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Complementary Fitness 25 Oct News

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Hi and welcome to this week’s news & updates:

Well, as I mentioned in last week’s newsletter, we’re finally back in Dreghorn Loan Hall (DLH) on a Wednesday & Friday morning from this week at 9.30am and look forward to seeing you in our ‘old, familiar place & time’ on Wed 27 & Fri 29 October.  If you didn’t see the info and why, check back in 18 Oct newsletter.

We might just stay in DLH on a Wed & Fri morning over the winter and return to the Padel Court on these mornings in the Spring.  Thistle Padel Club have said they’d be happy for us to return.

As in our evening classes, the same applies to our 9.30am Wed/Fri classes: please let me know in advance if you want a space so that I know how many are coming.

Please also download, fill in, return (by email if you can) your Booking Checklist form.

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If you can’t return it electronically, print it & bring with you.

This Wednesday, 27 Oct, we’re having our Halloween Workout so please bring a pumpkin and use that as a weight when we come to that part of the class.  You can still bring your resistance band too.  You don’t need a yoga mat on a Wednesday but please bring it to all other classes, as well as water to stay hydrated.

If you’re looking for some recipes with pumpkin in them, here are some you might want to try

Pumpkin recipes for kids – BBC Good Food

I was reading on Dr Rob DeBease’ website (he’s a naturopath & chiropractor) about 4 vegetables that he says are best cooked rather than eating them raw and they are:

Spinach is very high in oxalates which can interfere with the absorption of the nutrients from the spinach, as well as, may lead to kidney stones.  Boiling spinach for 1 minute helps to remove the oxalates and may increase calcium by 300%, and also improve magnesium and iron levels.

Cruciferous vegetables ie Kale are great to eat raw, however, if you have primary hypothyroidism its best to boil kale for 1 minute, roast it or fry it.  The reason why is kale is very high in substances called goitrogens.

Goitrogens block the absorption of iodine into the thyroid gland and may aggravate primary hypothyroid symptoms.  Cooking cruciferous vegetables breaks down these goitrogens and makes it much healthier for a primary hypothyroid person.

Mushrooms: Cooking mushrooms helps to break down the fibre in them as well as, increases the amount of potassium available for the body.

Aubergines are very high in antioxidants however, some of those antioxidants are a bit hard to absorb. When you grill or cook eggplant you make the antioxidants much more available to the human body and therefore the food is much more beneficial.

I can’t remember if I’ve told you about this recipe for Banana Tea before but I’ve often made it in the evening to help me relax and sleep.

It’s so easy.  You just take 1 (organic) banana, don’t peel it but wash the skin and cut off the stem and tip.  Cut it in half, again leaving the peel on.  Then put the two halves in a pan of boiling water and boil for about 3 minutes.  Now pour the banana water into a cup and drink it.

The peel of the banana is loaded with magnesium, almost 3 times the fruit itself, and has several natural aspects which aid with digestion and absorption.  Banana tea is also great for constipation and safe for kids to try too if they’re a little restless.

What do you do with the banana flesh?  I wait until it’s cooled a bit and … eat it, yum.

More about recycling/re-using etc, I copied this FB post about recycling PVC:

‘Now it’s the end of the summer holidays, anyone who has punctured paddling pools, bouncy castles, inflatable unicorns, lilos, arm bands and even air beds that are now beyond repair, please send them to Wyatt & Jack who make waterproof bags out of them.

They even reimburse you for the postage.

PVC is almost never collected from households for recycling.  The waste goes to landfill and if it gets into the sea, it’ll get broken down into pieces and harm wildlife.

You’ve got to have a laugh:

* I dusted once, it came back – I’m not falling for that again!

* I burned 2000 calories today – that’s the last time I leave brownies in the oven while I take a nap (from

* I have a glass of wine in the evening for health benefits.  The other glasses are for my dance moves and witty personality!

I’m sure you’ll know/have remembered but just in case: the clocks go back an hour this weekend.

Please continue to pre-book your place in our indoor DLH or Craiglockhart Church classes, by emailing me and I’ll reserve your space.

Please always remember to wear a face covering when entering and leaving church halls and also when/if moving around the hall ie moving from hall to toilets and back.

Please pay for classes by contactless or insert your card using my card machine in class and you can also bank transfer the money to my account too – I can give you my sort code & bank details.  Or £5 cash but card/bank transfer preferred.

Please also ensure that you return your completed Booking Checklist to me electronically if you’re attending indoor classes.

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If you have any difficulties emailing your completed Booking Form or printing it off, please let me know.  I’ll bring a few blank Booking Forms with me anyway

I hope that you enjoyed this week’s newsletter.

I look forward to hearing from you and also seeing you in Craiglockhart Church and Dreghorn Loan Hall this week.

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