you coping with the Christmas rush
I'm sure you have had more than one reminder this week of how
few shopping days there are left until Santa slides down the chimney!
At least with the advent of the world-wide-web, the shopping experience
has become a much more accessible experience, offering us a 24/7
opportunity to fill our Christmas stockings!
be our final newsletter this year, and may prove to be one
of our most helpful - we've included a few tips designed to help
you survive the Silly Season.
is notoriously known as a major contributor to stress, so
when it all gets too much and you feel the Christmas tree's about
to topple down (on top of you!), remember the basics
to eat well -
it's okay to eat the pav, but have some salad first!
plenty of water - You
will think more clearly (and recover more quickly!) if your
brain and body is well hydrated.
to relax - When
you feel stressed, close your eyes and take some deep breaths.
Concentrate on slowing your breathing until you feel calm again.
above all else - remember the old saying
too shall pass"!
If you need
some nutritional assistance to help survive the Christmas/New Year
period, our Wellness
Shop on The
Body Corporate website can provide you with all the necessary
supplements to fortify your mind and body and help reduce the stress
load on your body.
And, if you
are inclined to leave your Christmas shopping until the 11th hour,
don't forget to check out our range of Gift Vouchers at our on-line
Wellness Shop. They make perfect stocking fillers for those
"hard to purchase for" persons, with a wide range of choices
available, including our Wellness Products & Services Voucher,
which can be made out to any value from $20 upward.
We will be closing on Friday 20 December and re-opening on Monday
13th January. If there is anything super urgent during this
time, you can contact Karen Moffatt on 021-843 860 or Karen Beard
on 021-471 386.
to cope with the Silly Season
- some preparatory tips
ready for a "heavy night"
Before going out, have a Vitamin B complex and Vitamin C.
These are the vitamins most depleted by alcohol.
2. Never drink alcohol on an empty stomach: buffer
with water, juice, snacks. Make the first drink fruit juice.
3. Always compensate water and mineral losses with fresh
water and fresh fruit. Hydrate well before cocktail parties.
4. Make every other drink either water or fruit juice
as a standard practice.
5. Watch the old "1-2-3 punch"
- chips, fatty snacks and alcohol. Together, these put
even more load on the liver.
6. Pay your "fluid debt" before retiring
two-three glasses of water.
7. Some liver herbs can assist your liver in metabolising
alcohol more efficiently. Visit the Wellness
Shop on our website for details on the Liver
is a euphemism for a severely dehydrated (low blood
volume), hypoglycaemic (low sugar), hypokalemic (low potassium)
state wherein you have irritated the covering of the brain
right, you've had a big night, you feel tipsy, you are a little
slow and muddled and you've forgotten the aforementioned tips.
Anyway, you've found your way home. Prior to crashing, note
these tips on how not to pay too dearly the next morning
for the indulgences of the evening:
A glass of water for every drink you had, for the dehydrative
effects of alcohol. Don't worry, your body will keep every
drop as it's parched.
2. A banana or two, for the nice potassium and fruit
3. A vitamin B complex and a multi-mineral supplement.
go to sleep smiling on your right side. This is the side
on which your stomach empties itself so that the above can
get downstream to be absorbed. Bon Nuit!
it from us for the year. Enjoy your Christmas and New Year.
Wishing you a healthy and happy 2003 from all of us in The Body
Karen Moffatt, Karin Hoffman