Breaking bad habits

Breaking bad habits add

The pressure of being a small business owner, particularly in a creative field like architecture, can take its toll. Managing stress, alongside having enough energy for your business, your staff and your clients, leaves little in the bank for your own wellness.

Claire Turnbull, a qualified nutritionist, author and television personality completely understands the pressures associated with self-employment.

Claire trained in the UK as a dietician and personal trainer and has dedicated much of her career to health and wellbeing. She is the Nutritionist for Healthy Food Guide magazine, TVNZ Breakfast and Newstalk ZB, and has featured on three prime time TV shows. Claire is also the owner and director of a private nutrition practice and corporate wellness company called Mission Nutrition. To top it off, she is the author of two best sellers, ‘Weight for Life’ and ‘Feel Good for Life’ and a mother of two young children.

Claire says humans aren’t designed to live the way that we do and that our health and wellbeing needs to become a priority.

“I have been self-employed for many years and understand there is an extreme amount of pressure that comes with it. Many of us regularly compare ourselves to others, have difficulty sleeping and poor nutrition. Much of this comes down to bad habits, whether it’s relying on alcohol, coffee or not finding time to exercise after a busy working day.

Claire says much of this behaviour is about not making the best decisions for our personal wellbeing.

“What I try to do is help people to make healthy a habit through practical changes. It’s not what we know but what we do that counts. Most of us know what foods are bad and what healthy looks like but knowing and doing are very different things. It’s not as simple as just making a decision to have a salad, it’s about long-term changes that will last.”

At the ADNZ Architectural Design Conference in Queenstown, Claire will be speaking about how to create good habits, how gut health affects your energy and wellbeing, and the smart solutions to get a better night’s sleep. She will be focused on improving the health and wellbeing of small business owners.

“I want those who attend to walk away with super practical ways they can improve their wellness. I want them to learn realistic and easily implemented changes they can make in their lives. I hope to motivate and inspire attendees to take better care of themselves to create a happy, healthy and balanced life.

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