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Simple Diet Swaps at Christmas

It’s CHRISTMAS! And that means one thing...  it’s time for the festivities to commence!   Christmas is a time of the year where you can let your hair down, spend time with friends and family, eat delicious foods and have a drink or two!   However, with the many delicious...

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The Ultimate Christmas Dinner

You deserve to treat yourself for Christmas this year, so why not make the ultimate Christmas dinner, with this selection of recipes from our top chefs?   Chestnut and Apple Soup Serves 4. 319 kcal per portion. Ingredients 15g Unsalted butter 1 Large onion 1 Stick of celery 1 Carrot 2 Braeburn apples 350g Peeled chestnuts 1 litre Chicken stock...

Walk Faster and Reduce Your Risk of a Stroke

It has been well documented that walking speed and grip strength are reliable measures for predicting the risk of falls in the elderly (1,2,3,5). However, It is less well known that by simply walking a little faster we can be reducing our risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke later in life. A recent meta-analysis study (4) found that individuals who...

Jonple's Favourite Christmas Treats

You definitely deserve a treat this Christmas, so why not try one of these delicious festive favourites from our top chefs?   Mince Pie Makes 12 portions. 523 kcal per portion. Ingredients 375g Plain flour 250g Butter 125g Caster sugar 1 Medium free-range egg 2 x 400g Jars mincemeat 2 Tangerines 1 Apple 15g Icing Sugar   Poached Pear Makes...

Christmas Market-style Recipes

In light of the Pandemic and the Christmas Markets being cancelled, Jonple have created a Mulled Wine and Hot Chocolate recipe for you to enjoy your own Christmas Market experience at home!   Mulled Wine 125kcal per portion / Video shows 6 portions  Ingredients for 3 portions 2 18.7cl bottles of red wine (cabernet sauvignon or merlot) 37.5ml apple juice...

Exercise to Fight Covid-19

Does physical activity have an impact upon your susceptibility in contracting Covid-19 and can physical fitness control the severity of your symptoms? The latest studies are suggesting that this could be that case (1).  With the most recent social restrictions and people staying at home, accompanied by the gym closures, are we reducing the opportunity to increase our body's immune...

Have a turkey-free Christmas with these alternative dinner recipes

Christmas dinner doesn't have to be turkey. Our top chefs have cooked up some of the tastiest turkey substitutes that would sit proudly on your Christmas table.   Beetroot wellington Serves 4, 411 kcal per portion. Ingredients 500g Raw beetroot  200ml Red wine vinegar 25ml Sherry vinegar 100g Caster sugar 20g Star anise 20g Mustard seeds 200g Spinach (to wrap...

Stoptober

If you’re reading this then you’re probably affected by smoking in some way or another.   This is where STOPTOBER might be right for you!       Although smoking is decreasing within the UK, smoking-related deaths average around 80,000 per year which is nearly 3 times the amount of obesity deaths and nearly 8 times that of alcohol-related deaths....

World Menopause Day

Aged between 40 and 55?   Learn how to spot the signs of menopause and act quickly. Although some women may experience a premature onset of menopause under the age of 40, the average ages tend to be between 45 and 55 years. If not addressed early, it can lead to significant health consequences. Additionally, being checked could explain why...