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Weekday Wellness Newsletter – Volume Eight

MONDAY 21 SEPTEMBER 2020 -- VOL.8.

Our weekly round-up from the Weekday Wellness sessions

Doing it for Mintridge!

THANK YOU so much for joining us for #WeekdayWellness on Mon, Tue and Wed at 8AM on ZOOM.
Apart from fitness and futrition we’ve been running #WeekdayWellness in fundraising support of the amazing Mintridge Foundation! We’ve asked for a donation of just £10 per week to take part.
A registered charity dedicated to enhancing life skills in young people through sport.
They provide a support network for young people by harnessing the power of positive sporting role models, assisting young people of all ages, abilities and physical capabilities to develop confidence and resilience, creating awareness of the importance of mental and physical wellbeing through sport. 

Their team of Ambassadors – Olympians, Paralympians and other professional sports stars from over 20 sports (both team and individual)work with young people in schools, clubs and academies across the UK. Starting with visits including assemblies, coaching clinics and classroom sessions tailored to each organisation’s requirements.

The ambassadors then provide one-on-one remote mentoring in a safeguarded environment, delivered via technology such as Fitswarm and Playwaze to build a lasting legacy for individuals. 

Learn more about The Mintridge Foundation and how you can give by booking with Charitable Travel, donate or keep up to date with all they do here.

This weeks' live & learn

MINTRIDGE HELPS ALL OUR YOUTH

THE POWER OF TEAM SPORT AND COLLABORATION

PRO-BIOTICS YUM FOR GUTS

Weekly recap

Nutrients for your immune system are so important.

Ensure you’re getting adequate sleep. This allows the body to rest and recover, and for the proper functioning of the immune system.

Look after your Gut. 70 % of your immune system is in your gut! We recommend increasing plant based foods, including lots of colourful fruits and vegetables, as these will help to feed the good bacteria in the gut. 

Incorporating pre-biotic foods such as artichokes, green bananas, legumes, garlic, onions, leeks, asparagus are essential for feeding the good bacteria!

Perhaps incorporate kefir every morning! Fermented food also contains good bacteria, which helps contribute to a strong immune system!

Increase antioxidants. It’s especially important to ensure that antioxidant levels (vitamins C, E, and A) and micro-nutrients – that are components of anti-oxidant enzymes (zinc, copper, iron, and selenium), are sufficient to combat any oxidative stress.

Stress can suppress the immune system. In order to reduce stress levels try some mindfulness in your daily routine.

Ensuring adequate vitamin D levels – The new advice from the NHS for Vitamin D is that we should be taking 10mcg of vitamin D3 daily during autumn and winter!

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