Life

Exercise creates “hope molecules”

You have probably heard: exercise boosts your mood “runners’ high” endorphin rush exercise helps fight depression but WHY? What is it about exercising that makes us feel better? Why is exercise prescribed to help treat depression and trauma recovery? Scientists looking at what happens to our muscles when we move discovered that our muscles can…

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Stress & your weight

Your thoughts matter What you think becomes your reality. If this seems a little woo-woo to you, just take a moment to imagine something that scares you (eg spiders; snakes; small spaces). How did that make you feel?Maybe your stomach clenched or your heart started racing.Maybe you felt anxious or jittery.No matter what you felt,…

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Are you wearing a little thin (in the shoe)?

​Is it time to go shopping? ​Whatever your preferred exercise is, your shoes are generally one of the most important pieces of equipment you need. Whether it’s you to the finish line, playing a game of soccer or sweating through a cross-fit session, the right shoes will support not only your feet, but your whole body. ​Take a…

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Cold showers save more than energy bills

Cold showers can help boost your immunity and health… I have been trying this (sometimes torturous) technique on and off over the past few years. I don’t really do cold water (I only swim if I’m melting), but the evidence of health benefits is compelling enough to keep me going back. “Most people in Australia…

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Osteoporosis – are you at risk?

Osteoporosis (brittle bones), affects 1.2 million people across the country and is more common than breast and cervical cancer. It is the cause of 165, 000 bone fractures each year. 4 out of 5 Australians don’t realise they have it – there are no symptoms, until you break a bone. Known as the silent-disease, it…

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Holiday survival tip sheet

Holiday eating tips Holidays tend to be a time of indulgence – morning lie ins, meals out, cocktails etc Whether you are away on holiday or it’s the festive season, avoid coming home with more baggage around your middle with these simple tips: Don’t waste your calories: rate all foods from 1 to 10, ten…

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Yes, you CAN

Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t, You’re right   You’ve probably heard that before (cue eye rolling from my children as I say it yet again), but what does it mean? Simply: if you BELIEVE you can do something, then you will achieve it if you BELIEVE you can’t, you will…

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Budget friendly exercises

10 ways to sweat for less Walk it Walking is such a great budget exercise option: you can do it anywhere, anytime and you don’t need fancy equipment – just a decent pair of shoes. Go green Do something good for the environment and your body at the same time. Try hand-washing the car, walking…

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It’s up to YOU

Your life is a result of the choices you make I can hear you going “but, my boss is so demanding…” or “I have a full time job and family to look after…” etc STOP! We are ALL busy If the job is really that bad, do something about it – find a new one or…

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Think yourself successful

– Mind over matter – Glass half full (or half empty) – You can do anything you put your mind to – Brainwashed – If you think you can, or  you think you can’t you’re right (Henry Ford) Stop and think about these statements for a minute – do they sound familiar? If you’ve grown…

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