Cop­ing with work stress

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en­ergy into. It can also be re­ally help­ful to keep your emails as brief as pos­si­ble. With the amount of com­mu­ni­ca­tion re­ceived in the mod­ern world, this will save you so much time. min­utes and fo­cus on your breath­ing. Place a folded towel un­der your back or bot­tom for sup­port if you like. Take 10 min­utes to fully re­lax into this pose, it’s es­pe­cially restora­tive with some sooth­ing mu­sic. food, I don’t be­lieve the con­ver­sa­tion should nec­es­sar­ily re­volve around whether some­thing is ‘‘healthy’’ for us or not, it should be whether that food of­fers us nu­tri­tion or not.

As aware­ness is grow­ing around the im­pact of re­fined sugar on our health, more and more peo­ple are tran­si­tion­ing into raw, ve­gan or less re­fined sugar, sweet op­tions.

As a re­sult, there has been huge growth in raw, sweet recipes, as they tend to use more Email your ques­tions for Dr Libby to ask.dr­libby@fair­fax­me­ Please note, only a selec­tion of ques­tions can be an­swered.

nour­ish­ing sweet­en­ers such as dates or maple syrup. I think the emerg­ing pop­u­lar­ity of these desserts have a huge cross-over with this grow­ing aware­ness of the im­pact of re­fined sugar and a move­ment to­wards eat­ing more real foods.

As many peo­ple love sweet food it’s a great way to re­mind peo­ple that eat­ing more real food isn’t just about sal­ads and green smooth­ies and that you ac­tu­ally don’t have to go with­out your favourite foods. How­ever, as with any­thing you can overdo it. Maple syrup, dates and other nat­u­ral sweet­en­ers of­ten used in these raw desserts still con­tain sug­ars, so these recipes are still best used in mod­er­a­tion. They are sim­ply more nu­tri­ent-dense op­tions.

Keep your emails short and only check them twice a day - this will free up time for you to get on with work.

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