March 5, 2019
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How sleep deprivation affects your heart

Getting a sub-par night’s sleep can result in a feeling of sluggishness, an inability to process complex thoughts and situations and leave you grumpy. These are not the only consequences of a bad night’s sleep however, with a consistent lack of proper sleep leading to some serious risk factors of heart disease; including high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity.   How Much Sleep Do You Need? While everyone is different, […]
February 18, 2019
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The Link Between Mental Health & Heart Disease

Two of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide are coronary heart disease (CHD) and mental illness[1]. It appears that there may in fact, be a close link between the two, with some mental illnesses such as depression, considered a risk factor for heart disease and with the prevalence of heart disease being higher in those with mental illness[2]. While it’s easy for us to think of our bodies […]
January 24, 2019
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Why is the Heart and Circulatory System so important?

The heart is important because it is the pump that forces blood around the transit system of your body so it can stop off at stations such as your liver, kidneys, stomach, pancreas and other organs, to provide them with blood and nutrients for survival. It is relied on for the health of our organs and tissues, as blood carries important oxygen and other nutrients like vitamins and glucose. Without […]
January 9, 2019
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3 Ways Sleep Affects How We Age

A good night’s sleep is kind of like money in the bank. When we sleep well, we’re making a long-term investment in our health as we age.  Studies have shown our sleeping habits have an effect not only on our energy levels[i] the next day but also out memory, metabolism and skin health in the long term. Memory Our memory is our link to the world, and to our sense […]
December 24, 2018
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Embrace Age – The Podcast – Ep 8: “I’m not going to age gracefully”

Nutra-Life presents Embrace Age, an interview series hosted by model, stylist and Embrace Age advocate, Mel Brady (Instagram). Each week, Mel speaks to women who are TAKING CHARGE and LIVING WELL. n this episode, Mel chats to sleepwear designer Annalise Magee about the importance of self-belief and the role that friendship plays to women in their fifties.
December 23, 2018

Embrace Age, The Youtube Series Ep 8: with Annalise Magee

Nutra-Life presents Embrace Age, an interview series hosted by model, stylist and Embrace Age advocate, Mel Brady (Instagram). Each week, Mel speaks to women who are TAKING CHARGE and LIVING WELL. In this episode, Mel chats to sleepwear designer Annalise Magee about the importance of self-belief and the role that friendship plays to women in their fifties.
December 17, 2018
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The benefits of combining exercise with socialising

Studies have shown that as many as one quarter of adults worldwide don’t get enough exercise. This is problematic for a number of reasons, including a lack of regular exercise being the leading risk factor for non-communicable diseases (like heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity), negative impacts on mental health and eventually diminishing your overall quality of life.[1] While many reasons are often cited for this lack of […]
December 16, 2018
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Embrace Age – The Podcast – Ep 7: Happiness is an inside job

Nutra-Life presents Embrace Age, an interview series hosted by model, stylist and Embrace Age advocate, Mel Brady (Instagram). Each week, Mel speaks to women who are TAKING CHARGE and LIVING WELL. In this episode, Mel chats to psychotherapist Anne Serry on the pursuit of happiness and the journey towards self-understanding that comes to fruition in your fifties