London Lite Monday, 12 October 2009 13 ski holidays from 195 do moree do more lastminute.com 3* france 2 nights from 195 4* bulgaria 7 nights from 279 4* canada 7 nights from 349 Pricescorrectattimeofgoingtoprint,subjecttoavailabilityandconditions.Pricesinclude ightsandarebasedon2sharingaccommodationinDecember09andJanuary10.lastminute.comactsasanagentforATOLprotectedoperators.Seewebsitewww.lastminute.com. Whats in my fridge? TV presenTer and Capital FM DJ Kat shoob, 25, lives in Camden. I wake up late and I have as much coffee as it takes to make me feel normal, then its fruit and yogurt or a crumpet with peanut butter. Lunch is usually Diet Coke and fruit or biscuits. I have dinner just before we go on the air -- normally a microwave meal like beef hotpot, to which Ill add some broccoli. at work I snack on wine gums, fruit or cake. I have lots of fresh fruit and vegetables in my fridge because my mum sends me food parcels, so I take it to work. If I go for drinks after work the people Im meeting tend to be drunk already, so I play catch-up with a few sambucas, then Jack Daniels and Diet Coke -- as many I can manage. I go out most nights and I do binge drink. Hideous behaviour. I can probably get away with it for a few years then I might have to watch it. nutritionist Fiona Hunter says: There are some good elements to Kats diet, like the fact she eats plenty of fruit and veg, but also some very worrying bits, like the binge drinking. Cases of liver cirrhosis in people under the age of 45 have increased by 900 per cent since 1970 and binge drinking is believed to be behind many cases. Kats breakfast is okay, but she needs to rethink lunch. If she prefers a quick snack, a bowl of cereal and a glass of fruit juice would be better than biscuits and Coke. Kat is lacking dietary fibre which will increase the risk of digestive problems later in life. An easy way for her to boost her fibre intake would be to add some beans or pulses to her diet in meals like beans on toast or lentil soup. HEART AnD A HEALTHiER BoDy WiTHouT going nEAR A gym Hilarious: Jessie and the rest of the yoga class lie in a circle for laughter meditation our laughter leader Gina Leung, this calms the mind and body, helping our relaxation and health, as well as stimulating our internal organs. Its certainly a nice thought: an hour of amusement sounds a lot more appealing than going to the gym. So I booked myself into a class. Lessonsinlaughter ArrIvInG at a grand home in Barnes, I find a class of intrigued-looking people. Gina introduces herself and explains the theory behind it all. The brain cant tell the difference between simulated and real laughter, she says, and there are a number of health benefits to laughing, including boosting the immune system, provid- ing an emotional release and promot- ing a feeling of wellbeing. It also keeps you fit. According to Gina, laughing 200 times is the equiva- lent of rowing for 10 minutes, and going to a laughter yoga class on a regular basis can help you lose 4lb in a year. The class starts gently enough, with lots of hand-clapping. We then form a circle, chanting Ha-ha, ho-ho, hee- hee! at each other. Warm-up over, its time for the laughter-inducing exer- cises -- one moment we are a group of highly amused rampaging gorillas, the next film villains, emitting a throaty Mwah-ha-ha-ha! Fakeituntilyoumakeit ITS completely bonkers, of course, but over the course of the lesson I relax into it. Slowly I become a little less self-conscious. The trick is to regress to feeling like a two-year-old. Gina, friendly and warm, is the best advert for laughter yoga. She reminds us, you have to fake it until you make it. And amazingly shes right -- fake your amusement at first and it eventu- ally turns into the real thing. My initial awkward staccato laughs soon develop into genuine, belly- aching ones. The sheer ridiculousness of the situation makes it hard not to be amused. role-playing over, we lie down in a circle for laughter meditation. This is the easy part: all we have to do is stare up to the ceiling and laugh hard for a good 10 minutes or so. Thebestmedicine LAuGHInG this hard with a group of people youve never met before is a strangely bonding experience. It con- nects you to people and, as clichd as it sounds, Gina promises it encourages you to laugh more out of the class, and to take life a little less seriously. I leave feeling elated and a bit giddy, my stomach aching after laughing so hard. I can feel how it reduces stress, works the abdominal muscles and makes you chirpier. Apparently, the average child laughs about 400 times a day, whereas adults manage a paltry 15 -- how tragic is that? So what if your job is looking precari- ous, winter is setting in and your boy- friend has left you? Just laugh it off -- its as easy as that. Mwah-ha-ha-ha! Gina Leung is offering a six-week laughter yoga course, starting on Wednesday from 6.15pm to 7pm in Barnes. The cost is 75. For more information see pureyogabliss.com oTHER unusuAL yogAs BIkram yoga, also known as hot yoga, is energetic and sweaty, with heated studios. at the Bikram Yoga Soho centre the rooms are maintained at 41C. The centre runs several classes a day at 15 a class. Bikram Yoga soho, Threeways House, Bolsover street, W1 (020 7637 3095) YogaLaTeS is a combination of yoga and pilates. maddy gilliam runs private classes and will come to your home. Cost is 60, but you can split the cost if you get a group together. Maddy Gilliam (0776736 6388) JIvamukTI yoga combines traditional yoga with chanting, meditation and ancient mystic philosophy. The Jivamukti Yoga Centre runs classes everyday at a cost of 14 a class. 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