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MEET THE TEAM

TEAM WELCOME Welcome to the very first edition of our brand new magazine for the North-east of Scotland, Be You. We’re passionate about health and wellbeing and also about those hard-working people who make it their mission to keep us healthy, as well as wealthy and wise.

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This issue is packed with good things, a bit like a really good smoothie – from a fascinating look at labyrinths and a peek inside a Men’s Shed, to best buys for organic skincare and places to go for your Vitamin D fix from Aberdeen. We’ve chatted to the professionals as well as people on the street, researched new trends and best buys, and we hope you love the result as much as we do. Until next time,

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Contents

CONTENTS

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P U B L I C AT I O N

EVENT GUIDE

HEALTH & FITNESS

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 ROCKS ON Discover more about climbing for fun.

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E  XERCISE MATTERS Recommended and reviewed exercise mats.

MIND MATTERS

 ASK THE PROFESSIONAL with physiotherapist, Jeff Wallace.

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 HEAVENLY HERBALS Remedies from your kitchen.

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 HOLIDAY HACKS Healthy tips to make the most of your time off.

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 M EN’S SHEDS How this movement is improving men’s health.

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 WALK THE LABYRINTH Discover more about this ancient therapy.

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 B ALANCING ACT Local yoga and pilates retreats.

28 EATS & TREATS TRENDS

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 S TEP UP The best shoes for comfort and style.

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 F ITNESS APPS Our favourite apps right now.

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 F OREST SCHOOLS Learning in nature’s classroom.

W HAT’S ON Your guide to events in the North-east.

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 L OCAL VEGAN What it means to be vegan in the North-east.

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 N ATURAL BEAUTY Healthy skin treats for everyone.

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 H OLIDAY DESTINATIONS FROM ABZ Get your Vitamin D fix from Aberdeen Airport.

QUICK VEGAN RECIPES

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FITNESS FOCUS

GET YOUR ROCKS ON WITH ROCK CLIMBING ANNOUNCED AS ONE OF THE NEW SPORTS TO BE INCLUDED IN THE TOKYO 2020 OLYMPICS, WE THOUGHT IT WAS TIME TO FIND OUT MORE.

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his year Transition Extreme (TX) will have been open for 11 years on the city’s beach front, and in that time they’ve hosted 1 million sports sessions, including many on their indoor climbing walls. The Climbing Zone at RGU also offers climbing courses, taster or refresher sessions, kids club and climbing parties, as well as family sessions and inductions. Sam Begg, Fundraising Manager for TX, loves how inclusive the sport can be. ‘We literally have people come and

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I T’S A M E N TA L A S W E L L A S A P H YS I CA L WO R KO U T, R EQ U I R I N G S E L F-C O N T R O L A S W E L L A S E N D U RA N C E A N D S T R E N GT H T RA I N I N G .

climb from ages 5 to 80. There are groups of retired people who climb together regularly and then meet for a coffee afterwards. Lessons start from 5 years, but if you want to bring a younger child and climb with them, that’s fine too.’ The facility is suitable for all ages and abilities, from the training cube which has a grid with all the different finger and hand holds and a spongy landing where you can work on specific areas of fitness, to a 15 metre wall and a boulder training area. You can hire all the equipment you need and they also have disability aids including a hoist, as well as free sport sessions for those with additional support needs. Indoor climbing is a sport in itself, but many people progress to climbing outside on cliff faces and up the sides of mountains. It’s a mental as well as a physical workout, requiring self-control as well as endurance and strength training. You can take it to any level you want, from training on beginner climbs with support and supervision indoors, to sport climbing outside where someone has climbed the route before you and left bolts and pins for you to attach to, to trad climbing where you place the fixtures yourself. Here in the North-east we are blessed with miles of climbable coastline, particularly from Muchalls up to Aberdeen city, and south of Peterhead. There’s also trad climbing at the Pass of Ballater and bouldering along the Moray coast. Go to the UKC site ukclimbing.com and use their Crag Locator to find a spot near you, there are around 200 sites in Aberdeenshire alone.

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FANCY TESTING BODY AND MIND TO THE LIMITS? KIT YOURSELF OUT FOR A ROCK CLIMBING SESSION AND GET TO KNOW YOUR BELAY FROM YOUR CARABINER, WHILST USING YOUR WHOLE BODY IN AN EXERCISE WHICH DEMANDS THE ULTIMATE IN FOCUS.

The first artificial climbing wall is believed to be Schurman Rock in Seattle, which was built in 1939. There are climbing walls in more than 140 countries around the world. Rock climbing first became a sport in England in the late 1880s. Its popularity grew after adventurer William Perry Haskitt Smith made the first successful climb of the Naples Needle. The Bafta-winning 2018 film Free Solo documents 33 year old US climber Alex Honnold making the first unaided solo ascent of El Capitan in June 2017 completing the 2,900-foot route in 3 hours and 56 minutes.

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WOMEN’S ELIA HELMET

Designed and developed to respond specifically to the needs of women, offering maximum comfort and ponytail compatability.

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POWER BALL CHALK

The Power Ball Chalk is for improved grip when climbing, facilitating application to the hands while limiting dust.

03 VIPER 2.0 HARNESS STARTER PACK

All you need to get started climbing. The super comfy Viper harness has adjustable legs for perfect fit, and comes with a screwgate Karabiner, a Beetle belay, chalk bag and Chalk Ball.

04 MENS MOMENTUM CLIMBING SHOE

WOMENS TARANTULA SHOE

A multifunctional women’s climbing shoe, ideal for those getting started. The cross over velcro gives a sturdy and cross-over fit while the FriXion 4mm sole offers enhanced durability.

