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A simple guide to getting that six-pack

So you’ve successfully consumed your weight’s worth of Easter eggs and now your thoughts may be drifting to your post-exam plans. When summer comes, everyone wants to swan or ‘peacock’ around the pool and feel comfortable in their own skin. Well, according to Charlie Smith (pictured), if you want abs to envy, now is the time to get started.

Here are his three simple yet effective exercises that will help you to achieve those washboard abs, if done five days a week.» >

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The 5:2 diet: What, why and how?

Recently the 5:2 diet has been the talk of the town: every town. My friends, my family, it seems everyone is more than ready to give this miracle diet a try. Eat what you want for five days a week? Yes please! But is it all sunshine and rainbows? Well here’s everything you need to know in a nutshell, the good and the bad.

What Is It?

The idea itself is quite straightforward really; break up your week and eat normally for five days and fast on the other two.» >

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To eat or not to eat?

One of the biggest controversies in health is whether it is best to eat or fast before workouts. Some experts support exercising on an empty stomach, while others argue that we should always eat something before working out. But who’s right?

Those in favour of working out on an empty stomach claim that this method is most beneficial for people who want to lose weight. Firstly, eating one meal fewer in the day might mean that we consume less calories overall.» >

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Legal highs: a safe bet?

The use of legal highs in the UK is increasing, particularly among young people in the 16-25 age group. The term ‘legal’ suggests that these drugs give the same effect as their ‘illegal’ counterparts, such as heroin, cocaine, ecstasy and others, however the label implies that ‘legal’ highs are much safer and there is no risk of prosecution if found using them.

The reality is, in fact, much harsher. The fact that these drugs are currently legal and not controlled by the Misuse of Drugs Act should not suggest that they are safe.» >

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Travel tips: The art of sleeping on demand

If there’s one thing stereotypical students are good at, apart from studying and drinking of course, is sleeping. For many of us a train or bus journeys in and around the UK are relatively short and quick; twenty minutes, an hour or two maximum, so sleeping isn’t necessary. However when backpacking abroad, it’s a necessity. So when it comes to being able to sleep on demand usually on busy transport (sometimes accompanied by Chickens or other creatures), the average Joe or Josephine struggles.» >

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Stay safe in Kavos

Unfortunately, what happens on holiday doesn’t always stay there. Injuries, sunburn, STDs, illnesses and whopping great medical bills can and do follow millions of Britons back home every year. Here’s what you can do to make sure that what happens in Kavos stays there (unless you agree to have it filmed and aired on national TV).

Get your jabs early

Getting a funny tummy might mean that you miss a few days of your trip, but get a serious infectious disease and you could be affected for months or years after you return home.» >

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