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Gymnasium at Lottbridge Drove in Eastbourne

 

 

PROFESSIONAL GYM, EASTBOURNE - We don't all have the time to look like the Rock or perform like a gymnast, but with a few minutes a couple of times a week in a gym, or with a personal trainer, you can gain a few years back, look and feel great - and it need not cost the earth. Everyday chores will seem less daunting, because your body will be stronger and more able to cope. This is your local gym in Eastbourne. We also have a mobile app, so that you can be coached in the comfort of your own home.

 



Copper is an essential nutrient for the body. Together with iron, it enables the body to form red blood cells. It helps maintain healthy bones, blood vessels, nerves, and immune function, and it contributes to iron absorption. Sufficient copper in the diet may help prevent cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis, too.

Copper has an important role in a number of functions, including the:

- production of red blood cells
- regulation of heart rate and blood pressure
- absorption of iron
- prevention of prostatitis, or inflammation of the prostate
- development and maintenance of bone, connective tissue, and organs such as the brain and heart
- activation of the immune system

Copper-rich foods

 

One easy way to make sure you’re getting enough copper is to eat foods that contain it. You can find copper in shellfish and organ meats, like liver.

You can also get a good amount of copper by eating vegetables, grains, and seeds, like:

- potatoes
- peas
- beans
- green vegetables
- whole grains
- sunflower seeds
- Peanut butter and dark chocolate also contain copper

 

 

Cardiovascular health

Low copper levels have been linked to high cholesterol and high blood pressure. One group of researchers has suggested that some patients with heart failure may benefit from copper supplements.

Animal studies have linked low copper levels to CVD, but it remains unclear if a deficiency would have the same impact on humans.

Neuron signalling

In 2016, Prof. Chris Chang, a chemist who is part of the Sackler Sabbatical Exchange Program at Berkeley, CA, devised and used a fluorescent probe to track the movement of copper in and out of nerve cells.

Prof. Chang says: “Copper is like a brake or dimmer switch, one for each nerve cell.”

His team found that, if high amounts of copper enter a cell, this appears to reduce neuron signaling. When copper levels in that cell fall, signaling resumes.

Immune function

Too little copper can lead to neutropenia. This is a deficiency of white blood cells, or neutrophils, which fight off infection.

A person with a low level of neutrophils is more likely to get an infectious disease.

Osteoporosis

Severe copper deficiency is associated with lower bone mineral density and a higher risk of osteoporosis.

More research is needed on how marginal copper deficiency may affect bone health, and how copper supplementation might help prevent and manage osteoporosis.

Collagen production

Copper plays an important role in maintaining collagen and elastin, major structural components of our bodies. Scientists have hypothesized thatTrusted Source copper may have antioxidant properties, and that, together with other antioxidants, a healthful intake may help prevent skin aging.

Without sufficient copper, the body cannot replace damaged connective tissue or the collagen that makes up the scaffolding for bone.

This can lead to a range of problems, including joint dysfunction, as bodily tissues begin to break down.

Arthritis

Animal studies have indicated that copper may help prevent or delay arthritis, and people wear copper bracelets for this purpose. However, no human studies have confirmed this.

Antioxidant action

Copper may also have an antioxidant function. It may help reduce the production of free radicals.

 

 

 

 

BETA-CAROTENE
CALCIUM
CHROMIUM
COBALT
COPPER
IODINE
IRON
MAGNESIUM
MANGANESE
MOLYBDENUM
PHOSPHORUS
POTASSIUM
SELENIUM
SODIUM CHLORIDE (Salt)
ZINC

 

 

 

 

Vitamins are also essential to good health and a longer life, and supplements can help you maintain a higher level of fitness, when combined with a nutritional diet. Whether you are omnivorous, pescatarian, vegetarian or vegan.

 

It is usually better to get the nutrients you need from food, rather than a pill. That’s because nutrient-dense foods contain other things that are good for you, like fiber.

Most older adults can get all the nutrients they need from foods. But if you aren’t sure, always talk with your doctor or a registered dietitian to find out if you are missing any important vitamins or minerals. Your doctor or dietitian may recommend a vitamin or dietary supplement.

It’s important to be aware that some supplements can have side effects, such as increasing the risk of bleeding after an injury or changing your response to anesthesia during surgery. Supplements can also interact with some medicines in ways that might cause problems. For example, vitamin K can reduce the ability of the common blood thinner warfarin to prevent blood from clotting. If you do need to supplement your diet, your doctor or pharmacist can tell you what supplements and doses are safe for you.

When looking for supplements to buy, you may feel overwhelmed by the number of choices at the pharmacy or grocery store. Look for a supplement that contains the vitamin or mineral you need without a lot of other unnecessary ingredients. Read the label to make sure the dose is not too large. Avoid supplements with megadoses. Too much of some vitamins and minerals can be harmful, and you might be paying for supplements you don’t need. Your doctor or pharmacist can recommend brands that fit your needs. This article is only a general guide.

 

 

 

Terry Valeriano, founder of Vikeen Fitness: http://www.vikeenfitness.co.uk/

 

 

You don't need weights to regain fitness, but resistance training will more quickly build up your ordinary strength following a period of inactivity. Terry will help you with light exercises and gradually work up to using weights if that is what you'd like. He will also plan a diet that you can live with, whether to gain muscle mass or to lose weight.

 

 

 

 

When we turn 30, we start to lose muscle mass – as much as 3 to 5 per cent per decade – while our metabolism simultaneously begins slowing down. Regular exercise or strength training can work to counteract this and help to keep age-related weight gain at bay. Turning back the clock. But there is little point in exercising to stay fit without a balanced and healthy diet. Training can be at home with an online coaching app.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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