Mind & Mental Health
Mental health disorders such as anxiety and depression are becoming all too common in our modern society and unfortunately, they’re on the rise. Beyond Blue says that there are around 3 million Australians living with anxiety or depression right now. Are you one of them?
We’ve known for a while about the scientific evidence around diet and lifestyle factors improving our physical health and wellbeing. Now there is a growing body of research to demonstrate that specific vitamins and minerals can also boost your mood and mental health too, helping to treat conditions such as anxiety and depression. Let’s take a look.Read more...
Learn if you’re living in a healthy home or harmful one
Have you ever thought about how healthy your home is? Most people haven’t. We tend to think about our health in terms of what we eat or how much we exercise. Thanks to modern research we can now get an understanding of the impacts of external factors on human health and the homes that we live in play a large part in this.
Exactly what is going on under your roof? If only the walls could talk! Let’s dive into everything you need to know about air quality, dust, household chemicals, cosmetics and food. Plus practical tips on how you can reduce your exposure to any nasties and make your house a healthy home for all who occupy it.Read more...
Your gut is your first line of defence against pathogens and toxins. It’s also responsible for digesting your food, absorbing nutrients and making vitamins. But the importance of gut health extends far beyond that! We now know that it impacts your immune system, body weight, metabolism, brain functions and mood regulation.Read more...
If you’re like most people, you’ve heard of meditation and you probably think it’s a good thing to do. But you may be grappling with these typical obstacles – thinking it’s too hard, you’re not the type for it, you don’t know how to do it or you don’t have the time to master it. Did your previous attempts leave you feeling that it didn’t work or you didn’t see the point?
If you’re a bona fide meditation flop, this article is for you. I’ll take you through the powerful benefits you can experience when you give meditation a try, provide ideas on how to get started, plus star tips from the pros. Lastly, I’ll give you my own recorded sample to help get you on your way. My aim is to show you why failure is just a stepping stone to meditation success.Read more...
If you’re born in Australia this year, you can expect to live for 83.5 years. Lucky you, as you’ll statistically out-live the Swedes, French, Germans and Kiwi’s. Back in 1950 a person could expect to live for 68.7 years, so we’ve come a long way.
But living a long life is quite different to living a healthy, long life. Do you really want to live those extra years unwell and unhappy?
Play your health cards right and you can be living longer living stronger, disability-free until advanced old age. Remember genes are one factor but adopting good lifestyle practices are even more important in the quest to help you stay mentally and physically fit.Read more...
This International Women’s Day is the perfect time to talk about changing habits and challenging stereotypes. With the campaign theme being “Each for Equal”, it’s about taking responsibility for our own thoughts and actions. This can play out in your own life, improving your health, home life or work situation. And collectively, each one of us can help create a better, more equal world that is free of bias. #eachforequalRead more...
Do you want to live a healthier and happier life this year? Do you want to feel better, have more energy and move more easily? Perhaps you want to sleep better, get your blood sugars under control, feel less moody or anxious or have a happier outlook. All of this is within your reach and I’m going to show you how with just three simple pieces of health advice.
Firstly, here’s what you DON’T need in 2020. A fad diet, anything extreme, weird or that makes you feel uncomfortable.
What I do focus on are the things you can do for yourself right now to bring about the most dramatic improvement in your health and wellbeing. Bringing together sensible eating and basic lifestyle modifications across nutrition, body and mental wellness, will help you towards a longer, healthier and happier life in 2020.Read more...
Do your eating habits change when you’re feeling stressed? Perhaps, like many, you reach for the wrong foods or maybe you eat virtually nothing at all? A well balanced diet is actually a powerful stress management tool. Conversely, when we eat poorly the symptoms of stress can be intensified.
In this article, I’ll outline the differences between healthy and unhealthy stress and what symptoms you should look out for. I’ll then cover the key nutrients your body needs to best handle stress and give you my top tips for eating well to stay on top of stress.Read more...
Top 10 tips on how to overcome laziness, stop procrastinating & get productive!
Have you asked yourself recently, ‘why am I so lazy lately?’ Are you lazy when it comes to work, study, exercise, eating well or cleaning (or perhaps other things as well)? We can all get a little lazy at times and that’s ok. Some laziness can actually be good for us, offering us a mental break, a physical escape or some contemplation time. But when that laziness spills over from one day into the next and the next again, the danger is it becomes the norm rather than the exception. Maybe it’s time to do something about it?Read more...