Getting One Step Ahead This New Year

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In January, we hear about all the planned fitness resolutions; to take up a new sport, focus on losing weight, getting fit, a healthier diet and these are all fabulous! But, while splashing out on a gym membership or fitness class bookings, can we also recommend that if there is one thing you are going to invest in this year, …

Cod Wrapped in Prosciutto with Lemon and Mascarpone Risotto, Baked Pepper & Cherry Tomatoes

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A slightly indulgent recipe, but clean and fresh for the New Year and a break from meat and potatoes. Ingredients: • 6 cups vegetable or chicken stock • 2 lemons – 1 zested and juiced / 1 peeled (yellow part only) • 2 tbsp olive oil • 1 onion chopped • 1 clove garlic chopped • 1 1/2 cups Arborio rice • 1/2 cup dry white wine …

Ski Strengthening Exercises

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by Matt Wagstaff (Sports Therapist) When preparing yourself for a skiing trip, you hope to be ‘ski fit’, but what does this mean?  Yes, aerobic fitness is required (gained through cardiovascular exercise such as running, swimming, cycling – anything that gets you out of breath and breaking a sweat), but to protect yourself from injury, strength is probably the most …

The Dancer’s Posture

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As ‘Strictly’ fever sweeps the nation, and we move from Len’s famous ‘sev-en’ into the nines’s and 10’s, the celebrities start to look like real dancers.  But what makes a dancer’s posture so distinguishable?  We asked ex-dancer Jeni Howland – now Somatics and yoga teacher – to shed some light on this question. That poise and elegance that a dancer …

High Heels & Party Feet

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Podiatrist, Lawrence Bevan, shares his view on high heels, and gives us some invaluable heel wearing tips. It’s Christmas time and that, usually means parties, and that can mean party shoes. Whilst when it comes to high heels, my first advice would be – just don’t – I imagine I’m fighting a losing battle! There’s good evidence from research, that …

Skiing & Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries

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Consultant Orthopaedic Knee Surgeon, Mr Alexander Dodds, explains what to do if you injure your ACL Skiing. As the weather starts to get colder and the nights longer, here in the UK many will be looking forward to their winter skiing trip. Hardened skiers will be used to taking a tumble on the slope but what happens if you’re the …

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If The Bra Fits…..Wear It!

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 ……………….If not – go shopping! An astonishing 2/3 of women aren’t properly supported!  A bra not only supports the bust, but a good bra will also support the back and shoulders too.  So, wearing the wrong sized bra can result in musculoskeletal pain over time, along with the undesirable visible profile! Many people choose a bra for aesthetics over performance …

Bonfire beetroot brownies

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These amazing little delights are packed with minerals, nutrients and goodness as well as being delicious, so don’t feel guilty! Ingredients: 200gms cooked beetroot (mashed or blended) 200gms dark chocolate 100gms butter 100gms coconut oil 2 tbsp cacao powder 3 eggs 3 tbsp brown rice flour 2 tbsp honey 1 tbsp maple syrup 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt …