they help to create order in an otherwise busy day.

But chances are you may have one or two annoying habits - or perhaps even one that is harmful to your health and wellbeing.

Feeling frustrated and wondering why you haven’t been able to kick an old habit? Relax - it takes longer than you think..

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3. Do vitamins cause weight gain?

Can taking a multivitamin expand your waistline? The short answer is no, but if you are having troubles with weight gain and are taking dietary supplements, then read on.

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4. 7 high fibre foods you can easily eat every day

Confused about high fibre foods? Want to ensure you get enough fibre with just a few tweaks to your grocery list? Here are our fibre food tips and 7 of the best fibre rich foods to help keep your gut happy and healthy.

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5. How to relieve bloating

Digestive bloating is not a comfortable feeling. Thankfully, there are some simple dietary and lifestyle-based steps you can take to help improve your gut health and beat abdominal bloating.

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6. The most popular baby names for 2019

Choosing a name for your new baby is an exciting, if sometimes stressful, part of becoming a new parent - after all, they’ll be hearing it on the daily for the rest of their lives! Names may also have more importance than we realise.

Were you looking for some baby name inspo this year? Here's what was predicted to trend for the most popular names for babies in 2019.

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7. What are the benefits of vitamin B?

Of the 13 vitamins that your body needs to stay healthy and well , the B vitamins make up more than half of them.

They’re a group of eight vitamins that occur naturally in a range of different foods, but some of us may not be getting an adequate intake of every single B vitamin from our diets. 

Discover the benefits of the B-group vitamins for your health and wellbeing. From red blood cell production to skin health and immune function, these vitamins are essential from head to toe.

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8. Fish oil, its benefits & when to supplement

Fish oil is a source of omega-3 fatty acids, a type of polyunsaturated fat that supports general health and wellbeing.

As the name suggests, fish oil is found in and sourced from fish, but some varieties of fish contain larger amounts of the healthy fat than others.

Wondering whether you’re consuming enough fish oil – and why you need it in the first place? Read up on some key fish-oil facts.

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9. Should you exercise with a cold or flu?

Most people catch one or two colds a year, but it doesn't have to wreak total havoc on your fitness routine.

Some physical activity when you're sick can be alright, but there are times when exercise can make things worse. Don’t elongate your cold or flu by exhausting yourself, but don’t let your cold stop you from reaching your fitness goals.

So how can you know if you are too sick to exercise? Find out when it's safe to stride out, and when it's best to rest.

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10. 3 things you can do today to improve your gut health

Looking to improve your gut health? Here are 3 simple ways you can make a difference today. If it is time for you to begin a gut health journey, but you aren’t sure where to start, we recommend you start with the basics. Eat enough fibre, get plenty of sleep, water and exercise, and you’ll quickly find yourself on the right path.

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