Management Pocketbooks is based in the lovely Hampshire town of Alresford. The principal claim to fame of Alresford is as the heart of Watercress growing in the UK. Thanks to the clear, fast moving fresh water that flows through around the town, watercress grows plentifully.
Watercress has a peppery taste and is full of good things. Those of us who live here use it as a salad vegetable and ingredient for most of the year for its taste, but it is one of the foods that can rightly claim the title of “’superfood’. Let’s look at what’s in it:
A and beta carotene, C, B1, B6,
Folate (or folic acid) – a type of B vitamin needed to form new cells,
E, and K
Calcium, Iodine, Iron, Manganese,
Phosphorus, Potassium, Zinc, Magnesium.
Beta carotene, Lutein, and Zeaxanthin, Quercetin , Glucosinolate Family
The Watercress Festival
This Sunday (16 May) sees the annual Watercress Festival. This has been a consistently great day out, with music, dance and food a-plenty. You will be amazed at the flexibility of the humble water-weed that is Watercress.
What has this to do with Management?
Managers, leaders, trainers, and educators – indeed everyone in today’s stressful world – needs to know how to take care of their health. Here are three relevant tips – which you already know:
1. Eat well
Healthy eating is a pre-requisite for long-term resistance to the effects of a stressful job or lifestyle
2. Sleep well
Sleep is when your body goes on its full re-charge cycle. Like the battery in your mobile phone, you do need to drain your body’s energy and re-charge it fully on a regular basis. Your battery needs this at least once a month: your body is designed to work best with this cycle running once a day
3. Learn to relax
Days out, relaxing evenings, pursuing interests and time with family and friends will all help you to discharge the stresses and strains of daily life
So here’s the deal
Get along to Alresford this weekend and enjoy the Watercress Festival. Eat watercress, buy watercress and take it home to eat. See you there! Click here for directions.
Management Pocketbooks to help you thrive
The Energy and Well-Being Pocketbook by Gillian Burn is full of tips and techniques to help you maintain your sense of well-being and boost your energy levels, so you can be at your best.