Making health work

I’m never too far away from thinking about my health, so I thought I’d explore ways in which we can try to help prevent serious illness.

I hope some of these tips help:

  • It’s important both men and women consume the right number of calories to balance their energy consumed with the energy they use. The more active we are the more calories we need. The less active we are, the least calories we consume. The daily recommended calorie intake for women is 2,000 whilst for men it is 2,500. We’re all capable of eating more calories than we need;
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20 Nov, 2011

About insecurities

I used to spend time as a child thinking about whether others would like me, but now I know there are probably plenty of people who generally don’t pay attention to us.

They’re probably too concerned about what other people will think of them, but it doesn’t stop us worrying on some level whether they will like us. Those who notice, and judge are probably not …

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17 Nov, 2011

Tackling procrastination

To procrastinate means to avoid tackling things we know we need to tackle. We avoid the jobs we should attend to, we avoid sorting our issues out. It’s also a habit that once you get into, it’s very hard to get out of.

As a child I always did it. When we procrastinate, we form a pattern of not doing anything. The more we spiral into that pattern, the more we procrastinate and the more we procrastinate, the more …

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16 Nov, 2011

Controlling anxiety

Although stress and anxiety seem very similar, they have very different implications. Stress comes from an event or a thought that can make us angry or frustrated, whereas anxiety comes from a feeling of fear, worry or unease.

Going back to basics so that we make better lifestyle choices will help us alleviate anxiety, or at least reduce it, and when we step back, think about things and take control we will limit the …

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15 Nov, 2011

Reflecting on where I am

On the back of my week last week I thought it’d be a good opportunity for me to reflect. On some days, I have clarity, on other days my head feels slightly jumbled. As hard as it is to watch the one you love go through trauma; generally, as a parent it’s our job to be able to take children’s pain away.

All we can do is try and be there for them. The assault has changed everything. It’s difficult to go through something like this and expect lives to stay the same. Our thoughts, our feelings and our …

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13 Nov, 2011

Affirmations

When life seems to be an emotional struggle think about using affirmations.

Affirmations usually help me focus and bring some form of clarity into what I’m dealing with. Affirmations play a pivotal part in helping the subconscious mind, retrain the way the conscious mind thinks.

Affirmations need to resonate with what we’re dealing with. For example, if you lack confidence your affirmations should include mantras associated with confidence, so that eventually you will begin to feel and see yourself as being confident.

Always make a note …

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12 Nov, 2011