Do you have the best intentions for your health, but sometimes feel there are roadblocks along the way? Is something working against you, that you just can’t put your finger on?
Hosted by Dr Sandro Demaio, this new season of In Good Health examines the challenges we face when trying to live a healthy life, and how we can tackle these obstacles head-on together. The Latest episode of the podcast focuses strongly on the phenomenon of burnout and the many factors that allow us to reach that point of complete exhaustion.
You might think of burnout as something that only happens in the workplace, but as our work life extends beyond the bounds of a regular 9-5, we’re discovering that burnout can look very different these days. Tigist Kebede, a senior counsellor at Pola Psychology, explains how our thinking around burnout is changing, how to spot the warning signs and build your own burnout resilience amid all that overwhelm.
If podcasts aren’t really your thing, Magda Szubanski’s latest documentary-style program Magda’s Big National Health Check is available to watch for free on ABC iview. Throughout the show Magda embarks on an immersive and personal journey to discover what health looks like in Australia today, revealing major health challenges facing our society and how we can work together to improve our chances of a healthy life.
The latest episode focuses on the invisible epidemic of chronic illnesses affecting Australians nationwide. Nearly 50% of Australians have at least one long-term illness and lifestyle factors such as sedentary work conditions and poor diet are large contributors to this figure.