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Monday, 24 April 2017

Father's Day Gift Ideas & Giveaway

For the Health Conscious Dad

Fathers Day falls on June 18th in the UK and its a day to honour our dads. I don't know about you but I always struggle when it comes to buying for my dad because he is so hard to buy for so always end up just getting him a card - boring I know, but he always appreciates it and its always coupled with a hug & kiss and those are priceless right....


Many dads get inundated with either socks, ties or mugs on Fathers Day, so I've put together this gift guide for the health conscious dad in mind which I hope will inspire you. 




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Friday, 7 April 2017

I am OutRUN-ning MAY for Macmillan Cancer Support

OUTRUN May


I was approached by Macmillan Cancer Support to take part in OutRun May next month. This involves setting yourself a target of miles to run across the 31 days of May and get sponsored to reach your goals, one run at a time.


 
I am not a great fan of running and after much deliberation and getting the nudge from a colleague to do it, I decided why not it's for a good cause, so now I will be running a total of 30 miles (I hope to run more than 30 but we will see) which means 1 mile everyday across 31 days. Eeek! It doesn't sound so bad when you break it down.

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Wednesday, 8 March 2017

MacMillan Cancer Support Bootcamp at Lomax Chelsea || Strength Training for Runners

Are you Training for the London Marathon?


Laura Rutledge & Team from Macmillian Cancer Support hosted an exclusive boot camp on Sunday 26th February 2017 for marathon runners & fitness bloggers at Lomax Gym in Chelsea with celebrity personal trainer and professional dancer Theodora Valente. This 45 minute HIIT style boot camp is designed to enhance power, speed and endurance to complement your running and help prevent common injuries.







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Monday, 23 January 2017

Aloe Winter: Benefits of using Aloe Ferox in the Winter || Winter Series

Aloe Ferox 24-7 Beat the Winter Blues 

One good way to help maintain good health and fitness in winter is to protect the body against bacterial, viral and fungal infection and by this we need to maintain optimum nutrition. Aloe vera has anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-fungal and immune enhancing properties and when taken internally may help the body to resist infections and provide means of fighting them off quicker should they occur. In winter we are more prone to colds/coughs & the dreaded stomach flu (norovirus) so using Aloe Ferox Vera can solve many of your winter woes - including dry skin, itchy scalp to dry hair.






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Sunday, 22 January 2017

Dark Chocolate Covered Oatjacks

OatJack Recipe


This delicious chewy Oatjack recipe is perfect for a mid morning snack or when your craving a sweet treat. I don't have much of a sweet tooth but these are so good and I'm sure you will enjoy them too.


Ingredients

vegan butter / butter of your choice for greasing
250g porridge oats
1/4 tsp cinnamon 
50g raisins
4 medjool dates, stoned and chopped
40g pistachio, chopped
30g desiccated coconut
60g mixed seeds
3 tbsp vegan butter/ butter of your choice
100ml maple syrup
100ml agave nectar
150g of good quality dark chocolate/milk chocolate if you prefer or you could omit using chocolate all together.


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Monday, 16 January 2017

Staying Hydrated in Winter || Beating the Winter Blues - Winter Series

Beat the Winter Blues

Staying hydrated throughout the cold months always seems hard, it's so much easier drinking water during the warmer climates. But it is important to stay hydrated as the air is much drier and this can have an affect on your health, making you feel sluggish and run down. If your struggling with your water intake, then try drinking it warm/hot and flavouring it with a slice of lemon/ginger, drink herbal teas or eat your water.


Pineapple and Mint Infusion

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Monday, 9 January 2017

How to keep motivated to exercise throughout Winter || Winter Series

Beat the Winter Blues

Staying motivated throughout the winter months can be tough, it's so much easier to get going when the sun is shining and the weather is warmer. Not only does it come down to fitness but you find you will comfort eat too. I know all I want to do in the winter months is gather up my food and hibernate like a bear.

We all know that exercises has amazing benefits especially helping to fight SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) exercise can help to boost feel good endorphins which will elevate your mood and make you happier. So get your butt moving. 

Team Macmillan coach Phil Roberton, a fitness & biomechanics expert, says:



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