December. The most highly anticipated, dreaded and exciting month of the year! Between work Christmas parties, vacations and New Years Eve frivolities, not to mention the veritable feast we all partake in on Christmas Day itself, it becomes quite a challenge to maintain the healthy habits we have painstakingly adhered to throughout the year.Read More
In Australia we’ve had the ‘slip, slop, slap’ mantra drummed into us all our lives and it’s no wonder with such alarming statistics relating to skin cancer. We have been endlessly warned to be cautious about overexposure to sun as it can result in the skin becoming burnt and damaged. Cancer Council statistics indicate that 1 in 8 adults and 1 in 5 teenagers are sunburnt on an average summer weekend. Direct sunlight isn’t the only reason for this as UV radiation can still be high on cloudy days and in some cases sunburn can be worse as people may have a false sense of safety when there’s no direct sun exposure.
As summer approaches and we start to see Christmas themed displays popping up all over the place, we are once again hit with the (somewhat frightening) realisation that another year is drawing to a close. The festive season is approaching and a brand new year is on the foreseeable horizon (eek!). This always feels like an opportune time to re-evaluate our daily habits and priorities in life, so that we can make adjustments where necessary and usher in fresh energy for the new year.Read More
Pain is a universal language. We all experience it at one time or another as it’s an unavoidable aspect of residing in our human body. It can manifest as very intense, acute pain such as that of childbirth or a broken bone, while some of us endure it daily with chronic conditions like arthritis or musculoskeletal conditions. Although most people would probably say they would avoid pain if given the option, in actual fact it is an extremely useful and downright essential function of our physiological makeup.Read More