New Year’s Resolutions- A Set Up for Failure

New Year’s Resolutions- A Set Up for Failure

Tis the Season—for New Year’s Resolutions.  These are our new or renewed goals and commitments to eating less, exercising more, spending less time in front of our devices and more time with our families, cleaning out our closets and setting up a system so they stay uncluttered.  So many goals—so much frustration.

As a health coach, I have seen this time and time again.  Smokers set their quit date on Jan. 1.  People join a gym and proclaim they will get there at least 3 times a week—starting Jan. 1.   

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A Quick Guide to Staying Healthy at Work

A Quick Guide to Staying Healthy at Work

There isn’t one solution to staying healthy, but, rather a combination of things -- including keeping active and eating wholesome, good-for-you foods. While eating healthy and moving more might sound too difficult to do against a demanding work schedule, there are a few quick tips you can keep in mind to help you conquer both – regardless of work schedule. 

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Why Every Employee Should Have a Wellness Vision

Why Every Employee Should Have a Wellness Vision

Vision-building has been a corporate practice for decades. For business experts, having a clear, effective corporate vision is the starting place for success. Not having a vision leads to lack of focus, clarity and performance. So if visions do great things for corporations, how can they work for people?

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How is Chronic Disease Impacting our Workforce?

How is Chronic Disease Impacting our Workforce?

The term chronic disease applies to a group of diseases that tend to be long-lasting and have persistent effects. Chronic diseases have a range of potential impacts on a person's individual circumstances, including quality of life, social, professional and financial.

Chronic Diseases such as type 2 Diabetes, heart disease, stroke and some cancers are becoming more prevalent in Australia’s culture. The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare stated that “more than 11 million (50%) of Australians reported having at least 1 of 8 chronic diseases in 2014-2015.” This number is growing.

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Five Ways to Stay Healthy While Working

Five Ways to Stay Healthy While Working

The decision has been made, “it’s time for a lifestyle change” and you are ready to be active, fit and healthy. You found the right trainer, gym and/or group to take you to the next level. Yet, one thing remains the same, the office —the thing you call work and all of it’s sugary temptations— the cookies, the morning donuts and those darn pieces of Halloween candy that seem to never go away! Don’t fret, you can creatively change your unhealthy work environment into a healthy work environment in 5 easy steps.

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The Intrinsic Nature of Mood & Food

The Intrinsic Nature of Mood & Food

The link between mood and food is intrinsic. Almost every vitamin and mineral is responsible for mental stability – and symptoms such as fuzziness, fatigue, irritability, tension, anxiety, nervousness and depressed feelings can all result from poor dietary choices.

The good news is that there are easy and inexpensive measures we can all take - at work and at home - to reduce and avoid those icky side-effects of a food hangover.

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7 Great Desk Yoga Poses

7 Great Desk Yoga Poses

When you spend most of your day at a desk, it can be difficult to get physical activity and deal with stress — but office yoga can help. Check out these great yoga poses that you can do even at your work desk, calming your mind and alleviating stress in the process.

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Top 10 Quick Exercises for Busy Entrepreneurs

Top 10 Quick Exercises for Busy Entrepreneurs

Most entrepreneurs complain that they don't have time to exercise. With the hectic schedule and the amount of work you need to attend to every now and then, it would be understandable if you don't have time to drive to the gym and flex your body. Take note however that a good exercise does not need to be strenuous, unless you want to lose weight fast, improve your cardiovascular health, and increase your stamina.

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8 Top Tips to Avoid Sedentary Behaviour at Work

8 Top Tips to Avoid Sedentary Behaviour at Work

We’ve all become familiar with the idea that sitting for long bouts of time can be bad for our health. Maybe it’s the steady increase of working hours, or maybe it’s the awareness of the overall decline in our health caused by too much long-term sitting, the subject of some scientific studies in recent years.

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First Aid Guide for Computer Users

First Aid Guide for Computer Users

Working with a computer can be detrimental to your health. Have you ever given your workspace a first aid check? My friends at Alsco Australia have provided me with an excellent six step guide on how to avoid risks while working with a computer and on the adjustments you can make so that your work day (or night) is that bit healthier. 

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