Daily Archives: September 6, 2011

Days out tested by us! – Peasholm Park

Taken from the Peasholm Park website:

Peasholm Park has a tranquil lake and in the summer months people can hire boats of all sorts to enjoy the water at close quarters. Boats include traditional rowing boats and canoes but pedaloes with dragon heads are available too and these prove to be very popular with summer visitors and locals alike. If you don’t fancy pedaling then go for a sail in the Swan launch where you can relax on the water and let someone else steer the boat. There is a bandstand in the middle of the lake and music concerts which are free of charge can often be heard during the summer season. During the tourist season there are two cafes where hot and cold drinks can be purchased and, of course, ice cream, plus sandwiches and full meals if wanted. What a beautiful place to sit sipping your coffee, looking at the lake whilst listening to the music. If you prefer, you can bring your own picnic. There are plenty of places to sit and enjoy it. There is an island in the centre of the lake and a bridge leading across to it allows the visitor to explore the island with a path leading round it or by climbing up to the top with its impressive pagoda. The park has been designed with an oriental theme and there is much evidence of this as you wander through its pathways.


If you are ever in the area we recommend walking around the Marine Drive from the Crown Spa Hotel, then going to Peasholm Park.  Then enjoy a drink or ice cream in the many places located around the area.  Alternatively if the weather is fine you could hire a row boat or pedal boat and go around Peasholm lake.  Close-by is a small 18 hole golf course, for people who take their golf less seriously, which is great for kids and beginners.

Health & Fitness in the news – 06/09/2011

 

Exercise and Industry

1. Sebastian Coe awarded key spot at IMSPA
Inside the Games

Sebastian Coe has been awarded the position of companion at the new Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (IMSPA), in recognition of his significant contribution to the UK’s sports and physical activity industry, particularly his role in London’s Olympic and Paralympic bid and his subsequent work as chair of London 2012.

Inside the Games

2. How to Fight Diabetes? Five Ways That Make You 80 Percent Safer
International Business Times

People following healthy lifestyle factors, such as healthy diet, regular exercise, maintaining a normal body weight, not over-consuming alcohol and not smoking, can cut the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes by 80 percent over a period of 11 years, said a new analysis.

International Business Times

Health & Lifestyle

1. Couch potatoes are missing exercise gene
The Telegraph

While people may think they are lazy, in reality there may be fundamental flaws in their genetic make-up. Researchers working on mice on mice removed two genes in muscle essential for exercise and then found they could not do as much as their healthy counterparts. The genes control the protein AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK), an enzyme that is switched on when you exercise.

The Telegraph

2. Gain Muscle and Eliminate Fat: Tips On How To Strip Every Ounce Of Lard Of Your Body Fast
Article Desk

It is a fact that having those love handles and that beer belly as well as those man boobs can be quite embarrassing. If you want a body that you can be proud of and a body that you can show off whenever you are at the beach, then you may want to start working out.

Article Desk