Moon & Hare: Don’t be fooled by the name – this Clean Eating cafe serves vegetarian and vegan fare that is a far cry from Rabbit Food

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Do you think healthy food can’t taste good?  Do you think you can’t get healthy food in a hurry or that locally sourced, healthy food costs the earth?  Then you probably haven’t been to the new Moon & Hare artisan eatery and deli at 167 Bruntsfield Place. And if you hate having to ask – … Read more…

Is it a Bike?  Is it a Raft?  Is it Boat?  No, it’s Akwakat!

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It’s early on a Friday morning; we wake up and anxiously check the weather.  Our planned outing on the canal will be so much better if the weather holds out. The forecast for the week was pretty bleak but today stood out as the brightest, driest day – unlike our first booking in April which … Read more…

 Yoga in a Vault….. Only in Edinburgh

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Candles, stone vaulted ceiling, rustic wooden floors, trancelike beat, subtle scent of incense… Cabaret Voltaire provided the atmospheric setting; Amanda of Yoga Mix led a dynamic, flowing vinyasa style Yoga class; we donated our fees to the charity Raleigh International. I’ve spent many hours in the basement vault of Cabaret Voltaire (36 Blair Street) – … Read more…

Guest Blog:  Step it Up Dance – sorry grown-ups, this cool urban dance class is for the Kids!! By Lisa McLeod of Step it Up Dance

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I often get messages inviting me to try new fitness classes or therapies, but as I read further into Lisa McLeod’s message about ‘Step it Up Dance’ I quickly came to a realisation….. even though I’m only 5 foot 3, I don’t think I could sneak myself into a Kid’s dance class!!  But these classes … Read more…

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

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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…

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

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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

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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…

Guest Blog:  Edinburgh Run Tour with @Runningdutchie by Marina Ranger, The Running Ranger

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Lucja Leonard (aka the Running Dutchie) loves running and loves Edinburgh.  She has recently combined these two passions to create Edinburgh Run Tours.  Running is a great way to see a new city, get your bearings, hear some stories and pick up some tips from locals. Lucja can completely customise the tours to the time … Read more…

Lululemon Athletica – Creating a calm, healthy ‘Nook’ during the festival madness

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Free yoga classes and samples of healthy snacks from Earthy foods, Lululemon Athletica Edinburgh – I think I’m in love…. “Creating components for people to live longer, healthier, more fun lives”.  That’s the brief but poignant description Lululemon Athletica  have on their Facebook page for their newly opened Edinburgh showroom. So how do they achieve … Read more…