Recipe: AMERICAN RANCH SALAD

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This hearty vegetarian salad is full of flavour Serves: 2 Preparation time: 15 minutes  Cooking time: 15 minutes Ingredients: 2tsp oil 320g sweetcorn (frozen is fine) 400g can kidney beans, drained and rinsed 1 red pepper, cut into 1cm dice  75g mature Cheddar cheese, grated 1 Little Gem Lettuce, roughly torn (85g) 110g bag Baby Leaf […]

PILATES With Esther: INVEST In YOUR BODY

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Over the 15 years Esther has been teaching Pilates, the class focus has changed to reflect current thinking on movement, body structure and posture, but the exercises are still based on the six Pilates principles: alignment, breathing, concentration, core strength, co-ordination and balance through functional movement. Here are some extracts from recent testimonials: “I am […]

Why STRESS Is An Integral Part Of GROWTH

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It is easy to think of stress in negative terms and try to eliminate it from our lives completely. Did you know that stress is necessary for us to become better, stronger and more resilient? Leading Performance & Sport Psychologist Dr. Mark Bellamy explains.  Understanding growth and development  Stress has become a bogey word, but actually a […]

GRIEF: How Much More Life Can You Live?

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Grief, when it hits, is all consuming and one of the most painful experiences to endure. In my brother’s words when my Dad died nearly two years ago, it feels  ‘as if my insides are being ripped out’.  We survive things that we never feel we are going to survive, and we learn to cope […]

With World Menopause Day (18th October) approaching, FitNet editor Interviewed Dr. Heather Currie, Founder of MENOPAUSE MATTERS

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Dr. Heather Currie MB BS, FRCOG, MRCGP is the founder and managing director of Menopause Matters Ltd., which provides information and support through its website menopausematters.co.uk and the quarterly magazine, Menopause Matters. Dr. Currie is an associate specialist gynaecologist based in Dumfries, with special interests in menopause, premenstrual syndrome and subfertility. She has run a […]

SELF PROTECTION, ANTI-FRAGILITY And RESILIENCE

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When we look at how individuals become less liable to injury, overtraining and other things that can negatively impact performance in sport or life, we have to take into account the person and how they are approaching their lives.  By Dr. Mark Bellamy PhD Cpsychol AFBPsS We need to account for how an individual approaches […]