A new week brings new opportunities and achievements 💪
Start your week by making a list of the things that you want to achieve. These should be tasks that are realistic and can be done with a little motivation. At the end of the week reflect back on your list and congratulate yourself with all the achievements you have had.
Getting a simple check of your blood pressure and heart can help to diagnose and treat heart disease, which is one of Australia’s largest health problems.
To reduce your risk of heart disease be sure to live an active and healthy lifestyle, including physical exercise, on the recommendation of your doctor, having a balanced and healthy diet and maintaining a healthy weight.
For your own assessment please pop by and see me in clinic.
Each day 50 Australians needlessly die of smoking related diseases.
Quitting before the age of 30 reduces your risk of lung cancer by 90% compared to someone who continues to smoke throughout their life.
After 15 years of not smoking, your stroke risk has reduced to close to that of a person who has never smoked and within 2-5 years of quitting, your risk of getting a heart attack and stroke also drops significantly.
Help is available from your local GP, your pharmacist and the Quitline.
Don’t be part of the statistic, make a change today. 🚭
During my working week I spend a lot of time dealing with mental health concerns. From anxiety, to depression to eating disorders amongst many others. Mental health is a serious and real issue. One in five Australians aged 16-85 experience a mental illness in any year. Often people may be too shy or worried about judgment to come forward and seek help, however, there is ample support if you need it. Your general practitioner can facilitate psychological therapy sessions, medication or even just regular support, because a problem shared is a problem halved.
If you or someone you know is struggling please pop by and see me in clinic for further help.
Unless you use it in a positive manner. It’s very easy to dwell on past experiences and ruminate about what could have or should have been done. Rather than spending your precious effort on this, use this energy to think about what you have learned and how you could overcome this in future. By doing this, not only will you learn to grow as a person but you’ll also be stronger.