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Sleep Therapy: Your Secret Weapon Against Stress and Burnout

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.

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The Powerful Role of Exercise in Combatting Depression

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.
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Overcoming Gym Anxiety

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.

Move for your Mental Health

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.

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Genetics, Weight Loss & Personalised Goals

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.

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The Weekend Edition: Mermaid Waters Fitness Boutique

Getting yourself into a fitness routine that’s regular, makes you feel good and is worth getting out of bed for isn’t the easiest of feats. Mermaid Waters fitness studio Therapy Fitness is making working out simple – and fun – with three signature classes that are sure to have you sweating with a smile.

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Urban List: Group Therapy with a Twist

‘Our favourite thing about Therapy? The small, dedicated team who are committed and genuinely care about each of their clients. The Therapy Fitness team makes fitness different, by focusing on the client’s personal visions of greatness and chucking unrealistic body standards in the bin where they belong. It’s all about self-care, self-love and pushing yourself to new limits.’

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