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04/11/2024
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…
03/07/2024
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…
05/01/2023
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…
04/13/2023
Everyone is unique, from the 25,000 genes we possess through to the way those genes express (hair, eyes, skin colour etc.). So, why is it that we continue to follow a one size fits all approach in all walks of life? From following our favourite influencer’s ‘what I eat in a day’ through to images of what a ‘healthy body’ looks like. We are constantly told to search for the holy grail ‘one’ way to eat, move and think as well as who or what we should aspire to be. And that message needs to change! Click to continue reading…