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Audacious Health

PO Box 226 Landsborough QLD 4550 AU

Audacious Health

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Four Focusses for your Fridge

Posted on May 3, 2020 at 11:43 PM Comments comments (0)

Four Focusses in a Crisis

Posted on May 3, 2020 at 10:56 PM Comments comments (0)
Four Focuses in a Crisis
 
Here’s some ideas on thriving in a crisis.  Let us know what’s working for you…

If you'd like a printable summary you can find it here.





 
1.    Focus on Gratitude and Calm
a.     Value staying calm (it may take a conscious effort) and promoting activities that support your calm and avoiding stimulus that disturb your calm where possible.
b.     During Crisis we sometimes consider what we have to lose:  Security, freedom of movement.
c.     The flipside to this is the appreciation of what we have.  Chinese Medicine philosophy tells us that every situation produces effects that are opposite to each other (Yin and Yang).  For example our current situation is producing impacts to the human population of earth and producing some significant positive benefits for the rest of nature as pollution is reduced.  Looking to the positive helps to balance our thinking – “Nothing is all Bad”.
 
2.    Focus on Basic Health
a.     Each day
                   i.          Do some exercise that you enjoy
                   ii.         Eat foods that support your health
                   iii.        Access sunshine and fresh air where possible
                   iv.        Seek adequate rest and sleep
                   v.         Do something that helps you to feel good
                   vi.        Do Something that helps someone else

b.     If you are challenged in your health seek support.
 
3.    Focus on the Now and Near
a.     As much as we may have compassion for the whole world at this time of global change we have most influence with those in our immediate circle.  It’s our family, neighbours and local community where we can have the greatest impact.
b.     There may be a requirement to plan and take action for the future at times.  Other than those times keep your thoughts in the present.  
c.     What are you feeling now?  
d.    What needs to be done now?
 
4.    Focus on Facts 
a.     There is often a lot of information available at a time of crisis.  A lot of that information is actually based on:
i.        Guesses (both professional  - like pandemic modelling and amateur – see Facebook)
ii.        Opinion – Everyone has a right to an opinion and some opinions        won’t help you – see stay calm above.
b.     Challenge your thinking – is it based on current, verifiable facts?
c.     Keep your thinking based on facts you can actually verify (which is often very limited in the initial stages of a crisis).



All About Online/Phone Services

Posted on March 31, 2020 at 8:38 PM Comments comments (0)
Well.  What's it take to create change?  Sometime circumstance outside our control give us the gift of taking action.

Therefore, cue fanfare, we have introduced online health coaching services.

Services in a nutshell:

  • Can be delivered via telephone, zoom or soon to be launched telehealth - regardless of the technology we'll keep it simple and walk you through the process.
  • We will ask you a range of questions to understand what is going on for you.
  • We'll give you advice to assist your situation.

What can you do remotely

  • Well we won't be sending you needles and asking you to put them in yourself!!


  • Interventions include - 

--Talking - sometimes understanding what's going on for you can help 

--Suggesting points you can press at home - acupressure is a very 
effective method for you to do at home.

-- Home remedies using resources you have at home

-- Chinese medicine food suggestions

-- Exercises - both Qi Gong and conventional exercises

-- Vibrational essences (we can mail these to you)

-- Ear seed placement (we can mail the ear seeds to you)

-- Meditations to address your situation

This is a real back to basics approach to supporting you in having Audacious Health.  If you'd like to book an appointment today click here.


Immunity Boosting

Posted on March 31, 2020 at 8:25 PM Comments comments (0)
Immunity Boosting...


We've been discussing immunity a lot lately with clients so here are our key tips.  Keep following us as we will be providing ongoing ideas to help in this area.  If you need specific help book in to see us - via the net/phone.


  • Eat pungent foods - Pungent foods such as onions and garlic support the lungs and general immunity.
  • Sleep - Adequate sleep is essential to support maintenance and repair of your immune system. Check out our article (one of our most popular ever) on sleep here. 
  • Exercise - Daily exercise (ideally incorporating some meditative aspect such as yoga or Qi Gong) is a great immune booster
  • Breathing - Breathing through the nose (where this is possible) can greatly enhance your ability to stop bugs before they enter your system.
  • Vitamin D - Vitamin D is renowned for supporting immune function - sensible sunlight exposure is a great way to top up your Vitamin D.
  • Nutrition- Whilst we may be limited in our options eating seasonal foods that are local and spray free is a great way to enhance your immunity.  Look for brightly coloured fruits and vegetables.
  • Thoughts- Research consistently shows what Chinese Medicine always knew - our thinking influences our health - particularly our immune health.  
  • ProBiotics- Probiotic foods are generally great to support immunity - Sauerkraut, kimchi, kombucha are our favourites.

Five Tips for Achieving your Goals

Posted on March 1, 2020 at 9:18 PM Comments comments (0)
5 Top Tips for Achieving your Goals in 2020
 
1.    Have audacious goals but…
·      Unpack the goal.  Break it down into do-able parts / stages.  Break it down into at least five smaller, attainable goals. Record how you are going to feel having achieved the goal.  Give the goal review checkpoints and due dates.

2.    Track your goals…
·      Have a system in place that reminds you how and when to check in on your goals.  Use a system that works for you, that is simple.  If this is on a blackboard next to the fridge or in your outlook calendar or on some fancy app, it doesn’t matter so long as you use it to have track and stay focused on your goals.

3.    Celebrate the milestones…
·      Milestone, target, deliverable… whatever you want to call it, whenever you’ve worked on your goal and progressed, celebrate the win.  Give your self some high fives along the way.

4.    Have support systems in place…
·      Some days can be more challenging than others.  Phone a friend or know what it is you will do when you are not coping or feel like giving up on your goal.  Maybe have a shared goal with a mate and you can be achieving this together and encourage each other along the way.

