BODY CORPORATE WELLNESS NEWS
Daylight saving is here and it is beginning to feel like summer
is on the way. To celebrate we are focusing on some topical issues
to inform, educate and support you and to help you increase your
energy and vitality to make the most of your longer days.
The liver is the largest and one
of the most important of our internal organs.
It is like a chemical processing factory, where everything you
eat is converted into substances your body needs for health. It
processes fats, stores certain vitamins, minerals and sugars and
controls the production and excretion of cholesterol. The liver's
most important job is to reduce or remove toxic chemicals (such
as drugs, alcohol & chemicals) from the bloodstream.
Your liver stretches across the entire
width of your body.
- If 80 per cent of your liver was removed, the remaining
part would have
rebuilt itself (as long as its healthy, to its original
size within a few months.
At any given time, 13 per cent of your
blood will be in your liver.
- Try to eat high fibre foods like wholemeal breads, grains,
rice, cereals, fresh fruit, fresh vegetables & good
- Drink two litres of filtered or purified water every
High-cholesterol foods, deep-fried and
fatty foods, salted foods, sugar, processed and refined
Too many medications as chemicals can
harm your liver - try something natural whenever possible.
Consume less alcohol, coffee, tea &
- Don't smoke
- Cut back on your alcohol intake - no more than two glasses
- Be careful when using aerosols eg. insect sprays, hairsprays,
paint sprays, chemical cleaners - always make sure there
is plenty of ventilation or wear a mask.
If you stay at a healthy weight, exercise regularly and don't
overindulge your liver will look after you better!
One way to take care of your liver is to give yourself a liver
cleanse, do it the easy way and try our liver cleanse supplement
- 100 mls - $23.50 (click here to take
you to our Liver Cleanse)
Sensible Skin Protection against those
The average recorded sunburn time around the country at present
is 20minutes. As the month passes this will reduce very quickly.
It is time to get your sunscreens out and use them everyday. There
are many available on the market that work very well. We have
found a totally natural sunscreen that is excellent "Wild
Pansy and Coffee Sunfilter Day Lotion" with Macadamia and
Olive Oils it moistens the skin and gives protection against the
elements - 50g- $15.66, 150g -$39.94 (click
here to order)
One in two New Zealanders is now above their ideal weight for
good health or obese. Most people associate weight loss with summer
and looking and feeling good for appearance sake, but the greatest
concern always is your health. Summer is a good incentive to get
moving and take better care but long term creating lifestyle habits
for good health is most important. We can help you manage this
process and achieve good health with a full weight management
- body composition report and consultation followed by ongoing
Wellness Coaching. Email us to find out more email@example.com
Did you miss our Managing Menopause
If you would like to speak to our presenter, Karen Moffatt about
the topics covered please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are also able to offer you a resource list of products that
are useful for managing menopause, please email us for the order
Fighting Jet Lag
Almost everyone on a long flight suffers jet lag to some degree;
in fact, a major US study by Upjohn showed 94% of long haul travelers
Jet lag symptoms include:
- Fatigue - Being
so worn out and tired for days after arriving, that any
activity-- especially those requiring effort or skill--becomes
harder, and one's capacity to truly enjoy a tourist holiday
- Disorientation, fuzziness
- Having memory difficulties and sharpness of awareness
- Becoming irrational or unreasonable
- Losing the ability to remain calm and rational under
- Broken sleep patterns after
arrival - Crossing time zones can cause you
to wake during the night and then want to fall asleep
during the day. Your inbuilt circadian clock is thrown
out of rhythm, and it can take many days for the body
to readjust to the new time zone.
In addition to the above symptoms of jet lag, the syndrome
is made worse by some common physical problems caused by
being confined in an airliner for hours:
- Dehydration - This
can cause headaches, dry skin and nasal irritation also
making you more susceptible to any colds, coughs, sore
throats and flu that are floating round in the aircraft.
- Discomfort of legs and feet
- Limbs swelling while flying can be extremely
uncomfortable, and in some cases may prevent travellers
wearing their normal shoes for 24 to 48 hours after arrival.
Most people's bodies adjust at the rate of about one hour
a day. After a 4-hour time zone change, our body requires
about 4 days to resynchronise its normal rhythms.
What jet lag is ...
The 'body clock' mechanisms in people, also known as circadian
rhythms, are under neuro (nerve)-endocrine (glandular) control,
and under normal circumstances, function in a synchronized
manner. The symptoms known as 'jet lag' are not due to fatigue,
but to de-synchronization of body rhythms. The body clock's
principal control center is a part of the hypothalamus gland
in the brain, which processes nerve signals. In order to
reset the body clock we must send properly coordinated signals
to the hypothalamus and 'trick' it into shifting to a new
pattern, which fits the time zone at our destination. The
principal devices used to accomplish this phase change are
known as Zeitgebers (German for 'time giver').
Zeitgebers are agents, such as bright light, melatonin,
food, caffeine, exercise, and social or interpersonal stimulation
that regulate or shift the phase of a circadian rhythm establishing
your body clock setting.
While we may not be able to avoid jet lag, there are some
things we can do to help our body clock re-adjust.
A different attitude accompanies the people who don't get
jet lag compared to those who do. Those who suffer from
jet lag are often the people who hold to fixed schedule
in their daily lives. When they land they often maintain
their watches set to the incorrect time, the time it is
where they began their trip. With diligence, they track
how many hours they've been awake. This is a mistake.
To discourage jet lag keep your watch and awareness up to
date with where you actually are, how you feel in the present,
and what the people around you are doing. If you're fatigued
when you reach your hotel in London, for example, take a
nap. When you open your eyes, if it's teatime, have tea.
If you find people are eating breakfast, enjoy as much of
sumptuous English breakfast as you like. In short, get in
rhythm with what others are doing. Set your watch and internal
thinking for the current time.
1. Be prepared. This is one of the most important
aspects of combating jet lag. Before departing, make sure
you have all your affairs, business and personal, in order.
Ensure you are not stressed-out with excitement or worried.
2. Practice a "When in Rome" mentality.
Reset your watch upon arrival at your destination. Eat when
the locals eat, sleep when they sleep etc.
3. Drink up! Airplane cabins are dry and can lead
to dehydration, which can make you feel out of sorts. Drink
a lot of pure water. Skip caffeine and alcohol. Caffeinated
beverages and alcohol can cause dehydration (jet lag is
bad enough without mixing a hangover with it).
4. You can take natural supplements to assist your body
to adjust, please email Karen.email@example.com
for further individual assistance.
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84 College Hill, Ponsonby
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