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Post booze and excess, herea��s how you can get back on track in 2014

Get bootylicious
1A boot camp will melt away those new love handles. And Ajit Sigamania��s Combat Kinetics has just the right one for youa��a three-month Body Transformation programme. It will re-evaluate your diet, restructure your schedules (sleep, work, party, etc) and rework your exercise regimen. a�?The programme will not just improve your body, strength and mobility, but also improve your skin, hair and energy levels,a�? says Sigamani. Cost: Rs12,000. Details: combatkinetics.com

Shape up smart
5There is no excuse not to Shut up and Train in 2014. Celebrity trainer Deanne Pandey gives you a book full of reasons why. a�?In 2014, you should focus on a comprehensive workout and lifestyle change,a�? says Pandey. a�?The book is a comprehensive guide on how you can improve your stamina, boost your metabolism, eat right and work out efficiently so that you get the body youa��ve always wanted.a�?
Cost: Rs299. Details: randomhouse.co.in

Couplea��s retreat
2Dona��t ditch your significant other in your bid to relax. Head on over to ITC Grand Cholaa��s Kaya Kalp Spa for a couplea��s massage. Indulge in an exotic 30-minute pomegranate sugar scruba��a deep-cleansing indulgence that will give you a boost of antioxidants and leave your skin refresheda��followed by a 90-minute massage that will relieve any muscular tension. Cost: Rs10,950. Details: 22200000

Right reflex
3All those nights dancing in your high heels must have your feet screaming murder. Pamper them with the special foot reflexology package at The Dune Eco Villagea��s Paradise Spa. The one-hour package includes a foot soak, foot scrub and relaxing foot massage. Cost: Rs2,500 plus tax. Details: 9360688646

Tech fit
Fitbit_Force_35828458_31For some extra motivation, try out the various health gadgets out there. Restaurateur Vipin Sachdev has a wrist band from Fitbit. a�?It calculates how long youa��ve walked, how many steps youa��ve climbed and how many calories youa��ve lost,” he says. a�?It also tells you how well youa��ve slept and when your sleep was disturbed. You can change your lifestyle accordingly,a�? he concludes. Cost: $129.95.
Details: fitbit.com.

Flush it out
DSC06155On January 1, make liquids your new best friend. a�?Cleansing your body is very important. Start your day with fresh lime or gooseberry,a�? says Shiny Chandran, a weight management consultant. a�?One could have porridge for breakfast. I also suggest tomato, carrot and beetroot juice.a�? But if you cana��t forgo solids, try eggs, fresh fruits, steamed or stir-fried veggies for two weeks. a�?For dinner, go with a light soup,a�?
she says. Details: 30259975
Date for one
Carve out some alone time to refresh yourself with Taj Coromandela��s special deal at Jiva Spa. Cool down with a deeply nourishing 30-minute scrub, then soothe your sore muscles with a 60-minute massagea��using bespoke blends that include kewda, frankincense and brahmi. Wrap up your indulgent break by sipping their signature detox tea at the relaxation lounge.
Cost: Rs3,800 plus tax. Details: 66313131

What to avoid
Contrary to popular belief, working off your guilt with physical activity the day after is not a great idea. According to Nita Futnani, a fitness trainer at Leap Wellness Studio, strenuous activity will only aggravate your hangover. a�?Even while doing yoga, shavasana will be your best choice,a�? she says. But once you sober up, a�?Pilates is a good option because your breathing gets aligned, so you feel bettera��mentally and emotionally,a�? she adds.
Details: 42316531

The dawn of the New Year is never bright. Ita��s usually a bleary onea��thanks to days of
late-night revelry, pigging out… ahem, sampling of gourmet dishes and, of course, forgiving
yourself that one last glass (or dozen) of bubbly. However, 2014 needna��t see you curled up under
your blankets, curtains pulled firmly against the sun, bemoaning your fall from the a�?fit and healthya�� wagon. We bring you a selectiona��from boot camps to apps to couplesa�� massagesa��to getA�you back on your feet.
Text: Surya Praphulla Kumar & Mrinalini Sundar


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