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A great men’s entry-level climbing shoe for those looking for maximum comfort without sacrificing performance. Made with an engineered knit upper and a moulded rubber for great grip whether at the gym or out on the rocks.

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S N E E R G FOR JANUARY OR FOR LIFE? WE LOOK AT WHAT IT MEANS TO BE VEGAN IN THE NORTH-EAST

There are more than

600,000

vegans in the UK, four times as many as 2014

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Not so long ago, the news that one of your friends or family was going vegan was a bit of a shock, and your first panicked thoughts ran along the lines of 'what on earth will we make for dinner?', 'can we even go out and eat with them?' and 'won't that be unhealthy?'

choosing vegan items from a restaurant menu.

In the last decade, the vegan diet has roared into the mainstream, with hundreds of products, meals and recipes appearing on supermarket shelves, restaurant menus and cookery programmes including The Great British Bake Off and Masterchef. Top sportsmen and women including Lewis Hamilton and Venus Williams identify as vegans whilst maintaining high-profile sporting prowess, and more than 250,000 people signed up for Veganuary in the UK this year.

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Whether you’re doing a little or a lot, there has definitely been a sea change worldwide. We take a look at vegan lifestyles and businesses here in the North-east of Scotland.

Waterstone ,s have 2,058 books with the word

ve gan in

Ditchng meat means more creativity in the kitchen...

For many other people, there has been an increased awareness and easy access to the knowledge to make more informed choices, including plant-based ones. For VEGAN SOUPS ARE AN EASY some, eating vegan or vegetarian IN FOR THOSE two or three days a week is TRYING TO CUT THEIR MEAT becoming standard, and more INTAKE than half of UK adults now display ‘vegan buying behaviours’, which include buying less and , vegan or vegetarian two higher welfare meat, switching For some eating standard to cruelty-free toiletries and or three days a week is becoming BE YOU MAGAZINE

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HEALTHY EATING

t n e d u t S e h T va Clements A

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decided to start eating a vegan diet in sixth year after being vegetarian for about a year. I became more aware of the dairy industry and how it is linked to the meat industry, and after eating vegan for a few months, I became aware of the vegan lifestyle (not using animals for food, clothing, makeup products or entertainment) and I have been living this way ever since. As my mum is vegetarian, we loved finding new recipes and techniques to “veganise” non-vegan foods. We still enjoy trading recipes and trying new products from supermarkets. Once I started living alone, I was surprised at how cheap my food shops were in comparison to my omnivore flat mates. Eating vegan doesn’t have to be expensive, the cheapest things in the supermarket are tinned beans,

rice, pastas and reduced fruit and veggies! I think eating simple and quick meals makes life easier-like any other student, I make big pots of soup/chilli/stews and freeze them for future use. At first, going out to eat was slightly awkward as I didn’t feel confident enough to ask if any dishes could be made vegan. However after 4 years and experience working in restaurants it’s easier than I first thought, but

as my mum is vegetarian, we loved finding new recipes and techniques to ‘ v eganise‘ non _ vegan foods


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when in doubt phone ahead and let the restaurant know there is a vegan coming! I feel fantastic, I cannot express how much this lifestyle has impacted my life. After ditching dairy I saw a huge difference in my skin, hair and I lost weight almost instantly (not an unhealthy amount!), plus eating such a low cholesterol diet means I have huge amounts of energy and have become a morning person. I love the fact that I can eat as much as I like and never feel guilty or unhealthy. I couldn’t recommend it enough, I feel fantastic!

Ava’s Pancake Recipe Favourite recipe is so difficult! But my go-to sweet recipe is always pancakes.

INGREDIENTS 1 cup of flour 1 cup of plant-based milk 1 tsp vanilla extract

METHOD Whisk everything together, a dash of sunflower oil in a frying pan and cook the pancakes on each side for 3 minutes (or until golden brown) top with maple syrup and fruit.

SWEET TREAT!

enough yum for two people!

2018 saw UK hit the number one spot for most new vegan products launched.

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ss The cookery cla , Jo McD onal d (Jo s Healthy Cupboard) & Nico la Ber tram

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either of us are vegan, although we regularly eat that way and have both reaped the benefits of a plant-based diet when dealing with health issues in the past. I conquered stomach problems and Nicola beat a skin condition where conventional medicine had ceased to be effective. Together we run the plant-based Brunch & Learn workshops out of the Number One café in Banchory, teaching small groups how to create tasty and gorgeous dishes using vegan ingredients. Themes for the classes vary from Asian to North African, using seasonal flavours and ingredients.

Jo and Nicola’s Bliss Balls These Macadamia Bliss Balls are a great source of energy on the go.

INGREDIENTS 12 pitted Medjool dates 1 cup macadamia nuts ½ cup melted coconut oil ½ cup maple syrup 2 tbsp tahini

ENERGY BOOST

2 tsp vanilla extract ¾ cup desiccated coconut.

METHOD Add all ingredients except coconut to a blender and process until combined and smooth. Place mixture into freezer until firm. . Remove from freezer and roll into small balls, then coat with desiccated coconut. Store in the fridge.

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he Liberty Kitchen was born out of a life change – I was getting a divorce and needed to go home and start up a business that fitted in with my new family life. When I first started the food truck, it became apparent that vegan choices work for a lot of people, particularly where allergies are concerned. My truck is out every weekend just off the Beach Boulevard whenever the weather is fine, and we serve coffee from Arbroath, porridge with seasonal toppings, often from Dad’s allotment, alongside vegan soups and sandwiches. The only cake that isn’t vegan is my brownie, but I’m working on it!

