Women's health 18-39

Get running with the Couch to 5K plan

Our C25K plan is designed to get just about anyone off the couch and running 5km in nine weeks.

Do you drink too much?

Find out how much a unit is, the recommended limit for women and whether your drinking is harming your health.

Sexual health Q&A

Sex doctor Anne Edwards answers questions on emergency contraception, chlamydia and HIV.

Why am I tired all the time?

Feeling exhausted is so common that it has its own acronym, TATT, which stands for ‘tired all the time’.

Smoking: good reasons to quit

The health risks of smoking, and why one mum from London quit after 26 years.

Periods: do I need a doctor?

Menstrual changes that need a check-up, such as bleeding between periods, after sex or after the menopause.

The energy diet

Tips on what to eat (and drink) if you want to banish tiredness and feel full of energy.

Video: cycling tips

An exercise adviser talks about the health benefits of cycling, and cyclists share tips on staying safe.

Abortion: where to go

Practical advice if you're pregnant and considering having an abortion, with links to useful organisations.

5 A DAY on the run

Juggling a hectic work schedule and a busy social life? Here are some easy ways to fit in 5 A DAY.

Emma Bunton

Quick and healthy meals

Emma Bunton, Nadine Coyle, Myleene Klass and Dannii Minogue share their favourite, healthy recipes.

Top 10 stress-busters

Stress-beating tips that really help, including being more active and taking time for yourself.

Do-it-yourself therapy

NHS-approved self-help therapy, including books, online courses, and phone and email counselling.

Help for depression

If you feel low for more than a couple of weeks you could be depressed. Find out where to go for help.

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Get ready for summer

Sign up today for one of our free diet and fitness action packs and get a free five-day pass at Fitness First.

Alcohol myth buster

Test your knowledge of alcohol-related risks and make sure you're fully informed. Can you tell fact from fiction?

Alcohol myth buster

Video: thrush

Find out how thrush, a yeast infection, can develop, who is most at risk of it and how it can be treated

Video: PCOS

Christina has polycystic ovarian syndrome. Learn about her experience of PCOS, the symptoms and possible long-term effects such as infertility

Pregnancy blog

Mums-to-be talk about their pregnancy, from scans, sickness and sex to bumps, Braxton Hicks and birth plans.

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Exercise: getting started

Step-by-step sport and exercise guides to help you get more active and stay motivated.


Whether you're cooking for a family or eating on the run, our tips and recipes can help you get your 5 A DAY.

Pregnancy care planner

Whether you're planning to have a baby, are already pregnant, or your new baby has just arrived, this interactive pregnancy planner is for you.


Find out about the 15 methods of contraception, where to get them and how to decide what's right for you.

Health and fitness

Boost your health and fitness with fun and practical ideas to help you get into shape.