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Health Smoothies - NEW RECIPIES

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Smoothies are a great way to get nutrition FAST! However you have to make sure you are not filling them with unnessecary and unhealthy
ingredients as you can very quickly make a healthy drink into a drink full of fat and calories.

At Butlers Body in Balance we are all about keeping things SIMPLE (yes the trusty K.I.S.S method) so below are a few of our favourite tried and true recipies for you to try and hopefully enjoy.

HAVE YOU EVER HEARD OF GREEN SMOOTHIES??

Green Smoothies are a brilliant way to eat your greens!!

Bought to popular attention by Victoria Boutenko, Green Smoothies are a blend of fresh fruit and greens to make a delicious and nutritious drink.

The health benifits of green smoothies are numerous but everybody has their own reasons for embracing the green smoothie lifestyle.

The top 5 reasons that attract people to green smoothies are:

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Various Articles & Information

The following articles and information have been collected over the years and provide excellent reading material for your general health and wellbeing.

pdf thefifthelement.pdf    The Missing Piece of the fat loss puzzle written by Tom Venuto

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Why should we Stretch?
Why stretch?

Stretching exercises encourage lengthening of your muscles and their associated tendons, and oppose the shortening and tightening of muscles that can occur immediately after vigorous exercise, and as a product of ageing and inactivity. A sedentary lifestyle that involves long periods of sitting or driving can cause muscles to shorten and tighten which can lead to pressure on nerves and pain.

By its effect of lengthening muscles, stretching promotes flexibility, that is, the ability to have a full range of motion about your joints.

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Steps to Setting Weight Loss Goals for the New Year & Beyond

The purpose of goals is to focus our attention. The mind will not reach toward achievement until it has clear objectives.

"Goals create energy and motivation"

"Action without Planning is the number one cause of failure."

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Care for an injury (hot or cold)

How cold helps initially

When you twist an ankle (or similar), the tissues underneath the skin are injured. Blood & fluids seep out from the torn blood vessels & cause swelling to occur at the site of the injury. Cold is best used only after any internal bleeding has been controlled, it then can be used as an aid to recovery.

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Lymphatic Drainage

lymphatic-drainageThe lymph system is the "waste disposal system" within the body. It acts as the body's defense; it clears away toxins, bacteria, cell debris, excess water and proteins.

The lymphatic system is essential as the body's drainage system for cleansing and filtering out of bacteria and toxins. Congested lymph pathways can cause soreness, aches, pains and flu-like symptoms. Lymphatic massage helps to unclog the lymph system. Beginning in a clockwise motion on the body, the lymph system is manually cleansed. Best performed in a series of four, or as part of a full detoxification program, this form of massage helps the body to heal itself from many common maladies. As with most massage, it is vital to drink lots of water after a lymphatic massage.

Each person reacts differently with the first few treatments. Examples of this are: Fatigue, nausea, headache, bladder and bowel changes and some clients feel total refreshment and energy. This is all part of the expelling of toxins.
If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact the clinic.

Benefits

The benefits of lymphatic massage include:
  • improving circulation, in turn increasing the metabolic rate
  • helping with weight loss
  • reducing fluid retention
  • eliminating toxins, thus aiding detoxification
  • reducing cellulite fat in the body
  • improving immunity
  • helping with sinus congestion and allergies
  • fibromyalgia
  • hormonal imbalances
 
Why should everyone get a regular massage?

Tired, sore and stressed out?

Most people would agree a massage makes them feel good. But many probably don't realise exactly how good a regular massage is for their overall health. How about if they knew massage could improve performance, aid recovery, prevent and eliminate injuries, reduce stress and even enhance metabolism and circulation!

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