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|

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


150g strawberries
4 tbsp […]

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

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

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 world’s population was involved in some sort of rural activity. In the 21stcentury this number has declined significantly as more […]

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

Wild swimming – a revitalising workout for mind and body

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 wild swimming spots to help you get going!

The Outdoor Swimming Society has an interactive wild swim map where you can […]

By |May 22nd, 2019|Article, Lifestyle|

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

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 2014 and 2018 in the UK – and similar boosts have been recorded in the US.  Not too long ago […]

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

The Supple Gardener

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 lifting and shifting in the garden.

Squat Well

Something that is often forgotten, or not understood to begin with, is how to […]

By |May 17th, 2019|Article, Lifestyle, Workouts|

Five ways to exercise safely while pregnant

Aim for 2½ hours’ weekly activity

A new study has found that exercising during pregnancy might protect children from obesity later in life – the first time that has been demonstrated for non-obese women. Dr Daghni Rajasingam, consultant obstetrician and spokesperson for the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, says there are many benefits for the […]

By |May 2nd, 2019|Article, Lifestyle|

HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training)… it’s About Time!

Article By Jennifer Bodell, Drummond Education 

HIIT seems to be all the rage these days – and a Big “buzz word” in the fitness industry. It’s been referred to as the “closest thing to an exercise pill”. Its fabulous for those of us who are pressed for time (as so many of us are these days!) […]

By |May 1st, 2019|Article, Group Exercise, Lifestyle|

The Fabella – the come-back of a once “trivial” bone!

Article by the Drummond Team

This tiny bone (the name actually means “little bean” – and is a sesamoid bone from the Latin meaning Sesame seed) sits in the tendon behind the knee, and has been linked to arthritis. It used to be rare in humans, but recent research from the Imperial College London has discovered […]

By |April 24th, 2019|Anatomy, Article, Lifestyle|