Ready for a recharge? What a stunner of a weekend Ōtautahi! If you’ve been feeling a tad jaded today, or if you’d just like a bit more juice in your tank, we reckon the tips in this email are just what you need (and more effective than an energy drink or a triple shot short black!).

Plus we’ve got another awesome prize up for grabs… read on!


When did you last get your sweat on?                    

Exercise is a proven pick me up – it’s one of the most effective ways to boost your mental health. When we exercise endorphins are released into our blood stream. These are the body’s natural painkillers and have been proven to lift our mood and reduce stress and anxiety.
23 and 1/2 hours: What is the single best thing we can do for our health?
A challenge we know you're up to...

You don’t need to be Richie McCaw or Sophie Pascoe to get the benefits of exercise -  even brief spurts of low impact activity like walking can make a big difference.
Here’s a challenge for you - can you limit your sitting and sleeping to just 23 ½ hours a day? It’s probably the best thing you can do to help you live longer and live brighter.
We are what we eat!    

There’s growing evidence that nutrition and mental wellbeing are closely linked. The healthier a person’s diet, the more likely they are to have good mental health. The opposite is true too!
So what foods give the brain the nutrients it needs for good mental health and wellbeing? The same types of foods that are great for your physical health:
  • lots of different vegetables and fruit.
  • a wide variety of whole grains, nuts, seeds and legumes.
  • some occasional oily fish, lean meat and dairy products.
Hungry for more? Check out our website

We all know that having a good night’s sleep is one of the best things we can do to recharge our batteries.

Are you getting enough sleep? Take this quiz and see.

Check out our Recharge Your Batteries webpage for some expert tips to help you sleep smarter (please don’t do this tonight, on your smartphone, while lying in bed!)

WIN: Some "You" Time

Want to step away from the noise and stresses of everyday life for an hour so you can rest, relax and fully recharge? Go to our Facebook page, tell us what you do to recharge, and tag a friend, and you can win one of two passes for you and your friend to Cloud 9 Float Club on Mandeville Street.  Bliss!
It's Official: We LOVE The Port Hills!

Last week we asked you to vote for your favourite outdoor place in Canterbury. Big ups to The Port Hills for taking the crown - we're sure you'll wear it well!

Thanks to all those who voted, and congratulations to Simon Davies who has won a night away for up to nine people at one of Banks Peninsula’s most beautiful spots - Packhorse Hut.
We'll be in touch next week with our new Mind Your Head mission. Until then, happy recharging!

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