Congratulations you’ve made it through the week, you might be thinking it’s time to celebrate, let your hair down and have a drink or two?
But wait 🚫 before you grab that glass, did you know that Australian’s are drinking more than they were last year. Long term use of excess alcohol can cause a multitude of health risks, ranging from high blood pressure, heart disease, cancer, weakened immune system, memory problems and mental health issues just to name a few.
It is recommended that healthy men and women drink no more than 10 standard drinks a week and no more than 4 in one day.
So maybe switch that glass to a juice instead or perhaps an alcohol free alternative.
It’s so easy to fall into a downward spiral of negativity which can often be hard to break. This week I challenge you to make a note of one positive thing that you’ve achieved or have done. By doing this, it allows you the chance to reflect and commend yourself on your progress giving you more encouragement to continue.
My positive achievement today was that I took a long walk, what’s yours?
Now that spring is in full swing the UV index is climbing up. Always make sure you avoid the sun at its peak from 10am - 3pm and wear sun lotion and sunnies 😎 Be sure to look out for changes to your moles such as a change in size, shape and colour and whether they are itchy or bleeding. If so, be sure to pop in and see your local doctor for a full skin check.
In this episode I go through the possible causes of tiredness and how to fix them.
Accounting for almost 1.5% of all presentations to the family doctor, the feeling of being tired all the time is certainly very common. There are a multitude of reasons why, but it is important for the medical doctor to elicit any ‘red flag’ symptoms, such as, a new onset of tiredness in an otherwise well elderly person, abnormal bleeding, shortness of breath and fever just to name a few. Commonly tiredness may be related to non-organic causes, such as poor sleep, feeling low in mood or being stressed. In other circumstances, it may be related to a deficiency such as a vitamin deficiency. Other reasons include underlying medical conditions, such as diabetes or a thyroid disturbance. More worryingly it may be caused by sinister causes such as an undiagnosed cancer. There are many causes of tiredness of which this list is not exhaustive, however, if you yourself do suffer from tiredness, it is worthwhile speaking with your medical doctor for a full check up.
Having a healthy balanced diet with regular exercise can be a great way to combat tiredness that is not related to any underlying medical condition.
I hope you enjoy the workout and as always if you have any questions or comments please drop me in a line.