Pilates Inspiration – Morph

The King of Flexibility highlights a potential downside of being able to morph your body into any shape…

 

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Tips To Avoid A Cold This Winter

The clocks have gone back and I’ve just bought a pair of woolly bed socks, which means we’re either knocking on the door of winter, or I’ve turned into my nan.

Here are a few tips that have helped me keep the coughs and sneezes away over the last few winters:

  • I drink lots of water, on average around four pints a day.
  • Between October and March, I have 15 drops a day of Echinacea tincture, which I dissolve in one of the pints of water I drink.
  • I increase my usual daily intake of vitamin C by including satsumas or clementines and grapefruit into my meals, and have a squeeze of lime in each of the pints of water I drink.
  • At the first sign of a cold, e.g. sores in or around the mouth, dry or painful throat, I apply Propolis to the affected area with a ear bud until I feel I’ve recovered.
  • I try to get as much sleep as my body needs.  In my case, at least eight hours.  Trouble sleeping?  This might help you.
  • I get out in the fresh air as much as I can, either walking or cycling.
  • I wear more layers than I need.  Better to be too warm than too cold, is my philosophy.
  • If I feel like my core body temperature has dropped for any length of time, I try to have a hot bath as soon as possible.

To close, here’s a favourite “cold” track…

Class Timetable Changes – November

I’m going overseas on holiday in November – yippee! – which means some changes to the Pilates class timetable at The Wellbeing Studio – boo!  The classes on the following dates will therefore NOT take place:

  • Friday 3rd November
  • Saturday 4th November
  • Monday 6th November
  • Tuesday 7th November
  • Wednesday 8th November
  • Thursday 9th November

I won’t be running the Pilates and Piloga classes at Strode Leisure Centre, Clevedon on Saturday 4th November, Wednesday 8th November and Thursday 9th November either of course.

The usual classes resume on Friday 10th November with the two morning sessions.

Apologies for any inconvenience.

To close, a dash of happy, Lisbon-style…

Multivitamin Gum

Okay, call off the dogs, the hunt is over.  Yesterday I discovered a chewing gum fortified with vitamins.  Each piece of Get More Multivitamin Gum contains 25% of an adult human’s daily dose of 10 key vitamins – B2, B3, B6, B7, B9, B12, C, D, E, K.  It’s also suitable for vegetarians.  Is it suitable for vegans?  Not sure.  I’ve contacted Get More to find out and will report back if I hear from them.  It seems okay going by the ingredients listed on the packet.

Update: Get More Multivitamin gum is not vegan apparently.  The Vitamin D is sourced from lanolin, i.e. sheep’s wool.

To play us out, who else but The Ramones…

You Are Feeling Very Sleeeeepy…

I bought a pot of Lush’s Sleepy body lotion, more because I liked the smell (think warm, thick, lavender-infused porridge) rather than believing claims in the media that it helps even hyperactive kids and insomniacs fall asleep.  After two weeks of using it though I have to say it works for me!  I’ve fallen asleep quicker and slept more deeply as a result of using it at bedtime.  Strange dreams of flying, cat-faced chickens were an added bonus.

At £7.95 for a 95g pot, it’s not exactly cheap, but it does include Fair Trade cocoa butter and is endorsed by the Vegan Society.  I use it sparingly on my hands, which handily can be placed right near my nose to ensure an ongoing slug of the smell all night.  As a result that 95g pot is lasting me ages.

To close, I could post a woozy, sleep-inducing track like Kate Bush’s And Dream of Sheep, OR this…”off to Never Never Land, ha ha!”

 

August Bank Holiday 2017

Well I could run two special Poolates (see what I did there) sessions to celebrate the upcoming Summer Bank Holiday, or we could all just have the day off.  Yes, let’s do that.  No lunchtime or evening Pilates classes then this Monday 28th August.  Ten other classes happening that week though.  Check out the weekly class timetable for more details.

To close, here’s Alice Phoebe Lou being all acoustic.  I dedicate this to anyone who’s going off adventuring over the Bank Holiday weekend…