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April 2010

Index: Welcome


Calendar Girl


Article of the month




News and events


Birthdays this month: Jo Dixon 1st Claire Mcluckie 1st Charlotte Wood 1st Kerry Ditchburn 4th Sandra Mcgrath 4th Dawn Stamper 4th Kirsty Watson 4th

Welcome to the April newsletter. We have lots of exciting stuff happing this month so take a look inside to see what’s going on! This month we are holding our Curves Cash Auction we hope you all can join us and you have collected enough cash to win some amazing goodies, don’t

Joanne Sewell 7th

worry if you haven’t we are going to hold another

Gillian Mcculloch 9th

massive auction and pamper day to celebrate our

Benita Ireland 10th

1st birthday in August

Elizabeth Dunn 17th Maggie Fenton 24th

Have a safe and healthy month!

Kirsty Groggins 25th Gail James 30th

Sam, Karen and Abi Xxx

Happy Birthday Girls!

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Calendar Girl

I joined Curves in August 2009. I’m not really a gym person but I’m enjoying my sessions at Curves. The fact that I know I’m going to be weighed and measured each month has given be the incentive to watch what I’m eating and to get up and do more.

Carole Wilson is our April calendar girl she has been a member of Curves since 5th October 2009 and works out at least 3 times a week most weeks! She is one of our most dedicated members that never stops chatting!: “Since i joined Curves in October i have lost a stone in weight and an amazing 22.50 inches. I couldn’t believe how quickly the first 3 months went. I usually go five times per week and Karen and Sam are so friendly. I feel great about myself especially when i got out on a Sunday afternoon to the pub! And people comment how well i look, I have met loads of new friends and i have recommended Curves to alot of people resulting in many of my friends joining. It also does wonders for my usual Monday morning hangover haha!”

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Article Of the month How Exercise Can Benefit Diabetics While not many enjoy exercise, anyone can tell you that they know they should be doing it. In fact, you probably realize the importance of it yourself. In relation to how it affects your blood sugar levels, though, you may not realize the benefits so easily. There are several including the following. Improve Your Control One area in which exercise can better your blood sugar levels is by giving you more control. As you exercise, your muscles burn sugar for the fuel to power your movements. In turn, this reduces the amount of blood sugar stored in your body. The more that you do, and the more vigorous you exercise, the more benefit you will see in this regard. And, it will last longer the more you can do. For those that have Type 2 Diabetes, exercise has an extra benefit in this manner. Because of the way that exercise works with your body during exercise, your body actually increases its sensitivity to insulin. That means that you will need less insulin to help pull sugars into your body’s cells. In this regard, it will help to lower your need for insulin provided through medications. Improvements in Your Heart An important factor in exercise is improving your risk factors for various health conditions. Those that suffer from diabetes or others with high blood sugar levels are at a doubled risk for heart problems. But, exercise can help to lower that. Diabetics are much more likely to deal with heart conditions like heart attacks, strokes, cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure and heart disease in general. All of these conditions can be improved with exercise because it: — Improves the blood’s flow through your body. — Increases your heart’s ability to pump often called its pumping power or pumping strength — Improves the cholesterol levels Exercise can improve your overall heart health on the right regimen. Weight Management Yet another way that exercise can improve your body’s function is through helping you to maintain a healthy weight. Many that suffer from diabetes or high blood sugar are overweight, which triggers high blood pressure, organ failure and heart conditions. Diabetes patients often suffer from many weight problems (some even have weight that is too low.) Exercise helps your body to burn calories and therefore keeps them from being stored. The right type of exercise will burn through stored fat as well, which reduces your risks of all of these health conditions.

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Prep Time: 20 minutes Serving Size: 4

Ingredients: 1 T Red Wine Vinegar Pepper to taste 1 t Fennel Seeds 1 T Olive Oil 1/2 t Oregano 1/2 c canned Diced Tomatoes, drained 1 clove Garlic, minced 2 (4 oz) Salmon Fillets 1/2 t Salt 2/3 c packed Baby Spinach Leaves Directions: 1. In a bowl, combine vinegar, fennel, oregano, garlic, salt, pepper, and 2 tablespoons juice from tomatoes. Slowly whisk in oil. Place salmon in a zip-top bag, pour in marinade, seal. Chill for 30 minutes, turning to coat salmon. 2. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Place salmon on a large square of aluminum foil and arrange half the spinach on top of salmon. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon marinade. Top with remaining spinach and diced tomatoes. Fold foil and crimp edges into a rectangular packet. Repeat with other fillet. 3. Place packets on a baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes until salmon is cooked through. Nutrition Info: Calories: 239; Fat: 8 g; Saturated Fat: 1.1 g; Protein: 20 g; Carbohydrates: 21 g; Fiber: 5.1 g; Cholesterol: 27.75 mg; Sodium: 408 mg

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News and Events

Feb 2010

Food Drive March 2010 Thank you to all your generous donations to the Curves annual food drive we are very grateful and we will be sending all the food donated to the action for children charity.

Curves Cash Auction On Wednesday 28th April we will be holding our first Curves Auction at 6.30pm please join us with your Curves cash to bid on some of the products and also we will be having drinks and nibbles (please note our last workout will be at 6pm this day as we will be closing at 6.30pm) don’t worry if you have just joined and haven’t collected enough cash you will be able to take part in August when we will be holding an Auction and Pamper Day to celebrate our first birthday!

Forming a Habit Thank you for all your entrees to our forming a habit competition remember girls you have to come in 3 times per week during the months of April- June look out for monthly updates. Good luck girls!

Games If you have any ideas for games that you would like to play on Wednesdays please can you suggest them to us and you could win 100 Curves pounds

Easter Opening We will be closed on Good Friday, Saturday 3rd April and Bank holiday Monday

April 2010  

Welcome to the April newsletter. Joanne Sewell 7 th Gillian Mcculloch 9 th Benita Ireland 10 th Elizabeth Dunn 17 th Maggie Fenton 24 th Kir...

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