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Kosher Pages Healthy Summer
Hope you all had a great Yom Tov over Pesach. The sun is now shining and spring is truly in the air, and of course after spring comes summer, so I’m here to tell you how you can improve your fitness prospects in the big build up to summer. In Kosher Fitness the talk comes this time of year of jetting away to Israel and soaking up the rays, but there is usually mass panic as people try to get that perfect body ready for the beach.
By starting early and exercising all year round you can set the perfect example to your friends and family, because you don’t want your children to see you struggling to get up a hill in Heaton Park. Doing formal exercise just once a week can improve your health and leave you feeling better.
These are great motivating factors to help you get a spring in your step and get off the sofa and into the gym, but sometimes you may need that extra encouragement to attend the gym which is why I would recommend you come with a training partner whether it be a friend, relative or child. Having someone there to push you is always a welcome help and can mean the difference between going to the gym once and becoming a fully active member. Motivation is what gets you started into any fitness regime but habit is what keeps you there.
At Kosher Fitness we can structure programs for you that include outdoor workouts so you can enjoy the sunshine and know that you are training to a high standard, as you would do in the gym, whilst also taking into consideration different intensities that will be affected due to the heat. Plus if the outdoors gets too hot for you the gym is fully air conditioned for your comfort.
There are various summer fun runs that you can go in for too which we will help you train for including the BUPA 10k fun run at Heaton Park,and of course Kosher Fitness will be doing their annual fundraiser for T’mimei Lev Jewish special needs school in the community centre, which I would expect all Kosher Pages subscribers to get involved in, by either taking part or donating money towards the cause.
As well as exercise maintaining a healthy diet is also key to achieving your summer fitness and workout goals, because as the famous saying goes,
‘Abs are made in the kitchen, not in the gym.’
And as stated in previous articles healthy living is a balance of exercise, diet and rest.
Summer is a great time of year for selecting good quality food too as there is such a diverse range of fruit and vegetables available in the shops particularly at this time of year, for example raspberries, strawberries and melon which is largely water so a great way to rehydrate after a heavy session in the gym. Summer vegetables include green beans, peas and sweet peppers, which would all go well in a nice warm soup or a chilled salad, which wouldn’t take more than 10 minutes to prepare.
Hot weather is also a time for outdoor cooking and barbeques which means more meat intake, and as you now know meat is high in protein which keeps you fuller for longer, just remember to keep it lean and go for poultry or fish.
So in conclusion to achieve that summer body ready for the beach keep avoiding chometz like you did over Pesach and load up on lean meat and fruit and vegetables, which are widely available, plus if you don’t already take up some formal exercise.
Daniel Fisher REPS
Kosher Fitness Ltd
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