Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : January 27th 2015 Contents On Saturday 17th January Courts Megastore hosted
the first of two scheduled Health & Fitness Events as a
part of their current Get Fit Carnival campaign. Popular
trainers from Precision Fitness were on hand to demon-
strate proper exercise techniques using the GoFit® range
of products, as they encouraged customers to maintain
form during their exercise routines at home.
Enthusiastic participants took part in a number of fun
Fitness Challenges to test their strength and endurance as
they get ready for the Carnival Season. Challenge winners
received GoFit® products to add to their fitness collection.
Additionally, Derron Roberts of Anatomie Fitness con-
ducted interactive sessions teaching customers how to
prepare nutritious shakes using the Nutribullet &
KitchenAid 5 Speed Blender. Sessions were quite informa-
tive as he provided insight on the nutritional benefits of
various ingredients and even debunked some common
Customers had an amazing day and expressed with en-
thusiasm their anticipation of the upcoming Mega Fitness
Burn on Saturday 31st January, 2015. This event, open to
the public starts with an outdoor exercise session at the
Megastore Carpark beginning at 8am. Precision Fitness
promises an exciting routine for all age groups. Persons are
asked to visit Courts' Facebook page for full registration
As the day continues with other fun activities, Derron
Roberts will once again be on hand to engage customers
with his Interactive Shake Session and representatives
from Samsung will be present to demonstrate the fitness
applications on their smart phones and smart watches.
Be sure to smile for the camera as Courts' Digital Mar-
keting team will be capturing candid moments for live up-
dates to their Facebook page.
In addition to notable brands like NordicTrack and Total
Gym, Courts' range of Fitness Equipment include the ex-
clusive LandRanger brand which features spin bikes, tread-
mills and mountain bikes. Additionally, new to Courts is the
GoFit® line of hand held fitness products ranging from sta-
bility balls, yoga mats, power tubes and kettlebells, to
weight resistance, balance and core performance products.
Courts remains committed to providing quality products
to enrich the lives of their loyal customers.
Get Fit For The Season with Courts!
As much as nutrition may be made out to
be an esoteric study by some, the princi-
ples involved in eating to stay fit and
healthy are really simple. Eating healthy in-
volves having a balanced diet which means
that one has foods from all of the food
groups. And this is where most of us fall
short: we simply do not have adequate
food items from each food category.
The six food groups are staples (bread,
rice, roti, ground provisions, etc), vegetables,
fruits, legumes (peas, beans & nuts), food
from animals (eggs, chicken, milk, etc) and
fats and oils. Depending on one's medical
status, age, weight, height, and physical ac-
tivity levels, the quantities and types of
foods recommended would differ, but with
the expectation that a balanced diet would
still be achieved. In special cases (for those
with nutrient absorption issues (vegan diets
for instance), nutritional supplements may
be suggested to meet one's needs. Generally
though, one can obtain all nutrients needed
from having balanced meals.
The following are some healthy options
and suggested number of servings from
each food group. Remember that specific
quantities would differ per person.
STAPLES: Choose whole grain and higher
fibre options such as whole wheat or multi-
grain bread or crackers or brown rice. Serv-
ings usually range from 6 to 11 with a serving
being a slice of bread or ½ cup of
rice/pasta/mashed potato, etc.
VEGETABLES: Choose fresh or cooked
veggies with different colours. Avoid using
too much fat, oil, salad dressings. We ought
to have vegetables with all our meals- gener-
ally 3 to 5 servings are suggested per day. 1
serving can be 1 cup leafy vegetable or ½ cup
FRUITS: Choose fresh fruit rather than
juices. Fresh fruit would supply more mi-
cronutrients and fibre and also be more fill-
ing. Have 2 to 4 servings per day, with a
serving being 1 small fresh fruit (1 small
apple/orange/banana) or 4 oz fresh fruit
LEGUMES: This group is especially impor-
tant for vegetarians to meet their protein
needs. Generally servings can range from 1
to 4 per day. A serving is ½ cup cooked peas
or beans or 16 peanuts/10 almonds.
FOOD FROM ANIMALS: Choose
lean/leaner cuts of meat and be sure to re-
move skin and trim fat. Have low-fat dairy
products. Generally persons can have 2 to 7
servings per day, with a serving being 1 oz (1
matchbox-sized piece) of meat, or 4 oz milk.
FATS AND OILS: Employ healthy cooking
methods; bake, grill, steam foods to limit ex-
cessive fat use. Choose mono or polyunsatu-
rated fats such as canola/olive oil.
Though it isn't a food group, water is an
essential nutrient and must be included -- try
to have at least 8 glasses per day.
Article courtesy Ambika Boodhu (RD),
Dietitian at The Eric Williamns Medical
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 www.guardian.co.tt Guardian
1- Go Fit® 8lb Neoprene weight
2 - Go Fit® 10lb Kettle Bell
3 - Total Gym Compact
Home gym system
4- Landranger Spin Bike
All items featured are
available at Courts
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