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Author: Lisa King

Loopy for Scoop!

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The most exciting moment of my week has been my first ever visit to Scoop Wholefoods on White ladies Road. I know! How interesting am I?! There's a tenuous link to health here, so I can pass it as my blog for this week. Health of the planet really. The Scoop shop is brilliant. I am probably very late to this party and you all know about it already, but I live in a small Gloucestershire...
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Life is wonky

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In everyday life we have to use our bodies in a variety of planes and angles, accommodating weights when we are not quite centred. It helps if we can set ourselves up to be balanced and ready before lifting or pulling an object but often it just isn't possible. Sometimes we have to react quickly to our environment and move in an awkward way or carry a cumbersome weight that upsets balance. Ho...
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Plant-based diet all the rage for good reason

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In the current situation where protecting the planet any way we can is foremost in our minds, eating less meat is one way to contribute. If you have seen any of the recent programmes on BBC about food production, in particular meat, you may be easily swayed into joining the 'eat less meat' party. Some of what I've seen is shocking, and now our family is starting to think about how we can...
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My inspiration – my mum

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My inspiration to live a healthy, active lifestyle is my mum. She died in August 2019 aged ninety two. She was feisty, funny, sweet and cheerfully optimistic. She was an avid cyclist all her life, turning to the turbo trainer in the garage when she got too frail to ride on the road. Her passion was keeping fit with cycling and exercises at home. She watched keenly the Tour de France each year...
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Trains : great for your mental health

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Granted, some of you may disagree with me outright. Those of you who travel regularly on trains probably experience excruciatingly irritating delays which play havoc with your mental health. I don’t travel regularly on trains but I am on one today, to Gloucester from Cam & Dursley and back, all within 1hr50. My journey has been calm, hassle free, and restful.I forgot my book and didn’t wa...
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Sit less, move more – it’s imperative.

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My client began her session this week with a rhetorical question along the lines of “what are we doing? So many people flocking into gyms, pumping iron, running on treadmills, sweating on machines.” We cogitated for a while on why we have to do this now, when previous generations to ours had no need for it, obtaining physical fitness from daily chores, frequent walking, more manual jobs. ...
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Greetings from Seville and best wishes for a happy 2020

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Greetings from Seville and best wishes for a very happy and healthy 2020.I hope you achieve your fitness goals in the coming year. Some points I think may help :Set realistic targets that motivate you for your own happiness, not to please others.Take part in exercise that you enjoy.Relish the intrinsic value of physical activity. Intrinsic motivation is closely linked with adherence, rather t...
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Wonderful lemon, egg & chicken soup

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It's not a Christmas dish, but I thought I would share this recipe for a gorgeous, filing soup which provides all you need in a meal. It's from an Abel and Cole cookbook. It's very easy to make, and only uses one pot. It is very tasty, has plenty of protein, and the broccoli provides your veg quota. Also the eggs help to make it satiating. Even our boys enjoy it, so that's a winner for me. ...
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Brighten your day

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When it's dull and dreary outside and you feel lethargic it can feel like a beastly effort to hoist oneself out of a chair in order to exercise. Sitting down is so much easier! Overcoming inertia, that great term from physics, is the hardest part about exercise; once you're going it's so much easier. Once you're into your flow, after a few minutes, the feel good hormones cascade down, war...
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Rake for life!

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In America they call this 'yard work' but here we rather sweetly call it gardening, which sounds less energetic and more pleasant. However, as my Dad and I experienced yesterday, it can be very effortful. We planted three new shrubs and raked a ton of leaves. You don't have to be age 85 to reap the benefits of raking; it's a tough bend, stretch and pull exercise for us all. Add that to the ot...
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