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Surviving the Silly Season

As another year draws to a close, we put down what we’ve been working on to come together with our nearest & dearest and celebrate our accomplishments, forget about our troubles and take a break from our usual rules.

We spend the best part of the year working hard, focused on our future and moving towards our goals while trying to stay afloat, often finding little time for ourselves and those closest to us. Now is the perfect opportunity to take some time out of the more serious aspects of life, and just enjoy being yourself. Take the time to reconnect with your home, your friends and your family. We can get so caught up in our head, we forget to sit make and take in the beauty that surrounds us each day.

This time of year was aptly named the ‘Silly Season’ as we can often go a little overboard – disregarding our health and indulging in whatever comes our way. We are faced with the end of year work parties, several family & friends Christmas parties and of course New Years Eve / Day. That said, there is a lot of partying, party food and booze around this time of year. It’s important to find a balance amongst it all. Just because you let your guard down once, doesn’t mean you have to make it a consistent pattern. We often get to this time of year and think ‘I’ll do better next year’ but it is the small everyday decisions that shape our future so let’s be conscious and make some better decisions from the get-go.

Here are some tips on how to survive the silly season:

Stay hydrated – sun, alcohol and excessive salt are very dehydrating and can often be the cause behind that dreaded hangover. Stay hydrated to prevent fatigue and brain fog. Jazz up your fluids with sliced lemon/lime, berries and mint.

Plant power – make sure you are getting plenty of fresh fruit & vegetables. Most party food is heavily processed so make sure to keep up your intake of green leafy’s, pumpkin, carrot, broccoli, beetroot etc to boost vitamin & mineral levels to sustain energy.

Plan ahead – if you are going to a work function or event where they may only be serving greasy, party food – eat beforehand to limit your intake of junk food.

Detox – there is no need to wait until next year to begin your detox! Our bodies work in a constant state of detoxification, you can support this process daily through the use of supplements such as glutathione, St Mary’s thistle, activated Bs, charcoal, glutamine and a good quality probiotic.

Sleep well – there is no better medicine than good quality sleep. While we sleep, our body can focus on healing, cell rejuvenation and detoxification.

Go outdoors – swim, run, bush walk, cycle, whatever form of movement you prefer, do it! Being amongst nature inspires creativity, reduces depression and releases endorphins. Your body will thank you.

Take care of yourself this Silly Season. From all of the team at BBDR, we wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.


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