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habits

Healthy Lifestyle
August 10, 2018

How to break your bad habits

You get home each day, drop your bags on the couch, grab a drink and plonk yourself down on the couch to relax. Soon, hours have passed, and you haven’t done anything productive. How does this keep happening? Habit formation is a process where behaviours become second nature. For example, if you consciously thought about it, you probably wouldn’t be a couch potato for hours every night. But, if you repeat the activity over a long period, it becomes automatic behaviour. Actions you often repeat are most likely to become engrained in your brain and become habits. For example, over…
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Healthy Lifestyle
December 13, 2017

How to turn New Year’s Resolutions into actions

By Dr. Albert Viljoen "If more people preached what they practiced, the world would be in a terrible state." A toddler's biggest challenge is to do what they are told. If they don't, they can plead ignorant, or just plain naughty. For the rest of us, it's not that simple. We don't have the same amount of time left to outgrow our naughty streaks, and ur biggest challenge is no longer doing what we're told, but doing what we already know. Knowing better is not the same as doing better. Bridge the gap between resolution and action For better or…
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Healthy Lifestyle
October 17, 2016

7 toxic everyday habits

We do so many things each day that are dangerous to our well-being – some we aren’t even aware of. Are you guilty of one or more of these health-sabotaging habits? (more…)
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Child DevelopmentParenting
April 1, 2015

Give your kids these habits for life

There’s so much parenting advice out there: do this, don’t do that – it’s endless. There’s one piece of advice that remains ageless and true: teach kids healthy habits right from the start and half your work is done. The tricky bit is that you may have to learn some of these before you start passing them on! (more…)
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