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New Years Resolutions

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New year, new me or so the saying goes. We’re a week into the new year and with that the resolutions people set to improve themselves are in the forefront of their minds. The gyms are filled with people all with good intentions but then within a few months the numbers trickle down. People are making a conscious effort to eat healthy but then life will get in the way, and they will find themselves reverting to old eating habits. Then there’s the random resolutions people set; stay in contact with friends and family more, learn how to do a particular skill or finally finish that DIY project that’s been sitting staring at you for the past year.

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Eating Disorders Explained

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Over 1 million Australians suffer with an eating disorder but less than a quarter of those will receive the support they need. Eating disorders don’t discriminate and aren’t just a well-off white girl issue as many people first assume, with people from a variety of cultural backgrounds suffering from eating disorders and 37% of those suffering with eating disorders identifying as male.

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Diet and Mental Health

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It’s not that hard to draw the links between diet and mental health. When we go on junk food binges, we don’t feel the greatest afterwards both mentally and physically, but when we eat healthily our moods are stable, we’re able to concentrate better and we just feel great overall. That isn’t to say we shouldn’t indulge or treat ourselves, but we should also be aware of what we are eating and how it will impact our mental health. Last week we looked at gut health and mental health and it seems natural to look at diet and mental health.  We often hear the saying you are what you eat so how can we be mentally stable with our diet?

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Gut Health and Mental Health

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Trust your gut, listen to your gut and what’s your gut feeling about this. Are all sayings that make no sense when you think about it. I mean what kind of impact can the gut have on our thoughts and feelings? Well, a lot more than we realised with it being said that our digestive system is our second brain and can impact us more than we first thought. But how does our gut health impact our brain and can improving our gut health help our mental health?

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Mental Health Myths: Do Particular Lifestyle Changes Really Make That Much of an Impact on Your Mental Health? Looking at: Celery Juice, Nuts, Chocolate, Meditation, Yoga and Sunshine

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The final post in this series is all about the environmental impacts, looking at food, drink and exercise and whether certain additions to your diet and lifestyle can improve your mental health for the better. Do they really help with your mental health or is it that our lives are so busy that when we finally get a chance to do nothing, we get this sense of relief?

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