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Complementary Fitness 15 July newsletter

Welcome to this week’s newsletter & updates: At the end of each newsletter, I always ask you to send me interesting info or local news so that I can share it with you so thanks to Kay (Wed/Fri), who gave me a newspaper article that Dr M Pemberton wrote about what he’d learnt about weight […]

Complementary Fitness 8 July newsletter

Welcome to this week’s newsletter & updates: As you know, exercise is medicine and not only for our bodies, but for our brains too.  Exercise also improves mood, sleep and memory. Exercise can even help you grow a bigger brain and just 10-30 minutes of aerobic exercise daily helps improve sleep. So, what’s not to […]

Complementary Fitness 1 July newsletter

Welcome to this week’s newsletter & updates: As I mentioned last week, we don’t have a class this Thursday 4 July because Dreghorn Loan Hall is being used for polling for the General Election but you’re welcome to join any/all of our other classes this week instead. Now that the school holidays are underway, reminder […]

Complementary Fitness 24 June newsletter

Welcome to this week’s newsletter & updates: Have you heard of rucking? If not, I hadn’t either but it’s walking or hiking with a loaded backpack on your back which adds additional strength building and endurance into our fitness/exercise mix. Rucking is a great way to build strength, boost cardiovascular health and enjoy the great […]

Complementary Fitness 17 June newsletter

Welcome to this week’s newsletter & updates: We’ve mentioned sarcopenia before which is muscle loss/atrophy as we age. This recent article is very interesting and serves as a reminder on why we should exercise, be active and move every day.  The article’s called ‘How to protect yourself from muscle atrophy and explains:   Sarcopenia is […]

Complementary Fitness 10 June newsletter

Welcome to this week’s newsletter & updates: Regular exercise is so powerful as a health intervention with so many benefits to our overall physical and mental health. When we exercise, more oxygen and nutrients are delivered to and waste products flushed away from the brain, which reduces stress and improves mood. Exercising together can be […]

Complementary Fitness 3 June newsletter

Welcome to this week’s newsletter & updates: Exercise and mood We all know this and it’s well understood that moving our bodies can help improve mental health.  But for those with depression, the thought of starting a workout routine may feel understandably overwhelming.   The good news is that new research shows that low-to-medium intensity […]

Complementary Fitness 27 May newsletter

Welcome to this week’s newsletter & updates: When making my breakfast, its often a bowl of organic soya kefir or coconut yoghurt.  Then I add in lots of tasty ingredients that add fibre, protein, vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, colour, texture – things that’ll keep me full until lunchtime. So I’ll add in a couple of heaped […]

Complementary Fitness 20 May Newsletter

Welcome to this week’s newsletter & updates: Some strategies to grow new brain cells: According to published articles by neuroscientist Elizabeth Gould from Princeton University in the Journal of Nature and Science of Medicine, she showed that adults can grow new brain cells specifically in the hippocampus: the memory centre of your brain. So here […]

Complementary Fitness 13 May Newsletter

Welcome to this week’s newsletter & updates: We had a fabulous and wonderful time in Club La Santa, enjoyed all of the classes, lovely food, restaurants, walks, hikes, bike hire, sunshine etc etc (some photos below) I love working out together with you, catching up with each other and socializing and am sure you do […]