Waiheke Marketplace : March 2nd 2016
stuff.co.nz Your health Cutting stress before you hit the office NewZealand’s favourite wellbeing expert answers readers’ questions about their health and wellbeing. Recently I’ve noticed that when I arrive at work I’malready stressed and flustered. In between the kids drop off and catching public transport, I somehowmanage to begin this process before I even set foot in the door. Any tips to stop this stress? Thanks,Marie Hi Marie, Some of the world’s busiest people attribute their ability to remain calm amidst the juggling act of life, to their morning ritual. Whether it is five minutes, 20 minutes or an hour, whether it is a game of tennis, a walk, meditation, reading or simply drinking a cup of tea while you gaze out the window and think of the things in your life that you are grateful for, time by yourself can set you up for a day with more energy. I cannot encourage you more to invest in a morning ritual that you don’t compromise. It’s also incredibly important to schedule downtime and prioritise it. It is very difficult to be kind and patient with other people when you are not allowing yourself a little bit of space to do so. Another suggestion might be to make a green tea when you arrive at Find a morning ritual that doesn’t involve swords and children so you won’t get stressed before you get to work. work. Drink this away from your desk and allow yourself the space to transition from your ‘morning’ to your working day. I have a big breakfast but by the time it gets to about 10am, I’m absolutely ravenous.WhyamI so hungry and what can I do about it? Thanks,Allan. Hi Allan, I would look at what you are having for breakfast, as there is a chance this isn’t serving you, even though it’s ‘big’. Is your Photo: 123RF.COM breakfast high in refined carbohydrates such as a processed breakfast cereal? If you are having a carbohydrate rich breakfast such as muesli or porridge consider changing this to a protein rich breakfast such as eggs, home-made baked beans or a breakfast high in good fats such as eggs and avocado. Good fats and protein are particularly satiating whichmay help keep you feeling fuller for WITH AUTHOR AND NUTRITIONAL BIOCHEMIST DR LIBBY AskDr Libby Email your questions for Dr Libby to email@example.com. Please note, only a selection of questions canbe answered. longer. The other thing to consider is when you’re actually having breakfast – youmaybe up at 5 or 6am and therefore are naturally hungry around 10am. In this case, you just need to take a morning tea such as a handful of nuts, a bliss ball or even a smoothie. Food is supposed to fuel us and keep us energised so if you notice that you regularly feel hungry not long after eating I would encourage you to look at what you’re eating, consider the macronutrient groups – ie does it contain protein, carbohydrate or fat? Then consider if perhaps you need to experiment with other foods. ❚ Dr Libby is a nutritional biochemist, best-selling author and speaker. The advice contained in this column is not intended to be a substitute for direct, personalised advice from a health professional. To read more from Dr Libby, be sure to get her monthly newsletter. Simply complete the form at drlibby.com MARCH 2, 2016, WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE 17 PUZZLES ANSWERS ARE INCLUDED ON THIS PAGE NEW ZEALAND CROSSWORD 1 2 7 9 10 12 14 17 19 22 24 20 23 25 21 18 13 15 16 11 3 8 4 5 THE TOP 10 6 1. Cape Agulhas is the southernmost point of which continent? 2. In Bambi, what type of animal is Flower? 3. What is the only vowel not on the top row of a keyboard? 4. Which two US states do not have a border with any other state? 5. In gymnastics, what is a backward handspring called? 6. Was Rod Stewart born in London, Glasgow or Edinburgh? 7. Which cartoon strip character was created by Scott Adams? 8. feature which actor in the role of Morpheus? Across 7. Soldiers (6) 8. Product New Zealand has exported since the 1850s (6) 10. Ear (Maori) (7) 11. Superlative of bad (5) 12. NZ term for a sinkhole (4) 13. Contempt (5) 17. Terrible (5) 18. Run away (4) 22. A jandal, over the ditch (5) 23. Work enthusiastically (colloq) (3,4) 24. Biscuit, often topped with chocolate icing and a half walnut (6) 25. Harmony (6) Down 1. Law (7) 2. One of the bids in the card game 500 (2-5) 3. Tip over (5) 4. Exterior (7) 5. Rear of a ship (5) 6. Penned (5) 9. Place of safety (9) 14. (3,4) 15. Ailment (7) 16. Echo (7) 19. Predator introduced in 1884 to control rabbits (5) 20. Cyathea dealbata, the silver tree-fern (5) 21. Backbone (5) 9. Which is higher – Mount Cook or Mount Kilimanjaro? 10. In which part of the body is the lacrymal bone? NZ CROSSWORD 1 JUNIOR CROSSWORD TOP 10 Across 6. A device to warn 8. Chewed up and swallowed (5) 10. A wall painting (5) 13. Not needed (11) 14. Doesn’t leave (5) 17. Not fresh (5) 19. Swapping (10) Down 1. Leave out (4) 2. This keeps your insides in (4) 3. A place with cows, pigs, horses, sheep (4) 4. Two matching things (4) SOLUTION ALL PUZZLES © THE PUZZLE COMPANY 5. People who work for someone (9) 7. Asked for something (9) 9. Each (5) 11. Make someone unhappy (5) 12. Plead (3) 15. A curved support under a bridge (4) 16. Use this when washing (4) 17. Breathe out once heavily when sad (4) 18. A female relative (4) 2 SUDOKU Fill the grid so every row, column and every 3x3 box contains 1-9 SUDOKU Across: 6. Smoke alarm, 8. Eaten, 10. Mural, 13. Unnecessary, 14. Stays, 17. Stale, 19. Exchanging. Down: 1. Omit, 2. Skin, 3. Farm, 4. Pair, 5. Employees, 7. Requested, 9. Every, 11. 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