Use the Christmas holidays to rest and refresh yourself

Use the Christmas holidays to rest and refresh yourself

2016 is nearly over and there’s never been a better time to kick back and relax before the start of 2017. At The Stable we offer our male visitors an ideal place to escape and give themselves the time to unwind in central London. We know how hard you’ve worked all year, so we make sure that the facilities we provide give you everything you need to really relax. Our state-of-the-art sauna and steam room are particular visitor favourites, especially during the cold winter months. Both the sauna and the steam room offer similar benefits thanks to the heat they generate. Research has shown that regular use of saunas and steam rooms can help to improve cardiovascular health, boost the immune system and also help to regulate stress levels. Another benefit of these heat facilities, especially during the winter months, is that they help to refresh and clear out the skin leaving it much softer and smoother. The Stable is also home to one of London’s largest spa pools. Thanks to its size, many of our visitors take advantage of being able to really socialise with and get to know other guests. Physically the water can help to relieve sore and tired muscles as the water will balance out the weight of your body so it doesn’t have to work as hard. The pool jets also gently massage the body so that when you get out you’ll leave feeling wonderfully relaxed. Speaking of massages, our professional masseurs are on hand to provide you with the most relaxing experience that you deserve after working hard all year. Similar to our...
Food and drink to beat the Christmas hangover

Food and drink to beat the Christmas hangover

Christmas parties are great, but the hangover the next day – not so much. When you’re struggling with typical hangover symptoms including like nausea, headaches, aches and sensitivity to light, you always feel that moment of regret and the ‘never-evers’. A hangover is caused by the changes in your body which occur when you drink alcohol. The toxic chemical in alcohol are essentially poison to the body and cause hormonal and chemical reactions which make you feel like rubbish the following morning. There’s no one cure for hangovers, but there are things you can do to try and reduce the effects of alcohol. We’re going to look at some of the food and drinks to stock up on this December to help avoid the hangover, but also the things to avoid. The Good Water: your body is majoritively water and when you drink alcohol you dehydrate your body (this is what gives you that pounding morning after headache). Help fight the dreaded sore head by alternating drinks with water during the night, and drink a glass last thing before bed and first thing in the morning. Ginger tea: when it comes to sickness symptoms, ginger tea is a favourite. Ginger tea has been found to help reduce feelings of sickness and settle the stomach. Eggs: eggs are full of taurine, which is great for boosting your liver’s function and also prevent liver disease. As your liver has to work especially hard when you drink alcohol it’s definitely worth giving it an extra hand. Bananas: full of potassium, bananas are perfect for refuelling depleted electrolyte sources caused by alcohol. Even...
Relax this Christmas at The Stable

Relax this Christmas at The Stable

Christmas is often a busy time and it can be overwhelming. At The Stable, we know how important it is to find time to relax and take a break from busy schedules. We also know how hard it can be find the time, especially with constant invitations, but sometimes saying no isn’t the worst thing you can do. Here’s why. There’s nothing wrong with being busy, however if you’re too busy and you’re not giving yourself time to relax you’re going to end up tiring yourself out. This can leave you feeling drained of energy, lacking motivation and also no longer enjoying what should be fun. Feelings like this if prolonged can potentially lead to stress and other problems. Instead of dragging yourself out to every event, miss one or two and do something that’s just for you. It could be having an evening on the sofa, doing some gentle exercise or even just going for a quiet drink with someone. Of course, at The Stable we offer a range of facilities which will really help you unwind and rest both your body and mind, including a sauna, steam room and one of London’s largest spa pools. By taking the time out to relax, you’re a lot less likely to burnout – you don’t want to get past Christmas and realise you haven’t got the same energy for New Year’s Eve! Although you may still be there physically, if you’re tired out you won’t be able to enjoy things in the same way. You also risk affecting your health, as being overly tired can leave you feeling run down...
Food that will help you avoid the Christmas guilt

Food that will help you avoid the Christmas guilt

The Christmas feast is viewed as one of the most indulgent and calorific events of the year and it traditionally doesn’t fit into any healthy eating routine – but can it? Whilst many of our festive favourites are loaded with fat, there are certain things which are actually good you and are things your body will thank you for! When loading up your plate, don’t feel bad for piling on the turkey. Turkey is surprisingly good with it being high in protein (even more than chicken) and it’s low in fat. It’s also loaded with niacin which is great for keeping cholesterol levels down and keeping your heart healthy.  Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without the vegetables and as much as you may try to avoid them you should definitely fill you plate with greens! High in essential vitamins and nutrients, vegetables likes sprouts, carrots, swede and cabbage will keep you feeling fresh over the festive feast. You may also be surprised to learn that festive favourite roast potatoes can be good for you. They are low in saturated fat and a great source of potassium, magnesium, vitamin B6, folate and fibre. Although avoid the duck fat roasties and opt for the ones cooked in vegetable, or even better, coconut oil, to benefit.   As it’s Christmas, of course you want to indulge, however you can still eat well and enter the New Year without feeling as...
Why you should give yourself the gift of relaxation this Christmas

Why you should give yourself the gift of relaxation this Christmas

It seems we spend all of December running around buying gifts for others, but what about you? We believe that as well as spoiling others during the festive period, it’s important to treat yourself too. At The Stable we provide visitors with the perfect environment to sit back and unwind – whether you want to relax in the heat of the sauna or just enjoy a few drinks in our Lounge Bar. So we’ve said you should let yourself relax, but why? Over the Christmas period, it’s easy to get overwhelmed and a lot of people can start to feel stressed. If minor stress isn’t addressed it can linger and end up becoming long-term and have a much bigger impact on your mood and health – definitely not something you need at Christmas and over New Year! Keep yourself on top form and give yourself a couple of evenings to just relax in the run up to Christmas – trust us you will feel much better for it! The Stable is located in central London, and we aim to ensure that all of our male visitors relax and get the most from their visit. We provide access to a state-of-the-art sauna, a steam room, wet rooms, a video room and also one of London’s largest spa pools. Relax with others or take some quiet time for yourself – it’s completely up to you! Keeping your stress levels down is important not just for your emotional well being, but also for your physical health. You’re much more likely to feel motivated and be ready to take on all those parties....