Fitness Newsletter 10 March

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HEALTH and LIFESTYLE

Something to think about
Yoga can be a natural energy booster. It unblocks energy along the spine, bringing life force back into your body through breath and movement. Certain poses can also help counter the effects of long periods of sitting. As we sit throughout the day, the energy in the spine gets stuck and stagnant. So when we elongate the spine, it energizes the nervous system.

Get outside: particularly if you work in an office, getting outside can wake up your brain. I always think you notice things more if you’re outside or walking, more so than if you’re in the car. You’ll be moving your body, getting a good dose of fresh air, possibly some sunshine and outdoor noises too. The change of scenery and fresh air helps you feel better too.

Juicing: Juicing allows us to take in a large serving of vegetables at one time and can be the key to giving you a radiant, energetic life and optimal health. Some people may find eating lots of vegetables difficult, but it can be easily accomplished with a quick glass of vegetable juice.
Juicing is an easy way to absorb all the nutrients from vegetables and some fruits. Juices go straight to your blood stream which carries all the nutrients to where they are needed. Juicing can help you add a wider variety of vegetables in your diet. Many people often eat the same vegetables but with juicing, you can juice a wide variety of veg that you may not normally enjoy eating whole.

Juicing is also an incredibly effective way to cleanse the body, especially green juices! Green juices contain high levels of chlorophyll, a powerful phytonutrient which attaches to toxins and heavy metals and helps remove them from your body. It also increases your blood’s oxygen-carrying capacity by stimulating red blood cell production.

Some favourite and simple Green juice recipes include the following but you can experiment:
Celery, lemon, apple or pear, cucumber, kale, parsley, fennel
Remember keep the focus on getting as much greens as possible. Having sweeter fruit juices is ok but just not in excessive amounts. (article adapted from hungryforchange.tv)

Recipe Crazy Sexy Goddess Smoothie Serves 2
Ingredients: 1 avocado, 1 banana, 1 cup blueberries, 1 cucumber, a fistful of kale or romaine or spinach,
Coconut water (or purified water)
Stevia, to taste, and/or a sprinkle of cinnamon or some cacao (optional)
*If desired, use coconut meat, raw almond butter, or nut milk in place of avocado.
You can also add superfoods like cacao (to taste) and/or 1 to 2 tablespoons of E3Live.
In a high-speed blender, blend all ingredients until smooth. (from Kris Carr)

Did you know?
that physical exercise gets your heart pumping and increases circulation to your brain, helping to make you more alert. So what are you waiting for? Come and join us.

that you can Say No To Palm Oil http://www.seenox.com/2014/02/17/say-palm-oil/

that Lidl have those kneeling pads in again – just in case you want one for your class to put under your head, forearm or knee for extra support and cushioning.
You could get one for workouts and one for gardening at £1.99 each Happy days!

that the Edinburgh Half Marathon is on 25 May details www.edinburgh-marathon.com

Trainer Request: Do you have any old or unwanted trainers that you won’t wear any more? If so, I wonder if you would consider donating them so that female prisoners (HMP Edinburgh) who don’t have anything/much, can get the use of them. If so, please pass them on to me and I’ll make sure they get there, thanks very much.

Please update me: on how you’re getting on with your fitness, strength and flexibility, health and if you enjoy the classes.
Remember to subscribe to our weekly Fitness Newsletters too thanks.
Please pass on details of our classes, my website, newsletter and encourage friends and colleagues to join us, thanks.

Connecting with me
Email me at: info@complementaryfitness.co.uk

Susan x
www.complementaryfitness.co.uk

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