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Healthy Choices and Resolutions for 2013

Every year roughly 1 in 3 people make resolutions to try improve their lives and health. Sadly, a smaller percentage of those people actually follow through on their resolutions. According to research, the majority of individuals stick to their resolutions for about a week and after 6 months less than half are still sticking to their goals.

Some suggestions for the year ahead….

Lose Weight: This is one of the most popular resolutions suggesting the fact that it is one the most to keep and commit to. If you don’t expect to shed all those extra pounds overnight then you can succeed. Make use of a journal and a support network. And expect a few bumps along the road.

Quit Smoking: This is one of the hardest habits quit. Don’t be disheartened if you have tried a few times and failed. Try different methods and find the one that works for you. As an incentive, think of all the money you will save.

 

Stop Smoking

 

Reconnect with Friends: Studies have shown that you will live longer if you have strong social ties. Open the old year book and use Facebook to reconnect with old friends, it good for your long term health.

Continuing Education: It is never too late to go back to school. Study something new or do a course that will boost your career, brain power, meet new people, and even increase your salary. Going back to school will help to stimulate your brain and increase to memory and verbal skills. Not to mention reduce the risk of Alzheimers disease.

Reduce your Stress Levels: There is nothing wrong with a little stress. However, excessive and chronic stress can lead to heart disease, insomnia, depression to mention a few. Long work days, bad sleeping habits, and not spending quality time with family and friends can add to your stress levels. Eat healthier and do more physical exercise.

Take a Vacation: Reduce your stress levels and get out of a rut and take a vacation. Try get away and break that routine. Make life an adventure without having to be too bold or dramatic.

Reduce Your Alcohol Intake: Even though research has shown that there are many health benefits with small amounts of alcohol; excessive drinking has a direct effect on your brain’s neurotransmitters and can lead to depression, heart disease, and memory loss. Not to mention liver disease and increase the risk of a stroke and other cancers.

 

Stop Drinking

 

Volunteer: Most people think that individual bliss depends on bettering oneself. But happiness can also be acquired by helping others and it good for your health and state of mind. Studies have shown that positive emotions can reduce the chance of a heart attack or develop heart disease.

Save Money with Healthy Choices: By making healthy lifestyle choices you can save loads of cash. For example, walk or cycle to work and reduce your carbon footprint and air pollution. Reduce gym memberships and exercise at home. There are numerous video games to build up a sweat and get the heartbeat up right in your living room.  Make a grocery list before you go to the sore rather than walking around the supermarket aimlessly which can lead to bad choices and higher costs.

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Keep that holiday feeling all year with YOGA

You deserve this…

YOGA:

Keep that holiday feeling throughout the year with yoga – as it is good for mental health (stress relief), physical health (toning and strengthening and losing weight), emotional health (a calmer more relaxed outlook) and to LOOK and FEEL VITAL.

CHANGE IS AN ACTION:

You cannot change anything without actually making some change – it might mean changing how you think about something, or actively changing the kinds of decisions you keep making for yourself. So if your plan this year is to get fit and healthy, mentally emotionally and physically, then you will have to do something about it…a small step is to begin a yoga class once a week….regularity is far more important than erratic behavior and also will yield greater results.

OBGLIGATION FREE:

We are offering a 10 day special to give you a hand in making change…NO sign-up fees, no long term contracts, simply 10 days.

SPECIAL OFFER:

It is 10 consecutive days of unlimited yoga for only R110 including mat hire. We have 2 – 3 yoga classes on offer a day from Monday to Sunday.

CRAZY KICK-START TO FEEL GREAT:

Yup, you could attend 20 yoga classes in 10 days if your schedule allows, to kick-start your system and feed your determination to get back into habits that serve you best!

Or you could attend 2 classes in ten days, and still get value for money, and still feel amazing, and keep up the slow but steady pace for the rest of the year.

THE PERFECT FIT:

It is 1,5 weeks of access to all and any classes on our schedule to allow you to try us out, the styles of yoga, the teachers’ influence on the styles of yoga, to find your perfect fit and to find a rhythm of attendance, so you can make an informed decision about what will work for you long term and the package/contract that will best serve that.

FOR BEGINNERS:

It is a must. ALL classes on the schedule are perfect for beginners except for 2…if you wish to be conservative in your approach, then avoid the Monday 4.30pm class and the Saturday 7am class. Every other class is suitable for beginners.

ADDED BONUS:

For Discovery members, you can also earn VITALITY points each time you come to yoga. (limited to once a day).

EASY:

It is easy. To sign up, just show up 15 minutes early for a class of your choice, the class that starts your ten day cycle.

Hope to see you on the mat soon!

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