How to Get Better Sleep
How to get better sleep

How to Get Better Sleep

Getting enough high-quality sleep improves your mood, energy and productivity levels, promotes heart health and our immune system. Not to mention how refreshed you feel after a solid night of zzz’s. But sometimes good sleep evades us.Poor sleep is often the first sign of stress or anxiety. Making simple ‘sleep hygiene’ changes to your daytime routine and bedtime habits can…

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Sleep and Weight Management
Sleep and Weight Management

Sleep and Weight Management

If you are struggling to lose weight despite a healthy diet and exercising regularly you might be missing one key ingredient – sleep. Research studies show that hitting the sack for a solid seven to nine hours is just as important as hitting the gym when it comes to weight loss. Let’s take a look…Hormone changesLack of sleep changes our…

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Sleep and Athletic Performance
Sleep and Athletic Performance

Sleep and Athletic Performance

Sleep is essential for general health and wellbeing.The more we learn, the more we realise that increased sleep duration and quality is associated with better performance in sport and life. The National Sleep Foundation recommends adults get between 7-9 hours of sleep each day for optimal health (1). But it's not clear exactly how much sleep athletes need. It's been suggested…

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The Different Stages of Sleep
The Different Stages of Sleep

The Different Stages of Sleep

Many of us think of sleep as a time when the mind and body shut down, but in fact, what happens when our head hits the pillow is quite the opposite. Sleep is a dynamic process – our brain changes its state many times as we pass through the five stages of sleep in approximately 90-minute cycles. The first four…

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Stay well this winter – Top 5 Tips to Surviving the Cold and Flu Season
Top 5 Tips to Surviving the Cold and Flu Season

Stay well this winter – Top 5 Tips to Surviving the Cold and Flu Season

With the cooler weather setting in, the cold and flu season is upon us. There’s nothing worse than getting sick, especially right before a key event! Here are our Top Five Tips for looking after your immune system and staying well this winter.1. Get your 2 fruit and 5 veggie serves in each dayVitamins and minerals are important for a…

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