Sunday, 26 July 2009

Top 100 Recipes for Happy Kids

Available now! Charlotte has teamed up with Gemini Adams, a talented chef and natural food advocate and created this beautifully presented book “Top 100 Recipes for Happy Kids”.
Their aim is to take the hassle out of healthy living and to help parents to encourage their children to develop healthy eating patterns to combat the challenges presented by the modern convenience lifestyle and abundance of junk food products and promotion.

They show how to prepare quick, tasty and nutritious meals for your children, but in recipes that have the added benefit of improving their mood and behaviour. Learn how it’s easy to change your child’s diet and, in doing so, balance moods and enhance brain function, concentration, behaviour, and ultimately happiness.

The recipes can of course be eaten by discerning adults too – there has been lots of good feedback, especially for breakfast ideas and quick and easy lunches to take to work!

Friday, 24 July 2009

How to do a squat

How to do a squat:

· Start at a standing position

· Move hips down into a “squat” position, or sit down into an imaginary chair

· Chest and torso lean forward at a 45 degree angle to floor

· Arms are beside body

· Feet are flat on the floor, running parallel to one another with body weight through the heels

· Head/eyes looking forward

· Standing back up from bottom of squat to “tall” position

· Breath in on way down, Breath out on way up

Squats are fantastic because they are big energy burners as you are using some of the largest muscle groups in the body. They are also a functional movement as we sit down and stand up all through the day. When done properly squats help to strengthen the muscles surrounding the ankle, knee and hip joints and have the added bonus of working your core muscles (abdominals/back).

Enjoy the feeling of being strong and centered. Perform these 2-3 times per week doing
6-15 repetitions at a time. If you are a beginner do only 6 reps moving your way up to
12-15 as your weeks progress.

Have fun....and remember these can be done anywhere!!! Home, park, hotel, gym, office etc. Basically, wherever you are comfortable.

You can also learn how to do a squat in the Positively Slim "Overall Body Toning" video which is a part of the "Starter Package" available in the Positively Slim Shop. (press on title, How to do a squat, above!!!)

By Charlene Hutsebaut

Positively Slim
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Thursday, 23 July 2009

Athena Networking, London Westminster group


Good day to you all. As I was browsing through our Athena Networking site today I came across the wonderful photos of my visit to the Athena London Westminster group. Just wanted to share with you the link of myself and Jo King who runs a Burlesque business. (click on title above)

Remember that expanding your horizons and visiting another Athena group other than you own opens a whole world of possibilities for you and the members you are visiting. Try it, you will like it!


Tuesday, 21 July 2009

Five a day: Can you cheat?

Check out our girl Charlotte speaking to Dan Lloyd at The Independent. Press on title above "Five a day: Can you cheat?" for the link. Enjoy.....