Sur­viv­ing the silly sea­son

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De­cem­ber of­fi­cially marks the start of the “Silly Sea­son”. For most of us that means crazy work sched­ules (par­tic­u­larly for those who work in re­tail), over­flow­ing so­cial calendars as we try to “catch up” with as many peo­ple as pos­si­ble be­fore Christ­mas, and if you are lucky, maybe even a hol­i­day! No mat­ter what your “Silly Sea­son” in­volves, our help­ful tips will help you sur­vive the crazi­ness the Christ­mas pe­riod brings and en­sure you start 2017 with a bang!

1. DRINK, DRINK, DRINK! Whilst it may be in­evitable that your al­co­hol in­take will in­crease over this pe­riod, many of us for­get to in­crease our wa­ter in­take dur­ing the Sum­mer months. Wa­ter is nec­es­sary not only for car­ry­ing nu­tri­ents around the body, but it is also es­sen­tial in the detox­i­fy­ing process. Drink­ing al­co­hol and caf­feine both re­quire you to in­crease your wa­ter in­take. Did you know that by the time our brain tells us that we are feel­ing thirsty, we are al­ready de-hy­drated? It is rec­om­mended that we need to drink at least 8 glasses of wa­ter each day. If you are feel­ing par­tic­u­larly de­hy­drated af­ter heavy ex­er­cise or a big night at the of­fice Christ­mas party, an elec­trolyte re­place­ment is a great way to re-hy­drate quickly. Wa­ter is also a great filler to use be­fore head­ing out to those Christ­mas par­ties and all their de­li­cious treats, as feel­ing full makes those yummy treats eas­ier to re­sist.

2. MAN­AGE YOUR STRESS De­cem­ber can also be a time where your busy work and so­cial sched­ule and added fi­nan­cial

pres­sure can make you feel like you’re run­ning a month long marathon, leav­ing you phys­i­cally and men­tally exhausted. It has been proven that reg­u­lar ex­er­cise re­duces stress lev­els, but did you know that some­thing as sim­ple as get­ting out­side in the fresh air and talk­ing a walk around the block can help you re­lax and re­lease ten­sion? In­creased stress lev­els put a strain on your over­all health, so eat­ing a healthy diet is im­por­tant to help main­tain your im­mune sys­tem. There is also a wide va­ri­ety of sup­ple­ments avail­able to help man­age stress, in­crease your en­ergy and boost your im­mune sys­tem. Lastly, don’t over com­mit your time or your

re­sources. Re­mem­ber, “It is OK to say no!” and “It’s the thought that counts!”

3. BE SUNSMART If you are lucky enough to have some time off over the Silly Sea­son and have planned some well earned R&R, re­mem­ber to be sun smart. Over 400000 peo­ple are treated for non-melanoma skin cancer in Aus­tralia each year. You can lessen your chance of adding to that statis­tic by fol­low­ing a few sim­ple rules.

Make sure you use a sun­screen with an ap­pro­pri­ate level SPF. Skin can burn in as lit­tle as 15 min­utes in our hot sum­mer sun. Sun­screen needs to be ap­plied 20 min­utes

be­fore ex­po­sure and re-ap­plied ev­ery 2 hours.

Wear a hat. Not only can they be stylish, but they pro­vide great pro­tec­tion for the head, face and neck ar­eas. Wide brimmed or bucket styles are best. Choose your hat wisely, keep­ing in mind that if you can see through it – the UV rays can pass through it. Closely wo­ven fab­rics pro­vide the best pro­tec­tion.

Where pos­si­ble, limit the amount of time spent in the sun dur­ing the hottest part of the day, (gen­er­ally be­tween 10am & 3pm) and choose shaded or cov­ered ar­eas when out­doors.

If you would like more in­for­ma­tion on prod­ucts avail­able to help you through the “Silly Sea­son”, the friendly staff at Price­line Phar­macy Grand Cen­tral, Price­line Phar­macy North­point and Price­line Phar­macy Westridge would be happy to help you. We would like to take this op­por­tu­nity to wish all of our val­ued cus­tomers a SAFE & HAPPY CHRIST­MAS and a GREAT 2017.

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