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Glamour (South Africa) - - All about you - Lunge se­quence

Q“My part­ner is very an­ti­so­cial. How can I work around this with so many so­cial gath­er­ings com­ing up in the fes­tive season?”

In any re­la­tion­ship, there are bound to be dif­fer­ences, so re­mem­ber that be­ing an­ti­so­cial does not mean that there is some­thing wrong with your part­ner. They may not be aware of the un­der­ly­ing causes of their be­hav­iour (like lack of con­fi­dence, anx­i­ety or shy­ness), so when deal­ing with this, make sure your part­ner knows that you ac­cept them as they are.

If your part­ner’s an­ti­so­cial be­hav­iour is out of char­ac­ter, there may be deeper is­sues they need to ad­dress with a pro­fes­sional. Like­wise, if your re­la­tion­ship is show­ing signs of stress be­cause of th­ese an­ti­so­cial ten­den­cies, see a coun­sel­lor to­gether.

Once you have as­sessed the sit­u­a­tion and feel that the two of you can han­dle it to­gether, take ac­tion. Com­mu­ni­ca­tion is key! Make sure your part­ner feels heard, and then come up with a strat­egy as a team. For ex­am­ple, sug­gest that when you go to a so­cial gath­er­ing, you also make time to rest af­ter­wards. Be­ing proac­tive and fig­ur­ing out a way to sup­port each other over the fes­tive season will strengthen your bond.

Start your day on a high note in just 10 min­utes.

Even when you’re too busy for a full work­out (or can’t re­sist the snooze but­ton), you can still sneak in 10 min­utes – which is all you need for this turbo rou­tine by trainer An­gel San­ti­ago. Now go have an amaz­ing day!


Stand with feet hip-width apart, arms down. Bend at waist and walk hands out into a plank. Raise right foot and plant it just out­side right hand. Pause, then re­turn to plank; re­peat with left foot for one rep. Do six reps. Time: two min­utes


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