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Wednesday July 16, 2014

Winter Blues.... Said who? We all have this classic definition of a beautiful day. Whether it’s walking along Oriental Bay or hiking up Mt Kau Kau, others may say it is staying indoors and playing the piano. Any of these things may very well fit your criteria for a beautiful day, however, here’s a different kind of beautiful day—a day in which the things you do reflect on the core of improving your inner and outer beauty. A beautiful day doesn’t have to

be a day in which you’re removed from reality; it can be a day in which you’re immersed in it. So here are some tips and tricks to ensure that you integrate good habits into your daily life, creating the perfect start to the beautiful day.  Wake up before your alarm clock. We need about seven to eight hours of sleep for our bodies to recharge; plus, sleep is the major stimulant for your own growth hormone. When

you wake up, take a few minutes for an inventory of the way your body feels—specifically the minor aches and pains that may distract you from the focus of your life. Perform a few light stretches. Take just a few minutes to get your blood going, think about your breathing, and prepare yourself for your day.  Perform your morning beauty routine. Shower, wash your face and use a moisturiser, and use deodorant,

not antiperspirant – this is all key to having a beautiful day.  Have breakfast. Whether this includes eating 100% whole grains or eggs on toast, make sure you have breakfast. Don’t ever think about fast food at breakfast time, as most breakfast fast food goes agaisnt every good nutritional guideline.  Sneak in a mini-workout. Whether you’re getting to work or getting your kids to school, we know

you’ll be spending a little travel time during the day, stuck in your car or a bus, or, if possible, on your two legs. Take the opportunity to squeeze in a mini work out – even if this includes a walk around the block.  Practice your smile. Make a note to greet everyone you meet with or talk to with a hearty smile—a genuine one. Upbeat people excel. Upbeat people have good relationships. Upbeat people feel good.

Feeling Blue? Here are 4 ways to beat the Winter Blues this season

Mountain Biking


Race through winter and get fit for spring! Come and see Mud Cycles for all your biking needs.


Come in and experience the warm and toasty environment Zampelle’s Coffee Shop has to offer... Hot and Hearty Roast Meals are available every Thursday and Friday nights (located at the Johnsonville Mall).


Here’s a reason to smile this winter... Pop into Beds ‘R Us and treat yourself to a new bed.


Exercise! Why not give ‘Zumbalicious’ a go and party yourself into shape this winter!


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We offer ZumbaFitness®, ZumbaToning® and the innovative Zumba Sentao® to meet ALL your fitness needs! Classes are fun, energetic, inclusive and addictive!

Because we want working out to be not only FUN but AFFORDABLE and FLEXIBLE, we make it EASY for you! We have classes in the mornings, evenings and weekends AND you DON’T have to commit to being at a particular class each week: pick and choose and just TURN UP when it suits you! Our concession cards are affordable and can be shared amongst friends. They are valid for six months and can be used at any class at any time. So what are you waiting for?


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Independent Herald 16-07-14  

Independent Herald 16-07-14