Welcome to your WWHF Health & Wellbeing Ezine, thank you for taking the time to read it. It is packed full of fantastic tips & stories.

In this Newsletter I bring you:

  • This week’s article – Is dehydration keeping your fat? by Marc Kent
  • Client Testimonial – Meet Jackie from Jax Hairdresser’s in Shirley who is undertaking the 28day Fat Busters & PT programme.
  • Recipe of the week – Make your own quick lunch – Prawn Salad
  • My quote of the week

I wanted to create this ezine to help as many people as possible to make the best of themselves. I truly believe that once we become true to ourselves and stop worrying about what other people think we will be happier and can take on anything that life throws at us. I have decided to help you become the best that you can be through my work as a Fitness Instructor, a Health Coach, a Personal Trainer, a Fat Loss & Fitness Expert & Massage Therapist; through my NEW company……….West Wickham Health & Fitness.

Feedback from previous newsletters

  • I went to see Phil the Butcher last week and told him what I planned to cook for the week. He sorted me out with all my meat and then went on to tell me how to cook it all! He was really freindly and helpful. Thank you for blogging about him :O) Rachel from Fat Busters

My minimum aim with this Newsletter is just to inform people of what is going on. You can then think about it, research abit more and take action if you want to! The fact that people are enjoying reading the articles and watching the videos is fantastic! thank you x

Knowledge is power :O)

If you would like a tell your story or want me to give you more information on a particular topic please get in touch: ctsfitness@hotmail.co.uk.

In next week’s newsletter we are looking at “Why you might not be getting the results you want from your fitness programme”

Have a fab week and see you in class!

This Week’s Article

Is Dehydration keeping you from dropping fat? by Marc Kent


Most people that I know are severely dehydrated, trying to get by only one or two cups of water per day. Or worse still, they don’t drink any water at all with their fluid intake coming from tea, coffee or artificial beverages such as soda pop and fizzy drinks.

Water is the most crucial thing to sustain life, not just for humans but pretty much every living thing on the planet. For instance if you fail to water your plants for a few days they begin to show signs of dehydration by becoming brittle, leaves then start to die and fall from the branches and pretty soon the whole plant shrivels up and dies.

With the human body being over 75% water, it is of vital importance that you drink lots of fresh clean water per day to allow it to carry out every little task that it does second to second, minute by minute on a day-to-day basis.

The human body is truly an amazing organism and will try to adapt to every situation that it finds itself in. Although that isn’t always a good thing.

So when the body doesn’t receive enough water, it steps in to protect itself and begins by rationing what water that it does get. Histamine, a neurotransmitter then becomes active and begins to redistributes water throughout the body with it’s priorities being the brain, lungs, liver, kidneys, and the glands.  Then come the muscles, bones and skin (one of the first signs of dehydration is dry skin).

During long periods of dehydration, histamine makes sure that these vital organs have enough water to function. If you are not supplying the body with enough water the body will begin to pull it from other areas of the body.

Chronic dehydration can cause histamine to become over active, which can cause symptoms for other disorders such as asthma, constipation, rheumatoid arthritis, migraines, depression, muscle pain and joint pain!

So with histamine redistributing the water it receives and pulling it away from the muscles and joints in favour of the brain, lungs and digestive organs the muscles then start to become toxic.

With every action in your body there is a reaction. Just as a car burns petrol and produces waste gases the body produces by-products from respiration, digestion and muscle contractions. If the body doesn’t get a plentiful supply of water these toxins build up in the muscles and lead to pain.

When you drink sufficient water your body flushes these from the muscles where they are excreted through urination.

A further complication of dehydration is joint pain. The cartilage in your joints is primarily composed of water. During movement these joint surfaces glide over each other and some of the cells become worn. The body then produces new cells to replace the worn and damaged ones. But due to the lack of blood supply to the cartilage water is required to transport the nutrients to help maintain and repair these damaged surfaces. Due to the lack of water the joint compartments will then become closer together resulting in increased friction, and wear and tear.

This will have a knock on effect to any fitness training that you are doing. The body will always prefer protection over function and will reduce the force output of muscle acting on dehydrated joints which will make you weaker in the gym. So if you are unable to train to the intensity’s that you would be capable of you are not going to burn as many calories as you would expect and your fat loss will be slowed.

So the take home message is: drink lots of fresh clean water daily. As a rough guide you should be drinking at least a litre of water for every 50lb of body weight. And get yourself a water filter to remove all the nasty’s found in tap water.

By Marc Kent

Client Testimonial

Meet Jackie from Jax Hairdressers in Shirley.

Jackie has asked me to help her TRANSFORM her life. Jackie is going to be doing the Fat Busters Bootcamp programme and 1 PT session with me per week.

Please watch her moving vlog to find out more about Jackie and watch her fat loss and fitness journey over the next 4 weeks.

Click here to check out Jackie’s Intro :o)


Want to start your own Fat Loss & Fitness Journey?

Next Booty starts 1st October 2012 :O)

Recipe Of The Week

Prawn Salad

Packet of prawns – make sure wash them thoroughly then add lemon and lime juice on them and maybe a pinch of seasalt. Salad of your choice.

Above I have M&S prawns in lemon and coriander
Mixed Leaf Salad
Dollop of organic Chick Pea Houmous

In my other salads I add carrot/celery/apple/grapes/chicken/smoked salmon/avocado. The choice is limitless and very individual! Experiment!!

This meal takes less than 5 minutes to put together so what is your EXCUSE for not eating clean???

Let me know what you put in your salads :O)

I hope you are enjoying your Health and Wellbeing Newsletter so far!! :o)

Where is Chris this week?

Teaching and coaching her clients!

Working on new projects:
Kick Start Fat Loss coming January 2013
Project Phoenix coming January 2013
Fat Busters Transformation Club Online coming January 2013
Chris Tuck – ‘My Story’ coming soon :O)

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