Combating isolation in York

York Press: Pauline Buchanan, pictured, along with Lind Speidel, are organising a twice-monthly event at Clements Hall for people who would like some company. The events will be held on Wednesdays until 18 February 2015. For a small donation of £2 per person a

3:29pm Monday 18th August 2014

SHARING a meal is one of life's most enjoyable pleasures. Now this simple principle has been extended to help older people in York socialise and meet new people. Kate Liptrot reports.

‘My baby stopped moving’

York Press: Emma Keef and her daughter Annabel at their home in Clive Grove Holgate. (9358702)

3:15pm Monday 18th August 2014

A YORK mum who nearly died after developing a rare form of pre-eclampsia - which caused her unborn baby's heart to stop beating - has told of how they beat all the odds to survive. She speaks to health reporter Kate Liptrot.

Food for thought: Beetroot and butter bean hummus

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3:05pm Monday 18th August 2014

When I first came to Britain, twenty years ago today, beetroot could only be seen in the fresh vegetable section sold in small vacuum packed bags, soggy and pickled in white malt vinegar.

Body, mind and soul: Amazing willpower that inspires me every day

York Press: Manoj Krishna, a consultant spinal surgeon, who believes early treatment offers the best results for back pain

3:00pm Monday 18th August 2014

In my 18 years of practise, I’ve come across many remarkable patients who have battled adversity and come out on top – but perhaps none more so than Carolyn, who has given me permission to share her story with you.

Incredible journey of slimmer Claire

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3:46pm Monday 11th August 2014

AFTER losing nearly eight stone Claire Martin was given a new lease of life. But the weight crept back on again when she had her two children. She tells health reporter Kate Liptrot how she's turned it back around.

Amazing mum is riding high

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3:44pm Monday 11th August 2014

A YORK mum who was given weeks to live before she had a heart transplant is taking part in a remarkable 40 mile bike ride alongside a team of people whose lives have been saved by transplants. Kate Liptrot reports.

World spotlight falls on British eating habits

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3:42pm Monday 11th August 2014

Last week the British Council released the findings of a survey carried out amongst young adults around the world asking them what makes the UK attractive to them. Culture and history were the most popular answers, and when asked what was unattractive about the UK, the most common responses were our drinking habits and our food!

Unhealthy habits of Yorkshire folk revealed

York Press: POSED BY MODEL.File photo dated 12/03/12 of a man smoking a cigarette as children as young as seven are physically affected by their parents smoking, a study has found. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Wednesday July 24, 2013. Those subjected to secon

11:15am Saturday 9th August 2014

YORKSHIRE people are eating, drinking and smoking themselves into ill-health, according to a report by a York-based health firm.

Skypenosis - hypnosis via a webcam

York Press: MIND OVER MATTER: Journalist Maxine Gordon chats to York hypnotherapist Rachael Armstrong via Skype. Rachael offers a Skypenosis service, where she conducts hypnotherapy with clients over the internet   Picture: Nigel Holland

3:00pm Monday 4th August 2014

Are you sitting comfortably? MAXINE GORDON reports York's high-tech hypnotherapist who conducts her sessions via Skype

Fighting fit for the challenge

York Press: Fitness instructor Tim Purdy gets a lift as training comes to an end for (left) Sue Mayman,Nicola Haigh,Nadia Jefferson-Brown and Megi Rychlikova from the Press at David Lloyd Hull Rd.Nigel Holland. (8495633)

2:58pm Monday 4th August 2014

DO you think that with the right support you could transform your health? A team from The Press has been given one-to-one support by a York gym to do just that. They tell health reporter Kate Liptrot how they got on.

Kick off your shoes and just stretch like a cat

York Press: Patricia Issitt

2:47pm Monday 4th August 2014

I’ve been enjoying the Commonwealth Games recently, particularly the gymnastics. I love to watch the superb control those athletes have over their bodies.

Easing rheumatoid arthritis with chair pilates

York Press: The York Rheumatoid Arthritis support group pilates class at The Park Inn Hotel gym run by Pilates tutor Emma Scaling.  Maureen Dow, aged 77, pictured far right, says Pilates improves her symptoms and quality of lifePicture David Harrison.

3:22pm Monday 28th July 2014

Are you sitting comfortably? MAXINE GORDON reports on the unique York fitness class for people with rheumatoid arthritis.

Body, Mind & Soul: Always look on the brighter side of life

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3:10pm Monday 28th July 2014

I woke up one Saturday morning, drank some water and nearly hit the ceiling. I had lost a filling overnight and the water hit a nerve.

How Frankie shed six stone to become a slimming club leader

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3:12pm Monday 21st July 2014

HAVING found her weight an embarrassment for a lot of her life, her sister's wedding spurred Frankie Ruttledge on to lose six stones and to become a slimming club leader. She tells health reporter Kate Liptrot how she did it.

Efficy arm-firming treatment - an alternative to surgery?

