The Australian Guide to Healthy Eating

Eating is one way in which we can take full control over our lives after an injury. There is a lot to e said for the feeling of fullness we get from high carb and high sugar foods. Unfortunately those feelings don’t last long but the damage can. Healthy eating can provide the same feelings[…]

Managing chronic pain (APA Factsheet)

How psychologists help with Pain management Pain is an all-too-familiar problem and the most common reason that people see a physician. Unfortunately, alleviating pain isn’t always straightforward. At least 100 million adults in the United States suffer from chronic pain, according to the Institute of Medicine. The American Academy of Pain Medicine reports that chronic[…]

Coping with the Emotional Stress of an Injury

puzzle-unfinished-mess-unresolved-chaosInjuries, no matter how they are caused or even how intense the injury is can be devastating to the person being injured.

Learning how to cope with the emotional stress of an injury is an important milestone to recovery. No one is going to suggest that it is an easy process, or that its a linear one- learning coping strategies will come, they may not be good strategies (drinking helps you cope in the very short term – hinders your recovery in the slightly longer short- medium and long term though) but you will develop strategies. This article will give you a bit of a background as to what emotional stress is a later article will have a few tips for coping with it. […]

Is there are miracle food to help you recover? 5 foods you should be eating now (and 5 that you shouldn’t).

The thing about our diets is that they can aid or disrupt our recovery from an injury. There is no miracle food that will speed your recovery along. There are foods that can help you though, and foods that will slow it down. Here are five foods that help, and 5 that harm. Bananas: Banana’s[…]

Diet is important when recovering from a workplace injury

healty-eating-pyramidFunny things, our bodies.

In one sense we use our food intake to regulate our daily lives, dividing the day up into breakfast, lunch and dinner. In another very real sense we use food to regulate how we feel. But in every sense food has a significant affect on our health and the more healthy our diets are, the easier our bodies deal with injury.,