Rugby mum can finally kick back and relax

There is nothing lax about Pippa Laxton.

Sunday, 25 March, 2012, 12:00am

Drop in class, relaxed attitude key to PPG's maiden win

A 'chill pill' was all Blossom Daily needed, explained trainer Caspar Fownes, after the four-year-old broke his maiden when he dropped into Class Five for the first time. After six fruitless efforts, which saw Blossom Daily's rating slide to 39, Fownes worked hard at getting the gelding to relax.

18 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

'If he can relax I think he can go higher'

Trainer Ricky Yiu Poon-fai took the edge off his highly strung sprinter Fatboy Sugar last Sunday and got the chocolates yesterday when the four-year-old claimed the Foshan Handicap (1,000m) on the quick back-up. Fatboy Sugar was a brilliant winner on debut last term, but was scratched before making his second start when he refused to co-operate with his jockey going around to the barriers.

13 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Indian summer

In these lingering days of summer, make the most of the yellow warmth of the sun and freshness of the evening breeze by visiting one of these out-of-town eateries. Cococabana's romantic seaside elegance is a highlight, while Ooh La La!'s festive atmosphere, hearty fare and beach location are ideal for getting out of the city to relax.

16 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Spend more time with your family

Nowadays a lot of people spend too much time on their work. They are so busy that they hardly have time to relax. Making money is not the only purpose in life.

People should spend more time with their family and friends. They should also have time to relax.

Playing games, going to the cinema and going out with your friends are good ways to relax.

7 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Find your favourite way to de-stress

Adults spend most of their time at work while students focus their attention on their studies and extra-curricular activities. What do we want to achieve?

It's simple. Adults want to make more money to improve their living standards, and students want to get good exam results.

22 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

An early start to revision helps you relax

Time flies. I only have about six months to study for my A-Level examinations, which will have a big impact on my future.

Compared with the HKCEE, the A-Level exams require more analytical skills. At first, I was unable to grasp the new learning techniques. I had poor academic results, but I never gave up. I changed my study methods, overcame many obstacles and improved.

14 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

It's time to relax

Summer holidays are approaching fast. You may still have some exams left or you may have finished them.

Either way, you need to relax to reduce your stress levels.

Some definitions of relaxation include becoming less tense, getting a good rest or taking things easy.

When you relax, you reduce anxiety and become a happier person.

25 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Everyone is under pressure - relax and take it easy

I've come first in my class over the past few years. Many students think I'm incredibly happy, but I'm not.

My classmates say things like 'Hey, top student, can you tell me what the solution to this problem is?' or 'Are you confident of coming first again this time?' This drives me crazy.

14 May 2007 - 12:00am

Don't spend too long glued to the screen

Many teenagers are addicted to computer games.

Playing online games can help you relax, but too much of it will disrupt your life.

Your studies will be affected and you will get poor grades.

Sitting in front of your computer for long hours affects your eyesight, too. Make sure you have a rest after an hour.

28 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

R&B concert rescheduled

There has been a change of plans for the John Legend concert. Relax, it's not being cancelled. Instead, the show has been moved to January 20 (from the original January 18). According to promoter Michael Roche of Lushington Entertainment, the date was changed 'because of scheduling in Japan'.

5 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Take a break and listen to some music

Listening to pop music can help beat stress. Many students, especially those in Form Five and Form Seven, are under pressure to get good results in public exams.

They can relax by listening to music. Afterwards they will be able to think more clearly and work more effectively.

19 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Sports offer enjoyable way to ease burden

I'm writing in response to the letter headlined 'Sports an important part of school life' (Young Post, September 22).

I believe students who are taking the HKCEE or A-Levels are under great pressure, but it is important that they use the right methods to ease their burden.

5 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

Press service lets journalists relax at the local cafe

I hate to say this, but the Government Information Service does make our lives as journalists easier.

13 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Plan your summer

The long summer holiday is a welcome relief from the stress of homework and exams. But to avoid idling for six weeks, a certain amount of planning is required.

There are ways to make sure that you don't return to school in September feeling that you've wasted your summer.

7 Jun 2005 - 12:00am