Investing in Your Health

be stroke aware!

May is Stroke Awareness month so we wanted to post some tips on how you can reduce your risk of having a stroke and take better care of your heart. Get a good night's sleep - less than 6 hours sleep a night can increase your risk of heart disease by almost 80%! A link has been found by scientific research between lack of sleep and hardening arteries. Avoid stress - stress releases the hormones adrenaline and cortisol which narrow your arteries and cause your heart rate to increase. It's not always easy to avoid stress but try to find ways to combat its effect. Regular exercise and mindfulness both help to reduce stress. Keep moving - sitting too much or for too long can negatively effect

We smashed it!

We are very proud to announce that the gaché's health club team are the winners of Horsham Sports Club's rowing challenge of 2017 with a total of 7991km in 30 minutes, and we were up against some very strong competition! A huge thank you to our team members - Matt Palmer, Joe Clark, Dave Gardiner, Joe Beard, Mark Saunderson and Jim - you did us proud! Monies raised by this charity event go towards improving facilities at HSC with a donation to Chestnut Tree House Children's Hospice in Horsham. Our champion team - good going guys!! #rowingchallenge #winners #horshamcharityevents #raisingfunds

We're a year old today!!!

A year ago today we opened our doors for the first time and what a great year it's been! A huge thank you to everyone who has made us so welcome and supported us during this time! As Marie Antoinette allegedly said "let them eat cake!". Well it is our birthday after all!!

Watercress - ways to eat it and recipes

Native to Europe and Asia watercress is in season from March through to September. This peppery, aquatic member of the brassica family is one of the oldest known leaf vegetables to be eaten by humans. Best eaten raw, just give it a good washing and drying off before using in a multitude of different ways. Delicious in a salad or in wraps and sandwiches, soups or as a garnish. Chicken and Watercress Stir Fry Ingredients 1 tbsp vegetable oil 3 chicken fillets, sliced 6 spring onions, sliced 2 carrots, peed and cut into sticks 100g broccoli florets 75g frozen soy beans 5cm piece root ginger, grated 1 clove garlic crushed 1 red chilli, deseeded and chopped 100g bag watercress roughly chopped 2 t

Watercress - in season and full of goodness!

A cruciferous plant, watercress has many health benefits, including a high content of vitamins, minerals and antioxidant properties. Weight for weight, watercress contains more vitamin C than an orange, more calcium than milk, more iron than spinach and more folate than bananas! As well as that each phyto nutrient is where the health benefits of watercress is contained - vitamin A, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, iron, magnesium, calcium and phosphorus - which are all required for a healthy body. Health benefits of eating watercress include: helps prevent breast cancer & colorectal cancer; improves thyroid health, cardiovascular health and bone health as well as cognitive and psychological health;