Tagged: movement

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How to de-stress your desk (and everything else!) to improve energy, productivity and wellbeing

How often do we sit at our work desks feeling our energy evaporate, our productivity tumble and our sense of well-being vanish as the day goes on? I know I do… all too frequently! And whether we’re in an office environment, or work from home, a desk-based job doesn’t lend...

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Stress Awareness Week – 8 tips for better control

  “Stress is not a state of mind… it’s measurable and dangerous, and humans can’t seem to find their off-switch” – Neurobiologist Robert Sapolsky in the documentary Stress: Portrait of a Killer.   The International Stress Awareness Week (5 – 9 November) highlights the impact that chronic stress has on...

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Physical activity and breast cancer prevention

THE ROLE OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND EXERCISE IN BREAST CANCER PREVENTION Breast cancer is now one of the most common cancers worldwide and research evidence on the impact of physical activity and exercise on breast cancer is clear: regular exercise can reduce our risk of breast cancer – particularly post-menopausal...

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Play on! 7 Health Benefits of Play – At Any Age!

To selectively quote William Shakespeare: “Play on… and give me excess of it!” We adults think play is just for kids, right? Wrong, wrong, WRONG!! And that’s our problem… My friend and founder of Primal Play, Darryl Edwards says: “play can be confusing for us adults; it is either seen...

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Testimonial: How Nutrition & Lifestyle Coaching Helped Julie

I was recommended to Izabella for Nutrition and Lifestyle Coaching by a close friend of mine who had worked with her previously on diet and lifestyle changes. At the stage of reaching out to Izabella I was drained, exhausted and just doing a days’ work was an achievement.  So, I...

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Get Off Your Butt At Work And Take Your Mind For A Walk!

Walking, as opposed to sitting or standing, “will almost certainly result in increased feelings of pleasant energy. And that’s true whether you expect this to occur or not.” – Jeff Miller, Ph.D., Visiting Professor of Psychology,  Saint Xavier University. In a series of intriguing studies, Miller and coauthor Zlatan Krizan, Ph.D showed that, the...