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Lace Up Your Trainers For The Birmingham Half Marathon

September 29, 2015

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September 13th saw the biggest half marathon take place in Newcastle, with top athletes including Mo Farah, David Weir and Shelly Woods – all who won their respective races – were joined by 57,000 other runners. Whilst Newcastle and the North of England were able to bask in the glory of the Great North Run, […]

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Birmingham Natures Lovers: Kings Heath Park & Highbury Park

August 5, 2014

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Kings Heath Park & Highbury Park As these parks are so close to one another, that you could feasible walk from one to the other, I thought I’d write them up as one. We started off at Kings Heath Park, which is a very picturesque and well-kept park, with a more formal feel.  As there […]

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Personal Training Rocky lV Style

August 29, 2013

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Thanks to Brum Faves, I took full advantage of the offer of a free personal training session with Pete Baldwin. Despite being a pretty active person (a drummer, fan of walking briskly everywhere, hyperactive, neuorotic, waver of arms, killer elbows), I wanted to refresh and address a few issues such as changing up my physical […]

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Stop Smoking? Don’t Even Start!

August 7, 2013

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By Lorraine Saint John How smoking plays havoc with your skin When I used to partake in the practice, most of the advice I read to try and counteract my habit would be to “take large doses of antioxidants” or to “detox with milk thistle” or “take lots of vitamin C! Which led me to […]

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6 Cool Tips For Fitness In The Heat

July 30, 2013

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Advice from Pete Baldwin Exercising in hot weather puts extra stress on your body. If you don’t take care when exercising in the heat, you risk serious illness. Both the exercise itself and the air temperature increase your core body temperature. To help cool itself, your body sends more blood to circulate through your skin. […]

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