Mind, Body, Spirit: Why You Should Try YOGA

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By Lauretta Furlonger Yoga can provide enormous benefits to anyone pursuing a fitness regime – it offers a unified approach to toning and strengthening the body. Where some other fitness training practices can over-develop particular muscle groups, regular practice of yoga postures improves balance, strength and overall flexibility, making you more capable of pursuing training […]

Welcome to the Autumn 2017 edition!

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This time of the year gives us longer nights, and with that more time for reflection. Did the summer live up to your expectations? Did your family holiday achieve your goal of bringing everyone together? View the latest edition in our online viewer here Now the focus shifts towards that other family time, Christmas. Some […]

Ready-To-Glow STRAWBERRY Face Mask

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Ready-To-Glow STRAWBERRY Face Mask The strawberry season is well underway with British strawberries in abundance. There are many varieties to choose from and while they are certainly brilliant to eat in any way you like, why not try this Ready-To-Glow Face Mask? Mash 4 strawberries, half an avocado and a dash of lemon juice in […]

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 […]

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 […]