Ditch the Furniture, Sit on the Floor

We really have no excuse for the amount of time we spend sitting in chairs, on sofas, at the dining table, at the office, in the car, on a bike or even on the toilet.  All of these wonderful inventions that make our lives far too comfortable are robbing us of our...

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Quick Tips for Choosing Safer Products

These tips were taken from the Enviromental Working Group website.  Check it out for more information on all your household products, cosmetics and all information on farming, food and other environmental issues.   Reducing the amount of harmful chemicals you use, eat...

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Heifer to Husk to Healthy(ish)

Again, in support of Michelle Smith at the Pilates Pod, her E Cup Bad Boys (still jealous) and her Your Body Rocks Campaign, here’s my own weight loss story where I experienced both extremes of the body weight scale and everything in between and how...

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Mess Acceptance & The New Hotness

Warning, I don’t do short posts… you’re in for the long-haul here, my friend. My friend, peer and part-time-unaware-that-she-is-my-mentor Mentor at the Pilates Pod, Michelle Smith has started The “Your Body Rocks Campaign” A celebration of our bodies and...

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My Ass Cancer Story

Ten years ago I was lucky enough not to get breast cancer… I got butt cancer instead, but given there isn’t a Butt Cancer Awareness month, we went with supporting Breast Cancer Awareness instead.  This here’s my almost true story, alongside the before and after pics. ...

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Outdoor Kitchen

It's about that time of year when Blackpool starts to see the odd evening of warmer weather. This conveniently coincides with mine and BBE's urge to get the hell outside.  Outdoor cooking is very much back on the agenda now that we have an actual outdoor...

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Lifestyle Hacks

Handstand in a doorframe. As human beings we are genetically wired to make things as efficient, easy and convenient as possible.  But that convenience comes at a price.  We all know that eating convenience food isn’t good for us, but what about convenience...

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A Convenient Life

***Warning - this blog post is a rant - therefore it contains a lot of Yorkshire and a lot of cursing*** This catalogue contains just about every conceivable piece of plastic crap to help you "outsource the work of your body (read movement)*".  Instead of...

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The Squatty Potty

So as previously mentioned it was my fortieth birthday on 12 March and we decided to have a bit of a do (a do-do to be precise pun).  I’m not big on do-dos to be honest, I’d rather be curled up under a duvet with a book, but BBE (best boyfriend ever)...

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Sit to Stand Test

The sit/rise test was revealed in 2013 by Brazilian doctors convinced that it gives a good insight into how long you will live.  It seems that whole body flexibility, mobility, balance and coordination do give some indication of a healthy body and also an...

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