PARTY STAMINA

For a fam­ily all-dayer (or night on the d-floor) try these tips and go the dis­tance

Women's Health Australia - - LIFE ETC -

PUT YOUR FEET FIRST

You look hot, but your killer heels are, well, killer. The so­lu­tion? Try tap­ing your sec­ond and third toes to­gether. Se­ri­ously. Po­di­a­trist Mar­garet Dabbs says the space be­tween the third and fourth toes is prone to pro­duc­ing a Mor­ton’s neu­roma: ex­tra-sen­si­tive nerve end­ings. “Tap­ing these toes can help to al­le­vi­ate this pres­sure,” she re­veals. More danc­ing for you.

BRING ON THE BUB­BLES

’Tis the sea­son, right? Good to know be­fore you down that glass, though: the bub­bles in fizz get you drunk quicker be­cause they in­crease al­co­hol ab­sorp­tion into the blood­stream. Bonus? The re­cent trend for low-sugar bub­bly (try Lin­de­man’s Early Har­vest sparkling wine) means fewer kjs. Get in.

REACH FOR THE OLIVES

Most party nib­bles are full of fat and pro­cessed carbs. Not so the hum­ble olive. Packed with vi­ta­min E and phe­no­lic com­pounds such as oleu­ropein, they’re great for help­ing the body tackle the tox­ins you pump in at this time of year. Bet­ter still, sci­en­tists at Deakin Univer­sity found they con­tain oleo­can­thal, which helps re­duce in­flam­ma­tion. Gotta help with the morn­ing after, right?

PER­FECT YOUR PER­FUME

Want to im­press at the of­fice do? Wear a fra­grance with rose­mary. A Northum­bria Univer­sity study showed it sharp­ens your mind – ideal when you’re at­tempt­ing to charm the boss with your wit. “Tar­get pulse points where blood ves­sels are clos­est to the skin and emit the most heat,” says per­fumer Ruth Mas­ten­broek. We can smell that Jan­uary pay rise from here.

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