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Join me as I make the most of all that is healthy in Edinburgh! 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!! To receive our … Read more…

Edible Gardening – The Royal Botanic Garden helps us plan ahead for this growing season

I’ve spent so many hours wandering around the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh,  enjoying the fresh air and foliage, no matter what the season.  I’ve read the plaques and little signs but I’ve never taken the time to find out the history of the Garden or to find out more about how they manage to provide … Read more…

The Floatarium Spa  – De-stressing Edinburgh for over 20 years

After the heart racing stress of ‘nearly’ leaping 100ft in the air, I knew I had to:  Dye my hair, which turned white when I leaned over the rail and looked at the tiny dot like people below Head back to The Floatarium Spa for some serious relaxation! To me, floating quietly in a warm … Read more…

“Jellyfication of the legs?…… Welcome to Hydro Spin!!”

I love Spinning®.  I love swimming.  So when I was invited by simplyhealth to attend a promotional Hydro Spin class (also known as Aqua Spin) at Edinburgh Leisure’s Royal Commonwealth Pool of course I said Yes!  Simplyhealth is a healthcare provider that promotes creating ‘healthy habits’ such as healthy eating and routine exercise.  In order … Read more…

Adrenaline Junkie Alert:  Aerial Assault at EICA, …. Embrace The Fear!!

When I started the Healthy Edinburgh blog, I pictured myself running around the glorious streets of Edinburgh – going for lots of massages, chilling out in spas, going to dance classes and yet here I am, harnessed up, heart-racing, ready(?) to leap 100ft in the air after being invited to the re-launch of the AERIAL ASSAULT … Read more…

Contini Cannonball – lovingly bringing together history, heritage and the best Scottish, seasonal produce

I’ve been going to quite a few ‘Yelp’ events lately.  Sure, they are often centred around food, but I’ve found that they are also a great way to meet people who love going out and exploring their city and to get to try out and support local businesses; supporting your local businesses is a great … Read more…

 ‘Escaping’ the Chaos and Indulgence of the Holidays at the Sheraton’s One Spa

My top tips for getting the most out of the ‘Escape’ hydrotherapy package so you get the maximum health benefits of relaxing, de-stressing and detoxifying It’s Christmas Day, 2014.  The sun is shining.  We’ve just finished a walk up Arthur’s seat (dressed in our Santa Run suits of course). Our family dinner is not until … Read more…

The Great Edinburgh Santa Run Celebrates its 10th Anniversary with Festive Frivolity

The annual Santa Run;  you couldn’t ask for a healthier way to start the holiday season….exercise, fresh air,  music, laughter, all shared with thousands of ‘Santas’ coming together to support a great charity, When You Wish Upon a Star Over the years, I’ve seen the pictures and heard the stories.  Thousands of Santa’s helpers, all … Read more…