Posts in Wellbeing
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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What is nutritional medicine and what does a nutritionist do?

While studying and when opening my clinic, I was often asked a couple of questions, “what is Nutritional Medicine?” and “why would I see a nutritionist?”. This article provides some insight into the world of Nutritional Medicine and what I do as a clinical nutritionist.

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Its time to take control of your health!

At first its fun.  You're performing every day, giving it your all, and loving the thrill of the game.  You strive to do it all and have it all.  You work hard and play harder.  You have a successful career, wonderful family and you're upstanding in the community.

And then it happens, you start to get tired, put on weight, and lose your mojo.  Your get-up-and-go just got-up-and-went.  You feel tired all the time and lack motivation.  You feel like you are losing your memory, have trouble focusing, and have brain fog.

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The real cost of pulling an all-nighter

When we think about it, it makes sense that not getting enough sleep will impair the way we perform, but we push that out of our minds when we have a deadline to meet and a pile of paperwork on our desks.  In fact, working long hours, pulling all-nighters, and sending emails in the middle of the night has kind of become a badge of honour in many of our "high performing organisations".

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Are you heading for holiday burnout?

High achievers are always pushing themselves to be better, faster and more productive, however that drive for perfection could be taking you down the road to burnout town.  With the holiday season ringing in our ears, its ‘stacks on’ for those of us that try to be all things to all people.

If this time of year leaves you feeling extreme stress, overwhelmed and physically or emotionally exhausted, here are a few things to keep you from losing your mind and your mojo in the lead up to the holidays.  Here are 7 timely tips to keep you on track leading into the holiday season.

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Do your habits support good energy?

I’ve always been a person that burns the candle at both ends. When I was in my 20’s I thought nothing of spending a full day at uni, going to my part time job in hospitality in the evening, then going out for a bit of dancing and socialising after work, only to do it all again the next day. Even when I wasn’t studying, I would often hold down a full-time office job during the day and work 4 – 5 shifts a week as a bar tender and waitress. I had boundless energy and there was not a hint of what would become a major turning point in my life.

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