Male body dysmorphia

By Georgina Lavan Source: Gym Buzz Body image issues in males are often a silent subject when women are so readily criticized in the media. However, reported cases in Australia continue to rise as the ideal vision of masculinity is continually chased by the male community. It has been reported that one in 10 men … Continued

BodyMatters welcomes dietitian Sal to the team!

NICKNAME:  Sal QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor of Science, Postgraduate Diploma of Nutrition and Dietetics, Diploma of Education ACHIEVEMENTS: Balancing a career in nutrition and being a mother of three (now) teenage children WHY DID YOU PURSUE DIETETICS? A love of food and a fascination with its integral role in health and wellbeing WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO … Continued

Making SMART New Year’s Resolutions

Source: Pinterest  Did you know that “new year’s resolution” is the 6th most common keyword searched on Google when it comes to goal setting? (Hill, 2016) The New Year gives us a time to reflect on the year that has past and what we have, or in some cases, haven’t achieved. Many of us aim … Continued

Christmas at BodyMatters

By Georgina Lavan At BodyMatters, we love, love, LOVE the festive season! We’ve been playing carols all month and hope you’ve been enjoying the decorative touches we’ve added to the office. We’d like to take this opportunity to share our holiday favourites with you to help you get into the Christmas spirit. SARAH Favourite Christmas … Continued

The gruelling demands for VS wings

By Georgina Lavan  Trigger Warning: Extreme dieting and unsafe dieting practices Source: Popsugar The Victoria’s Secret annual fashion parade aired recently, December 8 on channel 9. With alumni models including Giselle Bundchen, Heidi Klum, Tyra Banks and Miranda Kerr having graced the stage in the biggest fashion show of the year, it’s humbling when we … Continued

Identifying holiday stressors

By Georgina Lavan Source: Pinterest The holiday season is meant to be a time to relax and unwind from the year we’ve had, but many of us end up running around completing errands or trying to catch up with loved ones. Add in the high expectations of how we spend our time off with family … Continued

Holiday stressors: Managing money over Christmas

By Georgina Lavan Source: Pinterest With 10 days to go, the holiday break can be the most stressful part of the year for many of us. Money is often the most nerve-wracking part of the season as there are a lot of outgoings whilst the office shuts down for the two week break. With the … Continued

What happens when you stop drinking alcohol?

By Georgina Lavan   Source: Simpson’s Wiki The silly season is in full swing and we’re celebrating with family, friends and work colleagues. Come January 1st, we’ll make the pact to do something different for 2017, and quite often, most of our resolutions revolve around alcohol. So what happens when someone gives up alcohol? Improvements in … Continued