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10 ways to survive festival season

It’s that time of year again, the denim shorts are at the ready, along with a

multi coloured raincoat and the all-important wellies… it’s festival season!

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irregular meals and way more dancing than shut-eye. For those who want

to stay even slightly on track to staying healthy, what can you do?

2. Rise and shine with a downward dog

Before you head to a stage in the morning, do a spot of yoga. “The movement of yoga

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The more blood that passes through, the quicker your liver can detoxify the alcohol. The

sweating will help to eliminate the toxins through your skin. However the sweating can

make the problem of dehydration worse, so ensure that you drink plenty of water at the

same time!” says Shona Wilkinson, Nutritionist at SuperfoodUK, the online shopping destination for all things health and

wellbeing

(superfooduk.com

).

1. Dance proof your feet with the right shoes

“Choosing the right shoes is extremely important. Make sure there is enough room in the front

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for comfort. If the shoe is too tight here then you put yourself at risk of compression lesions,

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shoe (roughly the width of your own thumb). Also, before you head to your favourite DJ slip

Carnation Tip Toes Gel Cushions

(

£4.49

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your shoes for extra comfort, “These invisible gel cushions will help to alleviate pressure,

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3. Avoid sugar, before, during and after

“Before, during and after drinking it’s best to avoid sugary foods and drinks, as alcohol

consumption tends to play havoc with energy and blood sugar control. It’s better to

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to caffeine and spicy food that can not only worsen the dehydration, but also irritate

your stomach,’ explains Dr Marilyn Glenville, the UK’s leading Nutritionist, author

of Natural Alternatives to Sugar

(www.marilynglenville.com). If

you’re struggling

not to be tempted by sugary snacks try Slissie.

Slissie

(

£39.99,

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from vanilla to chocolate, which can help you resist eating things you know you really shouldn’t.