Category: Wellbeing

How to overcome negative self-criticism

Johanna Rumphorst Overcoming negative thinking is a huge challenge for many of us, especially in these times of constant uncertainty. However, it is also the perfect time for change, to stop limiting your own thoughts and start to be your own hype person instead of bringing yourself down. Luckily, there are many tips and tricks that you can do to avoid negative thought patterns. Did you ever hear about the wonder woman pose to feel more motivated? It is proven that you just need to stand in a hero position for 2 minutes to feel less stressed and anxious...

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Workout Supplements: What to Know

Nicholas Grant We regularly hear about different fitness supplements, often plugged by celebrities on social media. However, it’s important to know their true effects on your body, and whether these substances will help you achieve full-body health. To help, we have received professional advice from Emma Clegg, a practicing naturopath and member of the Naturopaths and Herbalists Association Australia. Protein Powder Protein powders are undoubtedly some of the most familiar supplements, and typically associated with ‘gym rats.’ “Protein is essential for muscle recovery,” Emma says. Protein shakes are easy ways to consume more protein, although Emma reinforces that they...

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Crystals: Why Do We Love Them?

Isabella Ross In times of turmoil, we often seek comfort from a range of sources whether it is spiritual, religious, familial or just relaxing and healing. One source of comfort for many is crystals, known for their restorative energy and calming nature. Even though some may raise their eyebrows when it comes to perceptions of crystal energy, others will find peace and positivity – each to their own! Rose Quartz The stone of love, rose quartz is a pink stone known for its compassionate qualities and encouragement of unconditional love. So, whether you are going through heartbreak or loss...

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Influence of Social Media on Mental Health

Dipti Singh, In a world where we feel more connected than ever, is this online phenomenon accountable for various mental health problems? Sometimes you check your phone just to see the time, weather or to read the latest news and realise that you are thoughtlessly stuck on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter in infinite scrolling. Social media is such an enormous part of our lives, but have you ever thought of how it affects your emotional well-being in particular? People use social media to communicate and develop connections with others, but sometimes we can also face cyberbullying, trolls, negative comparisons,...

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Healthy Gums for a Healthy Life

Research continues to show that people with periodontal disease (gum disease) are at greater risk of developing heart disease and other health problems. Periodontal disease is a serious bacterial disease that destroys the attachment fibres and supporting bone that hold teeth in place. As bacteria build up around teeth, classic signs of infection occur (redness, swelling and bleeding). Once infection occurs, the gums begin to separate from the teeth forming pockets. As the disease process continues, the pockets deepen and more supporting attachment fibres are lost until eventually the teeth may fall out. Approximately 20% of adults between 20...

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