With costs of living on the rise and wage growth stagnating, it’s not hard to see why Australian households are increasingly feeling the pinch.i In fact, a recent Ubank survey revealed 59% of Aussies admit their current financial situation causes them stress or loss of sleep.ii Even in the oft-labelled ‘Lucky Country’, this is a worrying statistic.
Even if you exercise a few times a week, sleep well, and eat healthily, it doesn’t mean you don’t need a health check. Despite our best intentions, things don’t always go to plan – like an unexpected health issue or emergency.
I love the change of season. It’s revitalising seeing the weather patterns shift and sun come out, little signs to let us know that a new cycle is ready to begin. What most excites me though is the availability of a whole new batch of beautiful seasonal produce. Time to experiment with different foods and flavours or rehash old favourite recipes that were enjoyed this time last year.
The start of a New Year is a chance to put the past behind us and focus on what’s to come – but often it’s harder than it sounds.
We’ve all been there – the clock is counting down the last few hours of the year and you start to reflect on what you’ve achieved over the past twelve months. Often fuelled by drinks, food and a party atmosphere, friends excitedly ask what your resolutions are for the year to come. How will you become a ‘better person’ overnight?
A healthy lifestyle starts in the kitchen. Without the right environment to facilitate your health and wellness goals, staying healthy and at your ideal weight becomes hard work.
Just like giving your house a spring clean, I’ve put together a few simple steps to detox your kitchen so you can take control of the food you eat, which will support your overall health and quality of life.
In what has become an increasingly connected world, where we can be contacted at all times of the day and night, pretty much anywhere in the world, the pressure to be available at the drop of a hat can be considerable.
We’re at that time of the year again: the shopping centres are packed, you’re signing dozens of greeting cards, and your little ones have just handed you a ‘wish list’ longer than they are tall. At the back of your mind, you might even be hoping for a treat or two for yourself.