Category Archives: Wellness

22 Apr“CARPE DIEM” – SIEZE THE DAY – Part 2

MAKE EVERY MOMENT COUNT My insightful, older friend gave me some wise advice, “Don’t get stuck on the old stuff”, stuff from the past, old regrets, old arguments, old disappointments. Many of us take our time on this beautiful planet for granted. In reality, the clock is ticking. Don’t worry excessively about the future, tomorrow…

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22 Apr“CARPE DIEM” – SIEZE THE DAY – Part 1

From its ancient philosophical interpretation to the modern Mindfulness interpretation, what does “seize the day” mean to you? I was truly blessed to have had a conversation with an elderly friend about how he copes with his illness. He has a terminal illness and expects significant cognitive decline over the next few months and years…

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09 AprKeeping well during the COVID-19 pandemic

Prioritising both physical and mental health is even more important given the COVID-19 pandemic affecting the world. Below are some tips for keeping well: Physical activity: It’s important to find ways to keep active for our physical health as well as our mental wellbeing. If you can’t do your usual workout, get creative to find…

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20 FebSleep – a non-negotiable, biological necessity

We humans are the only species that deliberately deprive ourselves of sleep. Just let that sink in. In our world of ever-increasing demands and as technologies continue to grow, sleep is often the first thing we compromise. Sometimes in society it is almost considered ‘impressive’ to make it through a whole day or a task…

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09 JanPlanning for success in 2020

When working on your intention, it really helps to have a plan. This allows you to think things through and identify what steps or help is needed to be successful. When we plan, we make our intention something more tangible and meaningful, and through this process we can turn our intention into a goal. SMART…

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28 NovBusting the Busy Myth

Busy is so over rated! When did all of us become so “Busy”. I am not sure if it has been a gradual creep or I woke up one day and I had a “Busy” day ahead. However this has happened, it has become the default response when we catch up with our work colleagues…

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14 NovWhy you don’t have to be an ‘Exercise Person’

As an Exercise Physiology, a common phrase I often hear is “I am not a gym/exercise person. I just don’t enjoy it.” I believe this is a perfectly reasonable statement. Gym-type activities are so mainstream and prevalent in our society, and as a result we can often get caught up in thinking they are the…

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07 NovTouch – Not just a Sentimental Human Indulgence

Once a week I visit a local retirement village where the average age is 68 years young. My day begins treating stress, headaches and migraine, back pains, leg aches and the moans and groans of hips that don’t quite move like they used to. It ends with a spring in the step of everyone who…

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17 OctThe Benefits of Social Exercise

The benefits of exercising with others bring an element of mental and social engagement to our activity. Exercise is not meant to be something we dread! It can be enjoyable, and is meant to make us feel great! It is important to recognise that exercise is not only beneficial for our physical health, but also…

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08 AugWhy I don’t like Meal Plans – Part 2

Following on from the last blog post about my concerns around meal plans, the question is then if you don’t use a meal plan, how do you achieve your health or diet goals? Here’s a few different strategies that can be really successful. 1.      Knowledge – educate yourself on what foods are healthy and which…

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