All posts by Mel Thomas

The importance of staying hydrated.

Staying hydrated… …is vitally important. Your body depends on water to survive. Every cell, tissue, and organ in your body needs water to work properly. How much you should drink depends on various factors (age, gender, size, climate, exercise intensity) but the general rule is between 1.5 and 2 litres a day. You can easily […]

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Pilates and running: the perfect complement

Pilates and running go together like gin and tonic, or Superman and Lois Lane. Why? Because they bring out the best in each other, they compliment one another perfectly. How? Let me explain… Pilates improves core stability to keep your running technique stronger for longer: Pilates increases core strength and stability, and when all the muscles […]

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How ‘essential’ are essential oils?

Scented candles are soooo last year. Anyone who’s anyone now proudly owns an oil diffuser and boasts of its gazillions of positive effects. I personally only have, erm, 4! Two in the house, one in the car, and my most favourite of all…my mobile diffuser that plugs into my laptop, so wherever I’m working I […]

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Veganism: all the Kool Kidz are doing it, so should I?

I was talking to a particularly slim and attractive, and therefore somewhat intimidating, vegan foodie the other day, and I found myself slightly distorting the truth to try and win favour with this clearly superior being (no, not you Bea!). She asked about my diet, and I replied: “wherever possible I try to eat Vegan”. […]

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Can Pilates help with depression?

Well done everyone – we’ve got through January, and ‘Blue Monday’ (15/01) claimed to be the most depressing day of the year. There was quite a lot of media coverage about this, and whilst sifting through it I came across another great article recommending Pilates for anyone suffering with anxiety / depression, or indeed anyone […]

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