Winter Warmers

Winter Warmers

During winter it can be a challenge to keep healthy so here some great tips to keep you warm, cosy and feeling good this season. Dressing in layers. Having a base layer such as thermal underwear, a middle layer that insulates you from the cold and an outer layer for when you are outside in the rain and wind is a tried and true strategy in dealing with the cold season. It’s a good idea to take all layers on every outing: You can peel off layers if things heat up, but you can’t put on layers that you didn’t...

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Mindfulness

Mindfulness

Mindfulness can be defined as cultivating a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment in a calm and gentle way. When we practice mindfulness, our thoughts become fine-tuned into what we’re sensing in the present moment and accepting it rather than reliving the past or imagining the future. The practice is now being examined scientifically and has been found to be a key element in stress reduction and overall happiness. Mindfulness improves well-being. Increasing your capacity for mindfulness supports many attitudes that contribute to a satisfying life. Being mindful makes it easier to enjoy the pleasures in life as...

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“An Apple A Day Keeps the Doctor Away”

“An Apple A Day Keeps the Doctor Away”

“An apple a day keeps the doctor away” is an old English proverb that basically means that eating nutritious food will make you healthier. As a result, you won’t need to go to the doctor very often. Essentially, they believed that eating fruit daily promoted good health. Seeing your doctor is definitely not a bad thing though but there are practices in our every day that can help promote a healthy lifestyle, which is a win-win for everyone. It’s easier to stop something happening in the first place than to repair the damage after it has happened. It is also never too late...

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Indoor Exercises

Indoor Exercises

Keeping fit can be a challenge at times even in these isolation times so here are some indoor exercises you can try. Sometimes going to the gym may be impractical due to time and money and going outside may be impeded by extreme weather. Exercise is medicine, it is a wonderful way to de-stress and maintain our sanity through difficult times. It doesn’t have to be difficult and you don’t always need fancy gym equipment to get a great workout. Creating a daily thirty-minute exercise routine in your home will help motivate you through your day and keep you on...

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Preparing for the Flu Season

Preparing for the Flu Season

It’s nearing the time of the year when the temperature drops and the annual cycle of flu season begins. Although Western Australia has recorded the lowest flu numbers in history (a surprising silver lining in the current Covid-19 pandemic); it’s always better to be safe than sorry when it comes to dealing with the influenza (flu). What is the Flu and How Does it Spread? The flu is a common, highly contagious virus that affects the respiratory system. It can cause mild to serious illness and even death in vulnerable population such as young children, older adults and people with...

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