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APRIL 2018 Newsletter

April Video Tip Clip:  Undesk Your Body 

Spending all day at your desk, on the computer, on your phone, etc… is TERRIBLE for your body!  That’s why our most popular corporate wellness class is our innovative “Undesk Your Body.”  In this video, Kennedy Fitness VP/COO; Kristin Kennedy demonstrates three of the most popular stretches from this class!

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Efficiency

From the invention of the assembly line to the latest software update for your smartphone, efficiency is everything.  Just as a CEO seeks to enhance the efficiency of their business model to increase profits, you (or your trainer) should always aim for maximum efficiency during your workout to produce the most beneficial results from your time spent in the gym!  

Of course everyone’s bodies and goals are a bit different, so there’s no perfect “one size fits all” approach, but generally speaking super-setting and circuit training are two terrific ways to achieve greater efficiency when strength training.  Super sets are two separate exercises performed in a row, without any unnecessary rest time between them.  A circuit takes that same concept a step further and strings several exercises in a row with minimal rest in between, before starting the whole sequence over again.  In either case, your time spent resting is drastically reduced, thus increasing efficiency.

Similarly, a greater level of efficiency can be achieved during your cardio workouts by ditching steady state, moderate intensity walking, jogging, biking, etc… for H.I.I.T.  High Intensity Interval Training allows the exerciser to increase their calorie burn and attain greater results in less time by simply pushing the limits of their aerobic capacity.  For example, instead of jogging for 30 minutes on the treadmill at 6.0 mph, you might alternate between sprinting at 10.0 mph for 1 minute, then walking at 3.0 mph for 3 minutes.  By performing these intervals you could burn the same calories in less time, or you could train for the same amount of time…and burn even MORE calories!

The bottom line is this:  Just as there’s no point in wasting energy using incandescent bulbs in this modern age of LED lighting, there’s no point in wasting your time for lesser results at the gym.  Efficiency is everything! 

Yours in health,

Robert Kennedy
President & CEO

PS:  For those of you who celebrate it; happy Easter!  And to the rest of you, we hope you have a wonderful weekend.  We appreciate you all!

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Vegetarian Naan Pizza

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup (80 ml) yogurt
  • 1 ½ (22.5 ml) tbsp tandoori paste
  • 1/4 tsp (1.25 ml) cumin
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) lemon juice
  • 1 medium sweet potato
  • 2 tsp (10 ml) olive oil
  • 2 whole-wheat naan breads
  • 2 collard green leaves
  • 1/2 medium red pepper, sliced into strips
  • 1/4 medium red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) crumbled goat cheese

Directions

In a small bowl, stir the yogurt, tandoori paste, cumin, and lemon juice. Refrigerate the yogurt mix for at least 30 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Peel the sweet potato and chop it into 1/2-inch cubes. Toss the sweet potatoes with olive oil, and bake for 23-25 minutes, or until the sweet potatoes can be easily pierced with a fork. Take the sweet potatoes out of the oven, and increase the heat to 400 degrees F. Remove the sweet potatoes and the parchment paper. Line the baking sheet with a fresh piece of parchment paper.

Stem the leaves of the collard greens from the stalk. Chop them into 1/2-inch thick ribbons.

Time to assemble the flatbread pizza. Spread the yogurt sauce onto both pieces of naan. Lay the toppings (collard greens, red pepper, sliced red onions, goat cheese, and sweet potatoes) on top of the naan.

Bake the flatbread pizza for 8 to 10 minutes or until the edges of the naan are browned.

Serve immediately and refrigerate any leftovers in an airtight container.

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Serves: 2 | Serving Size: 1 pizza

Per serving: Calories: 391; Total Fat: 12g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Monounsaturated Fat: 5g; Cholesterol: 3mg; Sodium: 338mg; Carbohydrate: 47g; Dietary Fiber: 13g; Sugar: 6g; Protein: 13g

Nutrition Bonus: Potassium: 257mg; Iron: 15%; Vitamin A: 256%; Vitamin C: 127%; Calcium: 12%

This recipe courtesy of:  MyFitnessPal

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