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Recipe of the Week - Peach Melba Cheesecake

Wednesday 17th July 2019

A no-cook, make-ahead party favourite with a thick, cream cheese topping, a buttery biscuit base and finished with raspberry coulis Ingredients 100g butter, melted, plus a little extra for the tin 200g crunchy biscuit (we used Fox's butter biscuits) 600g soft cheese 100g icing sugar, plus extra to taste 2…

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The Science of Massage: 5 Ways Massage Makes You Feel Better

Monday 15th July 2019

It doesn't take a scientist to know that getting a massage feels oh so good - but it does actually require science to explain why. Sure, we all know the general reason why massages feel so good. A combination…

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Recipe Of The Week - Thai Squash & Pineapple Curry

Wednesday 10th July 2019

Try this curry with a touch of Thai flavours, ready in 30 minutes Serves: 4 Prep: 10mins Cook: 30mins Ingredients 1 tbsp vegetable or sunflower oil 1 onion, chopped 4 tsp Thai red curry paste medium butternut squash (about 500g/1lb 2oz) peeled, deseeded and cut into chunks ½ x 400ml / 14 fl oz can reduced-fat coconut milk 200ml vegetable stock 140g frozen green beans 237g can pineapple chunks in natural juice,…

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Sit Up Straight!

Monday 8th July 2019

Remember when your mother used to say things like, "Eat all your vegetables." And, "Look both ways before crossing the street." "A person is…

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Health Facts about Omega-3

Thursday 4th July 2019

What is Omega-3 and why is it important? First, it is a fat. The good type of fat. The "omega" is simply a way organic chemists name the long string of carbon atoms. At one end is a carboxylic acid molecule (called alpha) and a methyl at the other end (called omega). Omega-3 fatty acids are often compared with Omega-6 fatty acids. Because of our dependency on fast…

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Recipe of the Week - Cucumber & Elderflower Spritz

Wednesday 3rd July 2019

Cool off this summer with a light, refreshing cocktail made with fresh seasonal ingredients Ingredients 1 cucumber, ends trimmed ½ bottle white wine 200ml elderflower cordial few mint sprigs, leaves picked 2 x 1l bottles soda water, chilled Method Chop the cucumber into a few chunks, then put in a blender or food processor with the wine and elderflower cordial. Whizz…

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Recipe Of The Week - Strawberry and Pistachio Cake

Wednesday 26th June 2019
Olive Magazine

A lovely summer pistachio cake with strawberry icing that's worth the extra effort. When strawberries smell good, they should be at optimum ripeness and have flavour - perfect for this cake. Cook: 1 hour 15 minutes Serves: 12 Level: A little effort Ingredients pistachios 200g golden caster sugar 275g butter 250g eggs 3 self-raising flour 275g full-fat Greek yoghurt 75g Strawberry Icing butter 200g icing sugar 300g strawberries 300g small, carefully hulled Method 1. Heat…

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National Diabetes Week

Thursday 20th June 2019
Natalie Capaldi

Last week was National Diabetes Week, and as we have several weight loss clients diagnosed with prediabetes it is a good time to talk about diagnosis and how to reverse this condition. Prediabetes is a term used to diagnose elevated blood glucose levels that haven't yet reached the criteria of type 2 diabetes. Although it may be concerning to hear that you have prediabetes, rest…

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Sleep and Mental Health

Thursday 20th June 2019
Kathryn Pinkham

Over half of people living in the UK lose sleep at one time or another due to stress and anxiety, and up to 90% of people who suffer with depression also have poor sleep. In this blog, sleep and insomnia specialist Kathryn Pinkham shares some tips on improving your sleep. Sleep and mental health issues come very much hand in hand. Often, we find that when we are under stress our sleep is the first thing to suffer.…

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Recipe Of The Week - Pappardelle Broad bean Carbonara

Wednesday 19th June 2019
Barney Desmazary

A creamy pancetta, broad bean and egg sauce makes an ideal accompaniment to ribbon pasta Prep: 10 mins Cook: 20 mins (plus podding and skinning the beans) Easy Serves 2 - 3 Ingredients 85g pancetta 100g podded and skinned broad bean (about 400g unpodded) 2 egg yolks 2 tbsp double cream 1 tbsp wholegrain mustard 200g pappardelle pasta 50g parmesan, grated Method 1. Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil. While the water boils, heat…

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Design Your Diet - FREE Weight Clinic

Thursday 6th June 2019
Natalie Capaldi

What is Design Your Diet? Find out at our FREE Open Weight Clinic! If you've ever tried to lose weight, then you will have noticed…

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Recipe Of The Week - Strawberry & Pimms Jam!!