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3:08pm Monday 21st July 2014

MAXINE GORDON tries a new hi-tech beauty treatment billed as the closest thing to cosmetic surgery without going under the knife

Food for thought: Fig and goats cheese puff pastry slice

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2:48pm Monday 21st July 2014

THIS simple but packed with flavour slice can be knocked up in 15 minutes due to their being no pre cooking of ingredients before baking.

‘Third-hand smoke’ study establishes cancer risk

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3:09pm Monday 21st July 2014

RESEARCH led by the University of York has highlighted the potential cancer risk in non-smokers — particularly young children — of tobacco smoke gases and particles deposited to surfaces and dust in the home, known as ‘third-hand tobacco smoke’.

Body, mind & soul: Avoid being left high and dry in exercise sessions

York Press: Sally Duffin nutritionist (8088925)

3:25pm Monday 14th July 2014

LE Tour has been and gone and on its journey, inspired lots of us to get out on our bikes again.

Rise of beauty procedures

York Press: Lorraine O'Brien during a consultation at Inner Sense Aesthetics. (8061372)

3:15pm Monday 14th July 2014

'NON invasive' cosmetic procedures such as anti-wrinkle injections and fillers are a growing business across the UK. Health reporter Kate Liptrot goes behind the scenes at a York treatment centre.

Alzheimer’s put in the spotlight for new book

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3:13pm Monday 14th July 2014

MAXINE GORDON meets the York man making a Huge impact on how we tackle dementia.

Food for thought: Courgette, mint and Feta fritters

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3:14pm Monday 14th July 2014

York’s zen cook FLORENCIA CLIFFORD explains how to make the perfect summer meal.

York rugby club's defibrillator donation following tragic death

York Press: York RI RUFC 1st XV skipper Brendan Aherne (right) presents the new defibrillator to facilities manager Caroline Knight, watched by social secretary Shaun Smith (back left) and other team members. Pic: Mike Tipping (7861391)

1:19pm Monday 7th July 2014

TWO years after talented young rugby player Michael Land died from a heart attack, his York rugby club is taking steps to prevent such a tragedy happening again. Kate Liptrot reports.

CrossFit: Shape up with a power-packed workout

York Press: Natalie Elliott, Charlotte Thompson, Becky Scott, Hannah Bryan and Emily McMillan. Pic by Jo Hughes (7724482)

1:08pm Monday 7th July 2014

Converts to CrossFit, the extreme exercise craze, swear by its effectiveness. Hannah Bryan goes along to classes in York to try it out.

Food for thought: Energy boosting courgette ‘pasta’ with pesto and asparagus spears

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1:06pm Monday 7th July 2014

Mary Sweeting tells us how to make an energy boosting courgette 'pasta' with pesto and asparagus spears

Toned muscles are the key to healthier bodies

York Press: Pat Issitt in her Pilates studio in Franklin's Yard, York.  Picture:  Matt Clark (5346527)

1:04pm Monday 7th July 2014

How important is good posture for our health? The answer is: very!

A pinch of salt is good for you

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3:22pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

MAXINE GORDON finds salt water is the secret ingredient to a wellbeing spa holiday in the sun

Louise now gears up for China cycling challenge

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2:17pm Monday 30th June 2014

Forget the yellow jersey... York barista Louise Murray will be donning a pink top as she cycles around China for cancer charities. MAXINE GORDON reports.

Limbless Support Group gave Donna so much support

York Press: HELPING OTHERS: Donna Franks, of Acomb, one of the organisers of the Limbless Support Group                                                                                                                     Picture: David Harrison

2:15pm Monday 30th June 2014

AFTER losing her arm, Donna Franks found it difficult to get the help she needed. She tells Jennifer Kee about the challenges she has overcome and the support she has been given from others who have lost limbs.

Food for Thought

York Press: Broccoli fritter with mango chutney

2:11pm Monday 30th June 2014

Gluten and Dairy Free Broccoli fritter served with pineapple and mango chutney

Mind, body and soul: Lessons to learn to make life a lot easier

York Press: Rita Leaman

2:07pm Monday 30th June 2014

IN the previous column, I used the 11 life lessons that the late actor Bob Hoskins had given his daughter, Rosa.

‘I have conquered so much, others can too’

York Press: Claire Gibb

3:36pm Monday 9th June 2014

Mum-of-two Claire Gibb has suffered bouts of depression throughout her life. Now preparing to scale three mountains for charity, she tells health reporter Kate Liptrot how there is hope for people who are suffering.

Rachael heads for the home run

York Press: Rachael Harrison

3:40pm Monday 9th June 2014

Last year’s Yorkshire Marathon saw athletes come from as far as Kenya and this year’s race is already attracting a global audience. Hannah Bryan spoke to Rachael Harrison about why she’s travelling more than 3,000 miles to take part.

Body, Mind & Soul: All the muscles in our bodies need a workout

York Press: Patricia Issitt

3:33pm Monday 9th June 2014

In my last column I talked about the importance of muscle endurance: the ability of a muscle to perform an action continuously over a period of time.

