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Fitness Newsletter 22 April

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Newsletter – 22 April 2013
Hi and Welcome to this Complementary Fitness Newsletter
All classes are now only £5 and are for men and women – details on the Classes page
so come and join us, it’s week 4


Diary date: Saturday 27 April Annual Parkinson’s Coffee Morning
Annual Parkinson’s Coffee Morning is on 10am – 12 noon in Craiglockhart Parish Church Hall and tickets are £1.50 from Ursula Adams or you can pay on the door.
Price includes tea/coffee and biscuits. Buy: home baking, raffle tickets and much more.
Make it a date and come and support this local charity event – see you there.

Health & Lifestyle
Include raw spinach (organic if possible) in your diet – here’s why..

100g of spinach contains roughly 25% of your recommended daily intake of iron.

Just 1 small glass of orange juice drunk with your spinach serving can boost your iron intake, warding off anaemia, fatigue and infection.

There are only 23 calories in 100g of raw spinach. It’s an excellent source of vitamin K.

Researchers at the University of Manchester believe that eating spinach may protect your eyes from conditions such as age related macular degeneration. Eye eye Popeye!!

Highs and lows of blood pressure:
Are you concerned about blood pressure? It’s not just high readings to look for. It was thought consistent high blood pressure puts you at greatest risk of stroke but new findings from the Oxford Stroke Prevention Research Unit revealed erratic surges could also be a sign.
Lifestyle changes can help reduce high blood pressure including increasing physical activity and eating a balanced diet.
Physical activity and a nutritious balanced diet is for everyone though.

Brew a cup of chamomile tea when you feel a headache coming on: it has compounds which ease pain.

As part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, eating 25% of soya a day may reduce the risk of heart disease, reduce blood pressure and lower cholesterol.

Article: 5 things to stop doing if you want to be happy now
Click on the above link or copy and paste it to read the full article but basically the 5 things are:

stop worrying about the future and obsessing about the past,
stop thinking and start feeling,
stop numbing yourself,
stop thinking other people’s opinions matter and
stop putting off your health.

Did you know?
that the US National Institutes of Health confirms that good old fashioned butter is proving to be better than margarines and spreads.

that sunnier climes might reduce your risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis say US scientists.
The study in the Annals Of The Rheumatic Diseases suggests vitamin D in sunlight could help you.
Bring on the sunshine!!

that 47% of us feel stressed every day or every few days and 59% think life is more stressful now than 5 years ago according to a Mental Health Foundation survey.
Keep your cool with a stress busting walk or vent your feelings by writing them down.

Something to think about
When you need something to believe in, start with yourself.

Attention, You, Yes You..
You are beautiful, talented and amazing and simply the best at being you. Never forget that.

My ‘other job’ as a Complementary Therapist
As a Complementary Therapist with over 12 years experience I’m offering Swedish or Remedial + Sports Massage, Reflexology and Hopi candle treatments if you want to make an appointment with me. Email me for details.

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take care,
Susan x