Thursday 6th June 2019
Olive Magazine

Check out this quick and easy boozy jam recipe with juicy strawberries and Pimm's for a summery addition to your afternoon tea spread Preserve Easy Makes 4 x 250ml Jars 15 minutes, plus 30-40 minutes marinating time Ingredients strawberries 1kg, hulled and halved jam sugar 500g lemon 1, juiced Pimm's 200ml Method 1. Put a few small plates in the freezer for testing the jam. Tip the strawberries…

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Recipe of the Week - Pea, Fete & Summer Herb Frittata

Wednesday 5th June 2019
BBC Good Food

Use your favourite soft herbs in this thick grilled omelette with peas, cream cheese and courgette- we like dill, mint and parsley Prep: 15 mins Cook: 40 mins Serves:…

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7 Reasons why Cycling is Better than Running

Friday 31st May 2019

There's a lot to love about running. It's cheap to get started, great for torching calories, and works well with nearly any cross-training regimen you may have. But in the ongoing bar bet of which sport is best, we believe cycling is still the overall winner. (And, we think we can prove it.) Here's why. Get Fit & Build Endurance True running burns more calories per mile, but most people can't run as many miles…

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Recipe of the Week - Rhubarb Cake

Wednesday 29th May 2019
Sainsburys

These zingy cakes also make great desserts Ready in - 1 hour 10 minutes, plus cooling time Cooking time - 50 minutes Prep time - 20 minutes Makes - 8 squares Ingredients 300g rhubarb Juice of ½ lemon 165g self-raising flour 175g unsalted butter, softened, plus extra for greasing 175g caster…

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Cost of Bad Advice

Monday 27th May 2019
Natalie Capaldi

It seems these days that everyone has a diet to promote. But with so many different ideas and opinions being shared online, it is very difficult to know what might work and what will be a waste of time. Unfortunately in the UK…

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Chiropractors & Activators.....

Friday 24th May 2019

The Activator Method Chiropractic Technique is a diagnostic and treatment system used by some chiropractors to treat many types of back pain, neck pain, and headaches (both chronic and migraine). Some chiropractors use a small, hand-held instrument called the Activator Adjusting Instrument to deliver a quick, low-force impulse to spinal joints…

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Recipe Of The Week - Pork Chops with Rhubarb & Grains

Wednesday 22nd May 2019
BBC Good Food - Elena Silcock

Rhubarb complements the pork chops in this dish perfectly, adding a touch of sharpness. Served with mixed grains, it's an easy midweek supper Ingredients 190g rhubarb, cut into 5cm lengths 1 red onion, cut into wedges 3 garlic cloves, bashed with skin on 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar olive oil, for…

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BIKE TO SCHOOL WEEK - 3rd June - 7th June 2019

Monday 20th May 2019
Awareness Days

Monday 3rd June - Friday 7th June 2019 Bike to School Week is a time for inspiration - we hope it has helped pupils, parents and teachers across the UK kick-start active travel habits and switch to cycling, scooting or walking for the school journey. More than half a million pupils from nearly 1,700 UK schools registered to take part in the Big…

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Lets Fight Pregnancy Fatigue

Thursday 16th May 2019
Kayla Itsines

For anyone who is used to being active every day, pregnancy fatigue can be challenging! If you've never experienced it, imagine feeling SO tired that simple tasks leave you exhausted. In this blog, we want to talk more about what pregnancy fatigue feels like and provide some simple things you can do to minimise pregnancy fatigue. What is pregnancy fatigue? Because your body…

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