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Tips for summer survival!

 

 

During the summer months it can be hard to stay on track what with temptations at barbecues and drinks parties not to mention the disruption of holidays and children being off of school. Our philosophy is that what you do most of the time is more important than what you do some of the time. So, eat as healthily as possible, drink in moderation and try to exercise whenever you can…walk along a beach, hire a bike to explore your holiday destination, have a kick about with the kids. Whatever it is, try and stay active even when you can’t get to Bodycare for your usual workouts and then get back into your exercise routine as soon as you can. Don’t leave it too long – it’s never as bad as you think it’s going to be!

Don’t miss our Bodycare Olympic Challenges, starting on Saturday 6th August!

As ever, we can’t wait to see you all taking part in our special events and look forward to being impressed by your efforts!!!.

Jo, Nicola & The Bodycare Team

Bodycare, Benfleet, 01268 758181, www.bodycarefitness.co.uk

 

Exercise is like any good relationship….

“Bodycare’s motivation mantra….

Fitness is not about being better than someone else. It’s about being better than you used to be.

Set your own standards and work hard towards achieving them.

Exercise is like any good relationship – you can’t cheat on it and expect it to work.

Work as hard on your diet as you do on your workout.

Wake up with determination and go to bed with satisfaction.

 
Jo, Nicola & The Bodycare Team

Bodycare Personal Fitness Club, Benfleet, 01268 758181, www.bodycarefitness.co.uk

STRIVE FOR PROGRESS, NOT PERFECTION

STRIVE FOR PROGRESS, NOT PERFECTION….sometimes it all too easy to aim high and think too much about the bigger picture. Rather than thinking “unless I can lose 3 stone it’s not worth missing out on that take away or glass of wine” or “I missed a week of exercise so another few days won’t matter” or “I’d really like to be like my friend who’s super fit but I just don’t have the time / inclination / energy / dedication”…. Don’t write yourself off if you can’t be perfect. You have to aim to be the best version of you at this point in time. Yes, long term goals are important but they have to be meaningful and realistic. There has to be a time frame. Even if you can’t hit those dizzy heights you can try along the way. It’s not like you aren’t progressing – if you fail to try that’s when you stop moving forwards.

Progress is making better choices about your health, exercise regime and diet on a daily basis. It might seem trivial choosing to have breakfast, walk to work, skip that glass of wine, try harder during a Bodycare workout but in reality these are the little things that count towards making progress.

Perfection exists in very few peoples world. So few in fact, we haven’t ever met any! Keep trying, keep progressing.

Bodycare Personal Fitness Club

www.bodycarefitness.co.uk

01268 758181

 

7 Health Benefits of Ginger

Ginger, a perfect health boost!  Has amazing health benefits, nothing but good to be Sid about this power house…taste great, versatile and virtually no calories!

1) combating nausea and vomiting.

2) It reduces pain and inflammation, making it valuable in managing arthritis, headaches, and menstrual cramps.

3) It has a warming effect and stimulates circulation.
4) It inhibits rhinovirus, which can cause the common cold.
5) It inhibits such bacteria as Salmonella, which cause diarrhea, and protozoa, such as Trichomonas.
6) In the intestinal tract, it reduces gas and painful spasms.
7) It may prevent stomach ulcers caused by nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, such as aspirin and ibuprofen.

You can take ginger in whatever form appeals to you.

 

www.bodycarefitness.co.uk

01268 758181

The lowdown on sugar and insulin

Read this article and it really makes it easy to understand how sugar affects our bodies, thought we would share with you….

“So what is it about sugar that’s so bad?
Sugar is a fast energy releasing carbohydrate, whenever we eat carbohydrates blood sugar levels rise triggering the release of insulin from the pancreas to remove sugar from the blood stream and deliver it to:
* working muscles for immediate fuel, should we be exercising; or
* replenish muscle and liver cells if they have been depleted through hard exercise; or if they are full, into:
* fat cells

Since a lot of people are sedentary and consume too much sugar and too many carbs in general, a large proportion of carb intake has nowhere to go other than into fat stores. Through repeated exposure to raised blood sugar levels our insulin levels are repeatedly too high – as a result we become “insulin resistant” which causes our pancreas to produce ever increasing amounts of insulin to keep blood sugar levels stable. Higher levels of insulin leads to more fat being stored.

How do you know if you are insulin resistant? Simple, no need for tests. You are insulin resistant if you are carrying excess weight.

Unless you address your food and lifestyle choices it could only be a matter of time before your pancreas becomes exhausted and stops being able to produce the insulin needed to metabolise carbohydrates. This is diabetes.
Insulin resistance doesn’t just increase body fat and the risk of diabetes, it impacts every cell in the body increasing your risk of cancer, thyroid problems and heart disease.

Keep your insulin levels low by avoiding spikes in your blood sugar by:
1) exercising 3-4 times per week, including strength and interval training
2) getting plenty of sleep
3) eating fewer carbs
4) eating slow digesting foods
5) leaving gaps between eating – 12 hours from breakfast to your evening meal, 4 hours between meals.”

Food for thought……

 

The Bodycare Team

www.bodycarefitness.co.uk

01268 758181

article originally from Health & Beauty magazine, by Bo Tyler.