Moderation: taking a balanced approach to your physical and mental wellbeing

Moderation

My brother-in-law was talking with friends when one of them said: “I haven’t felt well since 1985!” After chortling over this comment, I suddenly thought: “hang on, when was the last time I actually felt 100% well?” I realised that I hadn’t been living a balanced lifestyle for some time. We live in a world of extremes, where moderation can seem dull and boring. We seem to oscillate between strict discipline and overindulgence. In my early twenties, I was overweight and constantly on a diet. Some days were more successful than others. On those “unsuccessful days” I fell into the

Hello from the Daily Harmony team

Daily Harmony

Welcome to the first step on our journey. Daily Harmony was born from a mix of our respective ideas, knowledge and interests. At first blush the categories and posts may seem quite diverse, but the topics do have a common thread: balance. Lack of balance or harmony doesn’t just affect individuals, it impacts on world affairs and the environment too. Like many people, we often re-evaluate our lives, especially during stressful periods at work or due to challenging personal circumstances. During these periods, we reflect on our current work life balance and levels of anxiety versus happiness. Cath’s work involves

Improve physical wellbeing with Martial Arts

Martial Arts practice to improve harmony in life

There are a multitude of resources extolling the positive benefits of regular exercise. Going to the gym or playing a sport will improve your health and fitness. There are a huge variety of exercises and sports that could be discussed. Practising a Martial Art, however, is one form of exercise that offers a number of ways to improve the balance of your daily life in addition to just improving your fitness levels. As well as the obvious physical benefits and improved motion and flexibility, from personal experience of over 20 years studying various martial arts, I can attest to the