‘The Cost of Ignorance’ PLEASE READ… A BIT OF A RANT

Contemporary Stretch
6:15 pm - 7:25 pm
December 13, 2018

I remember seeing this great sign on the wall at the college I lectured at for 13 years, it really resonated with me!

“If you think education is expensive, consider the cost of ignorance!”

I aim to feed forward to you what I learn so that you can make choices and decisions based upon well-researched information, not just opinion! Every magazine, gossip column, reality TV show and so on often shares opinion and frequently one that has very little evidence to support it!

We live in a world of quick fix, image orientated, fake news (with fake boobs, hair, lashes, tans and even bottoms?) where many people would rather take a pill and believe the latest reality TV star than source well informed opinion and do a little digging to find out the facts and evidence. I do the digging for you – can you imagine how I feel when that is thrown back in my face or ignored after taking up my precious time with questions arguing the case because their friend thinks this that or the other and they heard on breakfast telly that some celebrity or other does  … (insert latest fad here) or that they don’t like the taste, feel, can’t be bothered, won’t make the time etc. Well folks, I’ve said it before and will say it again…

‘If you always do what you’ve always done, you will continue to get what you’ve always got’

I care deeply about helping people and that is my purpose.

On Saturday I held my last free health talk for a while (we are having building work going on for the next few months) –  this one was on Gut Health. An unhappy gut is linked in with many minor and major health conditions, repairing the gut and gut biome and maintaining its health goes a long way to feeling, looking and being healthier and slimmer! There is no makeup, body cream or drug that can make up for a poor diet, lack of exercise or lack of quality sleep!

On Sunday I went to Warwick to both listen to and speak at the Synergy Training Day.

My presentation went very well and was well received.

A GP who has researched gut health extensively and promotes a dietary approach to health and wellness (including prescribing a low sugar/starch diet and pre/pro biotics after antibiotics) gave lots of science, which reinforced all I have learned and shared, and then he made this point…

“80% of foods sold in super markets have added sugar e.g. 1 tin of baked beans has 18 cubes of sugar, 1 litre of orange juice has 48 cubes, many folks will have half a litre of juice in a sitting. That’s 24 cubes, would you sit and eat or add 24 cubes of sugar in your tea?”  Sugar is highly addictive and damaging (when in excess) to our gut and insulin system.

Sugar slips insidiously in to our diet, don’t think that your health bars, cereals, low fat yogurts or meals are sugar free, they often have more sugar in them than regular versions of those foods/drinks. Fake sugars are even worse; they behave in the body like sugar but with added chemicals that damage our gut etc.

Eat natural foods that are free from additives and preservatives, spend more and eat less!

Why does the government let this continue knowing that obesity and its associated life limiting and shortening conditions is on the rise in adults and children, and the NHS says that it can’t cope with the epidemic that has already started? I wonder….. well did you know that Tate & Lyle sponsored last year’s Conservative party conference?

This week

I’m all organised as I’m taking some days out to refresh my Pilates Level 4 qualification. I’ve seized the opportunity and made space in my diary whilst still keeping my clients and classes happy! Yay!

So all classes are running and are as fabulous as ever!

New Friday Night Class…

‘Summer Fitness Yoga’, building on the Fitness Yoga we have been practicing.

July 6,13, 20 & 27th.

The class is for mixed abilities and for everyone – inflexible and bendy, strong and weak boys and girls – it’s a gorgeous class, a perfect end to the week and start to the weekend.

No recipe this week  just watch this instead..

The Brain-Changing Effects of Exercise

These are the long-term benefits of regular exercise for your brain.Watch the full TED Talk here: http://bit.ly/2I3zNup

Posted by TED on Tuesday, 19 June 2018


You know I love ya,

Helen xxx


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As a keen club runner I had become frustrated at a number of recurring running injuries. After seeing a variety of different physios and chiropractors, with varying degrees of success but no complete solution, I was recommended to Helen. Helen took a different approach to other practitioners, looking at the whole body structure, core strength and flexibility and initially recommending a programme based around my basic posture, rather than the actual location of the pain. Following the exercises and programmes recommended by Helen I have managed to stay injury free for over 18 months, and am able to train at increasing levels of intensity. Thank you!
Darren Atkins