Fitness Newsletter 4 March

Hi and Welcome to this Complementary Fitness Newsletter
It’s a brand new week of fitness + exercise classes so come and join us.
All classes are for men and women and class/venue details are on the Classes page

There are still spaces left if you’d like to join our current Fitness Pilates classes on Tuesdays 7.30 pm class and/or Thursday 7 or 8pm classes as above – you’re very welcome to join us.

Health & Lifestyle
Apart from a aiming for a healthy, well balanced diet, drinking plenty of fresh, clean water, taking adequate exercise, enjoying fresh air, being outdoors, tackling stress – sleep is also very important. Did you know that lack of sleep ages you? During non-REM phases of sleep, the pituitary gland releases HGH (human growth hormone) to enable the body to recover, repair and anti age. That’s why sleep deprivation shows up quickly on the face in the form of bags under the eyes, wrinkly skin, lack of skin firmness and sallow complexion.
Lack of sleep also speeds up internal ageing, elevating risk of diabetes, memory loss, an unstable digestive system and obesity. So, aim for 8 hours of good quality sleep a night.

Did you know?
-that you can make a healthy chocolate moussey dessert using avocado?
ingredients for 2-3 people, you need:
1 avocado, ½ ripe banana – both peeled, chopped up, ½ cup almond milk, 1/8 cup cocoa powder, 1 tbsp honey/agave syrup, ½ tsp vanilla extract, 1 tsp almond butter, pinch of ground cinnamon to taste, pinch of Himalayan salt (optional) – blend ingredients till smooth and serve chilled and enjoy.
(from Anjali Shah’s blog)

-that new research from King’s College, London has identified a link between smoking and ageing of the brain – a great reason to encourage those who smoke to ditch cigarettes for good.

Something to think about…
The only thing that stands between you and what you want out of life is the will to try and have faith to believe it’s possible.

Diary dates:
Saturday 9 March– Balerno Fair Trade Fair, Ogston Hall and St Joseph’s Centre, Balerno Parish Church, 10am to 12 noon – part of Fairtrade Fortnight.

Balerno Fair Trade Group holds its annual Fairtrade food and coffee event along with craft stalls and children’s activities. At 10.30am awards will be presented to the winners of Dean Park Primary School’s competition to design a Fairtrade tie. Refreshments, will include fairtrade tea and coffee, from The Mill at St Joseph’s, along with Fairtrade home baking and Fairtrade tastings. A selection of stalls will sell fair trade foods and crafts from around the world. Children can help create a sculpture from Fairtrade packaging and take part in facepainting and henna painting. Donations from this event will be made to Dean Park Primary School’s Malawi Link and the St Joseph’s Development Fund.

More Fair Trade news and events at

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I look forward to seeing you soon, take care,

Susan x

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