Happy New Year

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Welcome to 2014!

Hopefully the festive season gave you the opportunity to rest, relax and enjoy some time with loved ones. With the new year is upon us, many of us have set our intentions for what we want to achieve in 2014 – the idea of a fresh start tends to give us the motivation to enter the new year with Big Change in mind!

Something that has caught my eye this year is FebFast – if you haven’t heard of it, this is a great opportunity to challenge yourself to give up alcohol for the 28 days of February, while raising funds for youth addiction. This year the program has extended to include a number of additional options – sugar, caffeine and digital detoxes are also available for those of us who like an additional challenge, or who already abstain from alcohol. What a great way to give our bodies and minds a break from some of our less helpful (and healthful) habits, and gain a boost of energy, clarity and focus at the same time…. Just what we need to carry that January motivation through into the coming months!

All registration proceeds go to the Youth Support & Advocacy Service and Family Drug Support, both of which provide support and resources to youth and their families affected by drug and alcohol dependency issues. (Keep your receipt to claim a deduction at tax time – all donations made in Australia over $2 are tax deductible)

You can get your family involved by registering for Family FebFast, or rope in your mates to join as part of a team. Check out the FebFast website at febfast.org.au for heaps of ideas, resources and motivation for getting yourself involved.

So have a good think about it – would a break from something in this list benefit your body and your wellbeing? I’m keen to try all four!

If you’re curious about how sugar, alcohol and caffeine may be affecting your health & wellbeing, come in for a Nutritional Medicine consult and kick-start your way to a new, healthier you.

Here’s to a great start to the New Year!