Food for thought: Vegetable bhajis

York Press: Food for thought: Vegetable bhajis

3:32pm Monday 9th June 2014

My family loves Indian food, and wherever I go and cook on retreat I know that a curry meal will bring huge comfort to the participants.

Turning a home into your personal ‘spa’

York Press: Laura Knowlson has a home spa by Philippa Rayner of Urban Retreat.pic: Anthony Chappel-Ross (6608615)

1:55pm Monday 2nd June 2014

A NEW service in North Yorkshire is offering to bring personal spa treatments into your home for the ultimate in relaxing pampering. Laura Knowlson tries it out.

Sianagh’s peak performance

York Press: Photo shows student Sianagh Gallagher as she trains at Askham Bryan College as part of her bid for a place in the Team GB paraclimbing squad, with coach and lecturer Drew Haigh.A place in the GB Paraclimbing team to compete in the World Championships in S

1:53pm Monday 2nd June 2014

Sianagh Gallagher, 17, is a talented one-armed climber from Acomb in York. A member of the Team GB paraclimbing team, she is also an assistant coach with the British Mountaineering Council and now teaches able-bodied children to enjoy the sport she feels so passionate about.

Food for thought: Smashed avocado and black onion seeds on toast

York Press: Food for thought: Smashed avocado and black onion seeds on toast

1:52pm Monday 2nd June 2014

Mary Sweeting tells us how to whip up a delicious summer breakfast.

Body, Mind & Soul: Words to encourage, comfort and reassure

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1:49pm Monday 2nd June 2014

I usually write an article and finish with a short ‘Reflection’. This month the Reflection will take prominence.

Workshop will guide you to the Land of Nod

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9:10am Saturday 31st May 2014

THREE experts from York will combine their fields of expertise in science, health care and well being this weekend to offer a Yoga & Sleep Workshop.

Get better night’s sleep with yoga session

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10:11am Wednesday 28th May 2014

THREE experts from York will combine their fields of expertise in science, health care and well being this weekend to offer a Yoga & Sleep Workshop.

Escape your life's stress with mindfulness classes

York Press: Mindfulness Course leader Mark Willis during a session at York Explore. Pic: Mike Tipping (6466628)

12:47pm Monday 26th May 2014

MINDFULNESS has become a fad known for calming the mind but how does it work? Health reporter Kate Liptrot heads to a class in York to find out.

Food for thought: Soaked oats

York Press: Soak oats in almond milk overnight to provide a health hearty breakfast the next morning

12:41pm Monday 26th May 2014

Adele Carnell, of Filmore & Union, tells us why porridge oats are not just for winter. 

Body, Mind & Soul: Better nursing care is a step in the right direction

York Press: Manoj Krishna, a consultant spinal surgeon, who believes early treatment offers the best results for back pain

12:34pm Monday 26th May 2014

NICE, or the National Institute of Clinical Excellence is studying the issue of minimum staffing levels of nurses and doctors on our wards and is shortly to publish its report.

Teamwork proves best for eager fundraisers

York Press: 'On your marks'.Members of White Rose Sports undertake sporting challenges to raise funds for charity.Back (from left) Emma Johnson, Neal Boddy, Mark Jubb, Katie Gregory, Alexis Travis and Sophie Armstrong.Front. Becky Wahl, Helen Birley, Rachel D

2:30pm Monday 12th May 2014

A KIND hearted team of runners and cyclists have formed a network to help raise money for Yorkshire charities. Kate Liptrot reports.

Sports therapy clinic at York College open to all

York Press: Sammy Terry does her exercises at the the Sports Therapy clinic at York College    Picture: Garry Atkinson

2:12pm Monday 12th May 2014

Sports therapy isn't just for top athletes. MAXINE GORDON drops in at a clinic in York to find out more.

Mind, body & soul: Use your body weight to build muscular strength

York Press: Patricia Issitt

2:03pm Monday 12th May 2014

LAST time I talked about muscular strength and endurance.

York hospital supports campaign to expose bad practice

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2:08pm Monday 12th May 2014

A YORK hospital has backed a campaign for frontline staff to raise the alarm if they see bad practice.

NHS set up new service

York Press: Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust is finding the cuts

2:26pm Monday 12th May 2014

A NEW mental health and selfharm assessment service run by Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is set to open in York’s A&E.

New yoga classes turn up the heat on exercise

York Press: Yoga teacher Helena Byles at Stables Yoga Centre.Nigel Holland. (5789818)

1:26pm Monday 5th May 2014

HOT yoga is an exercise trend to have become an international fad. Now York is to have its own classes. Kate Liptrot finds out more.

How to prevent diabetes

York Press: TAKING THE MEASURE: Visitors to the Diabetes UK roadshow find out if they are at risk of the disease

1:16pm Monday 5th May 2014

For thousands of people, Type 2 diabetes is a ticking timebomb. MAXINE GORDON reports.

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