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Nikki’s Beetroot and Ginger Soup Bursting with delicious earthy flavours, this is a warming and comforting treat for body and soul.

INGREDIENTS 1 tbsp of olive oil 1 red onion 2 cloves of garlic 1 tbsp of freshly grated ginger 5 fresh beetroots 1 lemon 500ml veggie stock Pumpkin seeds and fresh thyme to garnish

METHOD Heat the oil in a large pot. Finely chop the onion and add it to the pot with a pinch of salt, lightly fry until soft.

Chez Mal stays current with a full seasonal vegan menu

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almaison has a full vegan menu, changing with the seasons. The talented chef team have put together a delicious and enticing selection featuring Tempura of Seasonal Vegetables, Squash and Red Onion Tagine and a chocolate fondue. Chez Mal

Crush the garlic and grate the beetroot. Add the garlic and ginger to the onion mix and stir well for 30 seconds, then add the beetroot and half the lemon zest and stir. Pour in the stock then place the lid on and bring to the boil then reduce the heat to a simmer for 30 minutes. Finally blend with a hand blender and top with seeds and chopped herbs to serve. A little drizzle of olive oil and lemon is also lovely.

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VEGAN FRIENDLY FOOD STOPS BONOBO CAFE

COMPLETELY VEGAN CAFEÉ WHICH ALSO HOSTS VEGAN WORKSHOPS WITH BUDDHA BEAUTY AND BAKES

FOODSTORY VEGAN/VEGETARIAN CAFEÉ

MALMAISON VEGAN MENU

THE BRAIDED FIG VEGAN MENU

ZIZZI, WAGAMAMA AND YO SUSHI ALL HAVE A STRONG VEGAN OFFERING

PIZZA EXPRESS

WON THE BEST VEGAN PIZZA AWARD FROM PETA WITH THEIR VEGAN GIARDINIERA

BUDDHA BEAUTY & BAKES

PLANT-BASED BAKERY WITH STALLS AT MANY MARKETS IN ABERDEENSHIRE

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A PLANT-BASED OUTSIDE CATERING BUSINESS BASED IN ABERDEEN, WHICH ALSO DOES POP-UPS AND KITCHEN TAKEOVERS.

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MOSTLY VEGAN FOOD TRUCK LOCATED BESIDE THE GRANITE SCULPTURE 'WINDOWS TO THE SEA'’ON THE BEACH BOULEVARD. EVERY WEEKEND IN GOOD WEATHER.

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NATURAL BEAUTY

NATURAL BEAUTY

CHOOSING ORGANIC BEAUTY PRODUCTS MAKES SENSE IN THE SAME WAY THAT BUYING ORGANIC FOOD DOES, ENSURING FEWER CHEMICALS END UP IN THE ENVIRONMENT, AS WELL AS CUTTING OUT ARTIFICIAL INGREDIENTS TO THE BENEFIT OF OUR GENERAL HEALTH. HERE ARE A FEW OF OUR NATURAL BEAUTY HEROES.

R AW G A I A O R G A N I C H EM P GLOW BA LM A Soil Association certified and cruelty-free superfood night balm from the lab of Miss Superfoods, Jessica Michael who is based in Brighton. With essential oils of lemon and juniper, apricot kernel and wheatgerm oil this is good for combination and oily skins.

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TROPIC’S SUPER GREENS NUTRIENT BOOST OIL

N E A L’ S Y A R D R E H Y DR AT I N G R O S E FAC I A L POLISH

Boost your skin’s natural defences, with this shot of healthy greens. Packed with vitamins and nutrients it helps fight the effects of everyday pollution. Effective at reducing redness and calming irritated, sensitive and blemished skin, this luxurious oil promotes a bright, healthy, younger-looking complexion that’s full of vitality.

An award-winner from the UK’s first certified organic health and beauty brand, who also helped to ban plastic microbeads. Gentle exfoliant with antioxidant-rich milk thistle, cooling aloe vera and exfoliating wild rose seed powder.


ADVERTORIAL

K A M A R O M A’ S FAC E C R E A M F O R SENSITIVE SKIN This face cream is for sensitive skin, based on natural organic plant oils and shea butter with additional active ingredients such as vitamins E and B3, and designed to soothe skin for a healthy glowing complexion. Based in Aberdeen, Kathryn has been selling vegan and cruelty-free products since 2002.

As a young girl in Australia, Susie Ma grew up surrounded by a wealth of lush, natural ingredients that would eventually become the cornerstone of her skin care business. At age 15, after moving to London with her mother and deciding that she needed to help pay the bills, Susie made a batch of her favourite natural body scrub to sell at Greenwich Market. Fifteen years later, Susie’s passion for green beauty only continues to grow. Today, she and her business partner, Lord Alan Sugar, have made Tropic Skin Care the fastestgrowing beauty brand in the UK. With freshness as a priority, Tropic’s Beauty Chefs make all of their 100 products in Surrey and distribute them throughout the UK using their network of over 10,000 Ambassadors. If you would like to learn more about this refreshingly unique brand, contact Allison Edgely for an in-home demonstration or to ask about becoming a Tropic Ambassador. ALLISON EDGELY 07775 647 781 WWW.TROPICSKINCARE.CO.UK/SHOP/ALLISONEDGELY

GREEN PEOPLE VOLU M I SI NG M A S CA R A Winner in the Natural Health Beauty awards 2018, this long-lasting mascara is made with Vitamin E, sunflower oil and beeswax. Green People have been at the forefront of setting standards in organic and cruelty-free beauty for over 20 years.

