Geelong Medical & Health Group News

R U OK? Day Is Thursday, 9 September

September 9 2021

Are they really OK? Ask them today. Do you know how the people in your world are really going? Life’s ups and downs happen to all of us. So chances are someone you know might be struggling. Your genuine support can make a difference whatever they are facing, big or small. So, don’t wait until someone’s visibly...


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14 Tips for Creating a Self-Care Routine to Nourish Your Body and Soul

September 11 2019

There’s a lot of chatter around self-care these days, and the term has come to mean so much more than spa days and yoga classes. For some people, it may mean shopping, getting to the gym, having morning meditations, eating chocolate, or reading a book. The point is to do something for you-anything that leaves...


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5 Simple Ways to Avoid an Afternoon Slump

August 20 2019

Your last sip of coffee was hours ago, and now your eyelids are drooping. Before you reach for the chocolate or head for the vending machines, wake up! There are better ways to prevent afternoon exhaustion than a sugary treat you’ll quickly regret that you had. While most of us can’t pause for a nap,...


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Stress Less In 60 Seconds!

July 22 2019

Experts share their quickest stress-relief tips – because everyone has a minute to spare! Pull out a calming photograph Whether it’s palm trees on a beach or your adorable new puppy, looking at something pretty does effect changes in the brain. It either brings us back to the present moment or distracts us by taking...


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11 Delicious Foods To Help You Stress Less

July 17 2019

Fill up your shopping list with these foods to soothe and calm the second brain in your gut. Salmon “Omega-3 fatty acids found in foods like fish, nuts and seeds help maintain the health of the brain’s cell membranes and assist the transmission of ‘feel-good chemicals’ like dopamine and serotonin,” explains nutritionist Natalie Parletta, PhD....


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9 Foods That May Help Save Your Memory

April 23 2019

Experts are quick to point out that Alzheimer’s is not a normal part of ageing. But it’s also true that the majority of people who have the disease are over the age of 65. While healthy eating can lower your risk of diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease, it’s not yet clear if that’s true for Alzheimer’s disease as...


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5 Quick Tricks to Boost Your Memory Today

March 5 2019

If your memory’s not what it used to be, the fix may be easier than you think. “There are simple ways to expand your working memory to help you live more successfully,” says brain expert Ruth Curran. Here are five memory tricks you can test out right away. Be a creature of habit Good organisation and memory...


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20 Easy Ways to Manage Christmas Stress

December 7 2018

Christmas a festive and joyous time of year, but it can also be incredibly stressful, especially if you have a long list of to-dos and a social calendar packed with parties and festive gatherings. If you’re overwhelmed just thinking about it, we’ve got words for you: You can do this! The key is to plan...


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Essential Nutrients For Strong Mental Health

January 1 2018

Eat well to protect one of the most important organs in your body: Your brain. You know you need calcium for strong bones and fiber for a healthy digestive tract. There are also nutrients you need for a strong brain, according to research published in The Lancet Psychiatry. “Nutrition is as important to psychiatry as it...


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