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Leg Muscle Strength For a Healthy Brain

The University of Newcastle in Australia is currently conducting a research study with 22 high schools evaluating the relationship between physical fitness, brain function and student stress levels. The interim results indicate that the fitter the student is, the lower their stress levels are.

While exercise is primarily valued for its influence on physical health, strength and mobility, there is an increasing body of knowledge showing that physical exercise, especially strength training, is just as important for a healthy brain,enhanced… Continue reading

Workplace Wishlist

An excellent article titled ‘The Truth About WORKPLACE WELLBEING’ was published in the Melbourne Herald Sun on Sunday on 4th November 2018.

In a bid to discover more, the paper teamed up with the experts at YouGov Galaxy for the 2018 Body & Soul Work-Life Survey – a nationwide poll that asked Aussies about their work wellbeing: what do they want from their workplace to feel healthy and happy? What are their employers doing right, and what’s desperately… Continue reading

The Rugby World Champions Are Using Mindfulness

The mighty world Rugby Champions, the New Zealand All Blacks are in a class of their own, way out in front of the nation in second place.

The All Blacks are an amazing example of playing the game with constant attention to the absolute basics, which they execute with text book precision game after game, after game.

This team of consummate professionals have a strong focus on engaging their mental skills also, so that they can nail the key moments… Continue reading

Either You Run the Day, Or the Day Runs You

In 1981 I first heard master mindset communicator E. James Rohn speak at a conference in Brisbane where he stated … “Either you run the day, or the day runs you.”

We all know that we seem to have busy minds, and often in unexpected ways our thoughts distract us from handling things in the moment. Unless we constantly monitor and oversee our mindset behaviour, we can create a state of chronic stress in our life.

Have you ever tried… Continue reading

Walking… the ‘New Wonder Drug’

Walking is the closest thing we have to a wonder drug,” says Thomas Friedman, the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States(May 29, 2017).

Adjunct Professor John G Kelly the CEO of the Australian Heart Foundation said, “I’ve been thinking about my favourite medical ‘miracle treatment’. It doesn’t tend to make headlines. Yet the results, for those who embrace it, can be life-changing.” (March 25, 2018)

“The … Continue reading

Can Technology Mess With Your Sleep?

Sleep problems are common and inadequate sleep, of either duration or quality, and its daytime consequences are very common in Australian affecting 45% of adults, the Sleep Health Foundation at the University of Adelaide have reported.

These problems occur across all age groups and it’s getting worse.The effect of the ‘24/7 society’ is profound.

Sleep problems have a major effect on work performance.

In a study from the Sleep Health Foundation they reported…

Five Easy Ways to Enhance Emotional Resilience

Here you go… these activities are so easy to do, and the side effect is de-stress as you engage in pleasurable things, have fun and enjoy yourself.

Enhancing your emotional resilience can be life changing. It changes your body chemistry, so you reduce the production of excess toxic cortisol and replace this hormone with a flow of happy hormones which are life enhancing, instead of being life depleting.

  1. Sniff your coffee… the aroma can lower stress hormones. The smell of… Continue reading

Who is dying from job stress?

A paper published in the Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology by lead author Professor Mika Kivimäki, from the University College London, reported on a study which included two types of work stress: job strain (having high work demands and low control over them) and effort–reward imbalance (putting in lots of effort but getting little reward in return).

Having a demanding job and little control over it is associated with an increased risk… Continue reading

Five Quirky Ways to De-Stress

  1. Saying Nice Things to Your Pet

Multiple studies have shown that people who have pets tend to have lower blood pressure and heart rate. The Director of the Centre for the Human-Animal Bond at Purdue University in the US says that animals of many types can help calm stress, fear and anxiety in our day to day lives.

Sweet talking’ to your pet researchers at the University of South Carolina in the US found can… Continue reading

Who Are More Prone to Catching Stress?

Psychiatrist Dr Judith Orloff in her book The Empath’s Survival Guide explains that all emotions humans express, other humans are able to catch, because we are designed to mimic others. She points out especially negative emotions such as stress, anxiety and depression are particularly contagious.

There is a basic evolutionary reason for this behaviour. We are programmed to recognise that if something is causing a person around us the be stressed, then we also need to understand what the stressor… Continue reading

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