101 Free and Fit (ish) days out with your kids

So you have your little darlings and you want to get out but there’s more to life (and fun with kids) than theme parks and traffic jams (not to mention cost to consider). We recently asked our Facebook Community for some top tips on days out (or mornings) with children in…

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Want to keep up with your grandkids? Don’t make age your excuse

My first concept of age was my grandparents. The arthritis in my nan’s hips meant climbing the stairs to her flat could take half an hour of excruciating pain. Then my own parents. My dad, who in my eyes was strong enough to do and lift anything, suddenly getting breathless…

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Confessions of a fit family: At home with the Laings

CHRIS and I are often amused by the assumptions people make about us. ‘Fitties’ are often labelled as the fun police. We get invited to dinner only for our hosts to call a little scared as to what we eat. ‘Would fat be offensive?’ ‘Are they life long vegans?’ On the whole we…

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Chocolate Polenta Cake

This cake evolved from a Nigella recipe and a rainy afternoon activity with Isaac, who is rather partial to chocolate cake and munching on walnuts while mummy mixes (many batches of banana cake from spotty bananas have meant walnut munching is now a baking staple). I didn’t intend for it…

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Naomi’s birth story

AS a pre and post natal exercise specialist, NCT volunteer and mum of young children, I’m often surrounded by birth stories. Good, bad and ugly. I had polar opposite experiences with the births of my children, so before the memories fade, I thought the time was ripe to pen my…

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Headaches, push-ups and tennis elbow: The shoulder blade connection

THIS week, across all my classes, there’s a bit of a theme. Clue: They are behind you and you need them to move your arms. Anatomically speaking I’m referring to your scapulae, without the latin they are your shoulder blades. Any arm or shoulder movement is dependent on your shoulder…

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5 Good Health Habits

It’s that time of year when media bombards us with health crazes, detoxes, diets and food fads (and fallacies). So rather than confuse you further, I’m here to simplify life with some easy to adopt, good health habits which should perk up any sluggish system: 1. Start each day with…

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