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What is healthy edinburgh?
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Follow my adventures as I discover and share fun activities and businesses in Edinburgh that will help promote personal health and  improve the ‘health’ and ‘well-being’ of this vibrant city.  You may even be inspired to try some yourself!!

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Sweaty Betty Roadshow comes to LifesCycle

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Sweaty Betty started in London with the aim to encourage more women into fitness by providing workout clothes that were both fashionable AND functional (no more stealing your boyfriend’s track bottoms and running shorts!!).  There’s nothing worse than going to … Continue reading

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Belly Dance Taster Class with Elspeth left me hungry for MORE!

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I was checking out the Leith Festival’s programme and of course I went straight to the Dance section – never expecting to find a FREE belly dance taster class!!  I’ve been dying to try belly dancing for ages but most … Continue reading

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Urban Step Class Part 2 – The Scott Monument

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A workout with a VIEW!!!….. Last year we created a walk through the old town of Edinburgh that took us up 763 steps, and down 588.  This hour plus walk was a serious Urban Step Class!  But one thing was missing…… … Continue reading

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Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh – Sunseekers Paradise

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The sun is out, the sky is blue, do you: Close the blinds, crawl in bed and pull the duvet over your head? (NO!!!) Head to a cafe with outside tables? (not a bad option) or Head to your nearest … Continue reading

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Putting REAL FOODS to the “Elimination Diet” Challenge

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Real Foods Passes the Elimination Diet shopping test with Flying Colours! My passion for healthy eating and cooking has led me to enrol on a 3 year Nutritional Therapy course.  As much as I love the theory and study of … Continue reading

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GUEST BLOG: Spa in the City  – Edinburgh’s Annual Festival of Pampering and Relaxation

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Every year we are treated to a weekend of pampering when the city of Edinburgh hosts ‘Spa in the City’.   Normally this just takes place in St. Andrew’s Square but this year it spread out across 3 sites with the … Continue reading

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Earthy Foods – Edinburgh’s coolest place to buy and eat fresh food

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It seems like ages ago since I watched the odd little building sitting on its own just where Canonmills meets the Water of Leith metamorphose and blossom into ‘Earthy Foods’.  Just the name alone gave a BIG hint as to … Continue reading

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Dig-in Bruntsfield –  Greengrocer at the heart of the community

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Walk down nearly any street in one of Edinburgh’s many neighbourhoods and you’re bound to see at least one shop with carboard boxes of veg out on the pavement.  But have a closer look and the veg may not be … Continue reading

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Hula Juice Bar – an Oasis of Goodness

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I love trying new things for my blog – like hanging from the ceiling in a bit of fabric, running around the city in the dark and rain, a day in the spa (if I must!!) …… but sometimes I … Continue reading

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Can Yelp Help? Using Social Media to create a Healthy City

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I travel a bit and whenever I am on the plane back to Edinburgh I like to have a peek round and check out the other passengers.  I’m always shocked just how full the flights always are – all year … Continue reading

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