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Katie Bulmer-Cooke

Katie Bulmer-Cooke: Why we need to get the balance right on healthy living – and avoid ‘fitness extremism’

It seems that there is some what of a health and fitness vibe in the city right now. I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many people out walking and jogging, and the gym I go to seems to be super busy lately.

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Paula Radcliffe at Sunderland 10K/Half Marathon press conference, Hilton Garden Hotel, Sunderland

Katie Bulmer-Cooke: On my ‘City is mint’ soapbox

If you don’t want to read about how vibrant our wonderful city is this week, then look away now, as I’m on my ‘Sunderland is mint’ soapbox.

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Sunderland 10k and Half Marathon 2016.

Katie Bulmer-Cooke: Ready to run Sunderland 10k

This past week I’ve been on my travels again and was super lucky to jet over to Jersey to work with an amazing brand.

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Katie Bulmer-Cooke: Take a side order of realism

The Easter holidays are well and truly over, so it’s time to wave the kids off into school and wave good bye to the Easter eggs.

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Nestle Easter eggs: Eleven million have been produced by the Nestle factory at Halifax for Easter 2017

Katie Bulmer-Cooke: Who to follow for a fitness fix

Now that the Easter bunny has been, and we’ve all consumed way too much chocolate (although I like to tell myself that calories consumed at Easter don’t count), it’s time to burn off all of those Easter eggs and get active again!

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Richard Wilson

Katie Bulmer-Cooke: Loving the city’s Culture buzz

I’m loving the buzz in the city right now and all of the coverage around the UK City of Culture Bid 2021 is getting both in mainstream media and on social too. With this in mind and the fact that the sun is finally shining, I’m in a super positive mood and loving our wonderful city even more than usual.

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Joe Wicks, centre, cooking with students.

Katie Bulmer-Cooke: Child obesity is a big problem

I was ecstatic at the end of last week when Public Health England revealed it’s plans to challenge businesses, who sell foods such as biscuits, chocolate bars and cereals, to reduce their sugar content by 20% by 2020.

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Colin Burgin-Plews

Katie Bulmer-Cooke: Get your trainers on for charity

One of my favourite things in life is running, and I am currently in full training mode for the Sunderland 10k.

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Katie Bulmer-Cooke: Make social media work for you

Katie Bulmer-Cooke: Make social media work for you

It’s been a busy one on the social media front this week, as I’ve been out and about delivering my social media workshop to businesses in the region.

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Richard Wilson

Katie Bulmer-Cooke: Richard aiming for five in five

This week I met up with a someone I’ve known for sometime, fellow fitness lover, Richard Wilson.

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Fiona Simpson

KATIE BULMER-COOKE: No question of me taking part

Sunderland is gearing up for an exciting event, as Question Time is set to be filmed in the city.

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Sir Peter Vardy

KATIE BULMER-COOKE: Don’t be afraid to ask for help

This past week has been a week filled with education, as I’ve delivered courses and took part in a course myself too.

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Does anyone sell healthy takeaways?

KATIE BULMER-COOKE: Where are the healthy options?

This week, I’m kicking off the column this week with a bold statement...I’m not surprised that we are one of the fattest cities in the UK. There I said it. I used the F word...and I used it in relation to our city.

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Valentine's Day can be a boom time for jewellers.

KATIE BULMER-COOKE: Valentine’s marketing dream

I’m going to kick off this week’s column by wishing everyone who reads it and comments online (even the not so nice ones), a very Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Launch of Sunderland's City of Culture Bid 2021 at Ryhope Engine Museum.

KATIE BULMER-COOKE: Get behind Sunderland’s bid to be City of Culture 2021

This last week saw Sunderland’s bid to become City of Culture 2021 build more momentum with a visit to Parliament.

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Katie Bulmer-Cooke

KATIE BULMER-COOKE: The ‘rotten’ people who raided my pop-up shop stock

If you read my column regularly you’ll probably have got the vibe that I’m a pretty positive person. I like to find the silver lining in the darkest cloud and always try to see the best in everyone, even my delightful trolls on the Sunderland Echo website.

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KATIE BULMER-COOKE: Leave the PJs for the bedroom

KATIE BULMER-COOKE: Leave the PJs for the bedroom

This week has been an unusual one...I think we may have a city-wide problem, as I’ve spotted way too many people out in public in their pyjamas.

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Amber Rose Cliff.

KATIE BULMER-COOKE: Support the Amber petition

I couldn’t write this week’s column without giving a special mention to the beautiful Amber Rose Cliff, who sadly passed away last week after battling cervical cancer.

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Dodgeball is great fun

KATIE BULMER-COOKE: Dodgeball is great fun to play

Everyone is right back in the swing of work and exercising again now that we are well into January. As much as I love the holidays, I’m a huge fan of structure and routine, so as you can imagine I’m enjoying being back to work.

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Walking is a great way of keeping fit and staying healthy.

KATIE BULMER-COOKE: My hopes for 2017 – be happy, healthy and positive

Happy New Year everyone. I love the buzz of this time of year, and just thinking about all the opportunities 2017 has in store is dead exciting.

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