Dance to beat the fes­tive bulge

Townsville Bulletin - - Your Health -

THE best cure for sea­sonal over-in­dul­gence is a work-out on the dance floor, ac­cord­ing to one di­eti­cian.

Dr Clare Collins, from the Univer­sity of New­cas­tle, has rec­om­mended danc­ing as an ideal postChrist­mas feast ac­tiv­ity to bring blood sug­ars back to a ‘re­spectable’ level.

A 30-minute jig is needed to work off one glass of wine, Dr Collins said. ‘‘For each can of soft drink you’ll need to dance for 39 min­utes and a schooner of beer will have you danc­ing 42 min­utes,’’ she said.

‘‘The good news is that if you pick up the tempo, you’ll only need to dance for half as long.’’

WORK IT OFF . . . good for blood sugar but what about the headache?

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