Winner 2016

Best Small to Medium Sized Business

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MEN’S SHEDS

the MEASURE of HAPPINESS THE CONCEPT OF A MAN IN HIS SHED AT THE BOTTOM OF THE GARDEN IS A FAMILIAR ONE, BUT A MEN’S SHED? AND AN ASSOCIATION AT THAT. WE LOOKED INTO JUST WHAT IS SO SPECIAL, AND ESSENTIAL, ABOUT A MEN’S SHED.

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tarted in Australia around 2005, the Men’s Shed Movement builds on the basic need to potter and be useful, and combines it with something rarely found in the individual tool shed – companionship. Traditional male places to socialise outside work in the past have been pubs and bookies, almost always with alcohol to lubricate the process. Which meant that once a man retired, his options for making friends without a partner or a drink were very limited, causing many social problems including alcoholism, depression and high rates of suicide.

feels outside society then they suffer, and retirement can be hell for a lot of men. The Men’s Sheds are safe places where men can go and be useful, working alongside other men, and then sit down and socialise with each other. There are certain topics that men just won’t speak about with women around, and are unlikely to bring up in a competitive workplace. Our hope is that men will have those healthy conversations in the non-threatening Men’s Shed environment, and go on to make friends, and better health decisions as a result’.

Jason Schroeder, Executive Officer and co-founder of the Scottish Men’s Shed Association explains, ‘When anyone

‘There are certain topics that men just won’t speak about with women around’

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WELLBEING

T H E M E N’S S H E D M OV E M E N T B U I L D S O N T H E BA S I C N E E D T O P OT T E R A N D B E U S E F U L, A N D C O M B I N E S I T W I T H SO M E T H I N G RA R E LY F O U N D I N T H E T O O L S H E D – C O M PA N I O N S H I P .

When anyone feels outside society then they suffer, and retirement can be hell for a lot of men.

Westhill Men’s Shed is a thriving example. Started as a conversation in Circles coffee shop between six people in 2011, the Men’s Shed opened in 2013 as the first of its kind in Scotland. Nick Pilbeam, Secretary is rightly proud of what they have achieved since then. ‘We have 180 members on the books and between 60 and 80 come every day we are open. We received funding from Age Scotland to build the workshop and from the National Lottery to buy tools. We were also lucky enough to be able to lease a former library building from the council, which seemed big at the time, but we are already outgrowing it.’ BE YOU MAGAZINE

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‘Our hope is that men will have healthy conversations in the non-threatening men’s shed environment, and go on to make friends as a result’. Nick’s working life was in IT, and there are doctors, joiners and grandads, as well as a large number from the oil industry all working in the fully kitted out wood and metal workshops. They fundraise in three ways; by taking on projects from the local community, such as building an eco-greenhouse or props for the school play; holding quarterly sales in the shopping centre, and taking in repairs, many of which people just hand in at the door. They also run social events for members and families, as well as a She Shed, where women can learn DIY skills on a Monday evening. ‘It’s important to keep the space predominantly male, as men don’t easily join a club, and it often takes time to forge relationships’, says Nick. From one shed in Scotland in 2013, to 155 and rising , that’s how fast this much-needed movement is growing. IF YOU OR ANYONE YOU KNOW WOULD LIKE TO KNOW MORE, SEE SCOTTISHMSA.ORG.UK

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Take Control of Your Health! Study the fundamentals of Eden Energy Medicine (EEM) in a small, supportive setting with an Authorised EEM Foundations Scotland Programme teacher. The one-year EEM Foundations Programme gives you the training you need to:

• Enhance your self-care skills and build a resilient energy system • Gain sufficient experience to confidently help your family and friends • Integrate basic EEM methods into your professional practice • Enroll in the Year 2 Certification Program to become an EEM Certified Practitioner CLASS DETAILS

“Empowering people with the tools to heal themselves is my passion” Donna Eden

LOCATION Newbold House, Forres DATES

Class 1: April 4 - 7, 2019 Class 2: June 20 - 23, 2019 Class 3: September 12 - 15, 2019 Class 4: November 21 - 24, 2019

REGISTRATION Register for this class, at www.nurtureyourenergy.co.uk/events or contact clare@nurtureyourenergy.co.uk

For more information and up-to-date opening times find us on social media or call us on: Store 01224 868609

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Cafe 01224 868262 Bakery 01224 868243 www.newtondee.co.uk

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Embark on a transformational life-affirming journey today PERSONAL TRAINING PERSONALISED MEAL PLANS WEIGHT LOSS

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PILATES CLASSES FOR EVERY BODY Focus your mind • Strengthen your body • Balance your spirit

“An amazing peaceful space which promotes health and wellbeing” We are an independent bespoke pilates studio in Banchory, with an impressive collection of pilates apparatus in our large equipment studio. We offer individual and group pilates sessions which focus on strength, flexibility and balance in a beautiful and welcoming environment. The Pilates Hut is the only studio in the North-east offering Group Reformer sessions.

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Walk

the Labyrinth . . a pa th to serenity

IN TALES FROM ANCIENT GREECE, THE LABYRINTH WAS BUILT TO CONTAIN THE MINOTAUR, A MONSTROUS CREATURE WITH THE BODY OF A MAN, AND THE HEAD AND TAIL OF A BULL. WE NOW KNOW THAT THIS MUST HAVE BEEN A MAZE, AS THEREIN LIES THE CRUCIAL DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A MAZE AND A LABYRINTH, A MAZE IS MEANT TO CONFUSE AND FRUSTRATE, WHEREAS THE LABYRINTH IS A PATTERN MADE OF ONE CONTINUOUS PATH WITH NO NAVIGATIONAL CHALLENGES AND NO WAY TO GET LOST.

