5 Tips to Boost Your Immunity this Winter

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Cold and flu season is truly upon us, and keeping our immune system functioning optimally is essential for remaining healthy during the winter months. This is particularly true as we emerge out of lockdowns and into a living-with-COVID world. While the occasional sniffle here and there is quite normal, we should be recovering from this … Read more

Bodybuilding Supplements – What a Professional Takes!

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Buying protein powder, collagen, vitamin supplements and concerned by the cost? Spare a thought for the poor bodybuilder! If you’ve every been curious about the bodybuilding supplements that a seasoned pro takes, read on. SmartPlay spoke to Tom Lawry, a competitive bodybuilder, to get an understanding of what supplements and vitamins he takes on a … Read more

Collagen Explained

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you must be aware that all things collagen – from powders to serums – are everywhere at the moment. But what is collagen? Why is it suddenly being promoting by every Instagram influencer and beauty blogger under the sun? And what can it do for you? What is … Read more

Better nutrition for busy people

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A dietitian’s guide to healthy eating whilst living a hectic 21st century life We may well aspire to cooking up a weekly bone broth, fermenting our own vegetables and swanning around the kitchen with elegant poise, but the reality of our hectic schedules makes these aspirations a forlorn hope. Let’s be honest, who can find … Read more