Every body is "beach body ready". But that doesn't mean that now's not a great time to get as fit and healthy as possible. Six weeks is ample time to whip your body into shape and mind into shape. You won't be able to shed loads of body fat (if you're interested in healthy, sustainable fat loss) but six weeks is long enough to form and sustain healthy habits that will make you feel more confident - wherever you go on holiday. In fact, XLS Medical Tea says that one in ten people want to lose weight ahead of a summer holiday. But how much is it realistic to lose? Dietician Helen Bond suggests: “A sensible weight loss is 1-2lb a week. "To lose 1lb (0.5kg) of fat, you need to create a calorie deficit of 3,500 calories, and it’s easy to shift 1lb in a week simply by reducing your calorie intake by 500 calories a day." But fat loss is highly individualistic and dependent on a number of factors, so it's hard to predict exactly how much someone might lose or not. So, here's how to … [Read more...] about How to lose weight in 6 weeks – WITHOUT living a miserable life
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Thousands of older couples could lose £7,000 in new benefits changes, warns money saving expert Martin Lewis. The MoneySavingExpert.com founder has issued a stark warning that those with age caps could lose thousands of pounds in retirement support under new Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) changes. Martin went on Good Morning Britain to let people know about the new rules that have come into force, which mean someone reaching state pension age with a partner of working age will no longer be able to make a new claim for pension-age benefits, such as pension credits. As reported by The Mirror, those who claim financial support could lose out on up to £35,000 in the time it takes for their younger partner to reach state pension age under the new rules that were enforced from May 15. WATCH: How the state pension has changed over the years Martin said: “The deadline was this Wednesday, May 15, but you can still backdate a claim for three months, so in practice … [Read more...] about How to beat the massive benefit change that came in this week
Martin Lewis has issued a stark warning about a benefits change which could see older couples lose a fortune. The MoneySavingExpert.com founder says thousands of couples with age caps stand to lose a fortune on retirement support under new Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) changes. Under the new rules, you won't be able to claim pension-age benefits if your partner is still of working age, the Daily Mirror reports. According to charity Age UK, those who claim financial support could lose out on up to £35,000 in the time it takes for their younger partner to reach state pension age under the new rules that will be enforced from May 15. The rules have already come into force - but there's still time to get around it. Martin said: “The deadline was this Wednesday 15 May, but you can still backdate a claim for three months, so in practice there’s time. “The issue is that if you do it now you get pension credit, if you do it and don’t make the deadline you … [Read more...] about A massive benefits change came in this week
These are the latest criminals that have been put behind bars after being sentenced in April. Another busy four weeks have come and gone at Hull Crown Court, where a number of criminals have been locked up for scary and heinous crimes including fraud, theft, burglary, rape, child sex offences and dealing drugs. All of the men and women listed below have been dealt their punishment and will spend time behind bars for their crimes. Here is a list of the people who have been locked up in Hull in April. Julian Mabbutt - 3 years 6 months A fraudster who used fake IDs to take out thousands of pounds from bank accounts in Hull has been jailed. Julian Mabbutt, of Cherwell Green, Northampton, pleaded guilty to 115 counts of fraud, with a further 65 offences taken into consideration. The Inner London Crown Court heard on Thursday morning how between March 2015 and August 2018, Mabbutt entered over 80 banks and building societies in cities and towns across the UK, including in Hull, and used … [Read more...] about The 21 people locked up in Hull in April
IF you're out of work, you've got kids, you have a low income or you're ill or disabled then you may be able to claim benefits. People in the UK miss out on benefits and tax credits worth more than a whopping £10billion a year, according to the Government's latest data. That's 1.3million households who failed to claim pension credit - meaning they missed out £2,500 - or a collective £3.5billion. Another 1.3million families failed to sign up for housing benefit - losing out on £3,000 each - or a collective £4.2billion. While a further half a million who were eligible for income support or employment support allowance missed out on £4,500 - amounting to a collective £2.4billion. And what's worse, is that these figures only take into account four of the main benefits, which means the overall amount people are missing out on could be even higher. The Sun wants to Make Universal Credit WorkUNIVERSAL Credit replaces six benefits with a single monthly … [Read more...] about Three calculators to check you’re getting the right benefits – are you missing out on thousands of pounds a year?