How to lose weight the healthy way

How to lose weight the healthy way

Weight loss is a popular topic. Just Google it and there is a plethora of ‘experts’ ready to give you tips. Here’s the problem. Even the so-called experts don’t have a clue sometimes. They are getting you to ‘eat less’ and ‘move more’ and it’s not working. At least not in the long term. That’s because drastic weight loss that happens too fast really stuffs you up in the long term. It causes a significant reduction in metabolism. This means that you are using less energy during the day. What happens then? You have to eat less and less to be able to keep the weight off.

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7 organising tips for busy people

7 organising tips for busy people

Busy doesn’t have to mean frantic. Busy is a word that is often used to make people feel stressed out. I like to think of busy as just being occupied. You are busy when you are asleep too! You just have to be organised to avoid that ‘stressed out’ feeling. Plus you need to set limits with your time. Here are 7 simple tips to help keep your busy life organised.

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Winter sleep-in or gym?

Winter sleep-in or gym?

Hit the snooze button or hit the gym? When it’s shiver material beyond the doona cover it’s easy to count reaching over to the alarm as your ‘sit-up’ for the day but your body’s not buying it. Not in the coming months anyway. It’s true that winter has now hit in full force but it’s not the time to start putting your health last. Here are my 7 tips for making sure you keep your workouts on-track.

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Type 2 diabetes threatens more amputations, blindness and higher death rates

Type 2 diabetes threatens more amputations, blindness and higher death rates

We haven’t really got the obesity message right. If we had then we had better be able to explain why obesity levels are threatening our hospitals with more cases of Type 2 diabetes with more and more amputations each year. The ‘move more, eat less’ message is either wrong or people are not following. Either way, obesity is so much more complex than simply ‘eating too much’ and ‘not moving enough’ but we have to start somewhere, right?

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The Working Mum Revolution where mums put their own health last

The Working Mum Revolution where mums put their own health last

So, don’t be shocked…apparently working mums are notorious for putting the health of their children before their own! These were the results of a study of just over 1000 women in March 2016 conducted by the Online Research Unit on behalf of the Cenovis Women’s Health Index. Now, I’m a working mum. I ‘get it’ when mums (and dads) say that their kids’ health comes first…but I still don’t think it’s completely okay. Hear me out.

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Exercise is not always easy for busy mums

Exercise is not always easy for busy mums

So, when the media publishes a post that leads with ‘Mums who skip exercise have no excuse’ it’s bound to be great click-bait. And yes, the media was talking about me. For a start, even I have the days where I ‘skip exercise’! Of course busy mums have the ‘I can’t be stuffed’ moments when it comes to exercise! I know first-hand because I have them! And I have them often! The people who know me best know that I am your relatively normal suburban mum…running around after three kids, working and trying to get that right ‘work-life blend’. I don’t always get it right (what’s ‘right’ anyway?) and I have never claimed to.

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How mums lose their identity

How mums lose their identity

It doesn’t seem to happen to the guys so much. Well, from what I’ve seen anyway. Mums on the other hand are a little different. Even from the moment a mum-to-be finds out that she is expecting there is a difference between the father and the mother. And no, I’m not trying to say that one parent is more important than the other so hear me out.

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Fail to plan your exercise and you plan to fail

Fail to plan your exercise and you plan to fail

You may think that exercise is not part of your work life. I disagree. There’s nothing more important to the success of your work or career than exercise. I’m so serious. In the short-term you may disagree but I can guarantee you that at some point in your career you will agree with me. Why?

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How Mums Build Successful Careers: The Work-Life Blend

How Mums Build Successful Careers: The Work-Life Blend

Far out, there’s a lot happening in the world of modern working life and mums trying to build a career might be wondering how on earth it’s all meant to happen. What’s with this ‘work-life balance’ thing? How is it achieved? Well, I’ve started to think of it more as a ‘blend’ rather than a ‘balance’.

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7 Ways to Function on Very Little Sleep

7 Ways to Function on Very Little Sleep

While we all know we need sleep, and enough of it, there are times in life where sleep eludes us and we just have to get on with it. That’s often when you see the coffee line build up. Getting enough sleep is so important for your health but also your work productivity. The problem can also be that you are so busy or stressed about the work you have to do the next day that you can’t sleep! So, what do you do when the alarm goes off and you know you just have to get up? Try these tips to help you get by until you hit the pillow again.

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