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Just HOW important is good quality sleep???

Just HOW important is good quality sleep???

How. Good. Is. Sleep!!! Even though we don’t really get to remember it… or think about it while we are doing it… it’s pretty hard to find someone who doesn’t agree that sleep is one of the greatest joys in life. We look forward to it, we miss it when we don’t get enough of it, and, for a lot of us, we spend a lot of our waking moments wishing we were asleep!! (any new parents reading this?!?!) Sleep is also incredibly important for our health. Sleep is right up there alongside adequate nutrition and regular exercise as key...

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Time to mow the lawn and... clear the mind??

Time to mow the lawn and... clear the mind??

Mowing the lawn on a weekend afternoon is a time-honoured Australian tradition. As men, we are often responsible for this task and a host of others involved in taking care of the garden at home. And whether you do these tasks begrudgingly, passionately, or perhaps just with a small sense of pride… you are actually on the receiving end of some pretty great benefits! Firstly, physical activity! Yay! Lifting, pushing, pulling, sweating, grunting, cursing … yep, getting stuck in to your garden is definitely a physical job! And unless you are a landscaper or gardener by trade, you are probably...

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Stress - the good, the bad & the ugly...

Stress - the good, the bad & the ugly...

Stress has always been a part of human life. Fact. But in today’s society, stress seems to be rampant and unavoidable. Work related stress. Mortgages. Relationship dramas. Personal pressures and expectations. Increasing cost of living. Climate Change... Just being really, really, really busy. It can be hard not to feel as though we are forced to live our lives constantly stressed out by one thing or another - or more likely many things all at once! But maybe being stressed is good for us? You have probably heard someone say they work best when stressed by a looming deadline. Are...

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When they said the job involves travel, this isn't what I had in mind...

When they said the job involves travel, this isn't what I had in mind...

Commute times are increasing. Depending on the study, the average daily commute time for the Australian worker is between 50 & 60 minutes. This means that throughout their lifetime the average Australian spends a total of 417 days (1.1 years!) commuting to and from work. That doesn’t include trips to school, university, the grocery store, the gym or any other travel. Just to and from work. And that is only the average, so just imagine how high that figure is for people who are well above it! And, most importantly, this number is increasing, significantly. Our cities continue to swell...

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'But it's raining outside!'

'But it's raining outside!'

‘It’s too cold!’ ‘I’m too tired!’ ‘I’m too busy!’ ‘I don’t have the right shoes!’ ‘I’m not in a good mood!’ ‘But… but… it’s raining outside!!’ Excuses. Excuses. Excuses. Excuses to delay, diminish or even completely avoid physical activity are so commonplace that sometimes we don’t even recognise them for what they are… excuses. Let’s look at one of the most common examples that gets thrown around - ‘I’m too busy!’ Being busy in the 21st century is basically a badge of honour. Just ask the person next to you how busy they are… if you dare. People equate being...

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