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How to become a corporate athlete

14 October, 2015 Dr Linda Friedland In The MediaIf there is one quality that we seek for our organisations and ourselves, it is a sustained high performance in the face of ever-increasing stress and rapid change. Yet, personal exhaustion is at an all-time high. The constant expectations, demands and deadlines lead us to depletion and exhaustion. “Faster, bigger, more and more.” This ethos of market economies over the last 100 years is grounded in a totally misguided notion; the assumption that as humans we operate in a linear and sustainable fashion. The reality is that we are not designed to run like a computer or digital device; continuously...
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7 ways to avoid sitting down disease

05 October, 2015 Dr Linda Friedland In The MediaAre you slumped at your desk reading this? Workplace health expert Dr. Linda Friedland has some bad news for you… Sitting is the most underrated health threat of our times and has been unmasked as a major risk factor for early death and chronic disease. But wait," you protest, I may sit all day at work, but I exercise three times a week." The bad news is that exercise is not an antidote for sitting; it doesn't negate the risk. Our lives are one big sit-fest for work we sit in our cars or commute on the bus, we sit...
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Work vs life: Forget about balance & learn to live with what you have

02 October, 2015 Dr Linda Friedland In The MediaThe balance between work and life is a constant struggle for most Australians. Undoubtedly, those working in the mining industry are having a harder go than most. The latest Australian Work and Life Index report highlighted that those in mining have the greatest negative work-life interference. Although there are huge challenges and continuous debate about issues such as housing arrangements, work rosters, isolation and mental health, there is something powerful that you can do right now: Forget about balance! Instead, gain greater control and learn to pursue meaningful change in all parts of your life no matter what your job...
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Sitting Ducks

01 October, 2015 Dr Linda Friedland In The Media"All that advice about your health coming at you from every direction... it's enough to make you want to sit down for a bit. Thing is, that very action could be affecting your wellbeing, too."  Hannah Lawrence This article was first published on scoop-magazine.scoop.com.au...
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Five Ways To Turbo Charge Your Energy

30 September, 2015 Dr Linda Friedland In The MediaThe demands, the deadlines and expectations of work leave many of us feeling exhausted. You are hoping to feel energised and focused throughout the day. Yet by 2pm your energy sags. You have heaps of emails to get through, presentations to deliver and two or three more meeting in the long hours ahead. You eat something quickly at your desk, drink another coffee and keep going, all the while feeling more and more depleted. You wonder whether sustaining your energy and performance is just an elusive dream. “Faster, bigger, more and more.” This ethos of our business life is grounded...
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Recharge For Peak Performance

Recharge for Peak Performance

24 September, 2015 Dr Linda Friedland In The MediaYou’re hoping to feel energised and focused throughout the day. Yet by 2pm your energy sags. You have heaps of emails to get through, presentations to deliver and two or three more meetings in the long hours ahead. You eat something quickly at your desk, drink another coffee and keep going, all the while feeling more and more depleted. The demands, the deadlines and expectations together with the crazy pace, leave you feeling exhausted. You wonder whether sustaining an optimal performance is just an elusive dream. “Faster, bigger, more and more.” This ethos of market economies over the last hundred...
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