New mothers in England to receive health check six weeks after giving birth

The health check on mothers will be separate to the six-week check that all babies already have. Photograph: Image Source/Getty Images/Image Source New mothers will be given a physical and mental health check six weeks after giving birth, in a victory for campaigners. From April, the 600,000 women a year who have babies in England will undergo an assessment of their health and wellbeing with either a GP or practice nurse at their surgery. The appointments will be dedicated to exploring the mother’s health and be separate to the six-week check that…

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Skip the Super-Flexible Yoga Instructor, Instead, Try Six Weeks of Introductory Moves

Plagued by stiff or painful joints as we age, some of us consider yoga. We sign up for a “gentle” yoga class but find ourselves pushing too hard to keep up, feeling inadequate, becoming more rigid instead of more relaxed. So we try a yoga video, which we can do alone at home. But there’s still that incredibly flexible teacher on the screen, effortlessly making us feel tense and clumsy. In contrast, there’s something soothingly achievable about “Relax into Yoga for Seniors: A Six-Week Program for Strength, Balance, Flexibility and…

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How to Lose 20 Pounds in 2 Weeks Safely

It’s possible to lose weight in two weeks — cutting bloat, fat and water weight — without using a juice fast or starvation diet. The key to this weight-loss regimen is to stick to a small group of foods — all lean proteins, healthy fats and whole grains. If you want maximum weight-loss, you have to be able to commit to eating a rather boring and routine diet. The trick is to stay strict to avoid cheating and temptation. The low-sodium diet helps banish water weight and bloat. The lean…

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