6 WAYS TO EAT PORRIDGE 0

Hot, Hearty and wholesome, a bowl of porridge is a soothing meal to wake up to. This is taken from the recipe book Nourishing recipes for breastfeeding mums by Contented Calf.   1. Plain and simple Soak 40g of oats in 100ml cold water overnight. In the morning tip the oats and water into a small pain and add 100ml of whole milk. Simmer over low heat for 5 mins, until it has thickened. Serve topped with 1 tbsp natural yoghurt and a drizzle of honey 2. Fresh fig and almond Soak 40g of oats in 100ml cold water overnight. [&hellip

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Posted on 17, July 2013

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Pilates in Cowley 0

Pilates in Cowley – Asian Cultural Centre, Oxford I run a beginner/intermediate pilates class at the Asian Cultural Centre, Manzil Way, Cowley in Oxford. The class is on a Friday 11-12pm and usually runs on a 6-8 week block bookin If this is a class that would interest you please get in touch. You will need to bring your own mat, towel and water for the class.       &nbsp

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Posted on 19, June 2013

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Pilates in Oxford 0

Physically-fit offers a variety of Pilates classes in and around Oxford, to all fitness levels. The classes are usually run on a 6-8 week block booking but you can pay as you go if you prefer. The group classes are run from Headington, Cowley and Garsington all based in Oxford. Please see the timetable for further information on specific locations. Pilates can improve your posture, core strength, flexibility, and co-ordination with the ability to modify in endless ways while changing the body quicker and more effectively.  The classes are designed to be in small groups, where I can focus on correction [&hellip

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Posted on 19, June 2013

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How to train your ‘core’ without doing sit ups? 0

How to train your ‘core’ without doing sit ups? The most effective way to get integral core strength throughout your body is to do training that involves Pillar Strength. Pillar strength is the foundation for all movement. It consists of your hip, core and shoulder stability.   Those three areas provide a centre axis from which to move. Think of your body as a wheel. Your pillar is the hub and your limbs are the spokes. How it works? It’s impossible to move your limbs efficiently and forcefully if they’re not attached to something solid and stable. That’s your pillar—all the [&hellip

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Posted on 13, June 2013

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Why Sit ups don’t give you a flat stomach?! 0

Why sit ups don’t give you a flat stomach!! Everyone wants a flat stomach, but are we doing the right exercises to help achieve our ultimate goal of that wash board stomach?! Current trends in the fitness industry encourage us all to do 100 crunches, rotational crunches, knees bent or straight crunches, crunches on a stability ball to name a few. However, after years of doing the same popular ‘core’ exercises you still continue to do them although you see no changes in your shape or stomach tone. In fact you suffer back and neck pain from perhaps over-doing it!  [&hellip

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Posted on 13, June 2013

in Category Exercises

Myths about exercising during pregnancy? 0

Recently, I have met a few women who are just into their second trimester and used to be active but stopped when they found out they were pregnant. They have come to me to find out what they can and cannot do but what I have noticed over the years is the same questions being asked, not just is it safe to exercise during pregnancy but can I work my abdominals, can i continue running during my pregnancy, should my heart rate stay below 140bpm? In pregnancy there are so many myths and preconceptions about exercises so I thought I [&hellip

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Posted on 17, April 2013

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Back Pain/Sacroilliac Joint Pain 0

Do you suffer or been diagnosed with Sacroilliac Joint Pain? Please get in touch!! Well if you have/do, I totally understand where you come from as I too have suffered and still undergoing day to day rehabilitation for the dysfunction and Ican highly recommend a few exercises that can help to address the issue which might not go away overnight but its a step in the right direction. For anyone that suffers from SIJ pain its a rather constant annoying pain that never seems to leave your side. When you get up from a chair or roll over in bed [&hellip

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Posted on 25, February 2013

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Prolapse and Running 0

Have you had a baby? Do you suffer from a vaginal prolapse? This story could inspire you to get checked by the right health professional and get the help you deserve. If you are suffering in silence you are not alone but you need to seek professional medical advice. “I first started running in 2001 when my sister and I decided to run a ten mile race for charity.  I soon became hooked and joined a running club, completing numerous races over the next ten years and running an average of 35 miles per week. When I became pregnant in [&hellip

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Posted on 22, November 2012

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IT Band Pain 0

Are you someone who suffers with IT band pain? This is a very common problem resulting in lateral pain from repeated knee flexion and extension (running) where the IT band rubs against the bone. This can be as a result from instability at the pelvis or perhaps incorrect gait (pronation of the foot when striking down in running). How to treat this condition? 1. Reduce the inflammation 2. Seek physical therapy from a health professional 3. Massage therapy can help reduce the pain (however if there is a gait or pelvis instability, you need to address your postural alignment, this [&hellip

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Posted on 21, November 2012

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