May Newsletter 2016

When you purchase a pair of socks in May, receive 20% off your second pair

We have some news for you here at corehealth and a reminder about our Strategic Planning Seminar!

A man who has had many wordly experiences and is rock ‘n roll to the bone,  our success story Michael Kelleher

This month we explain why it is so important to keep your body constantly hydrated

Treat your mother to a breakfast in bed this Mother’s Day with a twist on French Toast!

Contents

corehealth Monthly Special
corehealth Inspiration
corehealth News
Regular Champions
Let’s Talk Health – Importance of Hydration for our Health
Recipe of the Month – French Toast with Tomatoes, Mushroom and Basil Pesto

corehealth Monthly Special

This month at corehealth for Mother’s Day when you purchase a pair of Pointe Grip socks, recieve 20% off of your 2nd pair.

For newsletter subscribers only. Make sure to mention this edition of the newsletter to redeem your offer. Talk to staff for any additional information.

corehealth Inspiration

“Your health account, your bank account, they’re the same thing. The more you put in, the more you can take out. Exercise is king and nutrition is queen. Together you have a kingdom.”

– Jack LaLanne, bodybuilder known as the “Godfather of Fitness”

corehealth News

It’s a Girl!

A big congratulations to one of our wonderful clients Katherine and her family on welcoming another beautiful baby girl into the world! We can’t to meet Annabelle and see her around the clinic with her mother and maybe one day get her on the Wattbike too! All the best to the both of you from the corehealth family.

Bear courtesy of corehealth 🙂

Strategic Planning Seminar

Don’t miss out on the first of our series of seminars coming up this May! It’ll be a very informing and interesting evening so don’t forget to RSVP to our admin. We look forward to seeing you all there!

Twilight StretchUp!

Also another friendly reminder that our new twilight StretchUp class starts in May as well. If you are interested or want to book in for a class, let us hear about it! The classes will be held every Wednesday at 7:30pm starting May the 4th.

corehealth Regular Champions

Michael Kelleher – Success Story

This month’s success story features Michael, a retired Navy veteran and lover of classic rock music.

Michael was referred to corehealth through his GP after he had an arthroscopy (surgical clean-out) of his knee. He had been having knee troubles dating back to the mid-80’s due to the lack of workplace safety in the Navy at the time. In those days the sailors had to manually load a lot of the stores and equipment onto the ships. This included passing 5 inch gun shells down a line of men and manually loading the ships stores with heavy sacks of potatoes and the like! Michael joined the Navy the year after finishing school in 1968 and it took him to many interesting places such as Seattle and 400 days on Manus Island! After leaving the Navy Michael had a long career with Lockheed Martin, a large American defence company with a branch in Australia. His final position was as a procurement officer maintaining supplies to radar sites on the northern coast of Australia.

When he isn’t working hard at corehealth Michael loves to listen to rock music; some of his favourites include the Eagles, Jimmy Hendrix, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Santana, Billy Idol and Chris Isaac. Michael always has a live concert booked not too far into the future, he is excited to hear rumours of Paul McCartney coming to Adelaide Oval early next year.

Michael started here at corehealth in October 2015. He works hard at improving his strength especially around his core and hips. He very quickly saw a reduction in his knee pain and it is now almost non-existent. He has had some ongoing issues in his lower back and right hip that have been a challenge in his management however he has remained persistent and has seen significant improvements in his strength and has been able to lose more than 10kg! He is fitting into clothes a lot better and is getting much less pain while sleeping. Michael can feel his body getting stronger, especially in his core, and he even enjoys working hard at his sessions here. Michael had attended fitness classes in the past but had found them too aerobic-centered for him and not individualised enough. Here he finds that he can work hard both aerobically and in weights training, which he enjoys the most.

Michael is looking forward to travelling to Europe in July this year for a Battlefield tour through the north of France and Belgium, then settling down into retirement when he will plan many exciting adventures such as Anzac day on the River Kwai in Thailand with his Navy comrades. He is excited to continue his journey here at corehealth, losing more weight and improving his walking ability.

