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Does healthy food really cost more?

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 it’s cheaper than healthy food. Studies continue to show consumers tend to associate higher costs with healthier foods, regardless of […]

By |June 27th, 2019|Article, Lifestyle, Nutrition|

Getting Motivated for Hot Summer Workouts

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 Best Athlete You Can Be, starts with one tip when working with professional athletes: Reframe your mindset.

In this case, […]

By |June 26th, 2019|Article, Workouts|

The Dangers of Black Pepper

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 gut, and have anticancer activities. Plus they’re safe. Black pepper may be an exception. Especially in higher amounts it poses potential […]

By |June 26th, 2019|Article, Lifestyle, Nutrition|

Getting lean: The NEW science of weight-loss

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 overfat. They keep their old clothes in hopes they will again fit. Diet books and weight-loss products are on many […]

By |June 21st, 2019|Article, Lifestyle, Nutrition|

Low sugar strawberry jam

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. Heat gently, stirring from time to time, until sugar is dissolved.
Put 2 saucers in the freezer. Increase the heat […]

By |June 14th, 2019|Article, Nutrition, Recipes|

Savoury flourless spinach and oat muffins

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 free single cream ( can use dairy)
4/5 slices of thin ham chopped to small pieces
Finely chopped yellow pepper 
[…]

By |May 24th, 2019|Article, Nutrition, Recipes|

Summer Picnic Recipes

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 raspberry coulis, topped with a layer of creamy yogurt and crunchy granola.

Red berry granola yogurt pots

Ingredients:

150g strawberries
4 tbsp […]

By |May 24th, 2019|Article, Lifestyle, Newsletter Article|

The Birth of Pilates

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 central core stability, posture and balance.

Therapy Pilates combines the early principles of Joseph Pilates with current research in movement dysfunction, local […]

By |May 24th, 2019|Article, Newsletter Article, Pilates|

Outdoor Fitness & “Trekking” for weight loss

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 enforced by local councils and regulatory bodies to use these outdoors areas. (See ukactive Outdoor Code of Practice )

Green or outdoor […]

By |May 24th, 2019|Article, Newsletter Article|

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

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 brilliant excuse to get outdoors…

Select 6-8 of these exercises to create a wee session in the park – maybe even […]

By |May 24th, 2019|Article, Workouts|