10 TIPS ON WELLNESS

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By Bella Goode 1. Drink lots of water, filtered if possible, and start the day with a cup of hot water with a slice of lemon. 2. Have a good stretch, practise some deep breathing and relax before rushing off to your daily routine. 3. Take some time for yourself each day and do something […]

THE Re-MAKING Of A Community HEALTH Hub

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Halo has been at the heart of Ledbury for a long time, with the pool, gym and exercise studio welcoming thousands of visits every year. It was earmarked for a multi-million pound makeover in Halo’s latest round of refurbishments – their team has been working on a major programme of improvement in a bid to […]

Clare Palmer On The POSITIVE EFFECTS Of Exercise On Two Common Conditions, MENOPAUSE And ARTHRITIS

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By Clare Palmer MENOPAUSE Menopause tends to hit ladies between the ages of 45 and 55, with a 2- to 10-year transitional period beforehand, known as perimenopause. Towards the end of perimenopause, the female hormone estrogen drops rapidly, bringing with it a number of symptoms. These can include mood swings and problems with memory and […]

Don’t Let Your DIAGNOSIS DEFINE You

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Have you been told not to exercise or do certain things, following a diagnosis of arthritis or other inflammatory or degenerative conditions? There are other forms of exercise you can do, and achieve a better quality of life – the key is not to let the diagnosis label you. By Ady Watts When I was […]

HEALTH And WELLBEING At The Heart Of The KINDLE CENTRE

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The Kindle Centre in Hereford has gained its rightful place among the venues with opportunities for wellbeing in south Hereford. The centre, at the heart of the local community, has been delivering health and fitness classes, activities and workshops but also courses and conferences. New wellbeing classes include: • Rise & Flow Yoga (starting from […]

The BENEFITS Of MASSAGE For The ELDERLY CLIENT

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The past two decades have seen the massage therapy industry come a long way. Where previously therapists would offer mostly traditional Swedish massage to athletes or fitness enthusiasts, nowadays masseurs complete training modules and courses for work with special groups ranging from infants and pregnant ladies, to seniors and care home residents. While in the […]

Welcome to the Summer 2017 edition!

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At this time of the year, plenty of us get inspired by Wimbledon to dust down the old racket and enjoy the summer with a game of tennis. Or perhaps your little ones got you down to the park to kick a ball while the weather lasts. There is something about the summer months that […]

John Appleby: PILATES Versus CANCER Part 1

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Many of you will be familiar with John Appleby’s Pilates workouts regularly published on these pages so you would know that John teaches a number of classes in and around the Ross-on-Wye area. What you may not know is that for the past few months John has been fighting cancer of the oesophagus. The superman […]

Hereford Squash, Tennis & Racketball Centre Invites You To TRY The Facilities FREE For A Week

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Situated just off Whitecross Road, Hereford Squash, Tennis and Racketball Centre offers first class facilities and a welcoming, safe and inclusive environment for fans of the most popular racket sports. You may just want to have a leisurely game with friends or family, or take part in the club’s in-house competitions, sometimes finishing with a […]