Chasing dopamine and the lost art of deep work with Dr Kristy Goodwin Are your workplace technology tools making you more productive? The digital tools that we use in the workplace such as emails, social media platforms and project management software are designed to enhance our output and productivity. Or at least, that’s … Read more
It is no secret, sitting for prolonged periods is NOT good for us. With phrases like ‘sitting is the new smoking’ being used in the media, it’s important to really understand the key issues and be able to make informed decisions about how to look after ourselves at home and the workplace. In 2015, I … Read more
by Edwina McDonald So you’ve managed to drop a few kilograms – well done! You may be finding now however the weight loss has stabilised. Below are 10 tips to help you beat the weight loss plateau and reach your ideal healthy body weight! 10 Tips to Help You Beat the Weight Loss Plateau … Read more
Recent research into this space suggest that an attachment to your smart phone is similar to other addictions and it involves the dysregulation of dopamine. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that regulates the brain’s reward centre. In other words, it motivates people to do things they think they will be rewarded for doing. Every time you get an email through your phone, there is a little elevation in dopamine that says you might have something that’s compelling. You don’t know what the email is, who it’s from, when you’re going to get it and that’s why you have to keep checking your phone. Can you see the problem here?
Living healthier is often just a matter of changing a few simple lifestyle habits: getting more exercise, eating healthier, not stressing the little stuff. This is often easier to say then do when combined with a busy work week and a full social calendar! However we have an article and offer that will ensure your 2015 is a healthy one! Edwina McDonald, Pinnacle Health Group’s Dietitian and Nutrionist, gives you practical and achievable ways of changing your daily habits to keep you healthy and fit.