We continually push ourselves to achieve in more in our career, family life and sports. Yet, when it comes to giving our bodies the energy they need to help us smash those goals, we often fall woefully short. Alicia Edge, founder of Compeat Nutrition, shares her top tips on fuelling our bodies to maximise performance.
Health, Mind & Body
In our quest for better business, we can sometimes feel like it’s appropriate to switch off our softer, quieter emotions so we can get more done. There is, however, a case to be made for injecting a little more compassion into our days in the office.
Working from home can seem like the holy grail of work-life balance – no more long commutes or expensive wardrobes, and more time to spend with the people that matter most to you. But even for the most focused and motivated person, long periods of time without social interaction and a lack of work-life boundaries can be a challenge. So how can you really get the best of both worlds?
Is there a perfect recipe for success or do we just need to follow our hearts and give it a go? FlexCareers community member Betsy shares her Return to Work story.
FlexCareers Co-Founder Joel McInnes has helped hundreds of women return to work. But how did his perception change when his wife went through the process after an 8-year career break?
Medibank continues to make headlines for all the right reasons and this story is another great example of how Medibank is enabling employees to live life to the fullest whilst pursuing a career.
Most of us have been there – the comfortable job that we do well, surrounded by a great team. But is it fulfilling your ambition and potential? Irene McConnell, career and personal branding expert, gives her top tips for breaking free and moving onwards and upwards!
Written by a FlexCareers community member, this article explains how regular exercise helps with self-confidence in the workplace. It’s going to be a busy run into Christmas, boost your energy levels and focus your mind on the job ahead!
FlexCareers employer partner Lendlease work hard to ensure that every employee has the opportunity to live their best life, by providing a flexible and supportive working environment. We hear from Sarah, Digital Procurement Lead for the Lendlease Property Business, on what flexible working allows her to achieve – and it’s pretty impressive!
Don’t be fooled into thinking that the jobs market shuts up shop over Christmas! For many of us the job hunting will continue – here are some great tips from FlexCoach Kate Wilkie on staying positive and focussed over the holidays.
Self-criticism can stop things from happening and influence decisions and choices we make. But what if there was a way to overcome or at least manage the Inner Critic?
2017 is coming to an end already! Yikes! And there seems so much that needs to get done before schools out! #FlexCoach Debra Close shares her 3 steps to get the job done.
Are you creating an environment where your words, your actions and the example you set as a leader, inspires these kinds of feelings? Or is the soil dry and dusty from neglect and lack of rain?
As the Communications Adviser for Medibank’s Garrison Health Services and a mum of three primary school aged daughters, Jennifer Ramsay explains why FlexBetter means a lot to her. I joined Medibank just over 12 months ago and it’s the small adjustments FlexBetter makes possible that help me to meet and manage the demands of family…
Do Australian employers do enough to support working parents? To what extent is bullying and discrimination an issue in our workplaces? Take 2 minutes to have your say and make a difference!!
Women are vigilant about avoiding alcohol and smoking during pregnancy, but what about stress? Most pregnant women are aware of the advice to quit smoking, avoid alcohol, and wholeheartedly fear soft cheese in all its forms, but we hear very little official public health advice about stress during pregnancy. Yet we know that high stress…
Do you often pause at the words “delicious 4 ingredient recipe” or “healthy and quick meal”? I love the idea that we can do something that’s good for us in a quick and simple way, and when we find a quick recipe that works we tend to repeat it often don’t we…
So if we all agree that women have the same capability as men to be technically competent in their field, when this is used in combination with their natural ability to understand others and empathise, I believe this is the time where women will come into their own and start to excel in the workplace.
As an exercise scientist, I am a huge supporter of flexible working There is so much evidence linking regular exercise with many positive health outcomes that benefit both the employee and employer. Having flexibility within your work day to exercise is a win-win situation. Staff that exercise regularly are fitter and healthier, less likely to…
Many people have probably heard the term “positive psychology”, but know little about what it means in practice. Positive psychology aims to find ways to make life better for people, and ensure they’re the most mentally healthy person they can be.