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Treatment for Eating Disorders: Have We Been Sucked Into The Eating Disorder Trap?

...n Eating Disorder… BY DR SARAH HUGHES One of the tricks an eating disorder uses to gain power is to convince someone that their weight is more important than it really is. Weight becomes not just a number that reflects body mass but a measure of self-worth. If the number on the scales gets progressively smaller an eating disorder will praise you and tell you you’re worthwhile. But when the number gets bigger – even by only a few grams – an...

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5 Tips To Help You Keep Your Relationship With Social Media Healthy

...es underlie ‘addiction’ to social media. If you’re having trouble regulating your social media use despite your best intentions to do so, you may wish to seek the support of a mental health professional. Tip #3: Remember The Body Keeps Score Be wary of the possible impact of excessive smartphone and computer use on your body. I’ve met people who are suffering repetitive strain injury (RSI) and chronic shoulder and neck pain from the mo ...

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9 Quick Tips To Help Teens Sleep Well

...or a refreshing start to the week. Tip #7 Allow your teen to sleep in on weekends. Tip #8 Consider sharing some relaxation techniques (deep breathing, mindfulness) that they can try out before going to sleep to prepare their body to wind down. Tip #9 Educate your teen on the effects of caffeine on the body and sleep, encouraging them to limit caffeine in the afternoon/evening – that includes tea, coffee, coke and chocolate Amanda Hale is a...

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Science Says Mindfulness Is Good For You, Here’s How To Do It

...indfulness Practice #1: Five Things Pause for a moment Look around and notice five things that you can see. Listen carefully and notice five things that you can hear. Notice five things that you can feel in contact with your body (for example, your feet on the floor, your back on the chair, your clothes against your skin, your hands on your lap, your legs pressed together) Mindfulness Practice #2: Take Ten Breaths Take ten slow, deep breaths....

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Mindfulness For The Time Poor

...ns as they’re usually performed at the same time each day as part of your regular routine. When it’s time to do your task, set your intention to be consciously present throughout the entire task. Do this by noticing how your body feels while performing the task: notice the movements that different parts of your body make as you carry out your task, notice any sensations you feel against your skin, notice things you can see, sounds you hear, or...

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Using Your 5 Senses To Self-Soothe

...your eyes closed – Listening to a guided meditation – Listen to nature outside Taste – Drinking tea with your eyes closed – Eat something sweet – Eat your meals without distraction Smell – Body lotions, perfumes, soaps – Scented candles, incense – Freshly baked foods – Fresh flowers Touch – Hug a soft pillow – Hold something fluffy – Feel play-doh or clay – Squeeze a...

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Tips For Adjusting To Motherhood

...r focus, but look after yourself too Allow Yourself Time to Rest and Recover Childbirth, whether you’ve had a vaginal birth or caesarian section, can be a physically intense experience (to say the least!) Although the female body has an incredible capacity to repair itself, it requires time, nourishment and rest to do so. Ensure you’re having regular meals, stay hydrated, and elicit help from other family members (especially when it comes to...

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Tips For Coping With Chronic Pain

...but you flurry of activity can have consequences. Wanting to be active while you have a reprieve from pain makes perfect sense, but over-exertion can cause pain and lead to periods of inactivity. Inactivity de-conditions the body – muscles are weakened and joints become tighter – which restricts movement and worsens your level of pain, starting the cycle all over again. So what’s the solution? Pacing with Pain The saying ‘slow and steady wins...

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Stress Less Travel Tips

...time away, but travelling to an unfamiliar place can also be stressful. International travel comes with a whole host of issues. There’s the stress of arranging flights and accommodation, the physical stress of flying on your body, and the feeling of being out of your comfort zone amongst different languages and unfamiliar cultural expectations. Fortunately, there are solutions to holiday stress. There’re things you can do before your...

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Are Unmet Needs Blocking You From Achieving Your Goals?

...ook at things more closely. A good way to increase your awareness of your needs is to learn to slow down, take a step back, and pay attention to your thoughts and feelings. Be present. Be mindful. Be aware of what your mind, body, and feelings are telling you. Observe them, ‘have’ them, but don’t act on them. Responding to your thoughts and feelings this way takes practice, but the benefits are less reactivity and more openness to your...

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