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

...and unhappy even at your goal weight. You try to lose more weight hoping that that will make you happy (it doesn’t) or feel so disappointed that you’re not as happy at your goal weight as you expected that you return to old eating habits and regain the weight you worked so hard to lose in the first place. Healthy eating and exercise are important, but they’re important for more reasons than just weight loss. Good nutrition and regular exerci ...

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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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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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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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Sleepless in Sydney: How to Optimise Sleep – Part 2

...he morning). Practice a simple relaxation exercise, such as focusing on slowing your breathing Try a simple distraction technique, such as counting down from 100, counting coloured sheep (something not too stimulating), or creating soothing imagery (e.g. remembering a pleasant holiday or memory, or imagining a future pleasant event). If your worries are about not getting to sleep, this makes us feel anxious, which makes it even harder to fall...

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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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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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5 Tips For Sleeping Soundly

...dy for sleep, and having a nightly bedtime ritual is a great way to do this – whether it’s reading a book, doing some light stretches, or having a cup of (herbal) tea. Keeping a bedtime ritual like this helps to prepare your body for sleep in much the same way that reading a story together can signal bedtime to a child. Tip #4: Don’t Go To Bed Hungry Going to bed on an empty stomach can be an extremely unsatisfying experience, so make an effort...

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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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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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