Seafish Launches New Campaign Urging People to Eat More Fish

MasterChef winner Jane Devonshire and Edinburgh based Seafish, the UK’s authority on seafood, have joined forces to urge the UK to fall in love with seafood with the launch of a new nationwide campaign teaching parents and children how to cook simple seafood suppers. ‘Back to School’ will see parent and child cookery classes rolled out across More...

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By Nigel Duncan On Friday, August 25th, 2017
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Daily Mile Nation target for Scots

Initiative to get people walking, jogging or running a mile a day Schools, nurseries, colleges and universities are being urged to help Scotland become the first Daily Mile Nation. Around 800 Scottish primary schools More...

By Ola On Wednesday, July 19th, 2017
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Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017 – Polyphony: ‘Stand Up Therapy’

Part TED talk. Part storytelling. Part stand up. This is Stand-Up Therapy. In an Edinburgh Fringe first, Ola Aralepo showcases his research, conducted at London’s Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. The More...

By Nigel Duncan On Sunday, July 2nd, 2017
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Chief Medical Officer gives advice on physical activity during pregnancy

The UK’s chief medical officers released new advice on physical activity for expectant mothers, believed to be the first of its kind in the world last week. The new recommendations aim to reduce issues such More...

By Mike Smith On Thursday, June 15th, 2017
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Obesity on Rise as Quarter of European Teens Eat Sweets Daily

A World Health Organisation (WHO) report paints a ‘bleak picture’ of young people eating and drinking too much sugar and spending too much time sitting down. A quarter of adolescents in England and More...

By Mike Smith On Tuesday, May 16th, 2017
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Young Women Smokers More at Risk of Heart Attack

All smokers are at risk, but younger women have the highest risk, a study led by Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and University of Sheffield shows. Women smokers under the age of 50 are nearly More...

By Nigel Duncan On Saturday, May 6th, 2017
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Community grant gives people with disabilities chance to learn to play and perform music

Young people who will benefit from the support.  Picture by  Anne Binckebank People with disabilities in Edinburgh will get access to new opportunities to learn to play, perform and record music thanks to a grant More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Friday, April 28th, 2017
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Edinburgh Leisure will help you stay fit for life

Edinburgh Leisure say that if your new year’s resolutions of getting fit never materialised, it’s not too late to get started. Instead of wishing and wanting, start doing and resolve to get fit for life, not More...

By TaraD On Monday, April 24th, 2017
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New tech encourages active Young Scots

A new national digital development which rewards young Scots for being physically active has been launched by Scotland’s youth citizenship and information charity, Young Scot. ‘Connect Your Tech’ gives More...

By swingpatrol On Saturday, April 1st, 2017
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Swing Success to launch new fitness workout In Edinburgh

Duncan Bannatyne wanted to try it in health clubs and Piers Linney was looking for “the Zumba of Swing”. Now SwingTrain, the joyful cardio fitness workout is launching in Scotland, aiming to branch out across More...