Thoughts of the week
When was the last time you travelled? Why did you go? Where did you go? What did you do? We’re currently in the US for a few weeks mixing business with pleasure. After only being here a few days we’ve done a lot. Met lots of people, trained in lots of different locations, eaten a variety foods, visited multiple cities. It’s been fun but quite tiring!
In order to make the most of the of our “travel time” we’ve put together the following tips we feel could be useful for business, sports and real-life clients we work with:
- Get yourself on the destination time zone as quickly as possible to avoid unnecessary fatigue
- Keep extra hydrated the first few days you arrive to maintain adequate fluid levels
- Eat smaller meals at more frequent times to mimosa digestive stress and discomfort
- Do some light exercise daily to keep the body moving and comfortable (mobility, yoga, pilates, jog, swim, calisthenics)
- Moderate alcohol to allow your metabolism to settle optimally
- Have a rough schedule to follow to minimise distractions and opportunities to waste time
- Make the most of every opportunity you come across even if you’re unsure it’s a good idea
- Speak to local people a bout the best places to go and the best things to see
- Keep a rough record of what you spend to ensure you stick to budget
- Stay in the loop with what’s going on at home
- Take lot’s of pictures / videos and share them with your professional & personal network, you never know what links may come about!
- Enjoy yourself and being somewhere different, it will go quicker than you think
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Exercise of the week
Development | Preparation | Mobilisation | Level 1 | Stages A to E | Progressions
- Spinal mobility combinations
- Roll, crawl & sprawl combinations
- Hurdle / stick combinations
- Hip openers
- Walking combinations
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Recipe of the week
- Brown off diced red onions & chopped mixed peppers, in a pan with olive oil then add lean minced beef. Add dried garlic, red chilli powder, fresh parsley, sea salt & black pepper with a splash of any vinegar (we used balsamic). Once cooked through add finely chopped tomatoes, stirring well.
- Tip in a can of organic mixed beans (with some of the slated water) then allow everything to simmer for approx. 20mins.
- After 5 minutes boil up some rice of your choice (we used basmati), drain & leave to one side, occasionally sitting.
- After 15mins, smash up some avocado in a bowl with a little olive oil, fresh lime juice & chopped red chilli.
- Steam wholewheat tortilla wraps any way you want.
- Pile rice, beef mix, guacamole & cheese (we used montery jack) in tortilla then carefully wrap up, folding ends to seal.
- Cut in half then serve as in picture, hot sauce optional!
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