Ask just about anyone what you need to do to stay healthy and they'll tell you 'exercise, eat well, don't drink too much alcohol'. It is rare that people suggest to 'make sure you get 8 hours sleep every night'.
Yet if you talk to any sleep scientist, they will tell you sleep is an overarching health factor that impacts all remaining aspects of our health. When you consider the impacts of sleep deprivation, even on a small level, it becomes clear that getting a good sleep is essential to living a healthy life.
Screen time is now an integral part of our lives from babies through to adults. Without laptops, smartphones, TVs, e-readers and computers life as we know simply wouldn’t exist.
Do you feel exhausted, but just can't seem to get the quality sleep you want and need? You're not alone. Research by the Sleep Health Foundation has found 33 - 45% of Aussies have poor sleep patterns, with lack of shuteye leading to fatigue, irritability, weight gain, low productivity and poor performance in the gym (and that's if you make it!)
Whether your goals are to increase your energy, find a healthy weight, get rid of sugar cravings or that 3pm energy slump and improve your skin or gut health, quitting sugar can have a positive impact on achieving these health goals. Naturopath and nutritionist Casey-Lee Lyons from Live Love Nourish shares with us how to successfully quit sugar with these simple and practical tips.
There are many components in our lives, in which make us tick, make us who we are and make us evolve, they govern our day to day lives, but how do we find the balance in them all?
We live in a world where being busy is a sign of success.
We glorify busyness and wear it like a badge of honour, telling everyone our hectic life story like it should win an academy award.
Blue light is everywhere, and it has both benefits and dangers. If you want protect yourself from digital harm, it’s worth knowing more about it.
These days, almost every job requires some form of computer use. And while standing desks, height adjustable chairs and gel-cushioned mouse pads have all become standard office equipment, the serious health risks of prolonged exposure to screens is being widely ignored.
Sleep deprivation can have serious consequences. So when the Sleep Health Foundation discovered 33-45% of Australian adults are sleeping poorly – with a quarter of all adults (26%) using the internet every night just before bed – they realised Australia was in the grip of a sleepiness epidemic.
As technology becomes ever more ingrained in our lives, our kids are using devices from the moment their small hands can grab them. Recent studies into the behavioural patterns of children have shown screen time only increases with age, leading scientists to wonder how young, developing eyes are impacted by all of these devices.
Some people experience blurred vision, dry eyes and headaches on a daily basis. It’s caused by digital eye strain – and it’s now a serious health issue.