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| HEALTH SECRETS| Be aware of your body so you are more likely to notice any changes such as moles and lumps Lorraine says... ‘I have really cut down on booze and feel all the better for it. I can’t resist chocolate but I try to buy little bars – rather than those big jumbo sized slabs.’ 29 ‘You should be aware of your body so you are more likely to notice any changes such as new moles and lumps. Get to know how your breasts normally feel and look, keep an eye on moles, and get familiar with your stools. You should check any changes with your GP. Encourage your man to check his skin and his testicles, too – men are notoriously bad at doing this so give him some encouragement.’ 28 Check yourself (and him) Choose open toe shoes ‘Your doctor’s not just there to help when you have physical ailments – never be afraid to tell your GP about mental conditions or concerns such as depression and anxiety. There are many things your GP may be able to suggest such as antidepressants and/or cognitive behavioural therapy, which can be really transformative.’ Don’t hold back your concerns 30 ‘High heels won’t do wonders for your feet, but if you must wear them, choose a thicker heel or a wedge to increase stability and distribute weight more evenly. Go for an open toe if you can – that helps remove pressure from toes, helping prevent corns and bunions.’ Wear the right high heels 5 WAYS TO KEEP YOUR SIGHT SPARKLING From Professor Sudi Patel, optometric adviser for Practitioner Services in Scotland LOOK AWAY SO YOU DON’T GET SQUARE EYES ‘Take regular breaks from staring at your screen. You don’t have to physically walk away from your computer – just look away for a minute or two every now and then to give your eyes a rest.’ DON’T RELY ON READY READERS ‘O the peg glasses have their place for those with long sight who need them for occasional use, but they’re no alternative to prescription spectacles. You could be missing out on a lot if you haven’t had your eyes checked properly.’ BE SCRUPULOUS WITH YOUR CONTACT LENSES ‘Always clean them as directed – if you can’t trust yourself to do that, you should wear daily disposable lenses. Clean your hands thoroughly before you put them in, and always dry them well, too, as water can contain bacteria that is damaging to your eyes.’ HAVE YOUR EYES CHECKED EVEN IF YOU HAVE 20 20 VISION ‘Opticians don’t just check your vision and changes in your eyesight, they also check for diseases such as glaucoma, so make sure you don’t miss your annual appointment.’ 33 34 31 32 LOOK AFTER YOUR EYES BY EATING A RAINBOW ‘The old wives’ tale is almost right, carrots won’t make you see in the dark, but they really are good for your eyes as they are rich in eye-healthy nutrients. But don’t neglect your ve-a-day as you need a whole range of fruit and vegetables of di erent colours to help lower your risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD).’ ✱ 35 JUNE 2011 | 141

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

Editor’s letter
Hello from Lorraine
Notebook news
Update your calendar
Mum’s the word
In the shade
Beach baggage
Pick a straw
Foot fever
Be bold
Beach chic
Vintage veterans
Celebrity style
Up close and personal
Steal Lorraine's style
Lorraine and friends
Happy hiker
Birth order
Going the distance
Intimacy in numbers
Tales of triumph
Breaking up
Splits in the spotlight
Skill savvy
Bucket list
Serious saving
Big days
Notorious nuptials
In the know
Treat your feet
Drink up
Time of the month
Conception made clear
Manage your menopause
The big C
Battling the blues
Skinny stars
Health hotlist
The new atkins
Sumptuous Summer
Stop fussing
Gym bunny
Hot to trot
Crystal clear
Stop the clock
Dimple doom
Forever young
Make-up made easy
Polish perfect
Luscious locks
Fix it
Dental dos
Banish that blemish
Shopping for baby
Size 20 at seven
Indian spice
Exotic Indonesia
Lone traveller
Offshore weddings
Summer makeover
Room revamp
Keep cosy
Feeling board?
Coming soon
Craft savvy
Guilty pleasure
Rock that frock
Book corner
Final countdown
TRAVEL - Celeb campers
TRAVEL - Camp it up
TRAVEL - We love it
TRAVEL - Little britain
TRAVEL - Holiday lodges
TRAVEL - Quirky places to stay
TRAVEL - Transport yourself
TRAVEL - Best days out
TRAVEL - A brit special
PETS - Star pooches
PETS - Pet products
PETS - Make the right choice
PETS - Caring for your animal
PETS - Feeding time
PETS - When pets get poorly
PETS - time to shift some weight
PETS - Me and my beloved pet
PETS - Animal rescue
PETS - What a picture!
CAREERS - Lorraine's career path
CAREERS - Beauty and brains
CAREERS - C'est chic
CAREERS - Girls at work
CAREERS - Just the job!
CAREERS - Go out and get it
CAREERS - Pick and choose

AT Home with Lorraine Kelly - June 2011