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Urban Woman Syndrome

Urban Woman Syndrome

Women's health is at crisis point. Our modern rushed lifestyle has resulted in an increase of chronic lifestyle disorders such as autoimmune diseases, infertility, stress and hormonal imbalances. The inability to physically adapt to our cultural and behavioural environment has given rise to what are called -mismatched diseases'. So, what can we do about it?

In the new book, Urban Woman Syndrome, Dr Debra Villar explains how a woman's work and life demands have taken a toll on their physical, emotional and spiritual health – and provides a practical guide on how to get it back on track.

By following Dr Debra's simple and effective -Eat, Move, Think' health philosophy, readers can achieve their ultimate health and wellbeing goals. The book covers such topics as:
Why you need to Eat, Move, Think your way to better health
The research behind mismatched diseases
How to navigate the urban woman syndrome
The key to rebalancing your life
Why stress is really our friend
How to break bad habits for good

Practical, inspiring and easy to implement, The Urban Woman Syndrome empowers you with the tools to achieve greater health and wellbeing for you and your family.

Dr Debra Villar has over seventeen years' experience in the health and wellness industry, and is a sought-after speaker and coach. She is the director of one of the largest multidisciplinary healthcare centres in Sydney's CBD and is passionate about ensuring clients obtain optimal health through her -eat, move, think' philosophy. Her unique approach to health has allowed thousands of busy people to achieve optimal vitality. Her company, Complete Corporate Wellness, provides real health solutions for major corporations.

A full time working mum to three children, Dr Debra also lives the urban woman life, and understands first-hand how modern day demands can affect our health and wellbeing.

Urban Woman Syndrome
Busybird Publishing
Author: Dr Debra Villar
ISBN: 9781925585056
RRP: $19.95

Interview with Dr Debra Villar

Question: What inspired you to write Urban Woman Syndrome?

Dr Debra Villar: As a wellness practitioner I noticed how busy life can get and how easy it is to forget to allow time for your health and wellbeing, so I wanted to raise awareness and gives realistic, easy and effective health tips so anyone can apply, no matter how full or busy your life gets.

Question: What advice would you give to woman than have no time to exercise due to life/work demands?

Dr Debra Villar: My advice is that health and fitness doesn't have to take up more of your already full day. Incorporate exercise in your everyday activities. Walk to work, take the stairs, kick a ball around with your kids, dance in your room, do a few squats and push-ups, the concept is to just move! 15 to 30 minutes of exercise a day can be enough to make a difference to your health and wellbeing.

Question: Can you talk us through the diseases associated with a typical woman's modern lifestyle?

Dr Debra Villar: Our modern food sources, toxins in our environment, our sedentary lifestyle and chronic stress have caused a wide range of health issues affecting women everywhere from autoimmune disorders such as thyroid problems, hormonal imbalances, anxiety, depression and more. Most of these are lifestyle related disorders and therefore can be prevented and resolved.

Question: What can we start doing today, for our spiritual health?

Dr Debra Villar: There are two things you can do today to help your spiritual health:
1) Practice being conscious presence. Conscious presence is the art of focusing on the task or activity at hand, without the mind wondering to a past or future event. This requires practice but it calms the mind and increases the chance to achieve that ever elusive life balance.

2) Take care of yourself. We always forget to take care of ourselves first. Women are natural nurturers and carers, but we have to be able to say no and take care of ourselves first. Otherwise we are no good for anyone else. When you fly, safety protocol always insists you -put your mask on before helping others'. So put your mask on first.

Question: How do you start a typical day?

Dr Debra Villar: I am a busy working mum of three school age kids, so the mornings can get chaotic. I make sure I wake up and do my 15-minute functional movement routine or go to the gym to do a boxing class. This is followed by breakfast and getting the kids to school. I am more of a night person, this is when I meditate and set my intentions for the next day.

Urban Woman Syndrome
Busybird Publishing
Author: Dr Debra Villar
ISBN: 9781925585056
RRP: $19.95

Interview by Brooke Hunter



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