Five Fatigue Fighters

Feeling tired all the time? Cant seem to get enough sleep? Here are my Five Fatigue Fighters: Fatigue seems to be coming a major health issue among the people I speak with the majority of them saying that upon waking, they feel tired. The Victorian government estimates that 1.5 million Australians see their doctor each year complaining of fatigue and that’s why I’ve decided to write this post on fatigue to provide you with some simple tips and tricks that may help you overcome fatigue. *If you are chronically fatigued and seem to have to energy for your daily activities please go and see a medical professional as it may be something more serious than what the below targets*   1. Staying hydrated; This for me is the biggest factor when it comes to fighting fatigue because its importance is always overlooked. It’s estimated that the average Australian drinks only … Read More

The power of rest for optimum health

A balance between work and rest is vital for optimum health. Find out the dangers of overworking and a few useful tips to avoid burnout. Winter is in full swing with rainy cold weather and finally, some snow on the mountains. It’s also flu season and the time of year when many of us start getting run down from working too hard and training. The result? You get sick, which forces you to postpone training until you recover. To continue to get fit for summer, resting is probably not the first thing that comes to mind. It’s true that becoming healthy and fit involves work. It involves lots of effort and sweat and determination. But it’s just as important to take the time to rest and relax. Your body needs enough rest for recovery and to reduce the chances of getting sick. To reach your goals it’s important to balance … Read More

Cortisol: key to health and weight loss

Cortisol is sometimes referred to as the ‘master’ hormone, as it’s a powerful hormone necessary for life. But if optimum levels are not maintained in the body, it has the ability to wreak havoc on our body’s fragile endocrine balance. The result? Your health will suffer. What is cortisol? Cortisol is a hormone produced in the adrenal glands. It’s primary functions are to: regulate the increase of blood sugar through gluconeogenesis (the breakdown of non-carbohydrates to glucose) suppress the immune system aid with fat, protein, and carbohydrate metabolisms decrease bone formation help to manage our stress response. Stress management Cortisol helps us to function during times of stress in our lives. When the stress levels go up, cortisol kicks in and delivers help. Cortisol helps us with a quick burst of energy, our memory sharpens, and our sensitivity to pain decreases. These are all natural and important functions of cortisol and … Read More