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‘At the very least you’ll feel calmer as the rhythmic walking forces you to slow down.’

Labyrinths are ancient and modern, complex and simple, Christian and Pagan all at once. You begin at the beginning, following the path that takes you into the centre and out again; beautiful, ancient designs have reached us here in the 21st century virtually unchanged and are now often used for therapy or meditation. Many labyrinths have been sited in public or accessible places, specifically for people to use whenever they want, such as the Dunure labyrinth in Ayr. This beautiful community project sits on a clifftop in the shadow of a ruined castle overlooking the Firth of Clyde and the Isle of Arran, and wild flower seeds have found their way into the fabric of the structure making it even more pleasing. Grahame Gardiner is a geomancer and builder of labyrinths, using an age-old skill which taps into the positive energies of the earth to determine where best to site a labyrinth. ‘I use a technique called dowsing to find ley lines or energy lines, ensuring that the labyrinth will be effective once it is created. They can be any size, are made using lots of different materials and you don’t need any experience to walk one. At the very least you’ll feel calmer as the rhythmic walking forces you to slow down.’ Grahame is the secretary of the Geomancy Group and has helped to build many labyrinths, including the one at B.A. Stores in Lyne of Skene in Aberdeenshire. 26

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‘some find it meditative, others find companionship instead’

Elaine Reid is a writing therapist who practises in Banchory. She uses various forms of portable labyrinth to complement her practice and also as standalone workshops. ‘I find that people get many different things from the labyrinth, some find it meditative, others find companionship. It might just provide some respite from a busy day, or unlock deeply hidden emotions, depending on the person and the life stage they’re at’.

‘I HAVE A ROPE LABYRINTH THAT I USE OUTSIDE AND A CANVAS ONE FOR INDOORS, ENABLING ME TO TAKE THE LABYRINTH OUT AND ABOUT.’ Elaine is running a workshop this spring at The Barn Arts Centre in Banchory.

Go find a labyrinth 01/ There’s a grass one inside the Cruikshank Botanical Gardens in Old Aberdeen. Best time to visit is spring when over 4,000 crocuses will line your path. 02/ Another grass labyrinth lies outside Banff Castle, a centre for people with additional needs in the town of Banff. Make your way to centre and the Stone of Umm. 03/ Maggie’s Centre in Dundee has a large stone labyrinth made out of setts and cobbles. 04/ Edinburgh’s George Square is home to a paved labyrinth. BE YOU MAGAZINE

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STEP >> FORWARD COMFY SHOES, YOUR TIME IS NOW. Choose styles that make a statement as well as caress your feet and you’ll double the win. Stride out with footwear that works for work as well as play. 02

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NEW TRENDS

Paul Green Red Lace Up These casual lace-up shoes from Paul Green offer a pop of colour, while keeping it simple. High-quality materials and a sophisticated design make these an everyday choice.

2 3 4 Hispanitas Silver Trainer

Leather wedge trainers which come in a range of colours - Effortlessly stylish, exceptionally comfortable.

Hispanitas Nude Leather Slip on

Leather slip on trainer shoe - extremely comfortable, and easy to wear, these will be your summer favourite.

Ara Platform Trainer

A smart lace up synthetic leather trainer shoe available in a plain white with multi coloured shoe laces (plain laces are also included). A smart but casual trainer that looks fab with jeans and a basic tee.

All available from @hamishmonro

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What’s happening in the world of apps? We sift through the bewildering array of apps now available to help you with every conceivable aspect of your life, and highlight a few we think are worth a try.

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FITNESS APPS

HAPPIFY is like a gym

MY FITNESS PAL helps you track what you eat, and

with a database of over 6 million foods, you can use it when you travel as well. You can set goals if you like – to gain or lose weight, plus you can log your exercise to check your daily calories burned. It has a recipe import feature and even gives restaurant order recommendations. Access the app’s vast online community (it’s been on the go for 13 years) for tips and support. iOS or Android free with optional in-app purchases.

SWORKIT If you don’t like the gym, or you

find it difficult to get to one, then this might be the solution. You can choose the type of workout you want, put in the time you have available and Sworkit will tailor the programme for you. There are six-week programmes for all levels, a huge range of bodyweight exercises (removing the need for equipment) and the ability to add or remove exercises you don’t like. Fitness plans include Yoga for Runners, 5 Minute Abs and Daily Stretch. iOS or Android 30 day free trial then subscription fees apply

SQUEEZY is designed

by physios and recommended by the NHS to help people ‘regain confidence in their pelvic floor’. There are different versions for men and women, as well as those suffering from specific conditions. It tells you how to do the exercises properly, and reminds you when and how long you should do them for each time, recording your progress. iOS and Android £2.99

ONE YOU COUCH TO 5K is designed to help

people to start their fitness journey, in association with BBC Get Inspired. You’ll build up gradually with a mix of running and walking over a 9 week programme, supported by your choice of motivational trainer, including Olympian Michael Johnson and comedian Sarah Millican. It works alongside your own choice of music, and a handy ‘halftime bell’ tells you when to head for home. iOS and Android FREE

membership for your emotional health. If you have a tendency to be a glass half-empty, then this app is dedicated to getting you thinking more positively. After learning about you, the app gets to work suggesting tailored mindfulness tasks and meditations to help make yours and everybody else’s day brighter! iOS and Android FREE with optional in-app purchases

OH SHE GLOWS is a glossy vegan recipe app by

best-selling New York Times author Angela Liddon, with 140 plantbased meal ideas (120 or which are gluten-free as well) accompanied by gorgeous hi-res pictures. You can strike out ingredients and directions as you progress through the recipe so you don’t get lost, and filter your dishes based on dietary/allergy criteria or season. Free seasonal bundles keep things fresh and you can download for offline access. iOS and Android £2.09 plus in-app purchases

