Health coaching is a relatively new approach to health care that is often misunderstood. In many ways, it is easier to answer this question by firstly understanding what health coaching isn’t.[Read more…] about What is health coaching?
There’s no denying it: we are living in challenging times.
If, like me, you’re based in Melbourne, the recent announcement of Lockdown 2.0 was a rude wake-up call. One minute we were ramping up to go back to our ‘normal’ lives, and the next minute we’re digging out our sewing machines to fashion face-masks for the next six weeks.[Read more…] about Managing your stress levels during isolation
What’s the connection between hormones and mental health? How do our hormonal changes affect our emotional wellbeing? And what are some ways we can nurture positive mental health? To answer all these questions and more, Jo Roberts of Jean Hailes recently spoke to Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre, Jayashri Kulkarni AM.[Read more…] about How hormones impact mental health
We often try to pack a lot into our day; we race around, ticking things off our to-do list so we can rest easy and relax at night.
But what if we took a moment for being, rather than doing? Does it pay to slow down and focus on the present moment? [Read more…] about Being present in a fast-paced world
For many women, the menopause years are often met with physical, emotional and mental changes. And often, just as you are navigating the tricky symptoms of hot flushes, night sweats or increased anxiety levels, you are greeted by another unwelcome visitor: weight gain. [Read more…] about Midlife weight gain: what’s really going on
Research has shown that having the right gut microbes can reduce the risk of heart disease – if you’re a mouse. Now, our latest study, published in the European Heart Journal, shows that this might be true for humans, too. By Ana Valdes, University of Nottingham