Garden Court Brasserie and Camelot Restaurants
Chateau on the Park,
189, Deans Avenue
Phone (03) 389 8999

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Mainstreet Vegetarian Cafe and Bar
840, Colombo Street,Christchurch,
Phone(03) 365 0421

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Aqua Gym
459, Cashel Street,
Phone (03) 381 0299

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The Lotus Heart
595, Colombo Street,
Phone(03) 379 0324

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Natures Organics
Opawa Mall, 4/124 Opawa Road
Ph (03) 337 0022

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Forget Me Not Cafe
12, Wakefield Avenue,
Phone (03) 326 6501

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Travel tips

Getting to New Zealand from just about anywhere in the world except Australia means long haul; and that means jetlag and discomfort for most of us. Experts are far from unanimous about the best ways to beat jet lag but follow a few simple rules and your flight and its after effect may be easier on your body



Drink water

Drink lots of water to avoid dehydration. Some experts say dehydration affects your judgment and lengthens jet lag recovery time. Either way it can make you feel awful. Fruit juice is OK, and non carbonated mineral water.

Avoid alcohol
Many find this hard to resist on a long flight. Experienced travellers will tell you one in the air equals two on the ground. Worth remembering if you donít want to add the mother of all hangovers to your jet lag.

In Flight
Worth looking at is Pamela Garsinga's "Airobics" published in Australia by Hodder. A handy little book of twenty exercises designed to help mobilise your joints, stimulate circulation and reduce the risk of DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis)

On Arrival
Exercising when you arrive can help your internal clock to adjust faster to your new environment. It helps adjust your sleep pattern and if it takes you outside you get the added benefit of exposure to daylight, which can be a powerful aid to adjustment. But go slow. Experts caution donít exercise at full pitch during the first 24 hours after arrival. A walk or gentle jog in the park might be best.

Seek the light
Some say it must be natural daylight, others say any bright light will help your body clock adjust. In Japan and Germany your hotel may have a jet lag room where you can bask in bright artificial light. What ever the scientific background, there's plenty of anecdotal evidence to back up the "light cure" for jet lag.






Ayurvedic in flight beauty tips

Pack a few key ingredients that will help prevent a jet lagged skin



Memory pill could treat jet lag

says Dr Gary Lynch of UCLA. Drug CX717 improves wakefulness and mental ability



Experienced travelers define it this way -

I hate jetlag. Thats when you arrive  and your luggage is in better shape than you are - Gene Perret

Jet lag is nature's way of making you look like your passport photo

- Linda Perret


Does melatonin beat jetlag?

Experts say research on this hormone's effectiveness is far from

clear cut


Boeing to beat jetlag with lighting innovation

Cabin lighting will be tuned to your "inner clock", subtly changing shades and giving an impression of greater space


Business travellers suffer sleep deprivation

one in four business travellers admits falling asleep in meetings according to British Airways survey -

and the top five methods they cite for overcoming jetlag

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Tips on keeing fit on the road

Exercise for business travellers - the importance of an exercise routine and good diet on the road


Obesity raising airline fuel costs, U.S. feds say

America's growing waistlines are hurting the bottom lines of airline companies as the extra pounds on passengers are causing a drag on planes. Heavier fliers have created heftier fuel costs, according to the government study.

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More Hints for Avoiding Jet Lag








Inflight Meditation

Virgin Atlantic introduces "Relaxation & Sleep" , a video programme blending traditional meditation techniques with audio and visual entertainment that helps passengers relax and sleep



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A travellers guide to keeping fit and healthy eating away from home.Whether you are visiting  on business or holiday,  back packer, corporate traveller or tourist, Christchurch offers you a wealth of easily accessible exercise and keep fit options.

From swimming pools and aquajogging, mountain biking and on road cycling, roller blading or in line skating, jogging, trail running, golf, yoga, pilates, through to gyms and health clubs.

If you're eating out there's a choice of  restaurants and cafes serving vegetarian and organic or "Smart Choice", Heart Foundation approved dishes. 

If you're self catering you will find a wide range of Heart Foundation approved  low fat, low salt products as well as certified organic produce in supermarkets and specialist health food shops.









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