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Post-Christmas Recovery Plan

by Laura Meads

After all the Christmas partying our bodies need to relax and unwind. There is only one time of the day when body and mind are both totally relaxed and that is when we are asleep. During sleep your body does most of it’s repair and healing. We need 8 hours sleep to be at our best. So get into your pyjamas and get sleeping you will feel great the next day.

 

Increase your intake of vitamin C. This will help clear your skin after all those smoky bars and parties over Christmas. It also helps maintain teeth and bones and aids our absorption of iron. Great sources of vitamin C are Strawberries, Kiwi fruit, steamed broccoli and oranges. (Another vitamin that is great for our bodies is vitamin B as this helps soften the impact of alcohol on the liver and encourages cell rejuvenation.)

 

Walking, there is no better therapy after a long stressful day than going for a walk, this could be walking the dog or going out with a partner. This is a great form of exercise and will also blow away all those cobwebs that have accumulated from spending too much time inside.

 

To combat any signs of ageing that the Christmas party season has brought on you need to up your intake of foods that contain anti-oxidants. These are brightly coloured fruits and vegetables like peppers, pumpkins, sweet potatoes, apricots and carrots.

 

Last but not least, if you really want to totally relax and recover then treat yourself to a spa treatment, this can be low cost and yet have loads of benefits. We all love to be relaxed and it gives us a sense of well being. So why not nip off to your local beauty salon and get a massage or facial, you will feel loads better for it.

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