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Top tips for a lean and mean Christmas

Top tips for a lean and mean Christmas

The festive season is here!!! It can be ignored no longer.  The trees, decs and crazy lights are in every possible urban orifice. The work doos are booked, the party and Christmas social invites are flooding in and the ‘who’s going to who’s for Chrimbo dinner’ family domestics, have long since been discussed and planned. … Continue reading

Keep Calm and Be Mindful.

Keep Calm and Be Mindful.

I received a letter in the post the other day.  As soon as I saw the handwriting on the envelope I knew who it was from and decided to find a quiet space to have some alone time to absorb the words inside that envelope.  So I went to the downstairs loo, the only safe … Continue reading

Liberate yourself from the scales

Liberate yourself from the scales

I’d like you to imagine a scenario. You’ve embarked on regime of healthy eating and exercise.  A month or so has gone by with you having the willpower of posh spice, the fitness regime of a tuned athlete and the inner Zen of a Buddhist monk.  Your clothes are looser, your skin is glowing, your hair … Continue reading

The quest for killer abs

The quest for killer abs

The quest for killer abs can be likened to the search for the Holy Grail or possibly the hunt for a perfect fitting pair of jeans (which in my experience is even more elusive).   One of the questions I get asked the most relating to health and fitness by friends and colleagues is “what is … Continue reading