PILATES with CLARE PALMER

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If your back needs more flexibility and stronger muscle support, try these basic exercises. CAT / COW STRETCH  The flexion and extension of this exercise mobilise the spine and increase flexibility in the shoulders. The core muscles are also strengthened and stretched. Start on all fours as shown, wrists underneath your shoulders and knees underneath […]

AFTER the BABY… What is “normal” after giving birth?

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Personal trainer, pre & postnatal fitness specialist and doula Amy de Havilland-Hall explains what you need to know about pelvic floor exercise after giving birth. Andrea SlivkovaFounder and editor of FitNet. Previously gymnastics coach, massage therapist and personal trainer with 20 years of experience. Former gymnast and dancer. http://www.fitnet.org.uk Follow @FitNetMagazine Tweet

READERS’ OFFER: AID Your DIGESTION With Authentic New Zealand HONEYDEW HONEY

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While Manuka Honey is extremely well-known for its special properties, Honeydew Honey also offers some excellent health benefits.  In essence, Manuka Honey is great for everything up to, and including the stomach, but Manuka cannot survive the journey through the stomach, so that’s where the Honeydew Honey comes in.  Honeydew Honey contains much higher levels […]

ROSS-ON-WYE RIVERSIDE RACES Sunday 1st September 2019

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The Ross Riverbank off road 10k, 5k, Canicross and Family Fun Runs were started in 2011 to raise money for Acorns, the Children’s Hospice Charity, and to date thousands have been raised by the event. Thanks to sponsorship from local businesses every penny of your registration fee goes directly to Acorns. The Route The location […]

The DEN Good Food, Just The Way You Like It

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Locally Sourced British Cuisine  Warm and friendly atmosphere Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Coffee & Pudding  A seasonally changing menu  Weekly evening specials “Went for Sunday lunch with my 11 year old daughter today and we will definitely be going back. The food was amazing and the staff were very friendly. Can’t recommend highly enough!  “Cosy atmosphere […]

Julie Goodridge On BELIEFS

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Beliefs that we hold about ourselves are, a shocking amount of the time, not great.  A quick look at the level of mental health issues in teenagers shows that as a society we are not brilliant at thinking we are brilliant… at all!  There are many reasons that support these patterns, and they often  start […]

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 […]