ZOMBIES, RUN! Why run to the Black Eyed Peas when you can run to the sound of zombies breathing down your neck? This fun app simulates a zombie attack where you’re the hero in an immersive audio adventure, you have to run faster sometimes, collect supplies, rebuild your base and save the world from zombies – running will never be dull again. iOS and Android FREE with optional in-app purchases BE YOU MAGAZINE

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Hypnobirthing : Post pregnancy : Stress and Anxiety : Manage Exam Stress : Positive Pain Reduction

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ASK THE PROFESSIONAL A t the Wallace Practice, their primary aim is to offer the highest quality patient care given promptly, efficiently and in confidence, with sympathetic attention to individual needs. Combining the experience of almost 40 years in practice with up to date modern technology, they are constantly updating their practices and methods of delivery. They firmly believe that nothing is as effective as truly listening to their patients, assessing their problems and planning their treatments to make sure they get it right from the start.

JEFF WALLACE, PHYSIOTHERAPIST

There are nine physios at the practice, offering practical hands-on treatment and advice for muscle and joint problems, post-op rehabilitation, back and neck sprains and strains, as well as specialising in sports injuries. They also offer massage, podiatry and acupuncture.

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‘Achilles tendon problems are becoming increasingly prevalent as the gym culture grows. If you have suddenly increased your training or activity level, or have become involved in repetitive activity like long distance running and you have pain just above your heel then it may be achilles tendonitis. Specific strengthening exercises are likely to help along with correct load management and, contrary to what you might think, stretching may make it worse! It’s important to speak to your physiotherapist regarding your specific symptoms as treatment will vary according to your own presentation. Even if you are thinking about changing your level of training or activity, it’s a good idea to get professional advice, that way you could prevent an injury happening.’

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HEALTH AND WELLNESS

Heavenly herbals HEALING WITH MEDICINAL PLANTS IS AS OLD A S M A N K I N D I T S E L F. T H E O L D E S T W R I T T E N EV I DENCE OF M EDICI NA L PL A N T S ’ USAGE FOR P R E PA R AT I O N O F D R U G S H A S B E E N F O U N D O N A S U M E R I A N C L AY S L A B F R O M N AG P U R , A P P R OX I M AT E LY 5 0 0 0 Y E A R S O L D . I T S H OW S 1 2 R E C I P E S F O R D R U G P R E PA R AT I O N R E F E R R I N G T O O V E R 2 5 0 VA R I O U S P L A N T S , S U C H A S P O P P Y , HENBANE, AND MANDRAKE. G R A D UA L LY T H E U N D E R S TA N D I N G A N D K NOW LED GE OF W H ICH PLA N T COU LD BE USED TO HELP WITH WHICH AILMENT WA S R E C O R D E D , E V O LV I N G I N T O T O D A Y ’ S U N DE R STA N DI NG . H OW E V E R , J U ST L I K E PR E S CR I P T ION DRUG S , PL A N T S CA N CAUSE A D V E R S E S I D E E F F E C T S . A LWA Y S C O N S U L T A M E DICA L PRO F E S S I O NA L BE FO R E TA K I NG A N Y M E DICAT IO N S , I NCLU DI NG H E R BA L R E M E DI E S .

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HEAVENLY HERBS

ROSEMARY & THYME

FEVERFEW Use the leaves and flowers of the feverfew plant for teas; chew leaves to ease headache pain (including migraines). It’s also been shown to provide relief for arthritis, and skin conditions.

Medicinal herbs like rosemary help memory, improve mood and sweeten breath. Grow in the sun and poorer soil. LAVENDER Even smelling this medicinal herb has been shown to calm and relax. It also eases pain and when applied to cuts and bruises functions as an antiseptic. Lavender is antibacterial, so it’s good for fungal infections and will clean the skin and cuticles. LEMON BALM A relative of mint, lemon balm is a versatile herb that helps relieve anxiety, insomnia, wounds, herpes, insect bites, flatulence, and an upset stomach. It also speeds the healing of cold sores and improves circulation. PEPPERMINT If you have digestion or wind problems, sipping tea made of peppermint can provide relief. It’s also been shown to help soothe headaches.

GARLIC Used for lowering cholesterol and blood pressure, garlic also has antimicrobial effects.

BASIL Basil is one of a few herbs that can help with flatulence, lack of appetite, cuts, and scrapes. Harvest the young leaves of this annual plant as needed.

GINGER The root of ginger is used to ease nausea and motion sickness, and help with bloating or heartburn.

CHAMOMILE

MARIGOLD Good for sunburn, acne, and blemishes but also soothes ulcers and digestive problems.

Use the flower heads of chamomile for infusions and salves to relieve indigestion and colic, anxiety and tension, and skin inflammations and irritations.

PARSLEY Don’t think of it as decorative on your plate; this medicinal herb is loaded with nutrients as well as healing powers to help with flatulence and bad breath.

ECHINACEA If you suffer from a cold or the flu, try echinacea to ease the severity of your symptoms. It also helps provide relief to your immune system. Use the leaf, stalk or root.

SAGE Sage’s genus name Salvia means “to heal,” reflecting its early use as a medicinal, not culinary, herb. It can help provide relief for mouth and throat inflammations.

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FAMILY HEALTH

If you go down to the woods today...

