Nia student Spotlight

With Lynette Malitskie “When I began Nia I had not yet been diagnosed with a heart ailment. It was late 2013 on walking past the Kings Langley Village Hall one Tuesday morning, I heard the haunting music, and was drawn-in, to see where it was coming from. Needless to say I was transfixed as I […]

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4 reasons to give Veganuary a go!

Having supported my husband in reversing heart disease (the drug-free way) over the last 2 years by following a vegan diet and reducing stress, I am rather passionate (but not militant) about a plant based diet, aka vegan. Following a vegan diet has become a fashionable way to eat in the last few months and years. […]

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3 ways to shine

Today is the Winter Solstice and as we approach the busy family celebrations of Christmas I am reminded that it is important to destress, stay calm and connect to joy and peace. 3 ways to do this: 1. Walk in nature The Peace of Wild Things When despair for the world grows in me and […]

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The Times got me talking about almond milk

As I was leaving the post office yesterday I spotted an article in the Times newspaper about the value of eating a small amount of nuts each day to help reduce the chances of heart disease. This prompted me to go home and make a video on ‘the how and why’ of making and drinking […]

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Plant-based Formula 1

Even if you don’t follow Formula One it is likely that you will have heard of UK’s Lewis Hamilton who won his 4th F1 World Championship making him the most successful British racing driver ever! Personally I don’t have an interest in F1 racing but I do frequently overhear it being discussed in our household, […]

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Turning Super Sixty – Lifelong Vitality

Today, on the eve of turning Super Sixty, our focus in the Nia class was the 13 joints, moving our main joints ( ankles, knees, hips, wrists, elbows, shoulders and spine) in comfortable ways with the intent to feel good as we age, to have ‘age-ility’. This led to an interesting discussion at coffee afterwards, […]

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What I wrote to the FT on ‘Gut Instinct’

The article Gut Instinct in Saturday’s FT on 7th January describes the detox diet at Grayshott Spa that eliminates sugar, dairy, wheat, caffeine and alcohol. Developing the long-term habit of cutting out sugar and refined carbohydrates has to be praised. But I am concerned about the central recommendations to eat “lots of good-quality animal protein […]

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Eating may not kill you, but sofas do!

This time of year there are so many opportunities to eat, ahem, overeat! Of course I love food as much as the next person, but health has become more important to me as I age. And one way to enjoy food (and I mean wholesome Real food) even more, is to deserve it, by exercising. […]

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My best smoothie yet!

Well worth the 06.30 start. Because now, a couple of hours later, we are sitting in a beautiful New Forest clearing. Warm in the car, surrounded by oak, I’m sipping my Wild Blueberry Spinach Smoothie. And I just had to share it with you; it would be rude not to. I made it last night, […]

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