New Year, New You!

January 2018

We hope you have had a chance to take a break and rejuvenate over the holidays. While it’s easy for us to set new years resolutions and goals for ourselves, sticking to them is the hard part. In this issue of our Lifestyle newsletter, we have provided you with a selection of articles to help you kick start the new year with a fresh beginning and share tips on how you can set your goal and stick with it!

New year, new you (for more than a month…)

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Did you have New Year’s resolutions last year? Can you even remember what they were? If the answers to those two questions were ‘yes’ and ‘no’, there’s a chance it’s because you gave up on your promise to yourself within a matter of weeks. In fact, stats from some surveys suggest that only 4% of people who make a resolution stick with it for the whole year, or reach their goal before the year is out.i For many of those, they were already in the right frame of mind to make a big decision. The timing was just a coincidence…….Read full article here 

The 3 keys to successful lifestyle change

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The Body-Brain Performance Institute recently completed a 12- week lifestyle intervention with 23 obese employees of Woolworths and the results were truly outstanding.

Nineteen of the twenty three participants met the criteria for Metabolic Syndrome at the start of the study, a condition which increases the risk of cardiovascular disease and chronic kidney disease by 200 to 300 per cent. By the end of the 12 weeks, nobody had Metabolic Syndrome, two had stopped smoking, three had come off antidepressant medication, and weight loss achievements ranged from 8kg to 25kg. So what were the key tips for successfully achieving permanent lifestyle change? It turns out that three things were very important……. Read full article here

How to get healthy after the holidays

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If you’ve just come back from holidays, chances are you’ve indulged in restaurant food and wine, overeaten at the breakfast buffet and possibly had some late nights and less than restful sleep.

While it can be tough to get back into a healthy routine after a lovely hiatus, there are a few non-negotiable strategies that can get you back to a healthy routine quickly…… Read full article here


Articles courtesy of TAL


Disclaimer: This article contains general information only. The information contained in this article is not designed to be a substitute for professional advice as such a brief guide cannot consider and cover all individual needs, objectives, circumstances and conditions applying to the law as it relates to these items mentioned in this article. No responsibility can be accepted for errors, omissions or possible misleading statements or for any decisions or actions taken as a result of any material in this communication. Appropriate expert advice should always be considered from a professional financial adviser prior to making any financial decisions. 


Past Monthly Focus Topics

Here’s the season to be saving!  –  December 2017

Is your Estate Planning in place?  – November 2017

What comes first: the property or the loan?  – October 2017

Total and Permanent Disability Insurance (TPD)  –  September 2017

Income Protection  –  August 2017

Super and Concessional Contributions  – July 2017

2017 Tax Planning Strategies  –  July 2017

Federal Budget – May 2017

First Home Owners – April 2017

Pension Limits  – March 2017

Non-Concessional Super Contributions    – February 2017



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