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How to have the best Sleep ever!

How to have the best sleep ever Sleep is one of the most democratic, freely available and effective forms of health insurance. Professor Matthew Walker. Unfortunately modern Western society tends to view sleep as being, at best, something that is at the bottom of our never-ending list of priorities, and at worst, something that’s only for wimps!  Add to that an ongoing global pandemic of fear and anxiety – feeling like life as we knew it has left home and all that remains is stress, boredom and nothing to look forward to. Good sleep seems to be more elusive than ever. And yet, it is SO important. Along with what we put into our bodies - namely food and water - good quality sleep is essential if we want to maintain our wellbeing and live long, healthy lives. Our sleep quality has an impact on our ability to concentrate and make decisions. In turn this can then increase the risk of incidents and accidents and of course it can have a negative effect on all aspects of our lives – work, relationships, motivation to exercise and eat right. Even worse are the effects of chronic sleep deprivation, which include increased incidence of depression and anxiety, as well as numerous other physical health conditions such as heart disease, weight gain, diabetes and infertility. Most worrying is the reduction in the effectiveness of

6 Top Tips to Motivate yourself to Exercise

It’s Spring in Australia, and summer will soon be here, and all over social media and all other advertising are messages to act now and get your ‘Summer Body’. Do these messages fail to have an action-oriented impact on you? Do you know you really should get off your butt and get going but just can’t?  This blog, and attached video, cover my 6 Top Tips for Motivating yourself to Exercise! Not to beat about the bush but the problem with not exercising is that it will lead to lower levels of wellbeing, illness and premature death. Are you awake now?!  The simple truth is that the human body is meant to move! Unless you have been sitting (no pun intended) under a rock you have probably heard that sitting is considered to be the ‘new smoking’. What does this really mean? It means that sitting is REALLY bad for you and most people do it WAY too much. This was the same with smoking throughout the middle decades of the 20th century – most people did it without any awareness of the harm it was doing them. Are you standing up now?! What I am going to talk about here has nothing to do with getting a ‘summer body’ or desiring weight loss as motivators to get yourself to exercise. What I am passionate about is getting people to

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