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|28 Sep|3 mins

Health Hacks for Spring Occasions & Silly Season

Don’t let anything stand between you and a party
Lucy E Cousins
28 Sep
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Admit it. Every weekend from now until New Year’s Eve is pretty much booked up, right? We hear ya. There’s something about the transition into summer that just spells…. Parties, BBQs, celebrations and weddings!

And apart from investing in a couple of cocktail dresses that you can dress up and dress down, depending on the occasion, there’s a few essential health hacks you can put in place as well to make sure you survive the season.

1. Keep moving

According to Buf Girls and Biggest Loser trainer Libby Babet, make sure you keep on exercising… even though you might not feel like it. She recommends balancing your nights out with lots of fresh, healthy food and plenty of water the next day. Try adding crushed blueberries to your H20 for added antioxidants and flavour, and for a healthy snack, popcorn with cinnamon is both tasty and delicious.

“Whether you’re up for a gym session, a swim, or a long walk in the sunshine, it  doesn’t matter, just get that body moving, rehydrate it and feed it plenty of vegetables and fruit to load up on the right kind of antioxidants to re-energise your system,” she advises.

Advice
|28 Sep|3 mins

Health Hacks for Spring Occasions & Silly Season

Don’t let anything stand between you and a party
Lucy E Cousins
28 Sep
Share:

Admit it. Every weekend from now until New Year’s Eve is pretty much booked up, right? We hear ya. There’s something about the transition into summer that just spells…. Parties, BBQs, celebrations and weddings!

And apart from investing in a couple of cocktail dresses that you can dress up and dress down, depending on the occasion, there’s a few essential health hacks you can put in place as well to make sure you survive the season.

1. Keep moving

According to Buf Girls and Biggest Loser trainer Libby Babet, make sure you keep on exercising… even though you might not feel like it. She recommends balancing your nights out with lots of fresh, healthy food and plenty of water the next day. Try adding crushed blueberries to your H20 for added antioxidants and flavour, and for a healthy snack, popcorn with cinnamon is both tasty and delicious.

“Whether you’re up for a gym session, a swim, or a long walk in the sunshine, it  doesn’t matter, just get that body moving, rehydrate it and feed it plenty of vegetables and fruit to load up on the right kind of antioxidants to re-energise your system,” she advises.

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2. Choose the right shoes

Don’t forget that most of the next few months will see you balancing on high heels for long periods of time… ouch. To get some advice, we asked podiatrist, Michelle Moyle, from Integrated Podiatry Clinic, which shoes are best:

“Obviously a lower heel is better for your feet,” she says. “However, if you can’t bear to part with your high heels, choose shoes with a thicker heel to provide you with more stability. Also, opt for wedges or heels with a platform, as this will help to reduce pressure though the front of your foot. Round toe or open shoes are also preferable instead of narrow, pointy styles.”

3. Don’t forget to stretch

We’re the first to admit that while we love our heels, standing up in them at parties for hours on end, can be paaainful. In order to treat your muscles after a hard night partying, spend a little time doing some cool down exercises before you pass out. Michelle recommends using a foam roller or spiky ball on your calf muscles and the soles of your feet. It’ll feel amazing and will help relax your muscles, breakdown any tight spots (ouch) and increase circulation to the area... so you can party all over again tomorrow night!

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4. Soak in a magnesium bath

Spent the night dancing on tables? Cap off the evening with a steaming hot magnesium bath. Studies show that magnesium is great for relieving muscle tension and cramps and by soaking in the mineral (or applying it on your skin) your body can absorb it more rapidly. If soaking isn’t your thing, try a magnesium oil or cream, and even a foot bath will help tired calves recover in time for your work Christmas party.

Lucy E Cousins
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