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Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer's disease (Alzheimer's) is characterised by gradual degeneration of the brain, typically beginning with short-term memory loss that progresses to full incapacity and withdrawal from society. Alzheimer's affects some 6% of people over 65, becoming more common as we age so that over 20% of those over 75 have Alzheimer's. NOTE FOR CLARITY: Dementia [...]

By |2019-09-10T12:29:23+00:00Sep 10th, 2019|Coping with Life, Features|0 Comments

Eating disorders

Eating disorders are mental disorders characterised by abnormal eating patterns that impact physical and or mental health. There is quite a bit of misunderstanding so let's take a look at the most common conditions here... Anorexia nervosa - this is perhaps the "classical" eating disorder where the patient eats extremely little food and becomes [...]

By |2019-08-27T09:30:12+00:00Aug 27th, 2019|Coping with Life|0 Comments

Dodging depression

Depression is a very common mental illness, affecting some 3-5% of the population at any one time - it's thought that 1 in 5 of us will experience at least one episode of significant depression in our lifetimes. Employers and health insurers are acutely aware of the cost of depression, which is becoming one [...]

By |2019-07-30T14:44:16+00:00Jul 30th, 2019|Coping with Life|0 Comments

Why is lifestyle change so hard?

We all want to be well, or more well. Perhaps it's more exercise, better sleep, less alcohol, losing weight, coping with stress more effectively, quitting smoking, or something else. But we all have that list in our heads, you know, the "I'd be really well if I could change xxxyyyzzz" list. But we have [...]

When you’re worried about someone…

It might be a friend, a work colleague, a family member, a life-partner, or almost anybody you know fairly well - so what do you do when you're worried about someone's wellbeing? This might be someone who is stressed, anxious, depressed or even suicidal. It could be a health issue like drug-abuse, smoking, obesity, [...]

By |2018-08-30T10:09:20+00:00Aug 27th, 2018|Coping with Life|0 Comments

Office Wellness

We all want to be well, or at least more-well. We all work (well, most of us work). We all work at an office (well, mostly anyway). And here we find challenges: unhealthy food options, sitting, stress, no fresh air, no sunlight, and more. Work life, especially office-based work life, is often seen as [...]

By |2018-06-29T08:44:49+00:00Jun 29th, 2018|Coping with Life, Features|0 Comments

Comfort eating – moods & food

Do you run for that chocolate whenever you feel the world doesn’t love you? You could be a comfort-eater. What is comfort eating, how do you know you have it and how do you make sure it doesn’t affect your healthy eating goals? What is comfort or stress or emotional eating? Comfort eating or stress eating [...]

Headache: Need to Know

Headache is a universal ailment: we all get headaches at some time. There are many different causes for headache. Common causes are: Tension headache - caused by stress and anxiety and tiredness; can be quite severe and felt over any area of the head & neck (neck stiffness is quite common). Migraine - very [...]

By |2018-03-20T09:24:00+00:00Mar 20th, 2018|Coping with Life, Features|0 Comments

Decisions Decisions

Making decisions can be hard. The best choice is not always clear. So we delay. Or pause. Or consider. Or reconsider. Or procrastinate. In so many areas of our lives. So often. Does this sound familiar? Is it a problem? What has it got to do with wellness? Uncertainty is the enemy When it comes to stress [...]

By |2018-01-29T10:07:54+00:00Jan 29th, 2018|Coping with Life, Features|0 Comments

Mindfulness

Mindfulness is perhaps THE word in wellness right now. Everywhere you look/read/go people are talking about it. There are courses, coaches, books, videos and more. What's it all about? The now, only the now Mindfulness is about being focussed on the present (rather than the past or the future). Meditation and similar techniques can be [...]

By |2018-01-22T11:32:43+00:00Jan 17th, 2018|Coping with Life, Features|0 Comments