HAVE A BATH
If you’re brave enough, swimming outside is great. If not, nothing beats an occasional bath. Take your cue from the Japanese, who all know that regular bathing is great for the mind – studies there have shown baths are better than showers for reducing stress, tension, anxiety, anger and hostility. Meanwhile, a recent study from Germany showed that half an hour in a 40ºC bath is a wonderful mood booster, and that regular baths can be more effective against depression than aerobic exercise. Use the right bath salts and you will also hydrate the skin, while relaxing and stabilising the muscles.