Too much of one (or two) things...
It’s not news that we eat and drink more over any holiday period - and this one in particular. Think team lunches, dinners with friends and family, office parties. A higher level of social engagements combined with festive excitement has us drinking more alcohol and eating more, especially the high calorie / low nutrition staples; chips, salted nuts, desserts. … and not enough of another
We don’t get the sleep we need in the run up to Christmas. The socialising keeps us out late and the alcohol affects sleep quality. Sleep is the mainstay of physical and mental wellbeing and when it’s compromised we run low on essential energy. Hiding that pesky Elf each night doesn’t help.Happy not happy
It’s meant to be Happy Holiday but as the number of sleeps comes down, blood pressure levels go up. Finishing work projects before the holiday, shopping for presents, the in-laws arriving any day; it’s the most stressful holiday season of the year. Stress not only increases our desire for sugar and impacts our sleep, it also impedes our immunity. So now we’re eating and drinking too much, not sleeping enough and struggling to fight off seasonal bugs. Don’t cancel Christmas
Silly season is an endurance event; stay the course by staying (a little bit) sensible. On party nights, have a healthy snack before you go out and drink a glass of water in between every alcoholic drink. Fit some physical and wellbeing activities into each day.
Nutrition wise, boost immunity levels with daily vitamin C and load up on antioxidants which help reduce fatigue. A quick, convenient way to get these is in a nutri-tonic, like SHOJO, that is also loaded with turmeric - an ingredient known to support a healthy liver. During party season, that’s not silly.
It’s called the silly season for a reason. Santa hats are added to business suits, snowmen appear in summer, cars have antlers. We sidestep sensible thinking at this time of year, including in health and wellbeing choices.
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This is going to taste awful!
Let’s get this over with!
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Have you ‘languished’ in the greyness of winter and the ‘blah’ (apathy) of Covid lockdowns?
You are not alone, and there is a real reason for it.
With the shorter winter days, the ‘pea-sized’ pineal gland in the brain increases the release of melatonin so you can often feel tired and unmotivated.
But as we pass the Equinox (the true start of Spring) 22nd September 2021, our eyes start to register more daylight, and this triggers the pineal gland to reduce the release of melatonin and this allows you to feel a lift in your energy levels and your mood.
With Australian winter upon us, it’s never been a better time to consider your daily habits and strengthen your immune system to prevent getting a nasty flu. Along with a healthy diet and regular exercise, functional drinks, such as wellness tonics, are packed full of B vitamins and vitamin C, minerals and superfood juices which keep your wellbeing in check and provide a natural energy boost.