Drummond Articles

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 […]

May 2019 Student Corner – James Parkinson

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Article by the Drummond Team

This month we welcome James Parkinson. After spending 5 years as a serving member in the Parachute Regiment of the British army, James decided to take a bit of time off […]

June 2019 newsletter – Technical Article “Integrating walking and standing back into our urban lifestyle”

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By Dr Paul Batman, PhD.

One of the most dramatic changes to our lifestyle over the past 100 years has been the decline in standing and walking. At the beginning of the 20thcentury 90% of the […]

Back to Basics – Running & Back Pain

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Article by the Drummond Team 

Back to Basics

Have all the spring marathons – or increase in training for the summer events – left you with back pain? It might not be just your back that’s the […]

Wild swimming – a revitalising workout for mind and body

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Article by the Drummond Team

Wild swimming is becoming increasingly popular in the UK. Here’s some information to help you find the best swimming spots, staying safe in the water, what to wear, plus some UK […]

Table for One! – Solo Dining is on the Rise – and it could be Healthier for us…

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Article by the Drummond Team

The popularity of dining alone is increasing – and could actually have some good health benefits for us too! According to booking site OpenTable, single restaurant reservations jumped 160 per cent between […]

The Supple Gardener

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Article by the Drummond Team

With Spring finally upon us and gardens everywhere needing a little TLC, it might be helpful to try our 5 easy tricks to avoid the unwanted aches after a long day […]

Spring chicken paella

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Ingredients

Serves: 2

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 chicken breast fillet, sliced
200g fresh small plum tomatoes, chopped
1/2 chorizo sausage, sliced
1 onion, finely sliced
1 teaspoon ground turmeric (optional)
1 pinch paprika (optional)
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