Stress. Is it really all that bad?

Stress.  It’s a term we are all too familiar with.  Over time it has come to mean different things to different people; it is synonymous with mental pressure, but that's not the end of the story.

Stress is a normal part of life that is designed to motivate us, keep us safe and help us to learn and grow.  But it can also cause us significant problems.

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Mary-Leigh Scheerhoorn
The cost of overweight and obesity in the workplace

Excess body weight and lack of physical activity is known to contribute to chronic health conditions.   Australia ranks in the worst third of OECD countries for obesity among people over the age of 15 with a whopping 63% of Australians said to be either overweight or obese.  And this trend is on the increase; back in 2004 - 2005, the National Health Survey indicated that just over half of us (54%) were classified as overweight or obese.  We have a growing problem (pun intended).

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I’m shifting gears and I’m excited!

December is often considered a time of endings because its the month that closes off the year that's gone. I prefer to think of it as a time of new beginnings as its the month when many people and organisations are starting their planning for the year ahead.

With that in mind, I want to share some of the changes that are happening with Genesis Health & Lifestyle Solutions and what that means for you, my loyal clients and followers.

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I is for Interconnection - the importance of social wellbeing

Humans are social creatures with fundamental needs to belong and be connected with other human beings.  We are 'herd or pack animals' that operate as one part of an intricately woven community that includes our friends, family, workplace or other cultural or community groups. 

It is important when looking at ways to improve our health and wellbeing that we look beyond our physical needs, like diet, sleep and exercise, to also consider our emotional and social needs. 

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Mary-Leigh Scheerhoorn