When you stretch, ease your body into position until you feel the stretch and hold it for about 25 seconds. Breathe deeply to help your body move oxygen-rich blood to those sore muscles. Don't bounce or force your

YOGA

“Yoga is a light, which once lit, will never dim.

The better your practice, the brighter the flame.”

B.K.S. Iyengar

In Yoga you are focusing your brain on your body and on your breathing. It?s a form of meditation, and you are clearing your mind of all of the stress and noise that clouds it. After a long and stressful day at work, a yoga session not only allows you to work out your body, but it helps you clear your mind so that you can feel more focused and peaceful.

Click?HERE?to find out more about yoga classes at Danceworks in the heart of London.

?SNACK ON CHOCOLATE?

Good-quality chocolate (or even hot chocolate) is a fantastic treat — in moderation, that is. For the best nutritional value, go for dark chocolate — it’s loaded with antioxidants — and pick pieces with added nuts for protein and omega-3s. Just make sure to choose quality over quantity. Rather than having a whole bar of mediocre chocolate, go for a single piece from your favourite gourmet chocolatier, and savour every bite.

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Your heart depends on it
Walking is a great way to get some fresh air, work your leg muscles and improve your heart health. While there are benefits to going for a stroll, increasing your speed a bit may be much more beneficial to your heart. A new study found that exercise intensity, not duration, is what matters most in the battle against metabolic syndrome, a combination of risk factors?including high blood pressure, elevated blood sugar levels, abnormal blood fat levels and abdominal obesity?that increase the risk of heart disease, diabetes and stroke.

?GET TO THE POINT

Scientific studies have shown that people who were given?acupuncture, saw a 15% greater improvement in their symptoms? than people who were taking medications and undergoing standard chiropractic care. Nature does work!

Read more about the history and efficacy of accupuncture and see the Natureworks list of acupuncturists?here

Book in an appointment 0207 629 2927

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