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Love socialising? This ones for you…

It is so easy when you catch up with friends to polish of a bottle or two of wine while debating your relationships, marriages, break ups, family dramas, children, job changes and sad moments. But, there are other great ways to catch up with your friends that don’t have to revolve around food and booze! There are so many ways you can have a good chat, and have an amazing time without having to ditch your healthy habits in the process.

Here are some ideas of things you can do:

- Go to a yoga class then head to a super affordable Asian restaurant – order a stir fry with double the veg, half the rice and opt for water or green tea!

- Go for a walk and then head to a café for a healthy brunch or cup of herbal tea

- Head to an exercise class at the gym – chat on the way there and back

- Why not try ice skating or bowling – go back to your childhood roots. Pack healthy snacks too.

When it comes to fun adventures with family and friends, here are some other ideas:

- Go on a day adventure – pack a picnic, go for a walk

- Organise a themed dinner with friends and make part of the challenge for everyone to bring a ‘healthy plate’

- In the summer, head to the beach for a walk and a picnic.

- Organise to meet at a farmers market and check out delicious healthy food as you chat away

- Meet for a family ‘brunch’ instead of dinner – no booze required then, I hope?!

About the author
Claire Turnbull6

Claire Turnbull

There is nothing better than a month focusing on getting healthy and supporting an amazing cause at the same time! In the 15 years I have worked in the health and wellness industry I have worked with a huge number of people who have had cancer and back in the UK, for a while I worked as a Dietitian as part of an Oncology team – and what an amazing team they were. There is some truly incredible work that goes on to support people with cancer and their families and long may it continue with initiatives like Junk Free Junk. GET involved and get raising some money! For great ideas, check out www.facebook.com/claireturnbullnz