How are you
coping with the Christmas rush
? You are bound to have had
more than one reminder this week of how few shopping days there
are left until Santa slides down the chimney!
This will be or final newsletter for 2003, and again may prove
to be one of our most helpful.
Christmas Stress Survival Tips
Christmas season starts earlier every year. With all the hype
and advertising, it's hard not to get a little stressed out over
what should be a pleasant holiday season. One of the best ways
to keep your tension level from reaching El Nino proportions is
by getting more exercise. If you think you're too busy to exercise,
then maybe you just need a little help. Try these suggestions
below to see how you can fit some fun-filled activity into a busy
City Sidewalks, Busy Sidewalks - Yes people, shopping is
exercise. To burn the most calories, shop in an area where there
are hills and steps. If you go to the mall, rather than drive
round and round for hours looking for a park that is right outside
where you want to be, park as far away as possible in order to
increase the amount of time spent walking continuously. This will
also in its self reduce stress by not battling with that traffic!
Calorie burn: 8.2 calories per minute (hills), 5.2 calories per
minute (indoor flooring).
Chestnuts roasting on an Open Fire or in Godzone, the BBQ -
A Fire needs firewood. Carrying logs is a great calorie burner:
12.6 per minute (full armload).
Deck The Halls - Reaching up over your head is a natural
way to stretch and burn a few extra calories. Calorie burn: 2.2
to 3.3 calories per minute, depending on the weight of the object
Walking in a Summer Wonderland - Walking outdoors in the
sunshine will get the whole family in the holiday spirit. The
calorie burn: 5.6 calories per minute.
Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell Rock - Dancing is
the perfect way to stay away from the buffet table and burn off
some of those extra nibbles. Calorie burn: slow dancing 3.5 calories
per minute, fast-paced dancing 10.4 calories per minute.
Silent Night, Holy Night - Sometimes we are too exhausted
to even think about exercising. Instead of going for the fridge
or pantry, try playing soft music and simply meditating. If you
just can't relax alone, make an appointment with a massage therapist
once a week for the three weeks before Christmas. While relaxation
does not burn many calories, it is extremely important for your
mental and physical health.
Deliberately plan one or two days over the holiday period that
are exclusively set aside for things you enjoy doing.
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!
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.
With the overindulgence in food & alcohol plus
the added stress and business, you need to Love
your liver. As well as the nutritional tips, supplementation
can assist. Nutri Medicine Liver Support contains
the necessary vitamins, minerals, herbs and trace
elements that will assist your liver to breakdown
that extra fat, sugar, alcohol, caffeine, nicotine
etc and thus, lessen the effects on your health.
A great investment at only $22.45 (incl
GST & Delivery) per packet. Either send a
cheque and your delivery details to The Body Corporate
Ltd, P.O. Box 8225, Symonds Street, Auckland or if
your wish to pay by credit card, Click on email@example.com,
provide your name and contact phone number and we
will be in touch for your details. Please note this
product is not suitable during pregnancy.
Need that massage, or want to fill someone's
stocking with a necessary treat?
on the link below, send your name and contact phone number and
you will be contacted for a booking or to order massage vouchers
for friends, family, and work colleagues. firstname.lastname@example.org
½ hour massage
prices include GST and are based on location at The Body Corporate
Ltd, 84 College Hill, Ponsonby, Auckland by Health & Sports
Massage, or for Residential massage - add $20.00. (This means
they come to you).
As the feedback from our "tips" for last Christmas
& New Years season was overwhelming, we have decided once
again to remind you all of what you can do to lessen the damage.
ready for a "heavy night
or Christmas Day"
Before going out, have a Vitamin B complex and
Vitamin C. These are the vitamins most depleted
2. Never drink alcohol on an empty stomach: buffer
with water, juice, or snacks. Make the first drink
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
Preventing a hangover
"hangover" 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 (the meninges).
So all 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:
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.
A banana or two, for the nice potassium and fruit sugar.
A vitamin B complex and a multi-mineral supplement.
Then 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!
Like all truly
important things in life, good health is a gift that money can't
buy. The Christmas season can be a time of peace and renewal.
Keep your calendar clear for some time to exercise, meditate,
rest and have fun.
Well that's it from us for the year. Enjoy your Christmas and
New Year. Wishing you a healthy and happy 2004 from all of us
in The Body Corporate team.
. Please feel
free to contact us at any time to discuss any of the programmes
in more detail, or for any concerns or questions you have in general.
in Health and Wellness
Karen, Karin, Rebecca and Jill
Body Corporate Team
We will be closing on Friday 19 December and re-opening on Monday
19th 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
to contact us
Beard 021-471 386
Karen Moffatt 021-843 860
Box 8225, Symonds Street, Auckland
84 College Hill, Ponsonby
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