Newsletter 8th March 2016

A warm welcome to all new subscribers. I have been writing the newsletters for about 2 and a half years and aim to keep you updated with the latest fitness knowledge, news and insights into New Dimensions Fitness Studio. If there is a particular subject you would like me to cover please ask and I will feature it in the upcoming editions.
International Womans Day
Today is International Woman’s Day and to help celebrate, I’m offering a 7 day online fitness coaching programme.

During your 7 days to will receive:

  • A 7 day meal planner and recipe book,
  • 7 home workouts
  • Online support via my website

The course is open to both females and males, Just click here to get started and enter password: ndf7docp

Sport Relief 2016
We have just 10 days to go until we finish our challenge! Thank you for your support, donations and encouragement. We managed a massive 170 miles last week as we really needed to up the anti to hit our target. We are left with approx 206 miles to go and cant wait for the final day to arrive. The good part of this challenge is seeing improvements and progressions to clients personal running times. In particular the mile we are doing for our warm up sometimes feels like the longest lane ever, but members are getting faster at doing it. We are making it a team effort and adding some fun elements to it…. Check out Saturday mornings battle rope picture below!

All up to date posts are on our New Dimensions Facebook page, feel free to share them to help us reach more people and raise awareness.

Any spare cash you have to help us hit £1000 will be greatly appreciated please. Thanks in advance – the link is below to our fund raising page.

How Do You Like Your Eggs In The Morning?
Well Jamie Oliver has given you a choice as his ‘Baked Eggs’ recipe lets you decide on the filling choice! There’s no reason why you couldn’t enjoy these tasty options as breakfast, lunch or a snack on the go.

They’re super easy, serve 2 and cook in 15 minutes.

Ingredients

  • olive oil
  • 4 large free-range eggs
  • sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper

For spinach & ham:

  • 20g baby spinach
  • 75g quality cooked ham

For tomato & basil:

  • 70g ripe cherry tomatoes
  • 1 sprig of fresh basil

For smoked salmon & chives:

  • 50g smoked salmon
  • a few fresh chives

For truffle mushrooms:

  • 50g chestnut mushrooms
  • a few drops of truffle oil

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to full whack. Lightly grease 2 ovenproof ramekins or small baking dishes with a little oil.
  2. Prepare your chosen filling – roughly chop the spinach, quarter the tomatoes, finely chop the chives or slice the mushrooms.
  3. Place your chosen filling into the prepared ramekins, crack a couple of eggs on top and season with salt and pepper.
  4. Place in the hot oven for 8 to 10 minutes, or until the whites are set but the yolks are still runny, then serve straight away.

The Benefits Of Turmeric
Turmeric is the Queen of spices due to its golden colour, sharp taste and pepper like aroma. It contains antioxidant, antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, anticarcinogenic, antimutagenic and anti-inflammatory properties. It’s also loaded with many healthy nutrients such as protein, dietary fibre, niacin, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, potassium, calcium, copper, iron, magnesium and zinc. Due to all these factors, turmeric is often used to treat a wide variety of health problems.
The top most being the role it plays in the prevention of cancers such as prostate, research suggests turmeric can stop the growth of existing prostate cancer and even destroy cancer cells. The active components in turmeric makes it one of the best protectors against radiation-induced tumors. It also has a preventive effect against tumor cells such as T-cell leukemia, colon carcinomas and breast carcinomas.
The anti-inflammatory properties in turmeric are great for treating both osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
Turmeric can be used in the treatment of diabetes by helping to moderate insulin levels. It also improves glucose control and increases the effect of medications used to treat diabetes. Another significant benefit is turmeric’s effectiveness in helping reduce insulin resistance, which may prevent the onset of Type-2 diabetes.
Using turmeric as a food seasoning can reduce serum cholesterol levels.
Turmeric contains a substance known as lipopolysaccharide, which helps stimulate the body’s immune system. Its antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal agents also help strengthen the immune system.
Turmeric is a natural antiseptic and antibacterial agent and can be used as an effective disinfectant. If you have a cut or burn, you can sprinkle turmeric powder on the affected area to speed up the healing process. Turmeric also helps repair damaged skin and may be used to treat psoriasis and other inflammatory skin conditions.

If you suffer from any of the above try adding it into your cooking, either in sauces, scrambled eggs, on fish, or as a milky drink as suggested by one of my clients…. I was really surprised at how nice it was and enjoyed a cup just before bed.
And Finally…
Thought Of The Week…
“A woman is like a tea bag – you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water.”
– Eleanor Roosevelt