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WEST LONDON’S HEALTH & FITNESS NEWS: SEPTEMBER 2015

A host of sporting events this autumn, from the Rugby World Cup to the Richmond Running Festival, are sure to keep your fitness goals going…

Run a 10k or half marathon in Richmond

The Richmond Running Festival, which includes the Kew Gardens 10K and a half marathon, returns to the borough for its second year. The route starts in Kew and ends in Old Deer Park and 10% of the entry fee goes to two local charities.
richmondrunningfestival.com

Withings Activite and Activite Pop

Withings Activite and Activite Pop

Smart, wearable technology

Withings continues to pave the way in wearable technology with the launch of its automatic swim-tracking feature on the Withings Activite and Activite Pop. The watches automatically adjust on impact with the water, allowing users to record swim time, calories and distance covered.
Read more at withings.com

Get the right start at The Hogarth Health Club

Head to The Crucial Café & Gallery, at The Hogarth Health Club, for a nutritious and delicious breakfast, lunch or snack. Founded by head chef and clinical nutritionist Ruth Wood, the menu offers a host of healthy meals, smoothies and cold-pressed juices. 020 8747 4047; crucialfood.com

Support England with a rugby shirt from The Rugby Store in Twickenham

Support England with a rugby shirt from The Rugby Store in Twickenham

Get ready for the 2015 Rugby World Cup

Rugby World Cup 2015 kicks off on 18 September as England take on Fiji at Twickenham Stadium. Whether you’re at the game or not, show your support for our national team and wear an English rose. This collared classic shirt — in the same style as the Rugby World Cup version — is tailored for female fans and is made of a 60% cotton and 40% polyester blend. £55.
The Rugby Store, Twickenham Stadium, 200 Whitton Road TW2 7BA; canterbury.com

Healthy British foods in season

Apples
As the old adage goes, an apple a day keeps the doctor away… well, we’re not claiming that but apples are high in fibre and vitamin C. Add a teaspoon of peanut butter to a sliced apple for a crunchy snack.

Pears
Perfectly ripe, British pears come into their own at this time of year. They’re high in fibre and Vitamin C, and contain a significant amount of nutrious pectin (a water soluble fibre).

Blackberries
British blackberries are in their prime in September so enjoy a handful of these purple-hued berries, or add them to a homemade dessert of ice cream (or frozen yoghurt) and a sprinkling of almonds.

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