…YOU’LL FIND A GROUP OF WARMLY-CLAD KIDS HELPING TO MAKE BIRD TREATS OVER A FIRE, A FEW IN HAMMOCKS OR A HUGE DEN OF TREE BRANCHES, AND SOME JUST CLIMBING ON ROCKS AND COMMUNING WITH PINE CONES. THIS IS THE MUCKY BOOTS NATURE KINDERGARTEN, TUCKED INTO THE HEART OF THE HAMLET OF KIRKTON OF MARYCULTER.

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FOREST SCHOOLS

We have the SAME MILESTONES to meet as other nurseries

A report published in 2018 by the University of East Anglia reveals that exposure to greenspace reduces the risk of type II diabetes, cardiovascular disease, premature death, stress, and high blood pressure.

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FOREST SCHOOLS

The children are bundled up in what look like minifishermans’ overalls over their ski-suits, jackets, thermals, snow boots, gloves and hats, meaning that they can get as wet and dirty as they like without becoming uncomfortable.

OTHER OUTDOOR LEARNING RESOURCES IN ABERDEENSHIRE O W L S (Outdoor Woods Learning School) is a nomadic service based in Aboyne, providing session leaders for outdoor learning to nurseries and schools across Aberdeenshire, and specialising in those with Additional Support Needs). They also provide holiday clubs and after school clubs, as well as workshops and parties. owlslearn.co.uk

N E S O LG are the outdoor training providers for the North-east, offering courses in Campfire Food & Safety, Early Years in Nature, Outdoor First Aid and the Forest and Outdoor Learning Award. nesolg.org.uk

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HEALTH AND FITNESS

The Reversible (Un)Mat by Lululemon

The focus for this mat is portability, and at a smidge over 1kg this wouldn’t compromise anyone’s baggage allowance. It has a natural rubber base and comes in four colourways.

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Supergrip Yoga Mat by Sweaty Betty

This is a good all-rounder, made with soft natural latex and therefore biodegradable. Reviewers say it is very grippy and slip-free, and at 4mm thick you could practice your headstands in comfort. At a mere 2kg this is still a fully portable option too.

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Sticky Yoga Mat by Yogamatters Good for beginners and our great value option, this basic mat is light at 1.2kg and provides a decent amount of padding at 4.5mm. Made from high grade PVC, the Sticky Yoga Mat comes in 13 different colours and matching accessories.

04 The Premium Yogi Premium Cork Yogi Mat by CorkYogis Social conscience is foremost for CorkYogis, with funds raised going to help the victims of human trafficking in India. This mat is 4mm of recycled rubber topped with 1mm of Portuguese cork, making for a slip-free and comfortable exercise session, At 3kg this mat is best kept at the studio or used for home practice.

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HEALTH AND WELLNESS

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CENTURIES OLD SPIRITUAL DISCIPLINE AND A REHABILITATIONBASED PRACTICE JUST SHY OF ITS 100TH BIRTHDAY, WHICH IS BEST? THE ANSWER IS EITHER, OR BOTH, DEPENDING ON YOUR PERSONAL PREFERENCE AND HEALTH, AS WELL AS WHAT’S AVAILABLE NEAR YOU.

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RETREATS

YOGA began in India more than 5,000 years ago and is as popular today as ever. Like Pilates, it is low intensity, low impact and inclusive as poses can be adapted for various physical needs, but there does tend to be a greater focus on spirituality in yoga. Often prescribed for those suffering from stress and anxiety, the mindfulness associated with yoga can provide a non-medical path to serenity; whilst improving flexibility and helping to counter the ageing process. Speaking of which, you can take up yoga at any age and it can be recommended for those at risk of falls, as it improves balance and co-ordination.

SCOTTISH YOGA CONFERENCE APEX CITY QUAY HOTEL, DUNDEE 27-29 SEPTEMBER

Retreats 22 – 25 MARCH 3 Day Immersion Yoga Weekend in Capo Cottages, Edzell with LouisaYoga. Yoga classes, philosophy talks, experiential anatomy and card readings, plus the use of an outdoor hot tub. louisayoga.co.uk 23 – 30 APRIL Portugal Wellbeing Retreat Week with Vicki Rebecca. Mindfulness practice, meditation under the stars with daily yoga and beach walks. vickirebecca.com

PILATES FESTIVAL SCOTLAND DUNBLANE HYDRO 24 MARCH

PILATES was developed by Joseph Pilates as a healing and rehabilitation regime in 1920. It focuses on building core strength and fitness using either a series of mat-based exercises or using machines, known as Reformer Pilates. Mat-based classes are extended using balls, bands and foam rollers, depending on the level of difficulty. Improved core strength in turn improves posture and balance, as well as strengthening the pelvic area. Pilates is often prescribed by physiotherapists as part of a recovery programme from injury or operation, but can also be used preventatively.

03 – 05 MAY The Art of Less Stress Retreat at Toadhall B & B, Muchalls. Enjoy mindfulness sessions and workshops, with real fires and beach walks. mindfulnessenergy.com One day Pilates workshops and retreats are held throughout the year in Aberdeen by freshlycentred.com

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HEALTHY HACKS

y a d i Hol

WE ALL LOOK FORWARD TO OUR WELL-EARNED HOLIDAYS, AND OFTEN ASSOCIATE THEM WITH OVER-INDULGING, SPOILING OURSELVES AND THROWING OUR NORMALLY FAIRLY HEALTHY LIFESTYLES TO THE WIND. WHAT IF INSTEAD, WE REWARDED OUR HARD-WORKING BODIES AND MINDS BY TREATING THEM TO A HEALTHY HOLIDAY, AND CAME BACK FEELING REFRESHED AND REVITALISED, NOT IN NEED OF ANOTHER BREAK?

