Updates – Week beginning Monday 20th August 2018
1. PAF – Anytime, Anywhere!
Come and join the fun – it’s free and on Facebook.
If you’re not on Facebook we’re trying to work out how to send you the videos but this only works with pre-recorded stuff and Philippa is not good with technology.
2. Stretch + Tone - BRAND NEW CLASS ADDED TO THE TIMETABLE
Incorporating elements of Pilates, Yoga and Tai Chi. This class is low impact and there will alternatives and adaptations – you will need to get on the floor for this class.
Make sure you bring a long mat.
Preston Road Community Centre 10:30am – 11:30am (exercise starts at 10:45am).
Starts on Wednesday 19th September 2018 with Laura.
3. HIIT with a twist!
Thursday nights – St Birinus School Gym – starting Thursday 6th September
6:15-7:15pm (exercise starts at 6:30pm).
We will bringing back one class on a Thursday night to start with.
Philippa, Angie and Laura will take it in turns to teach this class.
4. Bank holiday Monday
Don’t forget there are no classes on Monday 27th August 2018.
Saturday class runs as normal and we have the early HIIT session on 25th August at 8:30am as well.
Alcohol – Week Beginning Monday 13th August 2018
- Lots of us enjoy an alcoholic beverage or 2 but sometimes we need reminding of the facts.
- Alcohol is a poisonous substance.
- It can’t be stored; it must be detoxified by the liver.
- When you consume alcohol your body has to deal with the poison first before doing anything first.
- It takes the liver about 1 hour to deal with 1 unit of alcohol.
- This means that the body’s fat burning system is switched off while it concentrates on ridding the body of the poison.
- The more you drink the longer it takes for the body to deal with it and so the longer you won’t be burning fat. This will obviously mean you will lose weight/fat more slowly.
- 1g of alcohol contains 7 calories. Compare this to protein/carbohydrates = 4 calories and Fat = 9 calories.
INFORMATION TAKEN FROM NHS CHOICES WEBSITE
- New proposed guidelines on alcohol were issued in Jan 2016. New evidence, about the potential harms of alcohol, has emerged since the previous guidelines were published in 1995.
Regular drinking The guidance advises that:
- to keep health risks from drinking alcohol to a low level you are safest not regularly drinking more than 14 units per week – 14 units is equivalent to a bottle and a half of wine or five pints of export-type lager (5% abv) over the course of a week – this applies to both men and women.
- if you do drink as much as 14 units per week, it is best to spread this evenly over three days or more.
- if you have one or two heavy drinking sessions, you increase your risks of death from long-term illnesses and from accidents and injuries.
- the risk of developing a range of illnesses (including, for example, cancers of the mouth, throat and breast) increases with any amount you drink on a regular basis.
- if you wish to cut down the amount you're drinking, a good way to achieve this is to have several alcohol-free days each week.
Why have the guidelines been revised?
There are a number of factors that have come to light since 1995 or were thought important by the expert group so they needed to be highlighted to the public. These include:
- The benefits of moderate drinking for heart health are not as strong as previously thought and apply to a smaller proportion of the population – specifically women over the age of 55. In addition there are more effective methods of increasing your heart health, such as exercise.
- The risks of cancers associated with drinking alcohol were not fully understood in 1995. Taking these risks on board, we can no longer say that there is such a thing as a "safe" level of drinking. There is only a "low risk" level of drinking.
- The previous guidelines did not address the short-term risks of drinking, especially heavy drinking, such as accidental head injury and fractures.
- In pregnancy the expert group thought a precautionary approach was best and it should be made clear to the public that it is safest to avoid drinking in pregnancy.
So in conclusion you need to remember:
- Alcohol can slow down your fat loss
- It contains a lot of calories!
- Watch your portions
- Drink water so you don’t dehydrate
- Willpower is soluble in alcohol