Reflections and Reconciliation of 2014

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Reflections and Reconciliation of 2014 As we all start to think about the New Year ahead, we also reflect on the year just gone by. The Queen reflected on prominent events from the past year during her Christmas broadcast – speaking of the sculpture of a man and a woman reaching out to embrace each other in the Coventry Cathedral. The sculptor …

The Midlife Sleep Guide

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Do you have trouble sleeping? Do you suffer from insomnia? Is your medication preventing sleep? Insomnia can strike at any age, more serious sleep problems can creep in from the forties onwards, thanks to the menopause, stress, and minor ailments. The over sixties report far more trouble sleeping then any other group. 50% struggle either getting to sleep or to …

On the Right Track: Why Simply Tracking Your Fitness Makes You Fitter!

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The accessibility of modern apps and gadgets has evolved considerably since phones became smart and computers became hand-held. Their role in all areas of our lives is now without question, but one of the areas of biggest impact seems to be with our health. Seriously, technological development has gone hand-in-hospital-glove with the medical revolution which sees more individuals taking responsibility …

Keep Calm and Canaria On!

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  …say goodbye to Stress on the Indulgent Island of Gran Canaria In need of some peaceful time-out and want to escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life?  With Stress Awareness Month in April, what better time to revive your body and spirits and keep stress in check!  Whisk yourself away to one of Gran Canaria’s luxury spa resorts and enjoy a …

Meditation and Yoga Weekend at THE GARAGE

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Are you wanting to learn meditation techniques and practice yoga? Or simply in need of some peaceful time-out and want to escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life?  It’s time for a weekend of discovery and relaxation with a team of respected professionals. Let me introduce you to The Garage, an ancient stopping station at Greta Bridge in rural Teesdale, …

Health benefits of the Power Plate®

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SK-Life Fitness are proud to announce that they have now added a Power Plate® machine to their Private Studio offering clients a course of 25 minute 1-1 sessions.  The Power Plate® gives the body’s muscles a high-speed workout by using vibrations to stimulate them to contract and relax. They generally contract once or twice a second, but by standing on …

Free Health Checks at Macdonald Hotels ‘Spa Collection’

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Many of us hate January, especially when the weather is cold and snowy.  We all want to start the New Year with good intentions of getting fitter and healthier, but it is much harder to keep motivated and positive at this time of year and we all need a helping hand!  If you live in and around Hertfordshire, SK-Life Fitness …

Antioxidant & Immunity Support

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We’re always being told to get more antioxidants into our diet. But what exactly are they, and why are they so important in the pursuit of health? At SK-Life Fitness I look at some of the best ways to include more antioxidants in your diet, whether it’s via the food you eat or the nutritional supplements you take. Essentially, antioxidants …

Health Screening – What is your body composition?

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At  SK- Life Fitness all my clients receive a health screening on a regular basis; which involves checking blood pressure levels and monitoring your body composition in order to establish each individual’s total health and fitness. Your body is comprised of two major components: lean mass and fat tissue. Lean body mass represents the weight of bones, muscles, organs and …

Moddershall Oaks Launches ‘Trim Trails’

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At  SK-Life Fitness I often ask my clients what they think a short definition of a health walk is.  I get many different answers but it is “ a purposeful, brisk walk undertaken on a regular basis.’ Doctors say a good health walk “helps fight of heart disease, high blood pressure and other illnesses as well as aid weight loss”. Introducing just 30 …

Ryvita Thins

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Really crispy and high in fibre, Ryvita thins have 37 calories per slice, are delicious with Guacamole, Cottage Cheese, Hummus and have enough versatility for a different dip every time – fridge contents permitting!!!  Treat yourself to the wheat, rye and multi-seed snack and munch them with soup or salad alone. Ryvita thins help make snacking more fun. Also available …

Mini Pretzels- Light Choices

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Are you looking for a healthy afternoon snack or maybe a pre dinner snack with a glass of wine, that is big on taste and light on calories, sugar and fat? Try light choices sea salt mini pretzel sticks or seat salt & black pepper mini pretzels, with only 0.6g of fat per bag and 94 k calories. They have …

Coconut Water

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Fresh coconut water is naturally isotonic, incredibally healthy and one of the best drinks to hydrate the body with a 330ml serving containing more potassium than two bananas, plus five other naturally occurring electrolytes. Besides it helping to remove toxins for the body it also aids digestion, and has amazing anti- viral, anti-fungal and anti-microbial properties that help cure disease. …

Special K Mini Breaks

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When you are trying to find a healthy snack, whether for yourself because you are watching your weight or for the kids lunchbox, it can often be difficult.  I tried Kellogg’s Special K Mini Breaks that are made of oats, wheat and rice and baked into delicious crunchy thin biscuit bites. They are specially designed and wrapped individually at only …