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Jul 4th, 2013

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Feel the Beet!

This month we have mostly been eating beetroot, in season from July to the end of autumn but available almost year round, tasty and healthy, so what’s not to like, eh? Not only is it great for boosting stamina and making muscles work harder, it also contains potassium, magnesium and iron as well as vitamins […]

Jul 4th, 2013

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Zap that baby fat

As Kim Kardashian and Kanye West celebrate the birth of baby North (North West – are they serious?), we’re wondering how quickly KK will snap back into shape. Like so many LA-based c’lebs no doubt she will be on the treadmill (or the surgeon’s table) PDQ, but we advocate a more measured – and realistic […]

Jul 1st, 2013

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Remember to breathe!

We see many new Personal Training clients who expend so much energy fighting to breathe they’re exhausted almost before they start. Yet with a little work on your breathing technique, you can exercise smarter and smoother and enhance the benefits of your workout. The biggest problem is breathing while running, but with these simple tips […]

Jun 15th, 2013

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Hot news

Hot ingredients like chilli boost your metabolism by making it work harder, which means they’re good for you! This is one of the many reasons we like to add a spicy kick to all sorts of dishes with Red Rascal Sweet Chilli Ketchup or Rustic Sauce. The flavours are not only fresh and delicious but […]

Jun 10th, 2013

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Did we say healthy?

All hail The Dirty Thoughts of Cheryl Cole – the antithesis of all things healthy, and a heroic effort on the part of one Newcastle pub to persuade our very own diminutive pop heroine to indulge in a hearty meal. The new burger is headlining the new menu at The Brandling Villa in South Gosforth,Newcastle, […]

Jun 5th, 2013

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Max your metabolism!

Your body performs better when you fuel it right, so try these top energy boosters from Amanda: Spinach – rich in iron and vit C, calcium magnesium and vit K to fuel muscles, also helps to break down glucose into energy and support bone health. Now you know why Popeye loves it! Lamb – Lean […]

Jun 4th, 2013

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The cult of kale

Never ones to miss out on a trend, this month we have mainly been eating kale; the curly green leafed veg recently catapulted into the A-list of veg by Hollywood A-lister and super-health guru Gwyneth Paltrow. On her blog Goop, Gwynnie (so irritatingly perfect…) called it “one of the best things you can put into […]

May 10th, 2013

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Focus on fish!

Here’s a focus on fish – and the good news is that most fish are low in fat and cholesterol, a good source of protein and vitamins A and D. Oil-rich fish such as salmon, trout, mackerel, herring and sardines, are an excellent source of Omega-3 fatty acids, which reduce the risk of heart disease, […]

Apr 4th, 2013

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Ditch the diet!

B2A was in London recently to spend a day with the guru of weight management, Paul McKenna. We consider McKenna’s I Can Make You Thin programme a work of genius and his recent workshop inLondonwas fantastically inspiring and also all about common sense; just like our programmes! Here’s a little taster in the form of […]

Mar 15th, 2013

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We’re in print!

As you know, we’re now columnists for the excellent Appetite magazine (free from good delis, farm shops, restaurants and cafes in the North East every six weeks)and the new edition comes out today! This month, the healthy pages feature TV chef Marcus Bean’s scrummy recipes for British asparagus and our column emphasises the Paul McKenna […]