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Your health with Dr Hilary ask the doctor Is blurred vIsIon or haIr loss gettIng you down? dr hIlary addresses your concerns What foods are recommended for reducing or reversing any possible build-up in my arteries? I have never been told I have high blood pressure or high cholesterol and I have recently reduced my weight by 2st. Michael, 46, Leicester It would be a good idea to reduce your intake of saturated fat, in the form of full-fat dairy products and fatty red meat, increase the amount of exercise you take, decrease the amount of salt, and enjoy cholesterol-lowering foods such as oats and artichokes, as well as margarines containing plant sterol, or oils that are rich in essential fatty acids. Beware of hidden sugars and salt in food we eat every day, such as cereals, and where you can, opt for low-sugar, low-salt alternatives. Also cut down on unhealthy snacks, such as crisps, and opt for healthy nibbles like nuts, dried fruit and seeds instead. I’ve been advised by my GP to stop smoking as I have ongoing health problems. But I’m worried about putting on weight, especially as I am now middle-aged. How can I make sure I don’t pile on the pounds? Gary, 50, London Q A Q A Smoking is incredibly addictive but if you have the willpower to quit, you will certainly have the willpower to keep your weight down. The trick is to replace those inevitable cravings with activities and distractions which do not involve food. Taking up a new sport, spending time with friends (who don’t smoke), going shopping – anything, really, that takes your mind off the habit has to be good. And if you must put something in your mouth as a cigarette substitute, opt for a healthy snack such as celery sticks, raw carrots or fruit. Chewing gum can help – especially Nicorette if the nicotine cravings are insistent. Within one month you’ll be over the worst, a lot healthier, and hopefully, still in good shape. > Words: Dr Hilary Jones | PhotograPhs: Getty Images ‘Deep breathing, muscle relaxant techniques and positive thinking can help you to get panic attacks under control’ Break the habit with willpower and distractions www.athomemagazine.co.uk MAY 2012 | 153 http://www.athomemagazine.co.uk

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of AT Home with Lorraine Kelly - April 2011

EDITOR’S LETTER
HELLO FROM LORRAINE
NOTEBOOK NEWS
ONE FOR THE DIARY
LITTLE BLACK BOOK
GOING STRONG
WIN BIG!
LORRAINE UNCUT
TOP HONOURS
FIT FOR A QUEEN
KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON
SEX LIVES
CAREER CORNER
MOTOR SKILLS
DRIVING MISS DAISY
RETIRE HAPPY
CURTAIN CALL
ON TREND TRAPPINGS
IT'S A WRAP
BAGS OF STYLE
STEP AHEAD
WEDDING BELLES
FROCK FRENZY
WHAT YOUR CLOTHES SAY
JEWELLERY BOX BOUNTY
WOMANLY WOES
A BUMP IN THE ROAD
LOVELY BONES
FANCY FOOTWORK
PROTECT YOUR PEEPERS
VITAMIN VITALS
LOOK TO THE STARS
BE WELL
A RACE AGAINST TIME
MANAGE YOUR MAN’S HEALTH
EXPERT OPINION
MEZZE MADE EASY
DIG IN!
METABOLISM EXPLAINED
HEALTHY HYDRATION
READY, STEADY, RUN
THE GYM-FREE WORKOUT
MIRACLE WORKERS
NAKED AMBITION
WHEN LESS IS MORE
HAIR HEROES
FOXY LOCKS FOR OVER 40S
ASK THE ADULTS
TRAVELLING TOTS
KIDS ON THE CATWALK
A HELPING HAND
WHY I BECAME A FOSTER PARENT
FUN HOUSE
PAMPER TIME
LIFE AT THE RSPCA
WHAT'S FOR DINNER?
MINI MENAGERIE
ANIMAL INSURANCE
MUM'S THE WORD
EASY ON THE EYE
WEDDING BLISS
CREATE YOUR OWN
ONE MORE THING
COMING SOON
STOCKISTS
STYLISH LIVING SUPPLEMENT
SPRING HOME STYLE
GOT TO HAVE IT
HEART OF THE HOME
BEDROOM BLISS
LIVING IT UP
BOLD BATHROOM
SMALL CHANGE
DON'T SLIP UP
IMPROVE, DON'T MOVE
LET ME IN
WINDOW DRESSING
AL FRESCO DINING
DECK IT OUT
CLEVER CONSERVATORIES
GLAZE OVER
KNOW YOUR RIGHTS
TRAVEL SUPPLEMENT
HELLO FROM LORRAINE
TRAVEL NEWS AND VIEWS
WILD AND FREE
BRILLIANT BLIGHTY
ONE FINE DAY
SCHOOL HOLIDAYS
ISLAND HOPPING
THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT
THE GREAT OUTDOORS
PARK LIFE
BEFORE YOU JET OFF
GLOBE TROTTER
JUST THE JOB SUPPLEMENT
LORRAINE'S WELCOME
YOU CAN HAVE IT ALL
GO GIRL
FIRST-CLASS EMPLOYER
THE SKY'S THE LIMIT
A RIGHT BALANCE
A WOMAN'S WORLD
BUILDING BEAUTIES
GET SWOTTING
BACK TO WORK
COUNT ON BANKING
BRIGHT SPARK
PLAYING HOUSE
PLACE YOUR BETS
SHOP AROUND

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