Drummond Articles

Does healthy food really cost more?

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Source: Dr. Phil Maffetone / philmaffetone.com

Studies show consumers’ perceptions are way off when it comes to eating healthy. Among the more amazingly successful deceptive marketing tools associated with junk food is that generations of consumers believe […]

Getting Motivated for Hot Summer Workouts

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Get Creative With Your Workout Logic

It can take a significant amount of mental gymnastics to prepare yourself for an outdoor workout during the dog days of summer. However, motivational speaker Gregory Berge, the founder of […]

The Dangers of Black Pepper

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Herbs and spices have long been used to create tasty meals, as well as for their many mild therapeutic effects. They can possess antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, antirheumatic, lipid-lowering qualities, are protective of the liver, kidney and […]

Getting lean: The NEW science of weight-loss

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In with fat-burning and out with weight-watching. This latest approach actually works when diets and exercise fail.

In most people’s minds, they are trying to watch their “weight.” All the while, in reality, they become more […]

Low sugar strawberry jam

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Makes:  2 X 500g Jars

Ingredients

1kg hulled and halved strawberries
1tsp vanilla bean paste
400g granulated sugar
1 lemon, cut into 4

Method

Put the strawberries into a preserving pan with the vanilla, sugar and lemon. […]

Savoury flourless spinach and oat muffins

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From Drummond Course Tutor Krisztina Biliczky

Ingredients: 

2 eggs
2 large handfuls of spinach
150g oats ( can replace 50g with plain protein powder) 
Tsp baking powder
Moroccan spices
Black pepper
1tbsp coconut oil
100ml dairy […]

Summer Picnic Recipes

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Homemade Food Jars

Liven up your picnic hamper with homemade food jars – they’re easy to transport and they look amazing! These tasty red berry granola pots are a perfect summer dessert, made with strawberries and […]

The Birth of Pilates

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Pilates – an increasingly popular form of exercise originally developed by Joseph Pilates in the 1920’s is a total mind-body conditioning program designed to target the deep muscles of the abdomen and spine to improve overall […]

Outdoor Fitness & “Trekking” for weight loss

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Article by Dr. Paul Batman, PhD.

One of the most significant changes in Fitness is the emergence of outdoor training. So much so that there are now new regulations on outdoor venues sustainability and new charges […]

Conor’s “Wee” Park & Picnic Bench Workout!

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By Conor McLean, Drummond Tutor & Senior Lecturer, & Lifestyle & Obesity Specialist for Edinburgh Leisure 

You only need a local picnic or park bench (& body weight) – for these great resistance training exercises!  A […]