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When it comes to achieving your goals, Habits are crucial to success, but they need to be consistently reinforced to stick. Two essential elements are required to stay on track: Willpower and Resilience. Without these, even the best intentions can falter in the face of challenges. Click to read more.
In the busy of modern life, with new ‘biohacks’ popping up at every turn promising quick fix recovery boosts and stress-relievers, it’s easy to underestimate the crucial role of quality sleep in overall health. And as the therapeutic benefits of sleep become increasingly evident, it’s clear that sufficient rest isn’t just a luxury—it’s fundamental to our well-being. Luckily, there are strategies to enhance both the quality and quantity of our sleep. By cultivating healthy sleep habits and prioritising restorative rest, we can unlock the full potential of our body’s natural healing mechanisms. Read more…
Major depressive disorder (MDD) is a global challenge, impacting life satisfaction more than more than debt, divorce, and diabetes and worsening associated health conditions including heart disease, anxiety, and cancer. Existing treatments like drugs and psychotherapy, while effective for some, are not for others, highlighting the need for additional evidence-based interventions. Exercise can be a potential compliment or alternative to traditional treatments for MDD, offering not only mental health benefits, but improvements in physical and cognitive well-being. Over the years the research has been promising, and various psychological associations around the world now endorse exercise in clinical guidelines. However, these recommendations often lack clarity regarding the optimal exercise dose and modality. Click to read more…
Gym anxiety can be triggered by various factors, such as fear of judgment or feeling self-conscious. It’s important to recognise that these emotions are common and that many people experience them when starting a fitness routine. Knowing that you’re not alone can provide reassurance and help alleviate some of the anxiety, but for those needing additional support, we have provided some additional tips below to help you kick start your fitness journey. And, when you feel ready to step into a gym, why not come down to Therapy Fitness in Mermaid Waters and meet a supportive community of like-minded people. Click to read more.
Regular exercise is an essential component of maintaining good physical health, but its benefits extend beyond physical fitness alone. Exercise has been linked to improved mental health, including reduced stress and depression symptoms, improved mood and quality of life, and better overall well-being. Currently, one in seven Australians experience depression in their lifetime and one quarter experience an anxiety condition, and although support-seeking appears to be growing at a rapid rate, it seems that exercise can be a cheap, accessible and effective component of treatment for people living with acute and chronic mental illness. Click to read more…