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This month we’re taking a look at a few sacred cows. Is organic food better for us? Well the evidence is slight – and it doesn’t always come out top on the taste test – although there are real benefits to the environment. And women don’t weightlift, right? Wrong. More and more women are ditching fears that weights bulk them out and reaping the benefits: strong, toned bodies, improved confidence, plus a huge boost for bone health, whatever your age.

September sees the world’s cycling royalty head to Harrogate in Yorkshire. But you don’t need to spray paint yourself in lycra and buy a million-dollar bike to get on the road and get healthier. Cycling is a great way to boost body and mind – and like organic, it’s easy on the environment.

We also take a look at blood pressure – too many of us are dying way too young from strokes and heart problems. This September Blood Pressure UK are setting up BP testing booths at busy spots all over the country. Go get yourself tested – it might just change your life.

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