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Messy to magnificent with Anna-Louise Bouvier

Messy to magnificent with Anna-Louise Bouvier

Written by on April 3, 2016 in Wellness with 0 Comments

“It’s very hard to motivate people once the pain has gone away,” Anna-Louise Bouvier says. She’s a physiotherapist, and she’s used to working with bad backs and wobbly bodies. “When we’re ‘magnificent me’ we cope with stress very well, but a lot of us are more like ‘messy me’ – not exercising, not sleeping, and […]

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Rethinking the heart of health with Dr Alan Greene

Rethinking the heart of health with Dr Alan Greene

Written by on April 3, 2016 in Wellness with 0 Comments

“We’re going to be talking today about the single leading underlying cause of unnecessary death. If we could change that, we could restore quality of life and health for many people – not just for ourselves, but for those we love and care about.” What is this underlying cause? Dr Alan Greene says that it’s […]

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Is sitting the new smoking? with Duncan Young

Is sitting the new smoking? with Duncan Young

Written by on April 3, 2016 in Wellness, Work with 0 Comments

“We need a vision and we need a framework for workplaces. We want you to leave healthier than when you came in,” Duncan Young says. “We’ve all got our own health journeys,” he says. The main thing is that we want to move forward each day and do something that we haven’t done before. Some […]

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Creating brain friendly habits with Sue Langley

Creating brain friendly habits with Sue Langley

Written by on April 2, 2016 in Wellness, Work with 0 Comments

“I find the brain endlessly fascinating,” says Sue Langley. She tells us about how, as a child, she hit her head a lot. She thought that she was losing brain cells each time, and that when she was 80 years old she’d have no brain cells left, with purple hair and a bird on her […]

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Eating with joy with Dr Joanna McMillan

Eating with joy with Dr Joanna McMillan

Written by on April 2, 2016 in Happiness, Wellness with 0 Comments

“Eating and food is about much more than nutrition,” says Dr Joanna McMillan. Joanna asks when the question of what to eat became such a dilemma. In one study, more than 80% of people said they were confused about what is considered to be healthy food. Dr Joanna quotes Stephanie Alexander, who said at a […]

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How to take control of your health with Thomas Goetz

How to take control of your health with Thomas Goetz

Written by on April 2, 2016 in Digital Health, Wellness with 0 Comments

Thomas Goetz tells us about a study done on bus drivers in Berkeley, which showed that many of the drivers were chronically stressed by their jobs. In order to meet the strict schedules, bus drivers were putting a large strain on their health: cutting into their break times, not eating properly, and then drinking at […]

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My wellbeing

My wellbeing

Written by on March 29, 2016 in Happiness, Wellness with 0 Comments

Author: Judi Higgin, CEO, New Horizons. New Horizons is the 2016 event partner of The Wellness Show and the Happiness & Its Causes conference. One dictionary defines wellness as “the quality or state of being healthy in body and mind, especially as the result of deliberate effort”. Of course, what constitutes a healthy body and mind is […]

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In their words: Michele Chevalley Hedge & Food to fuel versus food to nourish. Are they the same?

In their words: Michele Chevalley Hedge & Food to fuel versus food to nourish. Are they the same?

Written by on March 18, 2016 in Wellness, Young People with 0 Comments

Food today isn’t as straightforward as it was many years ago. In the past, we ate purely what we grew and followed the seasons. Now our choices are seemingly endless. Our supermarket aisles are filled with packaged foods that are convenient, long-lasting and with lists of ingredients that would have the best of us scratching our heads. With most of us […]

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In their words: Christopher Paterson & Healthy mind + healthy body = healthy career

In their words: Christopher Paterson & Healthy mind + healthy body = healthy career

Written by on March 17, 2016 in Wellness, Work with 0 Comments

When thinking about our career development, most start by looking at what they’re doing, what they want to be doing and the opportunities to develop, advance and change. However, the most fundamental piece in this whole equation is often overlooked – our own wellness. As career coaches, we see that those who make good choices […]

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Happy body, happy mind

Happy body, happy mind

Written by on March 14, 2016 in Wellness, Work with 0 Comments

Times have changed a lot since our grandparents were in their prime. One major difference is that just a few generations ago, people were much more physically active than they are now. Think about it – these days, about the only time we ever get puffed or work up a sweat is when we’re at […]

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In their words: Josie Thomson & Resilience – the art of bouncing back

In their words: Josie Thomson & Resilience – the art of bouncing back

Written by on March 10, 2016 in Wellness, Work with 0 Comments

We have all at some stage been absolutely astounded at how well someone has managed to stay afloat – emotionally, psychologically and physically, through the most awful situation, and at other times have been deeply concerned about another’s lack of ‘buoyancy’ in the same situation. What makes these people different? It’s a skill or trait […]

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In their words: Stuart Taylor & What are our organisations doing to their staff?

In their words: Stuart Taylor & What are our organisations doing to their staff?

Written by on March 3, 2016 in Wellness, Work with 0 Comments

Chronic stress is linked to the six leading causes of death. A recent study conducted by The Resilience Institute of 16,261 people across 250 companies, revealed that 81 percent of staff experience intense work environments with very concerning levels of worry, chronic stress symptoms, distress and disengagement. So, what are our organisations doing to their […]

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Positive psychology coaching: optimising your potential

Positive psychology coaching: optimising your potential

Written by on March 1, 2016 in Happiness, Wellness with 0 Comments

You may be familiar with the term ‘life coaching.’ Although I’ve never seen a life coach myself, there have been times when I’ve found the idea quite appealing. Usually when I’ve felt stuck in some way, invariably during a period of transition, and could’ve really benefited from some impartial advice and encouragement. I use the […]

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In their words: Jane Burns & The digital age of youth mental health

In their words: Jane Burns & The digital age of youth mental health

Written by on February 25, 2016 in Digital Health, Wellness, Young People with 0 Comments

Every day in Australia we lose seven young lives to suicide. One in four young people experience a mental health disorder, and 75 percent of young people aged 16 to 24 do not seek help for their mental health. The statistics are staggering, and unfortunately show that young people are struggling to manage their wellbeing. […]

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