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Trick or Treat?

Have a healthy Halloween

Tips on how to stay healthy this Halloween

Halloween is undoubtedly one of my favourite days of the year.  Dressing up like you’ve just escaped from the mental asylum and gorging on Harry Potter inspired treats being some of my favourite memories.  You may not think it’s possible, but there are definitely ways to make Halloween a healthier holiday and to avoid you stealing candy from unsuspecting children.

Check out:  http://spoonful.com/halloween/best-halloween-recipes-gallery

for 15 hauntingly healthy halloween snack ideas.

Edible eyeballs

Scared of working out? You shouldn’t be with my all over pumpkin workout! 

Essentially switch a medicine ball for a large pumpkin, as they weigh about 10-20 pounds and dress up for a fun twist to your everyday routine.

Pumpkin Squats

1) Stand with feet just outside shoulder width apart and hold your pumpkin out in front of you

2) Slowly squat down keeping your back staight and bending your knees

3) If you want to work your inner thighs point your toes slightlyout to the side rather than completely straight

4) Repeat for 3 sets of 20

Pumpkin Squat

Reverse lunge with pumpkin rotation

1) Stand with feet shoulder width apart and hold your pumpkin away from the chest

2) Step your right leg back two to three feet behind you whilst bending both knees

3) Keep all your body weight on the left (front) leg

4) When you are lunging back, rotate your torso to the left (same side as the front leg) so that the arms are now extended out to your left

5) When you step back up to the starting position rotate back into the starting arm position as well

6) Repeat with the opposite leg (left leg) going back.  Do 3 sets of 10 repetitions on each leg.

Halloween Inspired Fitness Events

Zombie Evacuation Run: http://www.zombieevacuation.com/

November 11, Pippingford Park, south London

Runner sprints for his life to escape zombies

Zombie Evacuation Race is a zombie infested 5K course with 20 obstacles designed to slow you down. You’re not only running against the clock — you’re running from hungry, blood thirsty, virus-spreading, zombies!

Price: from £45 (includes shooting range, T-shirt, medal and party). Entries by Nov 9.

November 2 to 4, Birmingham

Give your usual class the boot and opt for one that lets you battle with zombies. You’ll be given blood balls and fake grenades but this isn’t paintballing, get ready to stand your ground as these evil blood suckers try to take you down.  Price: £79