It is said that the society we live in today runs on gears well-oiled by coffee – the drink that has become the modern-day workers’ drug. This analogy mocks the predominance of work today and how it appears to have taken over all remnants of our personal lives. Even so, achieving a balance between one’s career and one’s personal life – be it building a family, friendships or achieving personal goals – is not an unrealistic goal to strive for in the face of seemingly overwhelming odds.
Unfortunately, the odds can be particularly demanding. With the globalisation of economic activity and the increased integration of the labour force, there is an undeniable strain on all workers. Job competition on a global scale is perceived as a threat to increasing one’s work productivity or facing the dreaded O-word – outsourcing. Pressure on this scale takes a toll on workers, and it …
Feeling a little slow moving even though we just got out of bed after adequate hours of sleep. Stresses and lifestyle changes and the body still has not caught up with you yet? Feeling fuzzy, cold, headaches and just cannot seem to concentrate at all? You just could be suffering from adrenal fatigue.
Your adrenal glands are a vital part of life as they help you handle all kinds of stress. They are part of the endocrine system and play an essential role in our health.
These glands sit above the kidneys where they have that vital role in the body. They produce over 50 hormones that are required for life. These hormones include adrenaline, progesterone and cortisol. The adrenal glands are responsible for numerous functions we need to live and maintain health.
What exactly is adrenal fatigue
Adrenal fatigue is a medical condition in which the adrenal glands cannot …
As busy mums we need to have good time management skills in order to keep our family life calm and comfortable. Here are my top 12 time management tips (plus some bonus tips!) .
Tip #1 – Don’t turn your computer on until you have done your chores for the day. How many times have you gotten online quickly to check your email only to find yourself still sitting at the computer 2 hours later?
Tip #2 – Cook two meals at a time, eat one and freeze the other. It’s no harder to cook a double batch than a single batch and you will feel so good knowing there is always something in the freezer for the days that just don’t go to plan.
Tip #3 – Do a load of washing in the evening so it can be hung out early in the morning. This is especially good …
Leading by example is one of the best ways parents can create healthy habits for children. If we want our children to develop healthy habits, we have to lead a lifestyle the whole family is involved in.
How to create healthy habits for children:
Turn the TV off – children tend to sit in front of the tv as long as their parents will allow. This can go on for literally hours, day after day. Inactivity can lead to obesity in children since they tend to eat and drink while watching tv. Obesity can lead to health problems later in life and even at a tender age. Have rules set for how much tv viewing is allowed and start this as soon as your children are old enough to watch tv?
Share meals – meals aren’t just for eating, but for sharing family time together. You can greatly influence a …
1. Less screen time. Children these days tend to sit in front of the television playing video games, sometimes for hours on end! Make sure your child is getting enough time outside to play and have fun outdoors. This also allows your children to get the exercise and vitamin D they need.
2. Serve nourishing food. You are responsible for what your child eats. Try and keep healthy food stocked in the fridge and pantry instead of junk food and snacks. Aim for 3 regular meals a day – making sure you include lots of protein in your child’s diet to support their growth and development. Avoid sugary cereals for breakfast and instead opt for something wholesome like oatmeal, toast with eggs and avocado, or a reheated meal from the night before if that’s something they’d enjoy (try not to be too prescriptive about …