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6 Dec

Why do we exercise

I often ask myself the same question, particularly after a hard session before or after work, and being a gentleman of a certain age it just seems to get harder. Although I must admit I do feel the better for it, physically and mentally. We all know the usual benefits and each of us have our own reasons for taking part in exercise, they tend to be the standard goals, i.e., weight loss, get fitt...

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6 Dec

What is Metabolic Rate

The scientific definition of metabolism is a set of life sustaining chemical transformations within the cells of living organisms, or in our case the body. These reactions allow for growth, maintenance, digestion and transportation of substances around the body. Metabolism is usually divided into two categories. Catabolism, which breaks down organic matter and harvests energy, and anabolism tha...

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6 Dec

Is orange juice good for you

Did you know? 1 x 500ml glass of orange juice can contain up to 51 grams of sugar which is equal to 5 doughnuts, so be careful of what you consider to be a healthy morning drink. A new study by the american heart association found that doing hand grip exercises for just 11 minutes three times a week reduces your blood pressure by 10 %. Chocolate – one of the best things to eat b...

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17 May

Academy Status Update

The process of conversion to Harton Academy within the Illuminare Multi Academy Trust continues. There has been a delay in the conversion date due to a number of small issues that are out of our control but all of which are currently being addressed. Our current date for conversion is September 2017. We are looking forward to starting a new academic year as an Academy within our own Multi Academy ...

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15 Mar

Academy Status Update

The current date that Harton is hoping to complete conversion to Academy status is 1 May 2017 however, as this is quite a detailed process, this date could realistically be put back a little further into the summer term. Jarrow School are hoping to convert by 1 July 2017. We are looking forward to starting the new academic year as ‘Harton Academy’ which will be part of ‘The Illuminare Multi ...

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18 Dec

Studio Now Open

Our Studio is now complete and has been open since October this year! If you would like to express an interest in hiring this fully modernised facility, please email Mr Pickup, Centre Manager on: apickup@harton-tc.co.uk or call 0191 427 4055....

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18 Dec

Harton’s refurbished pool open

Our swimming pool refurbishment is now complete and has been open since October this year and is open for use by community groups! If you would like to express an interest in hiring this fully modernised facility, please email Mr Pickup, Centre Manager on: apickup@harton-tc.co.uk or call 0191 427 4055....

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