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Happy 33rd Birthday Steven Baker!

Want to know why Steven Baker is looking so good these days?

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Since finishing at the St Kilda Football club in 2011, Steven has used his competitive talents with Jeunesse Global. He attributes his younger looking skin to the product range of Jeunesse Global. Jeunesse is the world’s first cosmetics range derived from Adult Stem Cells. These products work on a deep cellular level and aim to repair broken DNA, fix chromosomes and delay the ageing process.” [Source: StevenBaker.com.au]

In the short time that Steven has been working with Jeunesse he has had many successes and is now one of Australia’s top marketers of the Jeunesse Global. Steven has also been working on his new logo for J-Fire, which is his soon to be coming business team.

As one of my oldest friends, his skin is looking good these days, but this is not his only secret. He won’t leave the house without taking his AM PM Essential’s which as a nutritional supplement that aims to repair DNA cells. To Steven this means he is more active, sleeping better and his recovery time has decreased.

If you are interested in learning more about these revolutionary products that have helped Steven stay so young, please shoot him an email at info@stevenbaker.com.au and let him know you heard about it from me.
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Additionally you can follow him on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook.

~Mango
“It’s all about the skin.”


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The interrelationship between obesity and depression

Here is a post that I wrote from StevenBaker.com.au:

According to Australian Bureau of Statistics 2008, National Health Survey 2007-08

61.4% of the Australian population are either overweight or obese.

  • 42.1% of adult males and 30.9% of adult females were classified as overweight (Body Mass Index between 25.0 and 30.0 kg/m2).
  • 25.6% of males and 24% of females were classified as obese (Body Mass Index > 30.0 kg/m2).

But what is more concerning is the interrelationship between obesity and depression. With more and more Australians hitting an unhealthy weight range the increase of depression is occurring.

“A well-designed study published in the July 2006 issue of the Archives of General Psychiatry supports… that mood and anxiety disorders were around 25% more common in the obese participants compared to their thinner counterparts… While the researchers found a connection, they could not determine the direction of the connection. In other words, they couldn’t tell if the excess weight led to the depression or the depression lead to excess weight. Several theories could support either direction” (1)

Closer to home, Beyond Blue is able to recognise the link between obesity and depression. So much so they were funded almost $100,000 for research. “Data from this research will also benefit the Australian population to better understand the link between stress, depression and obesity.” (2)

What is more concerning is the interrelationship between the obesity and depression. Research seems to point at the more obese you are the less likely you are to exercise, which ultimately leads to depression. Or simultaneously depression can lead to a reduction in physical activity and the turn to comfort food that are high in fat or sugar. (3)

 

For the most part excess weight has a negative impact on everyone except Sumo wrestlers, who despite their size are able to maintain a fit and healthy lifestyle. What is clear here that weight management is the key to happiness. The Dalai Lama says “We need to think seriously about the causes of happiness. Good result, happy result, entirely depends on good action, constructive action.” (4) “It’s an idea that’s in line with current thinking in psychology. In fact, this simple philosophy – that changing the way we think can change the way we feel – underpins the very practice of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), an approach widely used in clinical psychology and counselling, as well as stress management programs.” (5)

More recently the Australian Government has released a new campaign to promote a fit and healthy life style. Entitled ‘Swap It’ the campaign aims to get Australians to start making healthier choices in life. Become a swapper.

~Mango
“The choice to swap is only one percentage of the chance to live.”

References:

1. Weight Watches: http://www.weightwatchers.com.au/util/art/index_art.aspx?tabnum=1&art_id=37371&sc=808
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Beyond Blue: http://www.beyondblue.org.au/index.aspx?link_id=6.1207
3. TheUniversity of Adelaide: http://www.adelaide.edu.au/news/news35941.html
4. Dalai Lama: http://www.dalailama.com/news/post/218-dalai-lama-offers-words-of-wisdom-about-happiness
5.
ABC: http://www.abc.net.au/health/features/stories/2007/10/11/2054844.htm

 


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The Good Shepherd, a painting by Ian Bowers

Have you seen Ian Bowers’ painting of Steven Baker entitled The Good Shepherd?
A entry for the Archibald Prize.

The Good Shepherd

 
The painting has now been recoginised on the St Kilda Football Club website: http://ow.ly/4SyLR
Great work @bowers70 !!