– Article written by Stephanie Folley

Let’s Talk Health – Importance of Hydration for Our Health

It is a well-known fact that water is vital for life, and that an important factor to survival is to prevent the occurrence of dehydration. This article will discuss the affect hydration or lack of (dehydration) has on our bodies, and ways to prevent this from occurring.
The regulation of fluid intake varies amongst individuals, and is mainly determined by a physiological response to a sensitive network that helps to maintain body water and fluid intake through thirst regulators. Meaning that a person’s urge to drink fluids is most often due to a deficiency of water within the body which triggers physiological thirst. It is known that through aging thirst is decreased and therefore fluid consumption is decreased. Dehydration occurs when the body is not receiving sufficient amounts of fluid. Dehydration can be enhanced by physical activity and hot weather conditions. An example of this is whilst participating in exercise the body losses a lot of fluid due to sweat, which is a cooling mechanism to maintain temperature homeostasis of the body. Therefore, if fluids are not replenished this can lead to dehydration.

Physiological Effects of Dehydration

Physical Performance – Aspects of physical performance that are affected by dehydration include, reduced endurance and motivation, increased fatigue and perceived effort, as well as altered thermoregulatory capability.

Cognitive Performance – If a person is dehydrated it can create interruptions in mood and cognitive functioning. These cognitive functions include decreased concentration, alertness, and short-term memory.

Delirium – Dehydration is a risk factor for delirium and confusion.

Gastrointestinal Function – inadequate fluid consumption is a contributing factor to constipation. Decreased water and imbalances in electrolytes within the body can also lead to diarrhoea.

Kidney Function – dehydration can lead to kidney failure which can become life threatening. Kidney failure occurs when your kidneys are not able to remove additional fluids and waste from your blood.

Headache – deficiency in water/fluids can lead to headaches. Studies have also indicated that dehydration can impair concentration and increase irritability, which can in fact trigger a migraine.

Skin – the skin consists of 30% water, when the skin is dehydrated it becomes dry and skin turgor is decreased (the ability of the skin to go back into shape after been pinched into a tent like shape).

Keeping hydrated is so vital in our daily lives, as it prevents the effects that dehydration has on our bodies. To stay hydrated it is important to keep our fluids up and the easiest way to do this is to consume water, however a lot of the foods we consume can also increase our fluid intake. Some foods that are high in water content include fat-free milk, cantaloupe, strawberries, watermelon, lettuce, cabbage, celery, spinach, pickles, squash (cooked). So remember, regulate your fluid intake, especially when participating in physical activity, to keep healthy and hydrated this winter.

References:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20646222
http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/dehydration/basics/complications/con-20030056
https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003281.htm

– Article by Courtney Hutton

Recipe of the Month

Breakfast in Bed – French Toast with Mushrooms, Tomatoes and Pesto

Ingredients

 – 8 flat mushrooms, stems trimmed
– 240g pkt cherry truss tomatoes
– 45g butter, chopped
– 20g (1/4 cup) finely grated parmesan
– 1 tablespoon chopped fresh continental parsley
– 3 crusty sourdough bread rolls
– 2 eggs, lightly whisked
– 125ml (1/2 cup) milk
– 2 tablespoons basil pesto

Method

Step 1 – Preheat oven to 220°C. Place the mushrooms, stem-side up, and tomatoes in a baking dish. Divide one-third of the butter among the mushrooms. Season with salt and pepper. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until tender.

Step 2 – Meanwhile, combine the parmesan and parsley on a large plate. Trim the ends from the bread rolls and cut each roll diagonally into 4 slices. Combine the egg and milk in a large, shallow dish. Soak the bread in the egg mixture, turning, until all the liquid is absorbed.

Step 3 – Melt half the remaining butter in a large frying pan over medium heat. Cook half the bread for 2-3 minutes each side or until golden. Add to the parmesan mixture and toss to lightly coat. Transfer to a plate and cover with foil to keep warm. Repeat with remaining butter, bread and parmesan mixture. Divide the toast, mushrooms and tomatoes among serving plates. Top with the pesto.

Quick Pesto recipe – combine basil, garlic, pine nuts, shredded parmesan and olive oil in a food processor or blender and serve.

– Suggested by Marissa Carter