Health & Fitness

Health & fitness:- Inspirational articles and reviews designed to help you to look, and feel, at your best. Advice on diet and nutrition; information on the latest work-outs, and advice and tips from some of Cheshire’s leading fitness specialists.

Marginal Gains

Nxtep, a boutique-style personal training studio in the heart of Knutsford, will be celebrating its third birthday in May and what a ride it’s been. Business is booming – the company has just filed a record quarter, and the team is expanding. Johanna Bolhoven went to catch-up with founder, Laura Hagan, to find out more. […]

Raw Lasagne

Is it just me or is this year is flying by? Quite scary really… especially as summer is fast approaching. So, whilst I’m trying to get my summer body into play, it seems the retail world is wanting to challenge me with chocolate tests! Yes, we are all guilty of it but don’t worry, we […]

Lymm friends run the London Marathon for Parkinson’s UK

Three friends from Lymm raised over £2,000 for Parkinson’s UK, when they ran the Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday 23 April. Claire Wormald, Claire Steed and Sally Tribe, (aged 42, 44, 44) completed the 26.2 mile challenge in the month that Parkinson’s UK has launched its new fundraising campaign We Won’t Wait, highlighting the […]

Manchester City Women scarf the city ahead of their unmissable Champions’ League semi-final

Today, central Manchester woke to find more than 300 Manchester City Women scarves draped, hung and hidden throughout the city, as the date of  their highly anticipated UEFA Women’s Champions League clash against Olympique Lyonnais this coming Saturday draws near. An array of Manchester City Women v Lyon scarves bearing both Club’s colours and crest […]

Come Fishing – to County Sligo

Teresa Krebs and her husband, Pierre, took over Cawley’s Guest House based in Tubbercurry, Co Sligo, after over twenty-five years’ experience working with the Hyatt group internationally. Established in 1964 by Teresa’s parents Joe and Jean Cawley, the guesthouse has been passed down to the next generation to place their mark on Irish hospitality. Renowned […]

Cheshire’s University of Golf

High Leigh Park Golf Club is the perfect example of what a 21st century golf club should be — relaxed, friendly and all inclusive.   Situated on the cusp of Knutsford it’s a club dedicated to the art of golf, with innovative high class teaching facilities packed with state-of-the art equipment; a place where an […]

Football legends support cardiac facility

Football legends Denis Law CBE and Sir Alex Ferguson have paid tribute to the medical care they have received at BMI The Alexandra Hospital, by cutting the ribbon to officially open the hospital’s new hybrid theatre. The new unit  provides people with suspected heart, circulation or neurological conditions with a more precise diagnosis, quicker recovery […]

Make Britain Bee-rilliant for Bees

Nature-lovers are being urged by environmentalists, bee scientists and wildlife gardening experts to help the nation’s under-threat bees by creating pollinator-friendly gardens, schools and neighbourhoods, ahead of this year’s Great British Bee Count (May 19 – June 30, 2017). Now in its fourth year, the Great British Bee Count inspires members of the public to […]

Glaucoma in Cats and Dogs

Paul Adams has a long-standing interest in ophthalmology, gaining his post-graduate certificate in 2011. Over the next few months he will be discussing a range of eye conditions that are commonly seen in general practice with the intention of trying to demystify the eye. Glaucoma is a condition of the eye that can occur in […]

Pet Doctor: Dental disease in cats

‘Periodontal disease’ means any disease that affects the teeth and surrounding structures such as the ligaments or the gums, writes Paul Adams. Essentially, plaque (an invisible bacterial film) forms, just as it would in humans if we did not brush our teeth daily. When it is not removed, it builds up and hardens, forming tartar. […]

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