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Top 10 health tips for Christmas - No 2

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2. Get some exercise

We know winter is dark and gloomy, but getting even the smallest amount of exercise will make you feel so much better. It's a brilliant way of relieving stress and boosting your energy, which means you will be mentally and physically prepared for when the relatives arrive!

A brisk walk is the easiest way, but if you prefer indoor exercise, why not spend 30 minutes swimming up and down your local pool - it works your whole body and is very low-impact, meaning it's less likely to put strain on your joints.

Of course, you may well be going to a Christmas party which is actually a great place to get some exercise. When the DJ sticks on Abba's Dancing Queen, make an effort to dance - it's a surprisingly easy way to get some exercise (and all the time you're dancing, you're not drinking!)

Oh, and as it's Christmas, remember, even shopping is exercise (as long as you're not sitting in front of a computer doing it!).

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Rosie Whitehouse

Hello just want to let you know that I use a Hula Hoop and every day I find it helps get your waist back and also helps the hips, as you are rotating them, I count as I am hula hooping and I have got up to 500 rotations with out dropping it.

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