5.    Commit to the goal…
·      … by sharing your goal with others.  Put it in writing what it is you are setting out to achieve.  Maybe share updates on your progress.


You Got-To Move-it

Posted on February 3, 2020 at 1:37 AM Comments comments (0)
Here it is people let me lay down some truth
You go-to Move-it to keep it loose
Sitten all day don't do you no good
Not the way really moven-it would

Yoga, Qi Gong, Walking, Surfing
Dancing, romancing or hiking or climbing
Moven's what matters
What ever you're liking.

Acupuncture, remedial, cupping and such 
Will put you on track when your hurting so much

But movement's the key
The magic elixir
If you want to be free from the 
Dreaded ach-ee.

So remember to move-it 
At least once a day
That will look after your body
In almost every way.
 

5 Ways to make a Change that Sticks

Posted on January 5, 2020 at 11:12 PM Comments comments (0)
We often hear of efforts to change that are unsuccessful.  New Year's resolutions that don't make it past January etc.  Here's a great way to make a change that will stick.

Five ways to make a change that sticks:

  1. Choose something that you can do now.
  2. Choose something that you can make the decision about alone - i.e. doesn't require permission/collaboration.
  3. Choose something you can do where you are.
  4. Choose something you can do with the resources you have already.
  5. Choose something that will have a long term benefit for a little effort today.

Making long term change is an example of a great paradox in life - We want to change for the future but can only really make changes now

If we set out to quit an addiction to sugar for example we can't quit sugar tomorrow.  All we can do is not eat that sugary sweet in front of us in this moment.  

Big changes come about from a sequence of decisions made in a long string of moments.

Let us know how you go with a change.  Some examples we have seen are:

  • Fixing a push bike tyre to make a fitness plan easier.
  • Fixing a water tap to make it easier to turn off.


2019 Festive Calendar

Posted on November 24, 2019 at 7:07 PM Comments comments (0)
Feeling the festive season could mean a little more?

Please find below our Festive calendar for December 2019.  It's packed with ideas to make the festive season special..

Positive Attitude for Longer Life

Posted on November 4, 2019 at 12:35 AM Comments comments (0)
Wouldn't you rather choose to be happy?  A positive attitude not only improves your mood, can also lengthen your life, decreasing major health concerns. Harvard School of Public Health researchers have determined that optimistic individuals were approximately 50% less likely to experience an initial cardiovascular event compared to their pessimistic individuals.
 
We've listed below FIVE TIPS FOR RESETTING A POSITIVE FRAME.

At Audacious Health we frequently observe the relationship between one's feelings and levels of stress and its impact to health.  So, we suggest choose positive emotions, feelings and attitudes.  Smile, relax and reset your emotional state and support your ideal health.  Try the following five tips to reset a positive frame;-
 
1. TURN that frown upside down... smiling stimulates positive neurotransmitters in the brain e.g. dopamine, serotonin, and endorphins which create feelings of wellbeing, joy and euphoria.
 
2. SHAKE it up.... you've probably noticed this is something your dog does when they are agitated, anxious, over-excited or fearful.  So have a little shake and brush off bad vibes and have a dance to some good vibes.
 
3.BREATHE... take a deep breath and visualise the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems balancing.  Take another breath and visualise the right and left hemispheres of the brain balancing.
 
4. STAND up / Sit up straight...  Caught yourself slouching?  Bringing your spine back to an upright position and notice how you instantly feel more positive when you hold that frame and allow for better breathing. The breath is an invisible link between the mind and body.
 
5.RELAX those shoulders... hunched shoulders = negative, relaxed shoulders = positive.    Something as simple as relaxing your shoulders can have a profound effect in calming your entire nervous system.  But don’t stop there.  Relax your face muscles, your forehead, and where you are feeling tension in the body.

What can you do today to feel more positive and live longer?

Another Five Tips for Healthy Eating Habits

Posted on September 27, 2019 at 12:08 AM Comments comments (0)
Previously we talked about five top tips for Healthy Eating Habits, i.e. Eat your food slowly; Sit whilst you eat; Enjoy what you eat; Plan your meals; and Portion control your meals....  How did you go?  Were you already following these habits?  Below we've listed another five healthy eating habits to help you with "spring cleaning" your health this Spring.  

* AVOID OVEREATING
Eating slowly and controlling portions will help with avoiding eating too much.  Overeating can also happen when we've eaten a meal that hasn't satisfied us and therefore we reach for an after meal snack.  Or are you eating too many snacks between meals?  Spread your meals out throughout the day.

* COOK MEALS FROM SCRATCH 
Where possible, cook your meals, using fresh, raw ingredients.  This way you know exactly what has gone into your meal and you've decreased the amount of additives and preservatives in your meal.  When you cook your meals, enjoy the process, touch the ingredients, taste test things, enjoy the aromas.  Don't know how to cook?  There are plenty of fun ways to learn these days - check out your local or online options.  

* AVOID EXCESSIVE DRINKING DURING MEALS
Drinking too much with a meal will reduce enzyme activity. Drink up to 2 litres of water a day between meals.

* EXERCISE, NOT JUST DIET
Exercise needs to go hand in hand with healthy eating habits.  Consider regular exercise (3-4 times per week) like yoga or qi gong.  This type of exercise massages the intestines and thereby invigorates the digestion and gets the blood flowing, regulates appetite, metabolism and blood sugars.

*SPRING CLEAN YOUR PANTRY, FRIDGE AND FREEZER
When did you last clean out your pantry.  Is it full of out of date items?  Your fridge and freezer items should also be checked regularly. Keep supplies fresh and keep healthy snack options on hand.

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