The latest Jean Hailes national magazine edition is out, featuring a range of health issues relevant to Australian women. The magazine is free and this issue focuses on Making Time for You and the importance of caring for our physical, psychological and emotional needs.
With input from the Foundation’s range of medical, allied health and health educators, each article offers up to date information that is both fresh and evidence-based.
Features in the latest edition include:
Great expectations – the pressure of living up to our own, and other people’s, expectations. Why does it always seem that we’re the ones strugging, and that somewhere out there are women who manage to do it all perfectly. Who are these ‘super’ women who seem to have it all anyway? Most of us who are juggling work, family, housework, relationships, friends, cooking etc, generally feel like we’re treading water just to keep afloat. Psychologist Dr Mandy Deeks believes that having unrealistic expectations is a big issue for many women, along with poor self-esteem and body image and not enough time in the day for ‘me’. She also answers some of the most freqently asked questions on this topic.
Reasons for eating – learning to identify why we eat, other than for hunger. What to eat – or not eat – is something that affects each of us every single day. We don’t just eat because we’re hungry of course. Sometimes we eat for pleasure, comfort, control or simply out of boredom or habit. Eating is much more than just a physical need; there’s also the psychological urge that needs to be satisfied.
Psychologist Gillian Needleman explains that eating can temporarily relieve stress and even create a sense of physical fullness that feels comforting. Learn about mindful eating – using all your senses to be totally aware of what you’re doing and the reason/s for it. In this way you become more in tune with what you’re eating, the quality of the food and, importantly, the quantity.
Tired of being tired – with our busy lifestyles is it any wonder we’re all so run down? GP Dr Vivienne Whitechurch sees women every day who are battling fatigue. They feel tired, worn out, exhausted, drained, rundown, lethargic and lack energy. This common ailment can have a huge effect on quality of life for many people and there are a range of causes including lifestyle, psychological, work issues and even medical conditions can affect how tired you feel. Naturopath Sally Mathrick runs through her best fatigue fighting tips, including a range of physical and emotional advice.
To download your free copy of the magazine visit the website www.jeanhailes.org.au