If September is the new January, then you might be running out of steam on the healthy resolution front at this point in the month. If you need inspiration, ideas or encouragement, read on for three easy ways to boost your health this weekend
Try something new at Vitality
Head to the RDS this Saturday and Sunday for the Vitality Expo. There are plenty of food demos, talks, exercise tasters, samples and cooking, fitness and sustainability stages. All talks are free to attend, but can get busy. Come along early to get a seat.
We will be at the Expo too, so call in and say hello to us on stand A7-15. Marilyn Glenville and our own Heather Leeson will be speaking on the main Vitality stage on Saturday at 1.30pm on Overcoming Stress and Sunday at 1.30 on Beating IBS.
If you are more interested in female hormone health, including PCOS, fertility issues, PMS or menopause, then come along to the Nourish event at Dunnes in Cornellscourt this Friday at 7pm to hear Marilyn share her top nutrition recommendations. Book your tickets here.
We will have our body composition monitor at all events this weekend. Call in to see us if you want to check your body fat %, metabolic age or hydration levels. If you are not sure why these measurements are important, read more here.
Get some free superfood
Blackberry season is in full swing. The hedges across Ireland are laden down with these delicious and free local superfoods. Full of fibre, vitamin C and other antioxidants, blackberries are a great addition to porridge, yoghurt or with some nuts as a snack. We love adding them to chia berry pots or making these blackberry oat slices (and yes, you have read their ingredient list correctly. Just try it!). And of course, there are lots of benefits from a walk in the countryside too, even if it is raining! For anyone with IBS, SIBO or following a short term low FODMAP diet you may want to limit your intake of these high FODMAP fruits and have strawberries instead.
Boost your health with more veg
The environment is hitting the headlines this month and for the foreseeable future. Why not do your bit for the planet and your health by trying out a new plant-based meal this weekend? We are not suggesting that everyone turns vegan (to learn more about this, watch Heather in action on Virgin Media), but recommend we all eat at least some plant-based meals every week. The Happy Pear boys have been making tasty plant-based meals for years and celebrity chefs like Jamie Oliver are getting in on the act too. Pick a recipe you like, ideally with a vegetable you don’t eat very often and give it a try. Having 3 or 4 plant-based recipes in your repertoire can make healthy meal times much easier.
If you would like more information on our healthy eating courses, tests, or how we can help you in clinic, please call us on 01 4020777 or email firstname.lastname@example.org