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Exercise is the miracle cure we’ve all been waiting for!

(endorphins) which help us cope with the stresses of daily life better.

It’s actually the cure we have always had but many of us forget to take our recommended dose. Research shows that taking part in regular exercise reduces your risk of major illnesses by up to 50% and being physically active can help you to lead a healthier, happier life. Exercise is our shortest route to a feeling of well-being and is one of the best known ways to combat stress. It helps deplete stress hormones such as cortisol (which can cause weight gain and create fatty deposits especially around the tummy area) and releases mood enhancing chemicals

Endorphins are the happy hormones created during physical activity and the increase in these can lead to a feeling of mild euphoria, modulation of appetite and an enhancement of immune response – combating the negative effects of stress. Exercise doesn’t have to be performed in a gym but many feel that they need or want the motivation and support element the gym environment can provide Fit4less - East Kilbride offers its members a modern, friendly environment in which to train and offers all the support and advice required to ensure you reach your fitness goals (whatever they may be). New members receive 2 free Personal Training sessions on joining to ensure they get off to a

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flying start – a full timetable of over 60 exercise classes per week are available to from Metafit, FatBurn Extreme and Spin to Body Pump, Body Combat and Yoga to name a few – memberships are offered on a no contract basis and a full unlimited use membership costs just £24.99 per month. If improving your health and fitness is something you have been giving some thought too but procrastination has got the better of you contact Fit4less TODAY and see how they can help you kick start the journey to a new fitter, healthier and happier you.

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he premise of The Following involves Joe Carroll (James Purefoy), a former university professor with a specialism in, and fanatical adoration of, Edgar Allen Poe who, as the series opens, has just broken out of prison where he was serving a sentence for multiple, gruesome murders. Cue the FBI turning to the man who was responsible for putting him behind bars in the first place: former agent Ryan Hardy (Kevin Bacon). As a tiny spoiler (the clue, after all, is in the title), it quickly transpires that, during his time in prison, Carroll has succeeded in building up a legion of loyal disciples, all of whom espouse his mantra of death. The Following could best be described as 24 without the time limit and where terrorists have been replaced with a murderous cult led by a convicted serial killer. The series is utterly captivating whilst being an exercise in frustration; like 24, progress is often one-step-forwards-two-steps-back. Most episodes contain some sort of twist which leaves you constantly guessing, and the anonymity of the cult members leads you to distrust almost all but the best-established characters.

What The Following does well is the depth it gives not only the leading characters, but also a large part of the supporting cast. Unlike 24, the timeline is not completely linear and a lot of the characterisation is built up through flashbacks, which works very effectively. Backstories add to the twists as well as the character development. Bacon is excellent as the troubled hero, dealing with Hardy’s physical ailments (a hangover from his first capture of Carroll) and his emotional trauma and deficiencies. Purefoy is also highly convincing as the charming, charismatic, cold-blooded, sadistic killer; you don’t struggle to believe that he could inspire the devotion of his army of murderers. I should say that this may not be a show for everyone. If you’re the type of viewer who likes total realism in your tv series then you may need to look elsewhere; whilst I wouldn’t describe it as completely far-fetched, it does need to be watched with a partial suspension of disbelief. All too often, in order that the story isn’t over after only a few episodes, the main characters appear to have had their commonsense glands temporarily removed. You will find

Kevin Bacon “Ryan Hardy”

yourself screaming in frustration at the screen when an agent refuses to pull their trigger (well, I was anyway), and shaking your head in disbelief when one or two agents go alone on a mission that requires an army (are we to believe that the FBI, in the hunt for a cult of unknown size, can’t spare the manpower?). Equally, this is not for the fainthearted; the gore factor is set to `high’ from the outset and the violence is graphic. However, if you can get past these points then I would highly recommend this as a compelling, gripping drama that fans of thrillers and/or 24 should enjoy greatly.


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