Geelong Medical & Health Group News

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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10 Silent Signals You’re Too Stressed

April 16 2019

The occasional manic Monday is a fact of modern life. But if you’re under chronic stress—suffering a daily assault of stress hormones from a demanding job or a personal life in turmoil—symptoms may be subtler, says Stevan E. Hobfoll, PhD. If you experience any of the signs that follow, take some time out every day, he...

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10 Unexpected Reasons Why You’re Thirsty All the Time

March 21 2019

When you feel the need to chug a tonne of water, the reason why is usually clear: You haven’t been drinking enough of it. If you go really hard at the gym or spend lots of time sweating in the sun, you need to replenish the fluid you lose through sweat. Otherwise, you may experience...

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Why Am I Always Hungry?

March 4 2019

Your body relies on food for energy, so it’s normal to feel hungry if you don’t eat for a few hours. But if your stomach has a constant rumble, even after a meal, something could be going on with your health.”Polyphagia” is the medical term for extreme hunger, and it can be a sign that...

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Why Can’t I Sleep?

January 16 2019

Always exhausted? You’re not alone.   At least one-third of the adult population regularly suffers from significant sleep problems. Whether you struggle to fall asleep or can’t seem to stay that way, there’s a reason why the sleep you need is so elusive. Such as:  1. You check your phone before bed. Social media and...

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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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10 Foods For A Calmer Mind

October 20 2017

Stress and anxiety are nothing but an invitation to disaster, but did you know that what you eat can greatly affect the way you think and feel? Here are 10 foods that can help you develop a calmer mind so you can deal with stress better: 1. Chocolates Their anandamide content keeps the dopamine levels of the brain in check, thereby ensuring...

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Relaxed Breathing For Stress Relief

August 31 2017

Relaxation can help to relieve stress as it aids you to calm down. Anxiety will not be erased completely, but you will be able to deal with it once you’ve released the tension in your body and cleared your mind with troubles. All relaxation techniques combine breathing more deeply with relaxing the muscles. Try not...

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How Does Exercise Benefit Your Brain?

August 3 2017

Struggling with stress? Need an emotional lift? Then it’s time to get moving! A growing body of research shows that exercise boosts brain health, prevents cognitive decline, and improves memory. It also lifts your mood and balances emotions, leading to a better quality of life. Working out is one of the easiest, most effective ways...

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