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Parenting: How To Parent Teenage Girls

...ng mode to conserve power so that your battery lasts longer. When you start a diet it might look like you’re losing weight initially, but what you’re losing is water weight. You haven’t actually changed the structure of your body. Changing your body won’t help you to feel more body confident. Changing your attitude will. Stop counting calories, see food as something that gives you energy to live your life. Don’t ...

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Build Body Confidence: Break Free From The Number On The Scales

...er 3kg I’ll be happy”, but if you make your happiness contingent on your weight you’ll wait forever for happiness. For one thing, the goal posts can shift. You start by thinking that you’ll feel happy and satisfied with your body if you can just lose that extra 4kg only to find that you’re just as body-conscious and unhappy even at your goal weight. You try to lose more weight hoping that that will make you happy (it doesn’ ...

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Sleepless in Sydney: How to Optimise Sleep – Part 2

...significant drop in energy and attention early in the day. Get active! Exercise reduces overall levels of daytime sleepiness and stress, and improves sleep quality in general, and morning exercise is a great way to wake the body up.   To Nap or Not to Nap? It is common to experience dips in energy and body temperature during the day (around 2:30pm and 5pm), and napping is a common feature of people’s routines. However, napping reduces our...

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4 Tips To Help You Win Back Control Of Your Eating

...picture. What do health, wellbeing, energy, and fitness mean to you? Don’t exercise to lose weight, exercise to be stronger, fitter, healthier, and happier. Likewise don’t diet to lose weight, eat healthy foods to fuel your body and treat your body well. It might sound like a small difference, but shifting your focus away from weight loss will help you to break free of your struggle with food. Dr. Emma Boles is a Clinical Psychologist who...

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Don’t Diet, Change Your Food Philosophy Instead

...not“bad” foods. Food is just food. Break free from the diet cycle. Change your food philosophy. Stop seeing food as something you can use to control your weight and start seeing it for what it is – something that fuels your body. Fuel your body well. Dr. Sarah Hughes is a clinical psychologist and the founder of Think Clinical Psychologists. She enjoys working with children, adolescents, and adults, and specialises in anxiety, depression,...

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This Is Why You Need To Know Who Your Daughter Follows On Social Media

...nting: Teens, Social Media, and ‘Thinspiration’ BY DR SARAH HUGHES On the whole, teenage girls don’t like their bodies. They’re insecure, self-conscious and when they look in the mirror they body bash – I hate my body. My thighs are fat. My stomach isn’t flat. My hips are too wide. My body is disgusting. How did we get here? Teen girls are bombarded with pics like this on social media On a daily basis teena ...

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Parenting Teen Girls: When Did Sexy Become The New Pretty?

...ll have a different take on it, but then maybe I read her blog through a different filter. What I read was a mum trying to instill in teenage girls that despite the messages they might take from the media, she believes their body is NOT their best quality nor their ability to be sexy their strongest attribute. I read that by blocking these images on Facebook, as a mother, she was trying to teach her teenage sons to respect and value their female...

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Tired Of Your Words Falling On Deaf Ears?

...contact when your having difficult conversations. Minimal eye-contact may make you look passive, and at the opposite end of the spectrum, intense eye contact can make you seem aggressive. Skill #8: Body Positioning Like with body posture, body positioning is also important. When you start a difficult situation, make sure your body position is equal to that of the person you’re speaking to. If they’re sitting down, ...

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Sleepless in Sydney: How to Optimise Sleep – Part 1

...we are awake, the greater our sleep pressure. This means that sleep is more likely when our sleep pressure and our melatonin levels are high. The goal of a good sleep routine is therefore to align our sleep pressure with our body clock as much as possible. Sleep Routine In order to align our sleep pressure and our body clock, we need to make sure we are sleeping and waking up at the same time every day. First, start by working out how many hours...

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Mindful Eating: How To Have A Healthier Relationship With Food

...nstead of rushing through your meals, put your cutlery down between each bite and focus on the flavor and texture of your food. Above everything else though, remember to be patient. After years of being out of tune with your body’s signals eating with awareness can be a slow process, but one that will help you to have a more positive relationship with your body and a healthier relationship with food. Amanda Hale is a registered psychologist and...

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