THURSDAY 3RD SEPTEMBER 2020 -- VOL.6.
Our weekly round-up from the Weekday Wellness sessions
Day of Rest? Yes? No?
On behalf of Charitable Travel, our destination partner Atlantic City USA and our chosen charity The Mintridge Foundation THANK YOU for keeping on joining #WeekdayWellness.
Unusually (LOL) we didn’t have a Mintridge Ambassador Olympian visit last week but Friday capped off another great week of HIIT and nutrition, ending with an abs session and cool down before heading off for the long weekend.
Everyone had great plans, but was that all about rest or did everyone manage to get time for body and mind? Nutrition focused or blow out?
We’re taking a break from #WeekdayWellness on Monday but will be back on Wednesday at 8AM!!
Read on for a competition!
If you love what we’re doing please tell your friends, colleagues and family to sign up go to: charitable.travel/weekday-wellness
This weeks' live & learn
LEAP UP AN DOWN BECAUSE YOU FEEL SO GREAT
WE’RE NOT FIBBING ABOUT FIBER
This week is all about FIBER
Good Plant Carbs!
It’s a carbohydrate found in plant foods like fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Unlike other carbs, it isn’t easily digested by your body, so it passes quickly through your system without causing your blood sugar to rise.
It’s good to have thick skin
All fruits and vegetables have fiber, however it’s mostly concentrated in the skin, seeds, and membranes. This means an apple with the skin on has more fiber than a peeled banana!
It’s easier with stabilisers
Fibre helps to stabilise blood sugar levels, which helps to keep you fuller for longer, which means less afternoon cravings!
Get that filling feeling
Fiber fills your stomach,
stimulating receptors that tell your brain that it’s time to stop eating. Win-win!!
Swell with fiber pride
Fibre makes you full because
it swells in your stomach when it absorbs in liquid.
Sugar rush sugar?
Fiber makes blood sugar swings smaller, which means the post-spike dips are not as low. Hunger and cravings are less, so you are likely to eat less, and to choose less sugary foods than when you do not have fiber.
Come back next week for a great meal plan!!
See you Wednesday at 8AM.
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Atlantic City: Let's Get Arty
It’s hard not to be inspired by Atlantic City’s bustling activity and natural beauty. The city is home to art galleries, murals, cultural festivals and one-of-a-kind memorials.
Browse indoor artist studios at the Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton University or head over to Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall for the “Atlantic City Experience” exhibit.
The stories behind the city are just as inspiring as the art. Check out Atlantic City’s monuments honouring the Civil Rights movement, war heroes and figureheads that made Atlantic City what it is today.
The Atlantic City Heritage Collection can be seen free at the Public Library by appointment.
Check out Atlantic City culture and art spots!