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HEALTH AND TRAVEL

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WORSHIP THE WATER

take a refillable bottle with you (fill up after security) and keep it with you to stay hydrated all day. Buy large containers of bottled water from the supermarket and decant into smaller bottles to keep cold in the fridge for the next day.

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02 take your trainers and maybe an exercise mat (page 39), whatever it takes to motivate you to do some exercise on holiday. Download a new fitness app on your phone (page 30) that suits the space you’re staying in and the type of holiday you’re on. Walk as much as you can, and how about a horseride or a sunset kayak as part of your itinerary?

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PACK A PICNIC

Instead of eating out for every meal, why not see what the local supermarket or farmers’ markets have on offer for lunch and take it with you to eat somewhere scenic on your travels? That way you can choose something healthy and maybe try something new!

KEEP REGULAR HOURS

If you’re not normally a night owl, then your body won’t like staying up late every night. Try and stick to what makes you feel good at home, especially if you have jet lag to deal with, and your system will thank you for it. It might just be better to get up for the sunrise than stay up for it… BE YOU MAGAZINE

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TRAVEL

NEED A VITAMIN D BOOST? Head for these sunshine destinations straight from Aberdeen Airport

IBIZA

is now as popular with families and couples as it is with party animals, and with more than 60 beaches, from secluded coves perfect for sunbathing and scuba diving, to family-friendly shallows, it’s not hard to find one that suits. The island is also home to a wide variety of wellbeing and mindfulness workshops and retreats. FLY EVERY WEDNESDAY FROM MAY TO OCTOBER.

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ABZ DESTINATIONS

M A L T A lies off the coasts of North Africa and Sicily,

and comprises three islands including smaller Gozo, famed for stunning beaches and scenery, and tiny Comino with no cars and one hotel. Just four hours from Aberdeen and blessed with hot, dry summers, Malta is steeped in history and surrounded by natural beauty. The calm, clear waters are particularly loved by divers, rock climbers and sailors, whilst the Italian influenced cuisine is guaranteed to please. FLY ON WEDNESDAYS AND SUNDAYS WITH RYANAIR.COM FROM MAY TO SEPTEMBER.

R H O D E S is new from Aberdeen for 2019. The sundrenched Greek island lies at the meeting point of the Mediterranean and Aegean seas, creating perfect conditions for windsurfing and kitesurfing in the south, as well as plenty of places for idyllic sundowners, paddling with the kids or recharging your batteries. There are lots of other islands to explore on day trips and lots of atmospheric ruins. FLY WEEKLY ON WEDNESDAYS FROM MAY 2019. T E N E R I F E has everything you need for a failsafe sunny break – year round sunshine, eight golf courses, countless trails for walking and cycling, familyfocused adventure parks and around 360km of coastline. Add to that everything from cheap and cheerful tapas to Michelin-starred dining, whale-watching and all manner of watersports and you have the perfect getaway. FLY WITH TUI AND FIRST CHOICE ON TUESDAYS AND SATURDAYS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.

A L I C A N T E is a beautiful historic city where it’s always the sunny season. There’s buzzing nightlife and a great food scene, plus the city is a springboard to the resorts of the gorgeous Costa Blanca. Head for Calpe to fiesta or Denia for foodies; try to capture the elusive blue of the sea in Javea or enjoy the marina and watersports at Playa Flamenca. FLY EVERY THURSDAY AND SUNDAY ALL YEAR ROUND WITH RYANAIR.COM BE YOU MAGAZINE

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The Great British Dog Walk is at Haddo House. Raise funds for hearing dogs and meet some new chums.

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ABERDEEN CHARITY TOWER ABSEIL take in the view and the adrenaline rush from 131ft up the Northern Lights Tower at the AECC. sbhscotland.org.uk

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take your pick from a half marathon, 10k, 5k and a junior run. rungarioch.co.uk

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CEILIDH with Clachan Yell at the Music Hall. performingarts.com

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Blood & Granite: The Murder History Tour

two hour walking tour of Aberdeen’s goriest bits.

hiddenaberdeentours.co.uk

18-21 Food for Thought

& guided walks at the Nuart Festival in Aberdeen City Centre.

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RUN BALMORAL

choose from the duathlon, 3 & 15 mile trail races, 1ok, 5k or school runs in the splendid surroundings of the Balmoral estate. runbalmoral.com


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Team up with a professional and two golfing buddies to enter the Aberdeen Golf Links Pro-Am. You’ll play Royal Aberdeen, Cruden Bay and Trump International. aberdeengolflinks.com

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05 BHGE 10K

RUNNING FESTIVAL set your sights on running this fairly flat Aberdeen 10k. sportaberdeen.co.uk

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The Dunecht Dash 5k and Fun Run in the picturesque grounds of Dunecht House. dunechtdash.co.uk

Aberdeen Open

get tickets to see world class martial artists in this kickboxing competition at the AECC.

TASTE OF GRAMPIAN

food, drink, cookery demos and so much more at this giant festival in Thainstone, Inverurie. tasteofgrampian.co.uk

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Cairn o’Mount Challenge cycle 30 gentle miles or 80 miles including a very big hill. cairnomountchallenge.org.uk

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cycle 40 or 85 miles round trip to Pitlochry, including the mighty Schiehallion. etapecaledonia.co.uk

09 Race for Life

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Gung-Ho Aberdeen is an inclusive 5km event over inflatable obstacles in Inverurie. letsdothis.com

Aberdeen 5k and 10k raising funds for cancer research.

09 ST CYRUS 10K a scenic and undulating course along the coast.

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MAGGIE’S CULTURE CRAWL

a 10 mile night walk raising funds for the Maggie’s Centre. eventbrite.co.uk

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