Here’s a photo of my eldest chilling with Olympic hockey player Hannah Macleod at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden. Pure attitude.
We met her at an event to promote The Little Book of Fitness, a guide developed by the team at Yakult in collaboration with fitness and health experts.
Yakult, the mini probiotic milk drink, supplies the GB hockey teams as well as the GB rowing team. Yakulting does sound like an extreme water sport but it’s all about keeping your digestive system in shape with a daily dose of friendly bacteria.
For such a teeny package, Yakult packs an awesome punch: each bottle contains (Dr. Evil pinkie to lip)… 6.5 billion beneficial bacteria! Apparently these help to knock out the bad bacteria and top up the good stuff – essential since most of our immune system is located in our guts.
It was a fun evening, getting inside info from Hannah on being a team player and how the women’s hockey side are prepping for the London 2012 Games. Wendy Martinson OBE, lead nutritionist for the UK rowing team, gave advice on eating well for active living. Not a fad diet in sight for true athletes!
The Little Book of Fitness is a handy guide to working exercise into your daily life and includes insights from young and old, pro and amateur athletes. It covers all bases with tips on everything from a military workout to yoga or even gardening.
With the Olympics only around the corner, you have all the inspiration you need to get off the couch and whip your booty into shape!
Visit Yakult to download a free PDF copy of the Little Book of Fitness