Esprit Concrete - Movement to Empower

Esprit Concrete - Movement to Empower

Injury Therapy Pro and Esprit Concrete are working together to deliver an integrated approach to health, wellness, therapy and movement. Our unique collaboration addresses physical and mental restrictions, imbalances, injuries, acute/chronic pain, and barriers to healing using CBT, Psychology, Osteopathy, Mindfulness and Parkour. 

An excuse to move

It always seems to be a bit of a novelty when the sun appears in London. People often don't know what to do. Panic food buying, spontaneous BBQ's, crazy drivers, bikers, people stripping off, music blaring and flowing alcohol. 

Those are my impressions at least. Well I made use of the weekends good weather, (aside from working) as an excuse to get out into nature, away from the city, to smell the flowers, stretch my body and move as we were made to. Vitamin D, endorphin release, muscle, heart and lung activation - the perfect recipe for mind body and soul 😊 

 

Kale, Avocado and Mango Superfood salad

Kale is considered part of the Brassica family, which also includes broccoli and cabbage. But if you don't like cabbage please don't let that put you off. As the 'Queen of Greens' kale is a superfood packed with plenty of health benefits as listed below and there are numerous ways to prepare this beautifully dark leafy vegetable. Such as my Kale, Avocado and Mango superfood salad, which is quick and easy to make.


1. Firstly grab yourself some locally sourced organic kale. There are a variety of types and they're each as good as the other.

3. Place into a bowl. Add a bit of salt, the juice of half a lemon and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil.

5. Add a teaspoon of honey, some diced mango, chopped red onion, avocado and chilli flakes. Mix well and serve with any accompaniment of your choice.

 

2. If the kale you have has the stems attached, chop these off and cut the leaves into smaller pieces.

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4. Here's where you work for your supper. Firmly squeeze the kale in your hand until you feel it has broken down and is nicely moist. It will greatly reduce in volume in the bowl.

Benefits of kale

  • High in Iron
  • High in Fibre
  • Low calorie 
  • High in vitamins A, C & K
  • High in Calcium
  • Great source of anti-oxidants
  • Good source of minerals: copper, manganese, potassium & phosphorus

Kale is great for vision and eye health, it can lower cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of heart disease. It contains many of the anti-oxidants that are associated with anti-cancer health benefits. Caution should be shown for those on Warfarin or anti-coagulants due to its high levels of vitamin K.

 

 

KALE, AVOCADO AND MANGO SUPERFOOD SALAD WITH ROAST POTATOES, ROAST GARLIC AND GRILLED SALMON. BOOM!

Kale, Avocado and Mango superfood salad with roast potatoes, roast garlic and grilled salmon. Boom!

The Light Princess

The curtains close on another fantastic show. If you didn't get to see this, you really missed out on something special. Beautiful music, creativity and absolutely stunning performances. It's been great working with another amazing team of people, Nick Hendrix, Rosalie Craig, Owain Gwynn, Tommy Luther, Nuno Silva and all the others. I'm definitely going to miss you all, but I'm sure we'll work together again soon. :-)

 

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The Importance of Sleep

The Importance of Sleep

Sleep is arguably the most important behavioural experience that we have. On average we spend about 36% of our lives asleep. That's 32 years of a 90 year life spent sleeping!* There is a culture and feeling that whilst we are asleep we are missing out on all the wonderful things of life. Many even quote the phrase 'I'll have plenty of time to sleep when I'm dead!'