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Complementary Fitness Newsletter 9 Oct

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I hope that you’ll join us in our Fitness Pilates, Fitness Yoga & resistance/weights classes in Craiglockhart & Colinton, Edinburgh to get results in our all level effective classes for men and women (except pregnancy) to help you improve your fitness, strength, stamina, core, posture and flexibility
All class details and times are on the Classes page of my website.


Interesting/Did you know that…
It was great to welcome a couple of ‘new people’ in our classes last week as well as working out with and catching up with ‘our regulars’. Thanks very much and I really appreciate you exercising with us and your commitment to exercise and Complementary Fitness. I hope that you’ll continue to join us week by week onwards.

9 Oct starts Chocolate Week (mmmm what can I say? 70/70+% dark for me) and National Curry Week.
It’s also National Arthritis Week and according to Arthritis Care website, it says ‘Exercise is important if you have arthritis, as it helps to limit pain and maintain mobility. It also boosts energy, keeps muscles strong to support joints, and can prevent disability’. It goes on to say ‘Exercise is good for us: it keeps us supple and flexible, and reduces the risk of illness. Everyone benefits from exercise but, for people with arthritis, the benefits of regular exercise are enormous.
Following a regular exercise programme enables people to live a more pain-free, independent life.
The benefits include:
• better range of movement and joint mobility
• better pain management
• increased muscle strength
• stronger bones – which can help protect against osteoporosis
• weight control
• improved balance and co-ordination
• reduced stress
• improved sleep patterns
• increased energy levels
• better breathing
• improved self-esteem.
The NHS recommends that adults should undertake a minimum of 30 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise at least five days a week. You can do this in blocks of five to ten minutes if it is too much for you to do in one go’. You can get your 150 recommended minutes a week by joining us in a class or two (or more) a week and going for a walk.

If exercise were a pill, it would be one of the most cost-effective drugs ever invented

Evidence suggests sitting for too long is bad for you, no matter how much exercise you do.

The NHS website goes on to say:
‘Exercise is the miracle cure we’ve always had, but for too long we’ve neglected to take our recommended dose. Our health is now suffering as a consequence.

This is no snake oil. Whatever your age, there’s strong scientific evidence that being physically active can help you lead a healthier and even happier life.

People who do regular activity have a lower risk of many chronic diseases, such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke, and some cancers.

Research shows that physical activity can also boost self-esteem, mood, sleep quality and energy, as well as reducing your risk of stress, depression, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease’
So I look forward to working out with you in our classes this week and to seeing you soon ‘nuf said!

Now that the weather’s changing, it’s getting darker earlier, are you making warming and filling soups and stews? I absolutely love soups and stews and making a big batch is great for a second day or the freezer to save time. What are your faves?

‘Life is like exercise – the harder it is, the stronger you become’.
‘Let exercise be your stress reliever, not food’

Contact me by email: (type: ‘Pilates/Yoga or Fitness’ in the heading thanks).