KENNEDY FITNESS

PERSONAL TRAINING & CORPORATE WELLNESS SPECIALISTS

OCTOBER 2017 Newsletter

October Video Tip Clip:  How Do YOU Deal With Stress?

Everyone has stress in their life.  The difference between a healthy person, or someone who’s about to completely lose it, may just be in how they deal with that stress!  Of course, everyone is different.  Some of us may work in our gardens, while others might volunteer somewhere.  Some folks may play a round of golf, while others may just sit and pray.  And then there’s the very real possibility that you might just like to curl up on your couch with a good book and a glass of wine!  Here’s what helps me manage my stress the best.  How do YOU deal with yours?

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Stress Management

Stress can kill you.  Let me say that again; stress can KILL you!  Are you feeling a little worried now?  Perhaps a little…stressed?  In today’s high-tech world it can be difficult to get away from work, the news media, and folks who are your “friends” on social media (that you’re not even entirely sure who they are, or how you came to be “friends” in the first place).  Laptops, smartphones, and even our watches, now keep us connected to everyone and everything, 24 hours a day, 7 days per week, 365 days per year!  This makes it more important than ever to have an effective and reliable strategy to alleviate stress in your daily life.  Here are three ideas to get you started:
 

GO FOR A WALK.  Autumn is the perfect time of year to take up walking.  Whether you choose to start your day with a brisk walk at daybreak, or you prefer to incorporate a leisurely stroll into your evening, the more moderate temperatures can combine with the reds, yellows and browns of the turning trees to make for a truly refreshing experience for your body and mind, your heart and your soul!

WATCH FOOTBALL.  Whether you’re enjoying your kids’ European football game or watching your favorite college team (Go Big Red!) play “real” football, allowing yourself a couple of hours to forget about your responsibilities can certainly be a good thing.  Just don’t start screaming at the TV every time we fumble the ball and the other team takes advantage of the turnover.  That would defeat the purpose of this as a stress reducing mechanism!

EXERCISE.  Even 20-30 minutes of daily exercise can increase endorphins, help promote better sleeping patterns, and boost your energy level, mood and self-confidence!  Employers are even realizing the benefits that daily exercise can bring to their employees, and how that can improve their company’s bottom line.  Whether you workout at work, the gym, or your home (we can help you with all three), you’ll be healthier, happier…and less stressed!

Yours in health,

Robert M. Kennedy
President & CEO

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ZUCCHINI NOODLE SPAGHETTI SALAD

Ingredients:

  • 3 large zucchini, spiralized
  • 1 yellow or red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes, quartered
  • 1 cup cucumber, chopped
  • 1/3 cup red onion, chopped

For the dressing

  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar or lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • Optional add ins:
    • Fresh Parmesan
    • Olives
    • Paprika

Directions:

In a large salad bowl combine zucchini, bell peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers and red onions.

In a small bowl whisk together dressing ingredients.

Pour dressing over salad and toss to combine. Add salt and pepper to taste if necessary.

Refrigerate for 20–30 minutes before serving.

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Serves:  8 |  Serving Size: 1 cup

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 96; Total Fat: 7g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 5g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 92mg; Carbohydrate: 6g; Dietary Fiber: 2g; Sugar: 2g; Protein: 2g

This recipe courtesy of:  MyFitnessPal

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