Welcome To Week Two
This week our theme is on eating for immunity. Looking after your immune system is important and as we know the internet is full of all the ways you can boost your immune system. Some of them may even work! This week we will take a look at what really does work when it comes to looking after your immune system. Follow our tips to build a healthy food plan that will help to keep you sniffle free and full of health throughout the year.
We are also building up your knowledge around mindfulness with a particular emphasis on exercises to help you anchor to present moment. The workout regime will be enhanced for those that are ready to move on at this stage and there will also be additional recipes for you to try.
Immunity and Me
Looking after your immune system has never been so popular. From vitamin D to detox diets, the internet is full of all the ways you can boost your immune system. Some of them may even work! We are starting our 6 weeks to wellness plan with a look at what really does work when it comes to looking after your immune system. Follow our tips to build a healthy food plan that will help to keep you sniffle free and full of health right into the new year.
Can Diet Make You Bullet Proof?
The bad news is that there is no diet, food or nutrient that is going to make you immune to every bug that is going around. What we can do is make sure that our bodies have all the nutrients we need to help support our immune system – whether you are trying to avoid an infection or if you already have one.
Start by avoiding contact with germs as much as you can. Here the two most important things to do are to wash your hands well and wear a facemask. This reduces the chances of any infection coming into your body in the first place. Hopefully once COVID-19 is a distant memory we can leave off the facemasks but hand washing has always been an important step in reducing the spread of infections.
So what are the key nutrients for my immune system?
Ready To Go?
Check out our recipes for this week. This is not a menu plan but a collection of ideas that you can try as you go. We will add some new recipes each week along with more tips and a focus on a different aspect of nutrition from immunity to heart health.
Pilates Week 2
By now you are well on your way to getting fitter and healthier. If you are doing the couch to 5km and you can now progress to week 2 or if you feel the pace is too quick for you then you can repeat week 1
In week 2 – sessions 1 and 2 – there are 4 exercises per session. As in week 1, each exercise is performed 12 times (12 reps). When you have finished the 12 reps, move straight onto the next exercise. When you have finished the 4 exercises, take 30 seconds rest before you start your next set. Complete 3 sets to finish.
Feel free to substitute exercises from week 1 in if you feel you are not yet ready for the progression. If you are not yet ready for the kneeling push up – you can stay with wall push up.
If you are not yet ready for the hand plank, you can stay with the kneeling plank. Stay well hydrated and keep up the good work.
Enjoy your second week!