Are your health goals al­ready drift­ing?

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Per­haps set up a sched­ule (if that’s some­thing that works for you) where ev­ery week (or two, or ev­ery month) you add an­other well­ness prac­tice to your daily rou­tine so that by the end of the year, you’ve made a num­ber of changes that will rad­i­cally change the way you look af­ter your­self.

And also re­mem­ber, it’s what you do the ma­jor­ity of the time that af­fects your health, not some of the time so be gen­tle with your­self for those oc­ca­sional not as nour­ish­ing choices.

It’s com­mon to view health and well­ness changes as black and white, but this is of­ten what causes peo­ple to fall off the wagon – they’re all in or they’re well and truly all out! But real life hap­pens in the grey. It is daily habits and choices that will get you closer to your health and well­ness goals, not hav­ing more ‘‘willpower’’ – there is no wagon to ac­tu­ally fall off. Email your ques­tions for Dr Libby to ask.dr­libby@fair­fax­me­ Please note, only a se­lec­tion of ques­tions can be an­swered.

al­co­hol is on of­fer, chal­lenge your­self to opt for sparkling wa­ter in­stead. Re­mem­ber that just be­cause some­thing is there doesn’t mean you have to con­sume it!

Some­times we have dead­lines that mean we have to work ad­di­tional hours, other times it’s our own per­cep­tion of ur­gency that drives us to work 14-hour days that im­pact on our sleep cy­cle and en­joy­ment of life. Check what this means for you.

Dr Libby is a nu­tri­tional bio­chemist, best-sell­ing au­thor and speaker. The ad­vice con­tained in this col­umn is not in­tended to be a sub­sti­tute for di­rect, per­son­alised ad­vice from a health pro­fes­sional. Visit dr­


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