Wednesday, 24 November, is Go Home on Time Day , an initiative of The Australian Institute., based on recent research that confirms work is getting in the way of many people living their lives the way they want to. The study found that because of the time spent at work: One in two Australians are prevented from spending enough time with family One in two Australians are prevented from doing physical exercise One in three Australians are prevented from eating healthy meals One in four Australians are too busy to go to the doctor when they probably should Go Home
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Yesterday the most interesting thing happened. I work with a corporate client on Wednesdays and they were having a “Safety Week” event that included information from Weight Watchers and one of the leading health funds. As part of the health fund “station” there was a machine that measures whether you are standing evenly across both feet. I thought it would be fun to find out if I stand evenly. I had to wait my turn and while waiting I tried out this other machine that reads body weight, body fat % and BMI. The machine looks like a set of
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You have created your exercise goals and you have a plan for exercising, here are the tried and tested ways of staying engaged with your exercise plan. You have heard these before: exercise with a friend find a coach work with a personal trainer join a team sport do something you really enjoy make a date with yourself so it is always in your diary You already know that if you implement one or all of these your chances of sticking with your plan will improve. In addition here is what I have discovered to be true for myself; it
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The Corporate Wellness Magazine Winter 2010 edition has printed one of my articles as part of their Cover Story on Motivation. The article includes my 3 step”don’t think so much” process for staying motivated and committed to what you have promised yourself. As an example Don’t think about it. Just do not think about it and allow yourself to do what needs to be done.  If you do think about then immediately remind yourself of the benefits of what you are doing. Just start doing something, even if just a small part of the whole. As an example, I exercise
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