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Complementary Fitness 6 Aug Newsletter

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Hi, all our COMPLEMENTARY FITNESS CLASSES are ON this week in

Craiglockhart Parish Church Hall, Craiglockhart Drive North:
Dreghorn Loan church hall, Colinton
Our all level Fitness Pilates, Fitness Yoga & resistance/weights classes for men and women (except pregnancy) are on to help you improve your fitness, strength, stamina, core, posture and flexibility

Woo hoo, our classes are back ON this week again after a week off and we’re in Dreghorn Loan church hall, Colinton and Craiglockhart church hall and I hope you’ll join me this week/soon. I can’t wait to see you, catch up and work out with as many of you as possible, bring it on!

We’re just back and had an amazing enjoyable week in Barcelona. The weather, hotel, food, wine, trips etc were all fantastic. We walked everywhere but also did a group cycle tour round the city too.

I was just reading a Q on the Dr Vogel website which was: ‘does exercise help or hinder arthritis’ and thought I’d share the A with you:
‘It always helps both in the short term relief of pain and in the longer term by slowing the progression of the disease. The type of arthritis will dictate the exercise as there are around 200 different types. Immobilisation of joints is rarely seen these days as it was thought to protect but is now knows to increase stiffness’. So the short answer is: keep moving, keep active, keep exercising to help your joints and moving the fluid round the joints.

And … did you know that –
• Foods ie red meat and dairy products and drinks containing caffeine and alcoholic drinks can all trigger inflammation which can increase muscle and joint pain.
• Peanut butter (PB) is a great food to fuel up on before a workout because of its low GI, high carbohydrate and high protein content. I love PB (and usually go for organic and smooth with absolutely no sugar in) and love it in smoothies, on toast (PB and mashed banana is the bizz) and in stews to thicken as well as adding protein.

Walking is a great way to exercise, to get about, to get some fresh air, de-stress but here are some more of the benefits of walking:
 Burns calories
 Makes heart stronger
 Improves circulation
 Reduces stress and anxiety
 Improves mood
 Strengthens muscles, ligaments and tendons
 Improves flexibility, balance and co-ordination
 Increases bone mineral density
 Improves joint mobility.

I’m sure we’ll be walking more this week too and as the Fringe started last week, I’ll be wandering around town soaking up the atmosphere and getting to/from shows.

I found this while I was scrolling through Pinterest (which I love for ideas) and thought you might this read through this self care checklist, tick off and see how many you achieved –
Today I ……
o Worked out
o Met/talked to a friend
o Read something
o Complimented someone
o Took time off social media
o Drank 2L water
o Took time for myself
o Did something fun

I’ve been a member of FitPro (fitness professionals) for years and thought you might be interested in a blog video article about diabetes and why exercise matters. You can click on and watch/listen to the video at

Gorgeous, delicious, healthy recipe ideas at
and I’m sure that I’ve mentioned this before but often look through recipes at so happy cooking and eating.

And find out A-Z food facts and get recipes on Dr Mercola’s site at

I’ve also been to a few of Dr David Hamilton’s talks and have some of his books which are mostly on kindness and why it’s good for ourselves as well as others and thought you might like to read about how it can boost your immune system –

Can kindness boost the immune system?

I look forward to seeing you and working out with you this week in Dreghorn Loan Hall and Craiglockhart Church Hall so that we can continue to improve on our summer fitness levels, strength, posture balance and flexibility together.

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