Episode 4 – Women’s Health
This show is all about women’s health. The show is in Arabic and designed to help former refgees learn more about New Zealand’s health system and how they can keep themselves well.
Episode 5 – Men’s Health
This show is all about men's health. The show is in Arabic and designed to help former refugees learn more about New Zealand’s health system and how they can keep themselves well.
Episode 6 – Emotional Health
This show is all about emotional health. The show is in Arabic and designed to help former refugees learn more about New Zealand’s health system and how they can keep themselves well.
Episode 7 – Nutrition
This show is all about nutrition and physical activity. The show is in Arabic and designed to help former refugees learn more about New Zealand’s health system and how they can keep themselves well.
Episode 8 – Smoking
This show is all about smoking. The show is in Arabic and designed to help former refugees learn more about New Zealand’s health system and how they can keep themselves well.
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.
Fear & Anxiety
In this episode of Listen Yourself Well local mental health practitioner George Stamou joins us to explore the topic of fear and anxiety. We discuss the difference between the two, what it looks like when fear and anxiety start to become problematic and why we might start to worry of feel anxious in an unhelpful way. We explore how to break free of the restrictions of fear and anxiety, and local support systems available if you, or someone you know, is in need of help.
We also review another podcast on this site called: How to overcome fear and anxiety by the UK mental health foundation which is just 10 minutes long.
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.
Want to quit smoking but it seems to hard? Get inspired with Listen Yourself Well Today!
In this episode we review the helpful app called QuitBuddy and then talk to Tracey Wright Tawha, CEO of Nga Kete Matauranga Pounamu Charitable Trust, who chats about the services available in Otago and Southland to help us stop smoking. She also gives some great tips for those thinking about stopping smoking or who are already on their journey.
This episode of Listen Yourself Well is all about grief.
We review the book ‘What Abi Taught Us’, by Dr Lucy Hone, who is a Christchurch-based research academic in the field of resilience/ wellbeing psychology at Auckland University of Technology. It is an inspiring story about how Lucy dealt with the death of her daughter.
Then we have Janine Winters, a paediatric palliative care specialist from the USA working for the Otago Hospice with us in the studio. The hospice is quite a unique setting for grief, death and dying. It’s more of a ‘slow death’, with time for the person and family to prepare a bit more for the loss to come – as compared to a car accident that’s more of a shock. Janine talks to us about the struggles she has seen in people and gives us some thoughts on what might help us in the grieving process.
How happy are you? In this episode of Listen Yourself Well we look at the concept of ‘happiness’ and why many of us come up searching for something more in life, despite having what looks from the outside as ‘the good life’. We review the book ‘When Happiness is Not Enough’ by psychologist Chris Skellett and then we interview the man himself.
Health Promotion & Mood-Boosting Fiction
Health is much more than what you do alone as an individual – it’s about your family, environment and wider social networks. Rebecca and Sophie from the WellSouth's health promotion team help you access reliable, evidence-based self-help information so that the healthier choice is the easier choice.
In this episode we introduce the Books on Prescription Programme, talk about what health promotion is and review The Little Book of Resilience.
These podcasts are supported by Otago Access Radio 105.4FM and Radio Southland 96.4FM.
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We review a great resource available from the Books on Prescription audio section – a 15-minute video “What’s the best Diet? Healthy eating 101” by Dr Mike Evans, Associate Professor or Family Medicine at the University of Toronto.
WellSouth dietitian, Amy Lowry, then joins us to debunk a bit of the misconceptions about ‘healthy eating.’
We explore what the loaded term ‘healthy eating’ actually means in practice, how to make dietary changes that last the test of time, and how to bring our families along with us on changes that we make, if they’re not quite so keen…
Amy also shares with us how to access the various community workshops she runs across the region.
This episode is all about Heart Disease. We have Jo Arthur from the Heart Foundation with us in studio to talk to us about what heart disease is and how to stay well if you have had a heart disease. We also chat about the Heart Foundation’s great resource ‘Taking Control: My plan for heart health’, and most importantly discuss how we can prevent heart disease.