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Five ways to get more fibre in your diet

An apple a day … Photograph: Leventina/Getty Images/iStockphoto Get a feel for the figures Fibre, or roughage, refers to indigestible carbohydrates. A fibre-rich diet is linked to health benefits including a reduced risk of heart disease and bowel cancer. While UK guidelines say adults should get 30g

Getting fit in middle age as beneficial as starting early – study

 The study found benefits in increasing exercise levels to about seven hours a week by the age of 40-61. Photograph: Juha Tuomi/Rex Getting active in midlife could be as good for you as starting young when it comes to reducing the

What Exactly Are ‘Actives’ in Skin-Care Products?

LuminaStock/Getty Images If you’ve spent any time digging through the mountains of beauty blogs out there, you’ve probably come across the term active. (Like, how can you add actives to your regimen, or how to pick actives that can address acne, hydration, or brightening concerns.)