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Somewhere in between
two extremes is right
With the recent increase in home loan
interest rates, most industries will feel
the impact as consumers tighten
their purse strings to compensate for added
pressure on the home budget. Beauty however
is an industry that is consistently resistant to
retail downturn trends and like defying gravity
often experiences an increase in demand.
There's no secret that each generation is
increasing in life expectancy and as a result we
are forced to work longer in order to support our
twilight years.Arguably the 40s are often referred
to as the new 30s and so forth. Clients frequently
complain that they don't recognise the reflection
in the mirror and they certainly don't feel how
they look. This alone is enough reason to turn to a
qualified therapist to seek answers and results to
slow down the ageing process of skin and
promote a healthier, more youthful glow.
Beauty is an industry that's ever evolving
making it one of the most dynamic, secure and
extremely rewarding careers. The possibilities
are endless, from working in floating day spas on
cruise ships around the world to operating your
own home salon to fit in with family
commitments while earning extra income. You
may even consider further post-graduate study
to work in a cosmetic or plastic surgery
framework. Gaining qualifications in Beauty will
be a skill that will remain with you for a lifetime,
no matter what your circumstance.
If you're considering securing a future in an
industry that never rests, ACAA offers a
comprehensive range of nationally recognised
qualifications in Beauty Therapy. Mid-year
intakes commence shortly on June 3, so act fast
and enrol today to secure your future. Full time
courses only require attendance on campus at
Victoria Point 3 days per week. To register your
interest contact student services on 1300 065 576
or visit us on-line at www.acaa.qld.edu.au.
Alternatively you may wish to visit the campus in
person at Victoria Point Lakeside Village to
arrange a personal tour of our state of the art
facilities and meet with our trainers.
Body image is a term that may refer to a
person's perception of his or her own
Although about two-thirds (65 per cent)
correctly identify themselves as being either
normal weight or overweight, one-third of all girls
have a distorted idea about their weight.
A mother's weight, body image, attitude, and
health habits are strong indicators of whether her
daughter is overweight, satisfied with her body,
and physically active.
Girls look to their mothers for advice on healthy
living.(Girl Scout Research Institute).
Sadly, more than 40 percent of women are
unhappy with their bodies, a number virtually
unchanged since a major survey was done
They did find that women are finding the
confidence about their size that older women
have much sooner.
This is thanks to education efforts and seeing a
variety of body shapes and sizes in the media.
If you are obese, you risk developing high
blood pressure, type-2 diabetes, heart disease,
stroke, gallbladder disease, some cancers and
other lesser-known effects as well.
But dieting too much can have a detrimental
effect as well.The mental effort needed to sustain
continued weight loss drives the person into
ritualistic and obsessive means of controlling
their food intake.
The person can't keep up with their activities as
the body is not getting what it needs to support
normal mental and physical functioning. They
become tired, lethargic and even withdrawn.
Weight gain and loss is influenced by life
stages, such as menopause, life events like giving
up sport, genetic influences, stress, medical
conditions and prescription medication.
Your Body Mass Index (weight in kilograms is
divided by height in metres squared kg/sq m) can
be a guide (between 18 and 25 is suitable) but the
circumference of your waist is a better indicator
as a high proportion of fat stored in the abdomen.
A waist circumference of 80cm or over for
women indicates increased risk of obesity related
health conditions while 88cm or more indicates a
substantially increased risk.
So how to maintain a healthy body image?
Eat healthy food;
Limit food products that are high in fat and
Don't keep unhealthy food in the cupboard;
Aim to get some exercise every day even if it
is walking for half an hour;
If bored or stressed, find other ways to cope
other than eating;
Seek professional help if your BMI is extreme;
Remember that most models have an
unrealistic body size;
Change your lifestyle, and;
Look after yourself -- sooner rather than later.
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