Giaan Rooney’s top tips for staying healthy and feeling good
Australian swimming champion Giaan Rooney shares five wellness tips for a vibrant and balanced life.
Australian Olympic swimming gold medallist Giaan Rooney leads a busy life as a mother of two, TV presenter, author and macadamia farmer.
“We constantly have too many balls in the air between the kids, the farm, and our animals but it’s a lifestyle we love so we make it work,” Giaan says.
Juggling the competing demands of her busy life means Giaan has to make a concerted effort to support her health and wellbeing.
Giaan counts on these healthy habits to stay on top of her game:
Giaan says she has always enjoyed a balance of fruit, vegetables, protein and fibre.
“I honestly enjoy food that is good for you,” Giaan, an ambassador for Life-Space probiotics, says.
“I don’t deny myself anything so therefore I don’t have huge cravings.
“I love that we have an avocado tree, orange tree, honey producing bees and of course macadamia trees on our farm, I just need the time to grow my own veggies.”
Giaan says she gets lots of incidental exercise on her farm where every job is physical.
She has also found an activity she enjoys to keep her fit and healthy.
“These days I love my Pilates classes which keep me strong and balanced,” she says.
Giaan says quality shut-eye is key for her wellbeing.
“I prioritise my sleep knowing full well I need eight hours a night to operate well,” Giaan says.
Recent research1 has found spending time in nature is good for health and wellbeing.
So it’s no surprise Giaan and her family are enjoying life on the farm.
“We are all outside every day, we are constantly learning and challenging ourselves on how we can do things better,” she says.
“We understand how interconnected humans and nature are more than ever before, we breathe fresh air and view the ‘big sky’ stars at night.”
With such a busy schedule, Giaan says finding time to relax is crucial.
“I love a sleep-in, a good book and watching the light change as the sun sets,” Giaan says.
“Simple pleasures that always make me feel grateful for this life.”
Probiotics to support a busy life
When you’re juggling life’s competing demands, probiotics can play a role in maintaining general health2 and wellbeing.
Probiotics are beneficial bacteria that help maintain our general health and wellbeing by working on our gut, digestive and immune3 health.
Probiotics can be found in naturally fermented foods such as yoghurt, kefir and kimchi.
Probiotics can also be taken in supplement form, which is handy for people on the go.
Life-Space is Australia’s No 1 Probiotic brand4.
The vegetarian-friendly Life-Space formulas come in a range of products to help support individuals across all life-stages.
For busy adults, there are three products from Life-Space you may consider:
- Life-Space Broad Spectrum Probiotic contains 15 strains of beneficial bacteria and can support a healthy digestive system.
- Life-Space Double Strength Probiotic containing 15 strains of beneficial bacteria and can help support a healthy intestinal microbiome and immune system health.
- Life-Space Triple Strength Probiotic has the highest strength probiotic within the range.
It can help restore beneficial flora and nutrient absorption, help support healthy bowel and colon function while also supporting digestive and immune health.
This post is brought to you by Life-Space Probiotics. Always read the label and follow the directions for use.
1White M.P. et al, 2019, Spending at least 120 minutes a week in nature is associated with good health and wellbeing, Journal of Scientific Reports, 9, 7730, retrieved October: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-019-44097-3
2Das T.K. et al, 2022, Current status of probiotic and related health benefits, Journal of Applied Food Research, Vol. 2, Issue 2, retrieved October: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2772502222001457
3Yan F, Polk DB, 2011, Probiotics and immune health. Curr Opin Gastroenterol. 27(6):496-501, retrieved October: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4006993/
4Data sourced from Circana MarketEdge MAT 20/08/2023 based on data definitions
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