GP Surgery Opens Gym with Personal Trainer

This is an example of exercise on prescription and lifestyle medicine in practice. Nicola Marchant is a personal trainer and has been employed by The Light GP surgery  in Leeds as a Health Coach. She offers patients free consultations and runs a weekly circuits class...

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Quick and Easy Cauliflower Rice

I tend to batch cook a load of veggies on a Sunday as  part of my meal prep. This is one of handful of my go-to quick and easy vegetable recipes. It makes a great rice substitute with a curry, chilli or stew and an easy way to increase your vegetable intake!  Remove...

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Should the NHS invest more money in preventing disease?

Listen in to my interview on BBC Radio York following the Health Secretary Matt Hancock's announcement on his long-term vision for the NHS,  with the focus on preventing illness by encouraging people to take more responsibility for their own health.He says: "It's...

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Crispy Curly Kale Crisps

Kale is a dark leafy green, packed with nutrients. This is a simple and quick recipe and an easy way to boost your daily veg intake. Line a baking tray with foil or parchment paperLayer with chopped curly kaleDrizzle with olive oil and saltCook for 10-12 minutes at...

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How to look after your skin in winter

Written by Guest Blogger Dr Angela GoyalWith Summer over now and a long winter ahead, our winter health needs some attention. Dark nights and cold weather mean we may not go out and get our regular exercise, we are deprived of vitamin D from the sun and many of us...

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How to kickstart your self care routine

We live in such a busy world where smart-phones and social media make it difficult to disconnect from the busyness. Taking time every day to reconnect with yourself through self-care, is an important part of adopting an overall mindful approach and a good way to make...

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