There’s No Such Thing as Work-Life Balance. There’s Just Life

Tip of the Day - Monday 16th July The modern workplace is a stressful environment. The advent of the computer chip means that modern workers are expected to do far more than their counterparts even one generation ago. Things aren’t improving much either. As the media feast on stories surrounding the ‘global financial crisis’ (their words) workers feel more pressure to perform, fearing for their jobs, or worse still find themselves taking on more responsibilities following a spate of … [Read more...]

Get off Your Backside and Move!

Tip of the Day - Monday 18th June Recent research based on data collected from more than 220,000 Australians over the age of 45 suggests that your risk of dying from all causes increases the more time you spend sitting each day (1). Fair enough, you might think, but I go to the gym/run/swim/play tennis/(insert your fitness activity here), so this won't apply to me. Well, it does. … [Read more...]

Exercise is NOT Optional

Tip of the Day - Wednesday 30th May There is evidence that cardio-respiratory fitness is a better predictor of mortality than obesity. In other words, a fit but overweight person will probably live longer than an unfit person who is an ideal weight. Exercise improves just about every physiological marker you can think of. It lowers cholesterol and blood pressure, lowers heart disease risk and reduces the risk of developing diabetes. Then there's the numerous positive effects on your mental … [Read more...]