I’m extremely lucky that I have the opportunity to travel in my job, visiting Sydney once a month to treat the dancers at Fiona- Gaye Moore Academy. One of the challenges I face however is being confronted with the limited healthy options available at the Airport food- court, particularly when you’re starving, coming straight from a day’s work and being surrounded by the temptation of fast food options. It’s in these moments that I have to practise what I preach to my patients and resist the temptation to be bad, particularly when I know I’m going into a weekend of work, where I need my mind to be sharp. It’s amazing that there really are only two options when looking for a healthy dinner option at the airport, which includes either a salad or sushi. It’s no wonder we live in a world where we find it difficult to adhere to a healthy, whole food diet when our willpower is constantly challenged, particularly at vulnerable times where we’re tired, emotional or just plain bored.

So what do I find helps this?

I’m definitely not one with strong willpower, so for me, the ‘out of sight, out of mind’ motto works. But when I find myself in situations such as at the airport I always try to reflect and think before going for the impulse purchase. You definitely need to live and treat yourself, but timing is everything! If I know I’m going into a situation where I need my mind and body to be in top shape, this will always drive me towards choosing the best food options. However, in those times that I know I can have a break from my busy schedule, I’ll definitely treat myself. I just have to make sure I don’t back that treat up with consecutive days of not so great eating or else my body will definitely tell me it’s not happy.

Yours in health,

Shaanika Marguccio

This blog post was written by the osteopaths at Everything’s Connected Osteopathy.  Everything’s Connected Osteopathy is your premier osteopathic clinic located in Camberwell Melbourne on Riversdale Road.  Everything’s Connected Osteopathy are osteopaths who use movement to assess and treat musculoskeletal disorders.  At Everything’s Connected all osteopaths have nutrition qualifications and are focused on an active treatment and management plan.  Our clinic sees patients of all ages, ranging from children to the elderly.  Common conditions typically presenting to the clinic include sports injuries, osteoarthritic related aches and pains, neck pain, back pain, weight loss and upper and lower limb injuries.  To find out more about us at Everything’s Connected Osteopathy, click on the link  here.   Everything’s Connected Osteopathy is located at 734 Riversdale Road, Camberwell.  We are a short 5-minute drive from Camberwell Junction and a 2-minute walk from Riversdale Road Train Station.    Appointments can be made by calling us on 03 98886176 or emailing

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