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The health professional-client harmony: Why your welfare depends on each other

As a health professional, you have an important role to fulfil in society. Your expertise and skills are much needed. However, the relationship you have with your clients is one of symbiosis. These two parties are interdependent for wellbeing and growth.

As an expert in the field of health and fitness, your mission is to satisfy the needs of your clients to your best ability while nurturing positive connections with them for your own benefit as well.

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How to balance workloads with workouts

Like everybody in modern civilisation, you are a busy person – right? There is work, traffic, household tasks, family and social responsibilities and endless other engagements. Understandably, sticking to a fitness regime is hard.

Moreover, for many of us, being “on the go” really means not going at all, but rather sitting still – in meetings; in front of a computer; in your car. Consequently, the busier our schedules get, the idler our bodies become, leaving us unhealthy and unhappy.

Unfortunately, the knowledge of this flaw in our culture does not change the fact that our lifestyles are subjected to it and we need to do what we can to stay fit in spite of it.

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The Diet Debate: Can you eat you way out of abdominal discomfort

All of us have suffered from a stomach sickness of some sort. Whether it is the more embarrassing gassy kind, bloating, heartburn, stomach cramps or even severe pain – everybody experiences abdominal discomfort from time to time. Our diet is directly related to our digestive health and consequently to our overall wellbeing, because let’s face it – cramps and crankiness go hand in hand and nobody with flatulence dares to be too friendly! If you are regularly experiencing tummy troubles, you might want to consider some dietary adjustments.

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Five fatal flaws that lead to new year’s fitness goal failure

We all know the story: Clouded by guilt and discomfort brought on by holiday bingeing and laziness (mixed with an ample amount of new year optimism) you set fitness goals for yourself come January the second. You aim high (or very low if you measure health and fitness in terms of kilograms). Then comes February. The end. Fast forward to next January…. Aaaand repeat!

So, why do new year’s fitness resolutions almost always fail? Yes, the colleague who brings muffins for the office every day and the general business of life are great scapegoats. Yet, the problem is mainly that we set ourselves up for failure by the way we make resolutions.

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Food for thought: Can the right foods make you smarter?

Clever food choices make for clever people. Every bite you take can either boost or bust your brainpower. Here’s how to munch your way to more marbles:

Fish out your faculties

Omega oils are optimal brain food and nothing provides a better bucketful of this superb nutrient than fatty fish. There are many fishes in the sea, but salmon, tuna, mackerel, herring and sardines fare especially well at waxing your wit. There truly is something fishy about cognitive health…

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Thinking on Your Feet: Exercise and Mental Health Fitness

We spend a lot of time exercising without realising the full beneficial effect on our brains. Equally, there are those who spend a lot of time doing nothing but keeping the couch warm without realising they could be developing the creeping condition of numbskull.

Bottom line (excuse pun) – it’s not just your body that needs that exercise, your brain needs the action, the movement, the concentration, and the motivated circulation of a healthy vascular system to keep it fresh and functioning in top gear.

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Breathing Your Way to Wellness

Breathing. We don’t often think about it, but we all do it, all the time, simply because we need to survive. There’s a difference between surviving and flourishing though, and the truth is that breathing properly makes a huge difference to our lives.

Before we delve into doing it right, it’s interesting to understand how our lungs actually work.

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Exercising a Healthy Pregnancy

When you’re pregnant, the last thing you usually feel like doing is working up a sweat. Between the sleepless nights, mood swings and morning sickness, it can be tough to motivate yourself to get moving. But, when you overcome your initial reluctance, you’ll discover that the benefits of being active make it well worth your while.

In the past, expectant mothers were advised to avoid exercise, and move as little as possible. Nowadays, however, the experts have found that it’s much better for moms-to-be to get moving. We all know that it’s good for our health and longevity to have some sort of movement routine, but it’s interesting to understand why exercising specifically while you’re pregnant is so important.

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Looking at Light: digital screens and the health of our eyes

Every year the number of people using a digital screen grows. In 2012 over 2 billion people were spending their day in front of a screen compared to only 3 million in 1990. This year the number of children using digital devices for a few hours a day will climb close to 80 million. Gradually we are becoming dependent on gadgets with screens – screens that emit light and into which we stare like mesmerised rabbits.

But we forget the two most important elements required for these screens to work at all – and these are our eyes. Computer screens have come a long way since the 1990s – and modern display screens are geared to affect our eyes as little as possible. However, that does not mean that if you spend all day glued to your computer screen, you are not going to suffer some unpleasant effects.

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Changing your shape: is it possible through exercise?

Probably eight out of ten women will tell you that they’re not entirely happy with their figures. Fatter women will long for slimness, while the skinny, boyish figure will long for a fuller, more curvy outline. But the fact of the matter is that not every woman can be the same shape – and although Hollywood may be peppered with those hour-glass figures, the real world has millions of women who fall into the categories of Pear-shaped and Apple-shaped.

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