We all start the new year with the best of intentions, with losing weight at the top of the resolution list for much of the Western world. But while weight-loss might be an attractive side-effect, our real aim should be to get healthier and fitter, so that we have more energy, better skin, a faster metabolism and a generally more positive outlook on life.
There are several types of massage effective for skiers. Warm up or pre-ski massage will help to prepare your body for the physical exertion by warming up the muscles. Deep tissue massage focuses on the deeper layers of muscle tissue, targeting on certain areas and applying firmer strokes and pressure on these areas, good for releasing knots from a vigorous day on the slopes. Relaxation or Swedish massage uses long strokes and gentle kneading and rolling of the skin and muscles, a great massage for creating a feeling of general all round relaxation and wellbeing.
It is very infrequent that we tend to make specific resolutions about our emotional health, possibly because although it may be our emotions that drive the need to make other resolutions, they are often hidden beneath the physical and practical manifestations of what we want to achieve. Making a specific resolution about improving emotional health can seem too intangible to even know where to start.
What is it about Wimbledon that makes hundreds of us pick-up a tennis racket for the first time in at least a year and rush down to the local tennis courts to leap and lunge about and do our best to emulate Andy Murray and Laura Robson?
Alongside Bonfire Night, Remembrance Sunday and Thanksgiving in the United States, November 2013 will see the 22nd Annual World Diabetes Day. On November 14, people all over the world will be raising awareness and support for a condition which is currently affecting up to 4 million people here in the United Kingdom.