Welcome to Great Health Guide Magazine - May 2016
If you were asked what bullying is – how you would reply? We often think of bullying as something which affects children. But it is also a real problem for many adults in the workplace. Knowing how to recognise bullying is the first step to taking action and being able to say ‘It is not OK’. Knowledge will give you confidence to know what is not alright in a professional context so that you can do something about it. Download our magazine to read this great article by Suzanne Henwood on how to recognise bullying & stop it from happening.
What exactly is Arthritis? Arthritis is a form of joint disorder that involves inflammation of one or more joints. Age is the strongest predictor of the disease, particularly for osteoarthritis, therefore increasing age and extended life expectancy will result in a greater occurrence of the disease. The symptoms of arthritis are pain and swelling in the joints and surrounding tissues. This is often accompanied by stiffness and decreased movement. If you feel that you have some of these symptoms, read the rest of the article in our magazine to find out more. Download it free today.
These days, you can’t turn a corner without seeing a green smoothie or juice bar. Health conscious meal plans are laden with various smoothie recipes and people can’t get their hands on these ‘NutriBullets’ any faster. But while people have fired up their blenders with good intentions, they could be inadvertently filling their smoothies with large amounts of sugar and artificial ingredients. When made with the right ingredients, smoothies are nutritional powerhouses. They are easily digestible and full of vitamins, minerals and fibre and offer an easy way to meet your daily fruit and vegetable intake. In this article, Karina Francois will share with you some ways to create healthy, tasty smoothies. Click to download the magazine to read the rest of this article.
Pilates can build strength, tone up muscles, improve core strength, connect the mind and body and help flexibility. This final article of three looks at strengthening and shaping your hips, butt and thighs with Pilates and getting them in shape is certainly one of the most common ‘body’ goals of all time! It does take work – a delicate balance between eating well and using a combination of training methods that will not only strengthen and shape your outer muscles, but also your inner, supportive muscles. To read to final part of this great series by Vanessa Bartlett, click download to get our magazine today!
Have you ever felt so mad that you wanted to punch something? Or perhaps punch someone? If so, you’re not alone. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics survey in 2014-15, there were over 400,000 reports of physical assault in Australia in just one year. Sad statistics. There’s even a Facebook group ‘People I Want to Punch in the Throat’ that has nearly 250,000 likes. We can’t, of course, go around punching every person who annoys us. We must control our frustration and redirect it constructively. This is where exercise can come in. Click to download our magazine to read this article on how we can use exercise to manage our frustrations in a positive way.
One of the most difficult transitions for women is the leap from working when ‘child free’ to making the choice between working or being a stay at home mum. Motherhood can be terrifying, tumultuous, tedious and terrific all at once. Whilst pregnant, the one thing that is not spoken about very much is the huge change that confronts a woman as she assumes the role of mother. The once capable member of the workforce, finds herself in a position where life suddenly changes. The working wardrobe changes to that of ‘wash’n wear’ together with a ‘baby bag’. Do you find yourself in the middle of this transition? Or are you facing challenges about your decision to go back to work? Download our magazine today to read this article that may help ease your mind about your new role as a mother.
At times, it feels like the world is against us, ‘busy’ is all we seem to be, yet little progress is made. We put things off until tomorrow, we find ourselves feeling less than those around us, we doubt ourselves, our abilities and our thoughts. And we get in our own way whether we realise it or not. In this two-part series, Kelly Fryer will discuss reactions to four common situations that often confront us. She will share some of her techniques which, when considered and implemented can move you out of your own way, towards a happier and more rewarding time. If you would like to read more, click download to get our magazine.
OK people – full disclosure here. Most men like curves. While we realise that a healthy lifestyle, shiny hair, immaculate makeup and an enormous wardrobe full of clothes that you’ll only wear once or twice is an essential part of your sense of wellbeing as a woman, men are NOT that interested in women who obviously spend most of their time looking in the mirror. Reverse things for a moment. Yes, we realise that men with six-packs and sculpted arms are pleasing to look at, but think how they got that way. Most men personally like to stay active and reasonably healthy by exercising five or six times a week, lifting weights, playing sport, running or cycling. There’s a six-pack under there somewhere, but it tends to get covered up by all the other things that life offers. Good food, a glass of wine when the kids are in bed, a few beers with friends occasionally. But what do men really think about body image? Click to download this great article by Luke Frost to read what his opinion is on body image obsession.
Conflict within families is inevitable, whether it be huge, noisy blow-ups or quietly simmering resentments. Research shows that conflict happens in healthy and unhealthy family relationships alike. The difference turns out to be the way that we handle the conflict rather than the fact that we have conflict at all. So bearing in mind that it’s OK to have conflict, how do we become reconciled after a big fight or a big disappointment and learn better ways to communicate? Download our magazine to read the rest of this article about resolving conflict in families.
Life is transitional. We change and mature as we navigate different stages of our lives. Not only do we change but the people that we are in relationships with also change. Friendships fulfil needs - so as our needs change so do our friendships. For example, a school friend shares each day with you - you have lots in common and so much to talk about. However, once you leave school, friends go on different paths, what you have in common changes and in many cases diminishes. We all have expectations of friendships and very often it is our circumstances that change rather than these expectations. It is the commonality of experience that provides a good basis for friendship. Friendships also require the investment of time. So the question is - What makes a good friendship? Read the rest of this article by downloading our magazine to answer this question.
In this day and age of technology, it can be very difficult to find time to ‘unplug.’ When we do get those rare chances to sit down and completely relax, our body as well as our mind needs to be in the correct state in order to properly relax. One of the biggest constraint to our ability to be able to relax actually comes from what we are eating and drinking, rather than the environment we are in. You could be in the most peaceful location in the world with the sound of water trickling and birds singing, but if your mind and body are agitated, you will not be able to relax. Poor eating habits are the biggest cause of health problems and are associated with mental issues such as stress, anxiety and depression. Here are some tips on what you should be eating and recommendations on the best ways to eat, in order to obtain a healthy balance for the mind, body and soul. Read the rest of this article by downloading our magazine.
Being a leader in all areas of one’s life is a common theme that weaves through the heart and soul of many women. We want to strive to be our best in everything we do because deep down we know we are capable of greatness. As a life coach I’ve had the honor of working with many women. I have witnessed firsthand the incredible ability of women to be multifaceted, purposeful, intuitive and persistent. We have the ability to be true visionaries. Read more of this article by Terry Sidford by downloading the rest of the magazine today.
Our children are growing up in a fast paced world where information and opportunity overload can become overwhelming. The demands on children are increasing at school and after school activities can become constant or frenetic. Free play time for children is reducing and being replaced with commuting, after school care or screen time. There are estimates that 1 in 5 children feel stressed, but often parents perceive their children as having lower levels of stress than children perceive in themselves. This means that adults have a tendency of not recognising the signs of stress in children and if children are showing warning signals, their levels of stress may be higher than that, which adults perceive. Read more to find out how to we as parents can recognise stress in our children and to address it before it's too late by downloading our magazine today.