Drummond Articles

Low sugar strawberry jam

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Makes:  2 X 500g Jars


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


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


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 […]

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 […]