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January 2016

Whatever your plans for 2016, most of us start January considering making some sort of change for the better in terms of our health and fitness, and the good news is, there’s lots of choice and support around to help us achieve it!

Wake Up to a Great Start

Farmhouse Breakfast Week 2016 from January 24 – 30, 2016 aims to raise awareness of the benefits of eating a healthy breakfast and demonstrating the wealth of wonderful breakfast produce available around the country. All stages of the food chain, from farmers to food producers to retailers and consumers are encouraged to get involved and hold events to promote the importance of starting the day with a good breakfast. Activities include tasting sessions, breakfast competitions, special breakfast menus and school breakfast clubs. Find out more at

One-Stop Shop for Sport

Chances are at some time in your life you’ve made a New Year’s resolution – and then broken it. This year, stop the cycle of resolving to make change and then not following through. If your resolution is to take better care of yourself and get healthy, Podium 4 Sport is here to help. With a huge range of fitness equipment, clothing, footwear and bikes they are your one stop shop for all your sporting needs. Podium 4 Sport is located at 40 Montgomery Road and open 7 days a week. Visit

Helping Your Skin Shine

Rejuvenate Anti-Ageing Clinic specialises in non-surgical cosmetic procedures designed to enhance or improve your facial features. Recently opened in the luxurious surroundings of the Culloden Medi Spa, all procedures are personally carried out by Dr Damien McNally, who has over 20 years of experience as an NHS doctor and completed fully accredited training in Botox and dermal filler administration in 2014. He is assisted by his trusted team of nurses, healthcare and admin assistants.

Rejuvenate offer anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers. These are very popular treatments used to slow the signs of ageing and to celebrate the New Year they are thrilled to be able to offer all their clients more than 30 per cent off anti-ageing treatments. This fabulous promotion will be running until springtime to give all potential customers every opportunity to consult with them to discuss how they can freshen their look or appearance. For more information visit

Getting Sugar Smart

The Change4Life campaign have launched a new Sugar Smart app to help parents see how much sugar there is in everyday food and drink following the shocking revelation that four-to-10-year-olds consume over 5,500 sugar cubes a year, or around 22kg - the average weight of a 5-year-old!

The free app works by scanning the barcode of products and revealing the amount of total sugar it contains in cubes and grams. Five major supermarkets have also pledged to support the campaign through educating and helping customers to make healthier food choices when shopping.

Change4Life has also created an eye-opening short film to warn parents about the health harms of eating and drinking too much sugar, including becoming overweight and tooth decay.In 2013, almost a third (31%) of 5-year-olds and almost half (46%) of 8-year-olds had tooth decay, the most common reason for 5-to-9-year-olds being admitted to hospital. The film brings to life the excessive amount of sugar consumed by the average child per year, currently 3 times the new maximum recommended daily amount.

The recommended daily maximum added sugar intake is:
19g, that’s 5 sugar cubes for children aged 4 to 6
24g, that’s 6 sugar cubes for children aged 7 to 10
30g, that’s 7 sugar cubes for children aged 11 or older

A fifth of 4-to-5-year-olds and a third of 10-to-11-year-olds are overweight or obese. Overweight children are more likely to become overweight adults making them more prone to a range of serious health problems, such as heart disease, some cancers and Type 2 diabetes.

Search ‘Change4Life’ online to download the new free app and get hints and tips to cut down on sugar.

Meet Your Weight-Mate

It can seem tough to ditch the snacks and takeaways for more nutritious meals and regular exercise, but not only is it achievable, it can be enjoyable too! The new weight-mate app from safefood is a free weight loss app offering you the support you need to lose weight the healthy way. Because it has been developed with safefood's leading nutrition experts, you'll benefit from the most trusted information and proven ways to eat right and lose weight.

Inside you'll find everything you need to achieve your goals, whether it's saying "no" to that chocolate bar or saying "yes" to getting up off the couch. You can plan your meals with the food diary, track your calories and set weight and activity goals. Losing weight with friends can also increase motivation as well as being great fun, that’s why weight-mate allows you to and connect with others to offer words of encouragement and organise group activities.

You can take the journey to a healthier 2016 and beyond by downloading the weight-mate app for free from the App Store or Google Play, find out more at

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