Power Naps, Siestas and Forty Winks

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Grandpa was a devotee of the siesta.  He called it “forty winks” and it was  the ritual of lying down after a hard day of manual labour and maybe nodding off for a while.  Not culturally sanctified on the job in suburban Australia, he managed to fit it in, mid-afternoon when he arrived home. “Forty winks” is an [...]

Tried Tai Chi?

Tai Chi Master

Many claim that this gentle martial art can help reduce stress, improve sleep, increase energy and improve balance and flexibility.  It involves a range of slow movements that that have been practiced for centuries. Tai Chi is not a religious practice although its roots date back to the ancient Chinese philosophy of balance and harmony. [...]

Tai Chi Helps Chemobrain

Tai chi on the beach

Tai chi is a gentle approach to exercise and relaxation that is ideal for anyone experiencing a lower level of fitness or general slow-down after surgery. It can be adapted for various disabilities (including wheelchairs). Tai chi has been practised for many years as a stress-management technique to improve cancer survival.  The side effects of [...]