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Tips for a Healthy Christmas

Seniors keeping toned
1. Its never too late to get fit
Active seniors can stave off major illnesses such as heart disease and dementia. An eight-year British study found that those who exercised at least once a week were between three and seven times more likely to be classed as “healthy agers”.

Researchers say being active is the key to preventing serious disease and disability. Regular activity also bolsters mental health by protecting against depression. Doireann Maddock, senior cardiac nurse at the British Heart Foundation, said: “This shows us that even if you don’t become active until later in life your health will benefit. However, there’s no need to wait until retirement to get active. Adults should try to be active daily and aim for 150 minutes of activities that get you breathing harder and feeling warmer each week. “Every 10 minutes counts, so even hopping off the bus a couple of stops early or taking a brisk walk on your lunch break will help.” The researchers, led by Dr Mark Hamer at University College London says:

·        Sustained physical activity was associated with improved healthy ageing – absence of dementia, illness, freedom from disability, high cognitive and physical functioning, good mental health.                                                                                                                                                  

·        Significant health benefits were even seen among participants who became active relatively late in life.

·        The results support public health initiatives designed to engage older adults in physical activity.”

The study, published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, tracked 3,500 people with an average age of 64 for more than eight years. Researchers were looking not only at the absence of major illness or disability, but at mental health.

The findings add to a growing body of evidence to suggest that regular physical activity is essential for maintaining good health as the country’s population ages.

Exercise is key to a happy and healthy old age

Tips for a Healthy Christmas

2. Take time to relax
We’re conditioned to think that Christmas is all about giving, so how about taking the time to give to yourself some relaxation as well this year. Don’t get unnecessarily stressed out over Christmas. Remember there are only 24 hours in a day. Time doesn't change. All we can actually manage is ourselves and what we do with the time that we have. Her are a few relaxation tips:

·        Make shopping a relaxation and a void rushing around in Christmas frenzy. Plan and coordinate shopping trips to reduce them to the minimum. Phone ahead for your major items. Shop more online at home.

·        Slow down and build time into your schedule for relaxation and enjoy the festive season.  Take time just to savour the incredible displays of Christmas lights, attend a special holiday concert, make snowman with the kids or  take a long hot bath. Relaxation will help your your Christmas stress levels drop considerably.

·        Develop a positive attitude. The effects of stress depends a great deal on how we think of it. Whether stress is debilitating or exhilarating will depend on how one views that particular situation. Is it an ordeal or a stimulating challenge? Turn stress into a relaxation by consciously choosing to view situations in a positive light.

·        Recharge yourself with balanced and regular nutrition, ensure one has adequate sleep and have regular relaxation. The proper application these three elements will go a long way to banish tiredness anxiety and depression.

Tips for a Healthy Christmas

The Christmas gorge
The Christmas gorge
3. Nutrition
Remember to make healthy nutrition choices this Christmas. Eat plenty of vegetables, fruits and whole grains. If you do like enjoying Christmas treats, limit your portion size. If a Christmas gorge is on the horizon here are some tips to minimize its effects

·        Top up before you go out! Eat something nutritional light and healthy before the gorge. It will take the edge off your hunger and will help stop you from overeating

·        Be prepared to say “No”. Feel comfortable in declining food or not joining in with rounds of drinks. Opt for a spring water every second drink and skip a round of nibbles if they are being offered.

·        Portion control your meal even if it is good nutrition and don’t overdo the serving sizes. Be aware of what you are eating. Maintaining a level of awareness is all you need to keep your food nutritional and to keep intake in check.

·        Taper your meals by making the day after the big event a lnutritional ow food day. 

Tips for a Healthy Christmas

Spice up drinking water
Spice up drinking water with
healthy refreshing ingredients to detox and hydrate.
4. Water
Drink plenty of water to keep hydrated. If you do drink alcohol, remember to alternate every alcoholic drink with a glass of water and please don’t drink on an empty stomach. Best to have a healthy snack before you go to the party as it will also prevent you from snacking on unhealthy party food. Dandelion tea is a great herbal tea to drink throughout the days when you know you’re going to be out and about, partying and drinking alcohol at night, as it helps to detoxify the liver. Remember water will:

·        Improve brain function

·        Improve skin appearance

·        Improve muscle performance

·        Improve joint function

·        Improve key body fluid balance 

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Tips for a Healthy Christmas

Sleep Fatigue
5. Sleep
Get plenty of sleep and as a general rule aim for 7- 8 hours of sleep every night. However, some individuals are able to function with as little as six hours sleep and still remain drowsy free whilst others can't perform at their peak unless they sleep ten hours. Contrary to common myth the need for sleep doesn't decline with age. rather the ability to sleep for six to eight hours at one time may be reduced

Initial symptoms of lack of sleep are moodiness, irritability, lack of vitality and tiredness. More advanced symptoms include impaired brain, cardiac, metabolic and immune function. Techniques to combat common sleep problems involve:-

·        Having a regular sleep/wake schedule

·        Absence of coffee from 4 hours prior to sleep

·        Absence of smoking near bedtime

·        Avoidance of alcohol and heavy food before retiring

·        Environmental factors including noise, light and excessive hot and cold bed room.

·        Taking regular exercise

Tips for a Healthy Christmas

Homeopathic Tree o9f Wellness
Homeopathic Tree of Wellness
(body. mind and spirit)
6. If all that fails...
there's still Homeopathy
Finally There's always Homeopathy if one does succumb to flu, cough, cold, sore throat diarrhoea, tension headache mental fatigue, depression or other stress related condition please don’t beat yourself up about it. Just consult with Dr Peter. There’s no condition that Homeopathy can’t treat. Just relax and let Homeopathy take the strain. .


For further information
in order to make a fully informed choice contact


Dr. Peter Darashah

Ph.D.,M.Sc (Lond), B.Sc., DIHom (Pract), FBIH, MARH

Nutrition Consultant & Homeopathic Physician

Tel: +353 (0)87 2621943

(Alternatively pass this to any friend or colleague who could benefit from the information)
Consultations held at:-
Dervish Holistic Centre 50 Cornmarket Str., Cork

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18th century painting of Siuthgate Bridge, Cork
A copy of a late eighteenth century illustration by Nathaniel Grogan of the South Gate Bridge and the South Gate Prison on the northern side of the bridge.
The heads of executed criminals were displayed on spikes on top of the South Gate Prison during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

 Senior's exercise
Senoirs keeping toned


The Christmas gorge
The Christmas groge

Spice up drinking water
Spice up drinking water

Water water everywher but not a drop to drink
Water water everywhere but not a drop to drink

Sleep fatigue

Homeopathic Tree o9f Wellness
Homeopathic Tree of Wellness



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