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The Ketogenic Diet – What is it and How Does it Work? Is it Good for us?

This is one of the latest buzzwords to hit the health world:  keto — it refers to the high-fat, low-carb ketogenic diet. There are  claims that you can eat all the fat you want, never feel hungry again, lower your blood sugar if you have type 2 diabetes, and even boost your athletic performance, the diet promises something […]

By |January 18th, 2019|Article, Lifestyle, Nutrition|

Chinese chicken curry

Healthy Recipe of the Week!

For those of us who are “watching our pennies” this January, here’s a low-cost meal that’s both healthy and delicious! Can be enjoyed as a week night or weekend meal.

PREP: 15 MINS

COOK: 40 MINS

SERVES: 4

Kcal 264
Fat 8g
Saturates 1g
Carbs 7g
Sugars 3g
Fibre 2g
Protein 40g
Salt 0.7g

Ingredients:

4 skinless […]

By |January 18th, 2019|Article, Nutrition, Recipes|

2019 Wellness & Fitness Trends

Article by the Drummond Team

Here are some of the top trends we’ve spotted for the year ahead:

Wellness gets eco-friendly

There was a big boom in packaging-free products and packaging-free stores in 2018, which take inspiration from old-school grocers, fishmongers and butchers by avoiding packaging and unnecessary chemical processing. There’ll be more where that came from in […]

By |January 16th, 2019|Article, Industry News, Lifestyle|

New food-portion size guide to help tackle overeating

Article by the Drummond Team

A new food portion size guide to help tackle overeating has just been launched in the UK, advising us to measure out produce using our hands. The British Nutrition Foundation (BNF) launched the guide, titled Find Your Balance, which uses simple hand and spoon measures to estimate appropriate portions of food. The guide also suggests […]

By |January 15th, 2019|Article, Lifestyle, News, Nutrition|

Muscles of the Shoulder Joint Anterior: Profiling Muscles for Fitness Trainers (2) – The Deltoid

By Dr Paul Batman, PhD.

DESCRIPTION:

The deltoid is a large hooded multipennate muscle on the lateral aspect of the shoulder giving it a rounded appearance. It consists of three parts, an anterior, middle and a posterior.

ORIGIN:

Lateral one third clavicle, acromion process and the spine of the scapula.

INSERTION:

Deltoid tuberosity.

MUSCLE GROUPS.

The deltoid belongs to the […]

By |January 14th, 2019|Anatomy, Article, Muscle Profiling|

Avoiding Injury this New Year

Article by the Drummond Team

Now that we’re well into the new year we all have big ideas about increasing our running, gym, swimming, yoga etc in order to be a ‘better and fitter you’.

However, we know that our ability to stick with this is hindered by two things:

New Injuries
Consistency

We will focus on the […]

By |January 14th, 2019|Article, Lifestyle, Tip Sheets|

Bungee Fitness

Article by the Drummond Team

Bungee fit: This recent exercise trend is gaining popularity according to recent news reports!

Its kind of like a big baby bouncer for adults – this whole new kind of “flying” class was inspired by a fitness trainer (who is also a mom!)  whilst watching her son in his baby bouncer. Its described as […]

By |January 14th, 2019|Article, Group Exercise, Lifestyle|

January Healthy Recipe of the week – Slow cooker vegetable lasagne

Here’s a delicious low-calorie veggie lasagne which is an easy-to-make and lighter alternative to the traditional mince bake. Layered with pasta, ratatouille and sliced aubergine, it packs in all of your five-a-day!

PREP: 30 MINS

COOK: 2 HRS, 30 MINS – 3 HRS

SERVES: 4

Nutrition: (Per serving)

Kcal: 325
Fat: 11g
Saturate:  5g
Carbs: 36g
Sugars: 17g
Fibre: 11g
Protein: […]

By |January 11th, 2019|Article, Nutrition, Recipes|

Avoiding the January Blues, refining Technique and Building Stamina

Article by the Drummond Team

In the dark first quarter of the year, where the intensity is down and you are building a quality endurance base, it can be hard to stay stimulated whilst training.  If you are on the turbo, yes, you have music or a movie.  You might even be a fan of Zwift […]

By |January 9th, 2019|Article, Lifestyle, Workouts|

Best alcohol-free drinks for Dry January

Article by the Drummond Team

Are you going “dry” for January?  Whatever your reasons are for abstaining, the market for tee-total tipples is booming – and that means there’s now a great range of alcohol-free drinks widely available….

Here’s a pick of some of our favs: 

Fav Fizzes:

Pri Secco Organic Cuvée Nr 29 Alcohol Free (37.5cl)

 

 

Nosecco Alcohol Free […]

By |January 9th, 2019|Article, Lifestyle|