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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Dance – a powerful healing tool

I don’t need scientific evidence, to prove to me that dancing is good for my health, on every level. But the science on dance is a powerful validation of what ‘us dancers’ know: dancing is deeply connected with happiness, lifts our moods and makes us feel positive. Research shows that dance demands a heightened level […]

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My 3 mantras

I just decided to share with you my 3 mantras that I write about in my book Eat Dance Shine: It’s never too late to take charge of your health. Even small changes can make a difference. It’s what you do every day that matters. They give me hope; they make the mission of great […]

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hosting a Nia masterclass

Wow, phew, yey and woohoo! It started this morning with a quick drive down to Terminal 2 at LHR. The traffic was wonderfully light on the M25 at 7.30am and to my surprise Helen Terry was immediately there by my car at the ‘drop off’ bay, with 2 suitcases, ready to jump in. Enough time […]

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