When is the right time, to invest in your health?

invest in your healthAs a health professional, I get approached daily, mostly by women about their health concerns.

Whether it is to lose weight, get more energy, shape their body or how to improve their diet.

Whatever the reason, it always seems to be when the issue is a bigger problem.

Which begs the question.

Why do we wait until something goes wrong before we invest in our health?

Life is busy.

Hectic in fact.

And it seems with technology and social media, every spare second we get we are either checking our emails or our facebook or linkedin page.

Why is that?
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7 Reasons Why You Need a Written Wellness Plan

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Recently I did a seminar for around 100 financial planners and we talked about the importance of creating a healthy balance.  These professionals routinely create financial plans for their clients to create financial wealth so I explained the similarity around the importance of creating a wellness plan for themselves if they want to create a great life.

I explained that most people make the time to plan a holiday well in advance but neglect to spend the time on creating a wellness plan and then are surprised when life doesn’t turn out like they hoped.

Isn’t it any wonder?

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5 Healthy Ways to Improve Your Memory

5 Ways to Improve your Memory

Do you ever find yourself walking into a room only to find you’ve forgotten what you were going in there for?

Do you constantly lose your car keys?

Your mobile phone?

Have trouble remembering all your appointments and meetings without keeping calendars on your desk, phone and refrigerator?

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To take a daily multivitamin … or Not?

multivitaminVitamin, Minerals and Antioxidants have many functions in the body and your body needs a small amount of each everyday to perform at its peak.

Supplements can especially be useful in some cases if your diet is inadequate and you are not reaching your daily recommended amount of nutrients.  If your feel your diet is varied and you’re consuming lots of colourful fruits and vegetables then maybe you are receiving enough of each vitamin and mineral that your body requires

However, I find in this day and age, living a hectic lifestyle and the pressures of juggling work/family commitments, most people are not eating as clean as they would have hoped so I recommend taking a daily multivitamin supplement.
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Are you ALWAYS hungry?

always hungry 2I thought so.

Well, you’re not alone.  Alot of people struggle with this because they don’t understand what it takes to eat healthy as much as they THINK they do.

Eating healthy doesn’t just mean eating fruits & vegetables, it’s also a balance of your daily consumption of carbohydrates, protein and good fats.

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12 Tips for the Corporate Traveller

corporate travelChances are if you are an executive in today’s business world, you have seen enough airport restaurants and ‘fasten seatbelt’ signs to last a lifetime.  Regular air travel has become a standard part of the job for many executives, with meetings, trainings and seminars being held all over our nation and the world.

For those that love to fly, this is just another career perk.  While for others, a root canal sounds better than being trapped in a metal tube 30,000 feet above the ground.  Although you might not be able to control whether or not you have to fly, you can choose how all that travel will affect you.

Travelling comes with its’ own set of health challenges so it is important for you to be aware of what they are and what you can do about them.

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Even though the inside of an airplane cabin is pressurised, it is still much lower than what you would experience at sea level.  This can have several effects on your body including clogged ears and swollen hands and feet.  Because less oxygen is being absorbed by the blood, it can also cause dizziness or faintness, particularly upon standing.

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8 Simple Techniques to Preventing Back Pain Whilst Sitting at a Desk

It is estimated that 90% of people today suffer from back pain.

aching backThis is caused from a sedentary life where they are sitting behind a desk. The human body is not designed to be stagnant or in one position for any lengthy period of time. For this reason sitting behind a desk for a long period of time can cause or exacerbate lower back pain. I, too, suffered from back pain and this is my personal story.

I was not happy with my outer appearance so for many years I had been training at the gym focusing on the areas that I wanted to ‘look’ good. However, I neglected to focus on the most important area, my core abdominal muscles.

Years of sitting at a desk in the corporate realm with poor abdominal strength had taken its toll.

At 31 years of age I had lower back surgery. I attribute my recovery to hours of hydrotherapy pool sessions and pilates. For this reason it is now my number one focus when exercising. I focus on working on my inner and lower back, abdominal muscles and heart muscle before I work on my outer physical appearance.

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The No #1 Key to a Workplace Health Program

The No #1 key to a successful Health & Wellbeing Program is that it must start at the top at executive level.

Employees look to the executives as role models and by setting an example the executives show the way that investing in oneself and ones wellbeing will allow you to bring your best to the workplace thereby creating employee engagement in a Health & Wellbeing Program.

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Once engrained at the top at executive level, healthy workplace practice filters its way down to employee’s.

This is why its imperative executives need to be involved in the Health & Wellbeing Program and that means getting involved with health checks, classes, walking groups, healthy eating seminars, etc.

When the employees see the blood, sweat, and tears of the executives right alongside of them it not only encourages them but they feel more relaxed and get to know the bosses better and this helps to build better working relationships.

Not only that but it encourages more team competitiveness and back and forth banter which creates more fun around the office.

The morale is uplifted, energetic, and cheerful and a culture of health is created within the workplace. Team spirit is at a high as everyone wants to be involved which creates healthier employees overall.  This leads to a reduction in sick leave, a reduction in absenteeism and a reduction in the amount of money the company has to pay out in sick leave.

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Want More Money, In Your Pocket?

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Businesses today who want to attract and keep good workers have leaders who understand the connection between employee satisfaction and employee health.  They believe that workplace wellness is a business strategy to be utilised to its fullest.

Many businesses are using this strategy by implementing a Health & Wellbeing Program in the workplace. This increases the wellbeing of the business and the wellbeing and the performance of the employees.

It is for this very reason why I have developed a consultancy business on Workplace Health & Wellbeing in which I can tailor a program, specifically for you.

You see, based on my own personal struggles with my body image at a young age I felt no other choice but forced to make changes regarding to health, so I joined the gym, joined the industry and became a part-time personal trainer.

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How much caffeine is too much?

We all love a great cuppa…
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*Did you know over 2.25 billion cups of coffee are consumed in the world every day.
*Coffee is the worlds most consumed drink next to water.
*Coffee is the 2nd most traded commodity after Oil.
*Coffee is recession proof. No matter what financial crisis we find ourselves in, we always manage to find a cup.
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