Bread - friend or diet foe?
03 Apr 2013

Guest blog: ‘Why my girlfriend told me to get fat’

A local personal trainer is considering gorging on junk so he can ‘understand how his clients feel’. Jango Alptekin, who is running taster bootcamp sessions next week from April 8

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Healthy eating blog
18 Mar 2013

Guest blog: ways to burn belly fat for summer, part two

Today was a slow starter for me and a lot of Bournemouth. Yes, as the weekends get busier the weekdays seem to be getting less productive – and, much as

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12 Mar 2013

Guest blog: top tips to burn belly fat

Summer is coming and we are SO not ready for bikini season. The snow certainly doesn’t help… It has us craving macaroni and cheese, soup and toast, toast, toast. This

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15 Feb 2013

Guest blog: horse meat scandal cooks up controversy

Horse meat – never say neyyyyver? A Bournemouth personal trainer and health expert has cooked up controversy by writing a blog suggesting that trying horse meat – or kangaroo, crocodile,

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04 Feb 2013

Photos: Urban Ripple Aid charity day

Founded in 2012 Urban Ripple is formed by a group of local people that have a desire and willingness to change – change the way we live, work, interact. It

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Fish fingers and sweet potato cubes
14 Jan 2013

Healthy eating recipes: fish fingers with sweet potato cubes

Perfect for kids of all ages, these homemade fish fingers are a healthy alternative to a trip down the chippy. Sweet potato cubes are winter warming and low GI, to

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02 Jan 2013

Spa news: Beauty Rooms launch at Menzies Bournemouth Carlton hotel

As the New Year detox beckons, it’s time to take care of yourself and your health. Spas are one of my favourite things to write about, not just because a

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21 Nov 2012

National Freelancers Day: why working for yourself is good for the soul

It is National Freelancers’ Day and the ideal time to consider working for yourself. Online accountants Crunch Accounting shows that 47% of all UK freelancers would never be tempted back

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19 Nov 2012

Christmas stress: preparation is key to enjoying festive days (and nights)

“’Tis the season to be jolly, la la la la la la la la la…” – or is it? Many of us struggle when we sense Christmas is coming. You

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19 Nov 2012

The Queens Hotel launches New Year bootcamp

Treat yourself this Christmas by knowing that you can start 2013 the right way by getting fit, eating well and having fun, all with the help of the Queens Hotel

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