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The Wowcher Guide to Breaking New Year’s Resolutions

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Dictionary definition: Resolution. Noun. A firm decision to do or not to do something. What is it about the end of the year that makes us feel like we should suddenly change? We were doing perfectly well eating pizza and watching The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug on Netflix in November, thanks very much, but as soon as January arrives, the obligation to get off the sofa and do a …

New Year, New You!

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Has the festive season left you feeling sluggish, bloated, sleepy and about one mince pie away from rocking in the corner in a sugar-induced coma? Then it sounds like you need to dedicate some quality time to getting back in touch with your inner loveliness. Out with the old habits, in with the New Year and New You! Here at Wowcher, we’re with you every step …

Wowcher Does Hot Yoga @ Fitness on Fire

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Imagine you’re stretched out on a scorching beach, basking in 30°C heat and surrounded by supple, sweaty bodies. Now replace the beach with four walls, your towel with a mat and the beams of sunlight with infrared heaters, and you’ve got yourself a hot yoga studio. Doesn’t sound so scary now, does it? First founded by yoga guru Bikram Choudhury in the 1970s, hot yoga …

Wowcher’s Guide To Beating The January Blues

Through beverage-clouded vision and a mince pie-induced coma, it’s hard to see an end to the merry festive period. But now the New Year’s celebrations have drawn to a close, it’s back to reality and worse yet – back to work. So how to up your mood, keep memories of the good times bright and kick yourself back to fitness? Read on for Wowcher’s guide …

A Little ‘Me’ Time For You!

Ah yes, the planned romantic gesture from your other half – rose petals, scented candles, some aromatic oils and Barry White lilting gently in the background. Then comes the most ham-fisted, bone-crunching, oafish and downright clumsy excuse for a massage you’ve ever, ever had. But simmer down, because there’s no need to plot your revenge just yet. We’ve devised a handy guide to the best …

Wowcher’s Guide To Dental Treatments

What do all A-listers have in common? Whether they’re heading to a snazzy film premiere or slapping a selfie on Instagram, they each have that deliciously inviting Hollywood smile: two rows of gleaming gnashers, all straight and shiny. It’s hardly surprising then, that 32% of us mere mortals (that’s a whopping one third of the UK) feel ‘concerned by the look of their teeth’ – …

Fitness Fads: Totally Rad or Barking Mad?

In today’s world of sculpted celebrities, post-Olympics guilt and the comeback of the kettlebell, there’s an overwhelming pressure to jump on the fitness bandwagon. Unfortunately, not all of us are bouncing gym bunnies hopping from the treadmill to the cross trainer. Perhaps our tails were clipped at an early age by a callous PE teacher, or the trauma of our school sports days chased us …

What to expect when you’re expecting? Q&A with Dr Denis Walsh

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Itchy skin, embarrassing symptoms, mood swings, breastfeeding worries… There’s a lot going on when there’s a baby on the way. So expert midwife Denis Walsh joined us for an hour-long Q&A on our Facebook page to answer your pregnancy questions! However, before the Q&A began a bit of a debate kicked off about whether or not men should be midwives. Dr Denis stepped in, saying: “You are …