10 January 2011

Gulp. Summertime. The living aint so easy

It’s crisis time the length and breadth of the land. Why?

It’s crisis time the length and breadth of the land.


Because the shops have unpacked their bikinis. If you haven’t noticed, you haven’t been out recently (or you’ve blocked them out, in which case you definitely need to address your selective blindness).

Everyone loves the advent of summer. The fish – actually, the whales – are jumping along the southern Cape coast, and cotton is replacing the fleecy clothing of the last few months. The mornings are lighter; the evenings last longer; and jasmine is dropping its heavy scent along hedges. Sparkling wine seems a better drink than pinotage.

The problem is a totally predictable one: we’ve all put on weight through the winter, and we’ve all got a year older and wobblier, and the pale-faces amongst us have developed an unflattering sort of blue cast to our skins.

While we’re still in the transition stage (it was freezing upcountry on Tuesday; it’s predicted to rain in Cape Town today; the only ones smiling are you Durban types who have summer all year round), join me, please, in getting a grip. Let Health24 lead the charge to a healthier, more gorgeous summer.

It does involve a bit of focus, obviously:

  1. You’ll need to get some exercise.
  2. You’ll need to lose the hot ‘n’ hearty eating habits in favour of something that’s a bit more focused on what’s crisp and crunchy, and ultimately better for you.


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