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and their Employers.
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Remember to collect an Employer Handbook
for your boss. It contains everything they need
to know about employing a Reservist.
This card has been designed to help
you understand your rights and
obligations as a Defence Reservist.
It gives you tips about the protection
that is available to you, as well as how
you should discuss Reserve service
issues with your civilian employer.
You can pick up a card at your unit or
local Reserve depot. Alternatively, call
one of our Defence Reserves Support
specialists and they will send you one.
Australia's Reserve Forces
RESERVISTS - Know your rights and obligations
Army December 10, 2009
THE festive season is not usually
a good time for girths, as phys-
ical activity takes a back seat
to eating, drinking and being
merry. To salvage your hard-won fitness,
a plan of action is needed.
Christmas works on two fronts in shift-
ing the balance of energy intake versus
output. Apart from having to store a calorie
surplus, the body, in the absence of exer-
cise, can lose about 1 per cent of fitness a
day over a month.
If your New Year resolution is to get
fitter/faster/stronger, you may find it takes
several weeks, if not months, to regain pre-
Christmas fitness levels.
It is unrealistic to expect you to increase
your training regime over the stand-down
period, but the SWEAT principle might
help you keep healthy.
Switch off: Set aside 30 minutes a
day for no-electronics playtime. That is,
turn off the TV and video games and play
Watch the intake: Wait at least 20
minutes before having second helpings.
Don't keep junk food around (if you really
want it, you'll have to walk to the shops).
Drink water before and with your meals.
Alternate a glass of water for every glass
of alcohol or tea and coffee. Drink in
Without wanting to spoil the fun and fare of
Christmas, Lt Rob Orr ha
your body the best start to
Give fat the heave-ho ho ho
Family fitness: You're never
too young to learn about staying
healthy at Christmas, even if
Santa has other ideas.
Photo above by Cpl Corinne Boer
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