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3 Simple Things That Will Change Your Health NOW

By Mel   •   November 12th, 2018

It can’t be November already? Not only has Winter come and gone, we are now in the last month of Spring. This means hibernation is over and we are about to be thrust into that the blissful heat of Summer days, balmy nights spent having BBQs in the backyard or watching the sunset over the ocean while it’s still hot enough to bathe in the cool water.  It’s the time of year where Christmas is fast approaching and we all need as much energy as possible to get us through the pre-celebration prep of battling for a parking space at the shopping centre, making sure there's enough ...read more

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‘Love Your Spine’ this World Spine Day

By Mel   •   October 12th, 2018

Every year on 16 October, people from around the world come together on World Spine Day (an initiative of the Global Alliance for Musculoskeletal Health) to raise awareness about spinal disorders and empower others to take charge of their spinal health. Our increasingly sedentary lifestyle is having a profound negative impact on our health and especially our spines. Back pain and other musculoskeletal disorders are on the rise and Australians of all ages are suffering. The good news is that it is possible to prevent such spinal health issues without the need for drastic measures. The ...read more

10 Everyday Uplifts

By Mel   •   October 10th, 2018

Walk outdoors – in the sunshine or the rain. Walk in a park, along the beach or in the bush. Reconnect with nature away from the stress of home or work. Breathe in the fresh air and take in the smells and sounds around you. Watch the sunrise – or sunset. Seeing the amazing colours at these times of day can be very inspiring. Listen to music – music can easily change your mood as it evokes memories. And it doesn’t have to be classical music – find a tune that makes you happy and may even make you sing. Play with your pet –a pets love is unconditional and being around a ...read more

Gut Problems and Poor Sleep? There May be a Link

By Mel   •   October 3rd, 2018

Everything feels worse after a bad night sleep. A recent study showed that as little as two consecutive nights of insufficient sleep (4.5hrs) resulted in detrimental changes to the microbiome (our intestinal flora) - the study showed the beneficial bacteria were reduced by 50%. To make things worse, the study participants became about 20% more resistant to insulin—and their microbiomes began to resemble those of obese individuals.And trying to catch up on sleep with short naps doesn’t counteract this. When the circadian rhythm is disrupted it can change the composition of the ...read more