Newsletter – 3 September 2012
Hi and Welcome to the new September term Complementary Fitness Newsletter
All Complementary Fitness classes are back after a week’s break last week and I’m rejuvenated, relaxed, tanned, excited and raring to to and get back to improving your fitness, health and wellbeing.
Details of our COMPLEMENTARY FITNESS classes for men and women can be found on the Classes page so come and join us.
*join us in the classes above and to encourage your friends, colleagues, neighbours and everyone you know to join all our classes as they’re for men and women.
Did you know?
Many manufactures bleach their teabags with chlorine to boost visual appeal. Chlorine produces harmful dioxins which are absorbed into fat tissue when they enter your body. Research including a US study by Princeton University, links dioxin intake to an increased risk of cancer. Reduce the risk by choosing unbleached tea bags such as Clipper (www.clipper-teas.com) or Good Earth teabags or buy loose leaf tea.
Health + Lifestyle
Discounted Fitness Pilates – if you book up for both the Tuesday and Thursday Fitness Pilates classes in the same block.
Lack of exercise now causes as many deaths worldwide as smoking according to a report published in the Lancet. About a third of adults are not doing enough physical activity causing 5.3 million premature deaths each year. For a fit, healthy and log lasting life, the minimum exercise requirement is a brisk 30 minute walk, 5 times a week.
Eating a healthy breakfast sets you up for the day, helps you concentrate and encourages healthy eating habits. You’re less likely to snack mid-morning if you start the day with a proper meal. People who regularly eat a healthy breakfast, tend to be slimmer than those who don’t – according to Amanda Hamilton, nutritionist. Try scrambled egg with spinach and tomatoes – sauté a couple of chopped tomatoes in a little coconut oil then add a large handful of spinach leaves and 2 beaten eggs. Stir briefly to cook. You could swap toast and jam for pumpernickel or wholegrain toast spread with nut butter or swap instant cereal or oatmeal with sugar/honey for porridge oats cooked in a 50:50 mix of water and milk topped with ground flaxseed, chia seed and a handful of berries.
Life – a Work in progress –
Byron Katie, renowned speaker, writer and Oprah favourite, is famous for The Work – a process based on questioning the beliefs that make us who we are. She believes we construct stories about ourselves and that’s what generates most of our fear, sadness and anger. But challenging our deepest thoughts can free us from our negativity. Thousands of people have found The Work life transforming and you can benefit with The Work App available at iTunes which guides you with words of wisdom from Katie. You can also go to her website at http://www.thework.com/index.php to find out more and for downloads, dvds, cds and books.
Last week, I sent you a youtube link to watch episode 1 of the The Skinny on Obesity, episode – here’s the link to watch and listen to the rest of the series…
Researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health found that people who ate blueberries twice a week, reduced their risk of type 2 diabetes. They’re also great for boosting your immune system.
25% off organic skincare when you enter the code HEALTHFIT2012 at the checkout when buying online at www.aubreyorganicsuk.co.uk before 31/10/12.
Baobab powder (fruit from African baobab tree) has twice the calcium of milk, more magnesium than spinach and twice as many antioxidants as goji berries. It has a unique, tangy taste, described as ‘caramel pear with subtle tones of grapefruit’. You can add baobab fruit powder to your smoothie or cereal for 25% of your vitamin C needs and a third of your fibre requirement, all for just 33 calories. You can buy it from Holland & Barratt or Real Foods. Here’s a Baobab, raspberry and avocado smoothie recipe (and you can find out more about baobab at www.theafricanchef.com ).
Serves 2, 1 punnet raspberries, 1 avocado, 300mil buttermilk or plain yoghurt, 2 tbsp New Zealand Honey, 1 tbsp baobab powder, 3 tbsp toasted muesli or bran flakes and ice cubes (optional) – blitz everything in a blender for 20 seconds and enjoy.
Some affirmations you might wish to try to encourage new beginnings, happiness, joy and prosperity from Dr Northrup…
“I am health, strength, peace, happiness and prosperity”
“I love taking care of my body. My body responds so beautifully to this care”
“I am magnetic to wealth and health” and
“I love moving my body. I love getting stronger and more flexible every day”.
Email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
I look forward to seeing you in class this week