23 and a 1/2 hours
What's the single best thing we could do for our health?
Adult Diabetes Podcasts
Podcasts by the NHS Foundation trust. Listen here: http://www.nnuh.nhs.uk/departments/diabetes-and-endocrinology/diabetes/adult-diabetes-podcasts/
- What is diabetes?
- High blood sugars
- Diet and nutrition
- Exercise and healthy lifestyle
- Weight management
We review the app called Anxiety SAM – an application to help you understand and manage anxiety.
Then Graeme Pringle joins us from Mirror counselling services to talk about why we get anxious, what we can do about it, and how to prevent it. Graeme shares practical tips about getting the right body-mind balance to get on top of the symptoms of anxiety: such as getting out your head and into your body to nip rumination in the bud, or to shift into 'problem solving' mode when physical symptoms are the source of distress.
Boost your mood
This episode is all about the newest fad “mood-boosting” books. We review a mood-boosting book called ‘The Alphabet of the Human Heart’ by Matthew Johnstone, famous author of ‘I had a Black Dog’, which is all about the ups and downs of life.
Then Shirley Jones from the Dunedin City Library talks to us about why self-help books are so popular, and the particular benefits of having the evidence-based and peer-reviewed books in the library.
Chronic Conditions and Diabetes
This episode will feature our very own WellSouth Long Terms Conditions Community Nurse Marryllyn Donaldson, who talks about her award-winning work with the DESMOND diabetes workshop, amongst much more! We also review one of our new Books on Prescription resources, Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions, available from all libraries across Otago and Southland.
This episode is all about Diabetes – we interview Chris Higgs, a professional practice fellow from the Otago University School of Physiotherapy, who set up the free Dunedin Community Exercise Programme back in 2014. A community-based rehabilitation programme, it is for anyone who has diabetes or has risk factors for developing diabetes (prediabetes). Chris talks about how it got started, and why it is so effective.
We also review some Diabetes Podcasts in our Books on Prescription collection called “Type 2 and you: a guide to living with Type 2 Diabetes”.
Diabetes made simple
“A great summary of what diabetes is, complications that can arise from it, and ways to manage it.”
In this episode we have a look at when our eating habits start to get disordered. We review the book ‘Crave: Why you binge eat and how to stop’, and then talk with Trudy Dent, a Clinical Nurse Specialist, from the Southern Support Eating Disorder Service about what eating disorders look like, and what we can do to seek help if we notice some warning signs in ourselves or others. We also chat about how we can foster a healthy relationship with food.
Ditch the Diet
In this episode of Listen Yourself Well we have Healthy Food Guide nutritionist and health and fitness enthusiast Claire Turnbull beaming in from Auckland!
We discuss healthy and sustainable ways to ‘lose weight for life,’ whilst avoiding the pitfalls of dieting. In this show we cover the need to transform whole eating patterns, what role our physical environment and planning has to play in that process, and where and how we can begin the journey to successful weight loss.
We all need to practice emotional first aid
We'll go to the doctor when we feel flu-ish or a nagging pain. So why don’t we see a health professional when we feel emotional pain: guilt, loss, loneliness? Too many of us deal with common psychological-health issues on our own, says Guy Winch. But we don’t have to. He makes a compelling case to practice emotional hygiene — taking care of our emotions, our minds, with the same diligence we take care of our bodies.
Today on Listen Yourself Well In this episode of Listen Yourself Well we discuss the TED Talk Emotional Hygiene, and then have a chat to Dr. Kumari, who is an award-winning clinical psychologist and teacher, and OAR host of ‘The Conscious Adventurer.’
We explore what ‘rumination’ is and why it’s such a problem, techniques to cultivate self-compassion, and learn a 5-point process to help us practice emotional first aid in daily life.
Chanél Pienaar, Getting Dunedin Active and Green Prescription Advisor at Sport Otago, joins us to talk about these community-based programmes that can help make ‘movement’ part of your new year’s resolution.
We find out how Green Prescription and Active Families can help get your whanau active as well as provide nutritional and social support, and how you can access all of this for free – or at very low cost.
We also review the Books on Prescription resource, 23 and a half hours – what is the single best thing we can do for our health, exercise is the ‘medical treatment’ that has the biggest impact, the biggest return on investment.
Exercise using Maori Folklore
Watch the videos here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLudlUfHl6uRrtiMjSmBU3MPNvIH1vojGQ
These video clips were developed with Dr. Ihirangi Heke, Toi Tangata and Te Papa Takaro o Te Arawa. These video clips demonstrate the essence of the Atua Matua approach to improve Māori health innovation through culturally relevant interpretations of Māori information. They give an insight into the whakapapa of different Atua and the connection to contemporary physical activity. For more information, visit our website www.toitangata.co.nz
Changing what you eat too hard? Listen to this podcast to find out how to make small, easy changes to your diet.
We review the FREE smartphone app called FoodSwitch, which helps your supermarket purchasing decisions easier. A great app to help you navigate the raft of packaged food in the supermarket and make a healthier choice.
We then chat to Rebecca Wilson, a local dietitian, who gives us some practical tools and tips to make preparing good food at home easy. We start out right at the beginning, on how to navigate supermarkets ‘safely’ to stay both in-budget and ‘on track’ with your health goals. We move on to how to eat well if you don’t like cooking, don’t have time or don’t have much money; and end with how to bring the whanau on board to help make any changes stick.
Do you move around as much as you did when you were a child?
Tune into Listen Yourself Well for some great tips to get us moving our bodies – if you don’t move it you lose it!
We review the smartphone app called Rise & Recharge. Then Margaret Dando joins us from Age Concern to talk about the importance of ‘movement’ to health and happiness in older age.