With the Bureau of Statistics revealing 75% of Australians experience stress related health effects, it is clear that stress has become a part of the modern human experience. Of those polled 51% said they were not seeking help to address their stress and the most common coping mechanism for stress according to 86% of Australians was watching TV. With stress having substantial adverse physical and mental health affects, such as increase in hypertension, heart disease, anxiety and depression creating healthy stress management techniques can make all the difference.Read More
“Chronic disease” refers to a disease state that is ongoing or long term (at least 3 months as defined by the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics) and refers to diseases that generally cannot be cured or prevented by medication or vaccine. This predominantly includes conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, cancer, asthma, chronic pulmonary disease, depression and chronic pain conditions.
In studies conducted by the Australian Government the main contributing factors to chronic disease are Tobacco and alcohol use, Physical inactivity and Poor nutrition.
All of which are lifestyle related issues that can be turned around with the implementation of behavioural change, good food choices and lifestyle modifications.Read More
We all experience trauma in our lives. It fairly unavoidable as a human being. Even the act of being born is a potentially traumatic experience. But what happens when the trauma we experience is severe and frequent? How does this affect us in the long term? Could intense trauma actually be one of the root causes of chronic illnesses such as heart disease and cancer?Read More
In Australia we’ve had the ‘slip, slop, slap’ mantra drummed into us all our lives and it’s no wonder with such alarming statistics relating to skin cancer. We have been endlessly warned to be cautious about overexposure to sun as it can result in the skin becoming burnt and damaged. Cancer Council statistics indicate that 1 in 8 adults and 1 in 5 teenagers are sunburnt on an average summer weekend. Direct sunlight isn’t the only reason for this as UV radiation can still be high on cloudy days and in some cases sunburn can be worse as people may have a false sense of safety when there’s no direct sun exposure.