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Spicy Sweet Potato And Corn Soup

A warming treat on a chilly evening, this soup will have you warmed through and feeling satisfied without heaviness. You'll find it delicious and nutritious because: Sweet potatoes are not only rich in fibre (which is fabulous for supporting a healthy digestive system and aiding weight management), they are also loaded with beneficial antioxidants. Sweet potatoes are especially high in beta-carotene, which is the pigment responsible for their orange flesh. Beta carotene is a powerful antioxidant that can...

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Protecting the largest joint in our bodies

Which one is it?  The knee – the strongest but also the hardest working joint in our bodies. It plays a crucial role in sitting, standing, running and any vertical movement.  Unfortunately most of us have experienced knee pain and injury at some stage. Here are our top tips to keeping your knees healthy. Don’t ignore pain If you have knee pain the sooner you have it assessed the quicker you can begin a plan of...

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Why Yoga?

Yoga is much more than just a good stretch. Here are our 8 top reasons to roll out your mat: Increased flexibility & mobility:  Greater range of motion in your joints makes everyday movements easier Greater muscle strength and tone: You don't need heavy weights to tone and maintain muscle mass Better mental health: Reduced stress and anxiety   Weight reduction: Try a stronger, more active style and speed that heart rate Improved cardio and circulatory...

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Zucchini and Corn Fritters

From the kitchen of Nereda Merrin, here is a delicious, nutritious treat for you to enjoy, perfect as a full meal or a snack. Ingredients: * 1 cup corn kernels * 1 cup zucchini, grated * 2 tsp fresh ginger, finely grated * 1 small red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped * 2 tbsp. coriander leaves, finely chopped * 2 eggs, lightly whisked * 1/3 cup, wholemeal spelt flour * 1 lime, quartered to serve * Extra...

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Meet Theodora…

We're getting to know our Instructors a little better, so we posed our questions to Theodora...

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Eat Screen Free

Eating while you're distracted can lead you to eat faster, feel less full, and mindlessly eat more. Whether this is working on the laptop, watching TV, listening to the radio, or playing a computer game, the type of distraction doesn't seem to matter much. For instance, one research study found that people watching television while eating their meals ate 36% more pizza and 71% more macaroni and cheese. Plus, it seems that the longer the show,...

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Meet Laura…

To help you get to know our wonderful team of instructors, we thought we'd ask Laura a few probing questions...

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Dry Body Brushing

If there is one inexpensive way to increase lymphatic drainage, improve skin texture and achieve brighter, healthier skin it has to be daily dry brushing. Just 3-5 minutes each day can dramatically reduce cellulite, support the lymphatic system in releasing waste and remove dead skins cells, resulting in younger and improved skin condition. The lymphatic system helps to remove waste and dead cells, moving them to the bloodstream for effective removal. While the circulatory system has...

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Meet Annie…

We love you getting to know our Flex Body instructors even better, particularly as they're missing see everyone at live classes. Today we asked Annie a few probing questions...

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Do you struggle with breakfast?

Many people struggle with breakfast and it's very easy to fall into the habit of consuming a processed cereal or piece of toast with a topping for breakfast; it's quick and easy. However by spending just 10 minutes more on your breakfast you can add a lot more variety to your dietary pattern which will benefit your overall health significantly due to the greater mix of macro and micro-nutrients that will be provided to your...

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