Hey, How You Doing?

You may be fed up with your New Year’s resolution around about now and feeling highly tempted to start smoking, put your trainers in storage until next January or smash the glass to your emergency chocolate bar, this is why I don’t believe in New Years resolutions….. Read more ›

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2017…the year of the successful New Years Resolutions!

Happy New Year to you all!

The festivities have flown passed and life is now returning back to normal. We have all felt disorientated for the past few days, not knowing if it’s Tuesday or Friday and absolutely no chance of guessing the date because we were out of our regular routine. We don’t like change and it doesn’t take long for us to fall back into our old habits, good and bad. Read more ›

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‘Real’ men don’t suffer from depression, do they…?

76% of UK suicide cases are men; obviously, ‘real’ men don’t suffer from depression, do they…?

When we have a baby there is a lot of advice and thousands of books available showing us how to get their wind up (or down) ,h elp them sleep through the night and cut their perfect little gnashers pain free. But, as soon as they grow up into little people the advice dries up and we’re left with our own experiences learned from our parents to guide us into moulding them into adults. Read more ›

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SLL – Raising funds for Specialist Gym Equipment

SLL fund facebookI am a very happy lady at the moment. Not that I’m usually a miserable one but at this particular moment I am elevated to another level. The reason for this is that I love it when a plan comes together, when something that starts off as a good idea actually becomes reality. People have worked hard and joined with me to make things happen, people are sharing my excitement and it’s a great feeling.

Now what is she banging on about I hear you cry, well I shall tell you! Read more ›

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Is there such thing as Heavy Bones?

Can we really blame our big bones for being overweight? Read more ›

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How do we get fitter?

Were you sitting on your sofa the other Sunday chomping on your breakfast in your onesie watching 39,000 people bravely run/ walk / crawl around the streets of London? Did you put your food down for a couple of seconds and did you just for a split second actually think ‘ I want to do that, I want to be part of the London Marathon’ But then quickly came to your senses and stuffed the rest of your toast in your mouth safe in the knowledge that ’people like you’ don’t run marathons; you’re not built for that, they were all born with an athletic ability, you were born to watch them and eat… Read more ›

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Active Seniors!

I recently attended a fantastic ‘Older Persons Keeping Safe’ event at the Stevenage Arts and leisure Centre organised by the Herts Fires Service and the Stevenage Borough Council. 200 older people and over 30 stands representing a variety of services in the community attended and there was loads of advice and information throughout the day. My colleague Chris and I gave a presentation on the importance of being active as we get older and we are pleased to say that everyone joined in with our chair based exercise session! Read more ›

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Portion Sizes

I recently went out for dinner to a lovely local pub restaurant and chose a fish dish from the menu. When it arrived the waiter staggered over with the plate which barely managed to accommodate the meal. Read more ›

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Beer v fitness!!

The Stevenage Arts and Leisure Centre is a busy place, there’s always something going on here; lots of physical activity and sports as you would expect, weddings, comedians, singers, the theatre, restaurant and most recently, the Healthy Hub.

The other week as I wrote this, I was looking out of my office door at a queue of predominantly men…. Read more ›

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Meal replacements- should you or shouldn’t you?

According to statistics, this is the week when we give up on our New Year’s resolutions, the nicotine patches are making their way to the back of the drawer, the exercise sessions have reduced from 20 sessions in one week to well, none and the nutribullet has made it into the cupboard where the juicers and other prospective life changing gadgets go to die. Read more ›

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