fitness

The Real Stories of Retired Athletes

Talented filmmaker Sofija Korf has been following our brilliant author Hazel Gale around for an Instagram documentary #afterwewin. Hazel’s book FIGHT explores how while training as a competitive boxer and kickboxer, Hazel Gale developed anxiety issues that led to emotional and physical burnout. Discovering cognitive hypnotherapy not only helped her back on the road to health, but […]

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Peanut Butter and Chickpea Blondies

Peanut Butter & Chickpea Blondies

Who knew chickpeas could be so versatile? Being high in fibre and protein, they add great texture to these white brownies, and the overall recipe is relatively low in sugar compared to shop-bought versions. I’m not quite sure which tastes better, the raw batter or the finished treats, but licking the spoon is definitely one […]

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Foundation Training Instructors

Foundation Training Instructor: A Day In The Life

Mora McGovern is Scotland’s first Certified Foundation Training Instructor and teaches private and group classes at her thriving business near Aberdeen. She coaches people in Foundation Training body weight exercises – helping them to improve their posture and flexibility, providing a long-term cure for the back pain and muscular tension caused by sedentary lifestyles, and […]

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Miso Salmon, Black Rice & Asian Greens

Miso is a traditional Japanese food made from fermented soya beans, rice or grain and salt. It might sound a bit strange if you’ve never tried it, but it adds the most amazing, intense flavour to this simple recipe for miso salmon, black rice and Asian greens and it’s something I always have in my […]

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Healthy Fried Chicken Sandwich

California ‘Fried’ Chicken Sandwich

As a family with four teenage children, we are always looking for healthy ways of preparing not-so-healthy fast food favourites like pizza, burgers and fried chicken. This recipe is brilliant because it is a healthy ‘fried’ chicken sandwich. It has the satisfying crunch from the chicken and the creaminess of the mayo, but is actually […]

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Prawn Waldorf Salad

Prawn Waldorf Salad

This prawn Waldorf salad is a twist on the classic combination of crunchy apple, grapes, celery and walnuts, which would be really good for you if it wasn’t then coated with a thick layer of mayonnaise. I’ve added prawns for extra protein and swapped the calorie-rich mayo for a much lighter Greek yoghurt dressing, so […]

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Carrot Cake Macaroons

Carrot Cake Macaroons

These carrot cake macaroons are not to be muddled up with French macarons, which are those delicate meringue spaceships that are full of sugar and can be a bit tricky to cook outside a professional pastry kitchen. These are the coconut macaroons of my childhood, updated to taste a lot like carrot cake but without […]

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Digme

Caoimhe Bamber, Digme Fitness Founder: A Day In The Life

Caoimhe Bamber is co-founder of Digme Fitness – named after a beach in Kona, Hawaii which is the start line for the famous Ironman World Championship. Geoff, Digme’s CEO and Caoimhe’s husband, has twice completed this incredible event, so to them, Digme is hugely significant. Their aim with Digme Fitness is to help people set their […]

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The Story Behind Kilted Yoga

In 2016 I was asked to become a contributor to BBC The Social, an online platform that features creative people across Scotland. Kilts in hand, Tristan and I went to the Hermitage in Perthshire; it reminded me of where I grew up and its setting encapsulates features of the Scottish landscape. We were freezing the […]

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Door Stretch

Do The Splits: Week Four

Now you should really be noticing a difference! If you’ve finished last week’s exercises, you can now move on to week four. Week 4 BASIC STRETCH: Towel Stretch (see week one) BASIC STRETCH: Sumo Stretch (see week one) WEEK 4 STRETCH: Door Stretch Find a doorway where the walls on either side are in the […]

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