31 July Healthy Living by DOING different things July 31, 2014By Oscar Chaffey nsw 0 Author: Keerthana Urmise, 2nd year trainee Date: 31/07/2014 Take a minute to think about the people you know whom you consider to be really active and creative. Chances are they have had quite broad experiences in their lives and exposed themselves to a wide range of stimuli. A creative mind desires three mantras: new challenges, exercise and a healthy diet. At least once a week, challenge yourself to do something you wouldn’t normally do See a genre film that you would not normally gravitate to Attend a public lecture on a topic you know nothing about it Try cooking a meal you have never cooked before Randomly select a short course to attend Maintaining exercise and making habits stick Recruit social support: Find a partner who will support your effort to reduce or eliminate some undesirable habits. Record your activity: Write down how much time you spent exercising, or how far you walked. Use a pedometer. Make no excuses: If you’re tired, try walking for five minutes and see how you feel after that. Find a variety of activities you enjoy: Walk, cycle, swim, tennis, weights, yoga, gym classes, dance classes etc. Reward yourself: Decide on a monthly goal and when you get there, reward yourself appropriately. Enjoy your food Try to eat a rainbow of fruits and vegetables, carbs and whole grains, and healthy fats. Eat with others whenever possible. Take time to chew your food and enjoy mealtimes. Listen to your body. Eat breakfast, and eat smaller meals throughout the day. Habits generally develop when you schedule behaviours at specific times and on a regular basis which suits your lifestyle. Developing a habit- especially when it comes to replacing unhealthy behaviours with more desirable routines- is enhanced when the new habit attached to a value and linked to a specific time or place. Related Posts Transitioning from Clinician to (aspiring) Health Manager As a clinician, things are to a degree ordered and linear – there is cause and effect - disease A causes symptom B – Intervention C treats symptom B and cures disease A. I found in this new world of management, things are more complex and ambiguous – everything is connected and everything has consequences. It took me a while to truly understand that we never really have all the information and our best judgement is the best we can do. Interview with Dr Elizabeth West Excerpts of an interview with Dr Elizabeth West, who is completing her traineeship through the RACMA, including a Masters of Health Management at UNSW. A Jack of all Trades, working to become an expert at something! Chloe Tadorian muses on the end of her HMIP journey and reflects on the future The fancy office in the BIG smoke It has now been one year since I committed to change things up from my physiotherapy career and, reflecting back over the past 12 months, I feel extremely grateful for the support I have received from my husband, family, friends, supervisors, colleagues and of course, my fellow interns. In the eyes of an Intern - Life outside law school Edward Valenta, a first-year Health Management Intern in New South Wales, reflects on the insights that the program has offered him and explains why everyone should think about joining the HMIP. Lessons learnt along the way Into her second year of the health management internship program, Katie Lau reflects on the year that was and the lessons that she has learnt along the way. Comment (0) Comments are closed.