We usually equate quitting smoking with the heart and lungs and how much it improves ours physically. While we've also looked at the mental aspects, what about other elements of the brain? You don't hear a lot about what smoking does to the brain and how you can repair cells after quitting cigarettes.… Continue reading
If someone called you beautiful today, would you believe them? There is an age-old saying that beauty is skin-deep. However, when you look in the mirror, your self-esteem is higher if you like what you see there. How you feel about yourself on the inside relates to how you look on the outside. Both perspectives are integral to your identity. We have blogged before on how smoking can damage...… Continue reading
If you don't think you can handle the conventional methods of quitting smoking, there are plenty of other slightly unusual things that you can try. The good news about quitting cigarettes is that there is no one way you have to do it. Some people find success by quitting cold turkey while others rely on certain aides to get the job done. The important thing is that you find what is right for...… Continue reading
Anyone who is a smoker and trying to quit knows that it isn't an overnight success. The cases when people quit cold turkey are exceptionally rare, so you should never get down on yourself when you find that you are having an extraordinarily difficult time kicking the bad habit. However, no matter how difficult the road, there are several things that you can do to make it easier in order to not...… Continue reading
We often blog about different ways that quitting smoking can improve your lifestyle. We offer advice about how to replace some feelings derived from the smoking action with other healthier habits (i.e. yoga, meditation, exercise, social activities, recreation, and travel). If you've read these lifestyle pieces in the past, you've always gotten that sense that you would like to do better for...… Continue reading
We can all be happier versions of ourselves by increasing our well-being. It's not uncommon for us to visit a public venue, such as a bar or a shopping mall, and to feel envious of people who "seem" to have it all. What we might not realize is that they're putting on a cheerful face, and their reality is radically different. Overall, we could be more content than they are, but we've caught...… Continue reading
Certainly, when anyone stops smoking there are a wealth of physical benefits that come along with this healthy lifestyle choice. According to the Australian Government Department of Health, after just 20 minutes after your last cigarette, your heart rate will slow down and your blood pressure will decrease. Within a week, your lungs will start the natural cleansing process and within 2 to 5...… Continue reading
While we all know smoking does numerous bad things for our health, sometimes you'll hear about things fitting somewhere in the middle of real and myth. One particularly health aspect to smoking you've probably heard about is Smoker's Face, which you can describe in various ways.… Continue reading
You may equate smoking mostly with physical ailments and by that improving those conditions once quitting cigarettes. What we don't see enough of is discussions about the mental aspects of smoking and related functions with smoking cessation.… Continue reading
Having access to all the high-tech equipment of any one of Australia's 3,400 gyms, health clubs and fitness centers is great. But what about those times when you don’t have an hour or more to go there for a formal workout – but still are yearning for a bit of a workout?
According to cancer.org you might have a lot of pent-up energy while trying to quit and stay tobacco-free.
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“Simply put, meditation techniques are tools for knowing, shaping and liberating the mind. In the same way that cardio or weight-training helps you cultivate a healthy, strong, and flexible body, meditation practice helps you cultivate a healthy, strong, and flexible mind. It also give you access to a subtle level of awareness (your own inner wisdom), from which you’re able to perceive...
Did you know … that yoga is Australia’s fastest growing fitness activity? As of June 2016, one in ten Australians (age 14+) practice yoga. In fact, these days there are more Australians practicing yoga, than there are Australians playing soccer, cricket, golf or tennis. Whether it means fifteen minutes at home before heading off for work; or a class at a local gym or recreation center; ongoing...… Continue reading
Not everyone is the gym type. The Australian Health Department, though, has published a report relating that almost 70 percent of Australian adults were sedentary or did not exercise enough. The latest information was from the years 2011-2012. The Australian Heart Foundation found that Australian women over the age of 15 led a more sedentary lifestyle, and they were mostly from New South...… Continue reading
Whatever your goal may be, and its associated motivation, now the question is: Will this seed take root, blossom and bear fruit? Will your resolve translate into action, and then gain momentum as an ongoing habit?
Here are some tips to help you achieve your goals:… Continue reading
Of the various factors that contribute to our overall quality of life, the quality of the air we breathe must certainly be counted as one of the most important. With every inhalation, we provide our body with life-sustaining oxygen – which makes its way from our lungs into our bloodstream; and from there to every organ, tissue, and cell.… Continue reading
Living a healthy and happy life is something every Australian should want, yet achieving this goal is sometimes a life-long struggle. While there are many factors involved in achieving this goal, there are some simple and effective ways that Australians can focus on in their efforts. In this regard, let's discuss 4 ways Australians can live healthier and happier lives.… Continue reading
We all know that stopping smoking is perhaps the single biggest thing you can do to reduce your risk of getting cancer. We welcome you to download our free stop smoking checklist to see if you're ready.
Also, by implementing a healthy and cancer-conscious lifestyle and adopting a few simple habits, you can significantly reduce your risk of...… Continue reading