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"Good health doesn’t happen naturally, it takes effort and dedication"

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"Good health doesn’t happen naturally, it takes effort and dedication."

Quote by Fay Karpouzis

Last Saturday I wrote an article published by the WHO that discussed the importance of prevention of chronic diseases. This week I will continue with that theme...

Over the last eleven years, during my post-graduate studies, I attended many conferences conducted by ACNEM (Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine ) and AIMA (Australasian Integrative Medical Association) and I have learnt a lot about lifestyle medicine.

Here is the take home message...

"Follow a low-stress lifestyle"

A low-stress lifestyle can be achieved by following some simple advice:-

  1. Include a low-stress diet into your life
  2. Avoid high-stress foods, drinks and activities
  3. Exercise daily
  4. Relax every day
  5. Rest and sleep effectively
  6. Educate yourself and your family
  7. Clean up your home environment from toxic chemicals and potential allergens

I will elaborate on each point over the next seven weeks.

As I stated previously, I am passionate about making a difference to the lives of children with ADHD. After attending a variety of medical conferences, what was affirmed to me, was that many lifestyle activities impact both the physical health of children with and without ADHD as well as their behaviour and learning.

And that is why I created the …

   “But why…?” Children’s Book Series.

As you may have gathered from my other blogs, the books cover the important areas of; nutrition, exercise, relaxation, sleep as well as learning, for children with and without ADHD.

The “But why…?” series uses the teddy bear characters, to encourage children to try a variety of healthy lifestyle activities every day!

The“But why…?” books are filled with simple, practical and fun ways to inspire both parents and children to make healthy lifestyle choices.

As you well know, when parents or carers make suggestions, children with ADHD have the tendency do the opposite!

So, why not let the teddy bears do the work for you!

Let them inspire your child to try a range of evidence-based healthy lifestyle activities!

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