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17. January 2017

Gathering energy and strength for the year ahead

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Take a deep breath and enjoy the calmness and beauty of the countryside.

Listen to the snow crunch beneath your feet with every step. Feel invigorated with each breath of fresh air, watch your cheeks turn rosy in the crisp winter cold, help your mind relax.

Be it strolling arm-in-arm with your partner, hand-in-hand with your kids or all by yourself. Is there a better way to relax and unwind?

Fresh air is particularly important for children. Outside they can let off steam and have fun, irrespective of the weather. Movement is essential for their coordination, motor skills and mental capabilities. Sensory stimulation through movement leads to the strengthening of synaptic connections, in other words the formation of functional connections between nerve cells that contribute to development of the brain. Physically active children have a better cardiovascular profile and exhibit a lower risk of developing diabetes or suffering a heart attack or stroke later in life. Moreover, these kids struggle less with their weight. The World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends at least 60 minutes of physical activity for children and young adults every day.

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Image rights: TV Lieser Maltatal

Even the longest excursion can feel short for kids when they are having fun. And this is as easy as 1-2-3 with a Bobby Car or Smoby Scooter. The effort to get to the top of a hill is worth it if you can race down the other side on your Bobby Bob.

Nonetheless, rest periods are important to gather energy and strength. A warm bath or an uplifting massage help to relax and soothe the muscles.

Creativity is another way of unwinding from the stresses of daily life. Some people like to listen to music, while others enjoy painting. Each brush stroke leaves new paint on the canvas and relaxation is the order of the day. A particularly enjoyable approach is the 'painting by number' method using the beautiful pictures from Schipper Arts & Crafts. The picture is sketched out on the canvas. Simply fill in the numbered fields with the respective colours. The result is a beautiful painting to brighten up any home. The new picture 'SPA - Time For You' is inspired by the feelings of inner tranquillity and satisfaction. A perfect plan for a relaxing day!

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By the way – we share something special with our animal relatives: They also love to bathe in hot springs. To keep warm, Japanese snow monkeys regularly relax in outdoor hot spas, or 'onsens', that can reach up to 40°C.

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