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7 Tips To Help Your Teen Eat Well

How Can I Help My Teen Have A Healthy Relationship With Food? BY AMANDA HALE There is so much in the media about diet and body image, and teenage girls are constantly bombarded with images of unhealthy and underweight models they aspire to look like. On the flipside, child and adolescent obesity is also becoming more of a concern. The difficult task of approaching a healthy diet means navigating the middle ground between under and over eating...

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Can’t Sleep? 3 Tips To Help You Sleep Better

...d holidays. And although the prospect of an afternoon nap can be tempting, try to avoid this as it can disrupt your sleep later on. Getting out of bed at the same time each day will help synchronise your body clock, and your body will soon become accustomed to your new sleep pattern. Natural sunlight in the morning will also help to reset your body clock. Tip #2: Remember What Your Bed Was Intended For Some of us use our beds for many purpose ...

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5 Tips For Sleeping Soundly

...are ideal, and draft stoppers can help to block light spilling in from under your bedroom door. In situations where you have less control over your bedroom environment, consider using a comfortable sleeping mask to tell your body it’s time for sleep. Noise is also an unhelpful distraction when you’re trying to sleep, particularly irregular and unpredictable noise – a prime example is someone else snoring. In this instance, playing white noise...

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5 Tips To Help Your Teen Beat An Eating Disorder

...f your child’s eating disorder they will probably have difficulty with this at first and if this is the case, involve a clinical psychologist and a dietician. To help your child eat regularly, talk about food as fuel for the body and refer to dietary facts: All of your bodily organs like your heart and lungs need fuel to function properly. Your body will burn through this food to fuel your bodily functions, there won’t be any extra calories left.. ...

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Cutting In Teens: Why Do Teens Cut?

...a teen vulnerable to self-harm will help you to know when to keep an eye out for warning signs: • Having friends who self-harm • Stress at school • Changes to family dynamics • Changes to friends or social status • Negative body image • Poor coping skills • Difficulty expressing/sharing feelings • Depression, anxiety, low self-esteem Tip #3: Know the Difference Between Self-Harm and Suicide It’s important for you to know that even ...

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Why Am I Feeling Anxious?

...eart starts racing and you get the urge to run… If we break things down even further, what your brain has done in that split second is very clever. It’s (1) assessed the situation (2) detected a threat and (3) activated your body’s helpful ‘fight-or-flight’ response, which in situations like that, might save your life. BUT…anxiety can become problematic when your fight-or-flight response switches on at inappropriate times, like before a.. ...

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3 Good Reasons To Slow Your Coffee Consumption

...e social benefits including routine, comfort and socialising. BUT. Caffeine can have some pretty nasty side effects … 1) Sleep Did you know that it takes at least six hours for the caffeine from a cup of coffee to leave your body? Caffeine can affect how long it takes you to fall asleep, reduce your total sleep time, and cause you to wake more frequently at night. In fact, research shows that caffeine can reduce your total sleep time by around...

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10 Tips For Raising Strong Daughters

...what she’s telling you. Tip #8: Limit Media Exposure Popular culture and social media restrict imagination and the development of individuality, as well as portraying unhealthy messages around sexualisation, consumerism and body image. Help your daughter to process the messages in the media and encourage critical thinking. Tip #9: Talk About Sex Have age-appropriate discussions about sex and sexuality, including how the media’s presentation of...

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Coping With The Loss Of A Loved One

...ompassionate clinical psychologist who uses evidence-based treatments to help her clients create meaningful change. Julia specialises in working with adults with depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss. She also works with adults experiencing work stress, anger management, drug and alcohol issues, relationship problems, low self-esteem, and body image issues....

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5 Tips To Help You Kick Your Bad Habits

...Urges are part of our emotional experience. It’s impossible to break a habit without feeling the urge to maintain it. When you notice this urge, mindfully observe and curiously explore what the urge feels like in your body. Notice where in your body you feel the urge and how it changes moment to moment. Taking a step back and noticing your sensations (rather than automatically responding to them) gives you the space to choose not to...

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