Apricot Chicken with Steamed Vegetables

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Serves 3 -4                                                                                                                                                 Recipe by William Bolt      Ingredients: 3-4 chicken breasts 1 medium onion, chopped 2 cloves of garlic 2 tsp of paprika 1/2 tsp of chili powder A pinch of cumin 10 dried apricots 300ml home made chicken stock 1 tsp of mixed herbs 1 tbsp of gluten free soy sauce 1 head of […]

Summer Injuries

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Naturally, sports injuries can occur at any time of year, but the onset of summer with possible changes of sporting activity can make certain problems more likely. I will try to give a few ideas to help lessen the likelihood of these occurring. Common sense dictates that if you are going to start a new […]

Nutrition For Crossfit

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By William Bolt CrossFit workouts rely on intensity to get results. Exercises such as wall balls performed with the medicine ball are among the cornerstone moves, and these types of workouts take a lot out of your body – they require you to recover properly to get back and do it all over again the […]

What Is Nordic Walking?

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By Dennis Downey Nordic walking uses specially designed poles to enhance your natural walking experience.  With a technique that is similar to the upper body action of classic cross-country skiing, Nordic walking is a genuinely whole body exercise that can be enjoyed at many levels, from walking for health to athletic Nordic running. More than […]

The Principles Of Pilates

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Pilates brings together the mind and the body, and focuses strongly on balance, precision and breathing. This fluid and controlled exercise helps create a stronger, more flexible and mobile body, while giving you a better posture and more muscle tone. Pilates uses the following principles to achieve the best results. Alignment Good alignment of every […]

Depression’s Double Whammy

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By Lisa Salmon The effect of chronic illness on the mind can sometimes be as devastating as the toll it takes on the body. Depression is two to three times more common in people with a long-term physical health problem like heart disease, cancer, arthritis or diabetes – and feeling mentally wretched isn’t the only […]

Step In To The Summer Fun With Starlight!

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By Rebecca White There is something for everyone this summer at The Starlight Company. Our busy timetable has a full range of classes to help you get your beach body beautiful – from Yoga to Ballet Conditioning, Zumba and Zumba Toning, to FitSteps and Tap. Classes are held all around the county, and with over […]

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy Helps Sporting Goals

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By Michele Goulding Summer sporting events happening all around the country inspire many of us to take up sport,  and those already involved may resolve to up their game. Professional sporting teams often use psychologists to help their players gain that all important advantage – mental focus, clarity of thinking, determination to succeed. However, anyone […]