the weather being so hot and humid in many parts of the country,
it is vital to remember to keep your fluids up, and in particular,
water. If you get dehydrated, you may feel tired and irritable,
experience headaches, lack of concentration, cramps and even dizziness.
Remember for every cup of tea, coffee, glass of alcohol or fizzy
drink you have, you need to replace it with a glass of water -
and this is on top of the 6-8 glasses you should be drinking each
to keep your food lighter during the summer months, especially
with your evening meal so you are not overheating or getting too
restless during the night. Heavy meals will leave you feeling
tired the next day, so try to keep the size of the meal smaller
as well as eating lighter food. This also means you need to eat
regularly throughout the day as well, so you are not ravenous
of fresh vegetables and fruit - make sure there is lots of colour
on your plate, and maybe increase the fresh fish too. We really
should be eating fresh fish 2-4 times a week to get some great
health benefits. Add some acidophilus yoghurt to your diet, maybe
as a snack or with your breakfast. This helps keep the digestive
system balanced and healthy.
something nice for your body this year and cut down on processed
foods, take away or fast foods, and your body will give you more
energy in return.
know that you know that you should move more everyday - so what
have you got planned?
Our suggestion is that if you are finding it hard to get started
- don't make it so difficult.
is a lot of information available that talks about how much exercise
is enough, the best heart rate to achieve for good results and
how to get into the fat burning zone etc. Yet despite the huge
number of research studies that have been done to suggest if we
want to burn fat we should choose exercise of a lower intensity,
this information has been incorrectly interpreted for a long time.
your body does prefer to use fat as its energy source when working
at a lesser intensity, if you work at a higher intensity you are
still burning fat but not at the same rate - so if you work out
for slightly longer than you normally would, at that higher intensity
you will burn just as much if not more fat for the entire workout.
It is just a question of percentages. So make it easy on yourself,
do the type of exercise that you really enjoy and do it often
- and push yourself when you can.
the aim of exercising is to kick-start your metabolism, to enable
you to burn calories at a faster than normal rate for the day
- some of which will be body fat. Exercise also makes you feel
more energetic and vital and makes you a much better decision
maker, more productive and much nicer to be around, whilst reducing
your risk of a multitude of lifestyle diseases.
suggestions . . .
outdoors and enjoy moving with your friends and families
while summer is still with us.
for a swim at the beach and enjoy the feeling of fresh
air and sand.
your walking shoes on and discover some of NZ's great
a Pilates or Yoga class
do a little something everyday that gets you on your feet
to avoid the hottest parts of the day if you can.
Zealanders are being asked to tell the government
what they think about the way they juggle paid work
with the rest of their lives" reports Rob
Stock in Sunday News on Jan 25th. Work-life balance
is about combining healthy, productive work with
other aspects of life. You can help the Work-Life
Balance Project to shape practical solutions so
that individuals, businesses, organisations and
communities can succeed and thrive. Just go to the
website and fill in the response form.
out more online by visiting http://www.worklife.govt.nz/
Womens' Symposium - February 14th
14 February 2004, Auckland will be host to the first International
will be an event that is dedicated to inspiring, enriching and
empowering women and will be convened at the Auckland Town Hall.
The Symposium has a number of purposes:
is to transform and encourage women to be inspirational role
models and leaders of success.
The second is to assist women in fulfilling their highest potential
and to be the person they have dreamed of being. The third intention
behind the event is to increase personal power, self-esteem
and self-love, to create an extraordinary life.
is the first of its kind in New Zealand, with dynamic, world-renowned
speakers from Australia, the United States and New Zealand and
we at The Body Corporate are supporting this event and will
be there on the day.
Click here to read more and/or register
& The Body Corporate Limited
February, The Body Corporate Limited have added
a new service that will benefit many of you who
live out of Auckland, and even those Aucklander's
who just can't get in to see us in person - Online,
real time appointments for:
Coaching with Karen Beard
Consultations with Karen L Moffatt (Naturopath,
Medical Herbalist, Clinical Nutritionist and
you are interested in further information, please
contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
or ring our office 09 361 3964