Hot yoga is a fitness trend which has really caught on all around the world over the past few years, and remains increasingly popular with celebrities and fitness trendsetters. There are some strong claims about the benefits that hot yoga can bring, and more and more gyms have started to offer this type of class. Naturally, I was curious whether hot yoga is really as ‘hot’ (literally and metaphorically speaking) as it says on the tin. Can it really help detoxify the body, lead to enhanced flexibility, literally melt any excess fat off, and give us super lean and toned…

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With just a few weeks to go until the tennis frenzy takes England over again at Wimbledon, I wanted to write about another game which was at one time even more popular than tennis (I know, it’s hard to believe!). I was inspired when I had the chance to try this game myself last weekend during a fun day out with friends in the countryside. Did you know that it was the game of croquet that was first played on the lawns of this ‘sacred ground’, before tennis took over? The origins of this game are quite obscure – some people claim that it…

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In this day and age there seems to be a wealth of advice, countless different schools of thought and self-empowerment programmes about the right way to live – to be healthy, happy, fit and super successful. Yet, the number of overweight, unhappy, disillusioned, poorly nourished, sleep deprived and stressed out people is higher than ever. Apparently, John Ratey (Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and one of the world’s leading experts in Neuropsychiatry) and Richard Manning (an environmental author and journalist) claim to know the real deal when it comes to resolving our core problems and finding the one true…

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