Health Matters Podcast – Episode 13: How to Avoid the Superwoman Complex

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Episode 13: C. Nicole Swiner, MD – How to Avoid the Superwoman Complex

About the Show

In this episode, we’ll be talking about the Superwoman Complex – how we generally overwhelm ourselves with doing too much for too many and neglecting ourselves. This can lead to insomnia, obesity, depression, anxiety, and a host of medical problems and diseases.

About the Speaker

Nicole SwinerDr. Nicole Swiner is a family physician, wife and mother of 2 in North Carolina. She loves taking care of the family as a whole—from the cradle to the grave. Her interests include Minority Health, Women’s Health and Pediatrics. For her undergraduate education, she attended Duke University and went to medical school at the Medical University of South Carolina, in Charleston, SC. She’s lived in the Triangle since finishing residency at the University of North Carolina and continues teaching medical students and residents as an Adjunct Associate Professor with the university’s Family Medicine department. When she’s not treating patients at Durham Family Medicine, she’s speaking in the community, writing, or spending time with her family. Her passion is making medicine “plain” to her patients, so that all people, from all walks of life, can understand how to take better care of themselves and their families. You can learn more about her at her website.

Gift

Nicole is offering a free book and t-shirt to the first 3 people that either go to her Facebook page or her Twitter page or Instagram. The first 3 listeners must post a comment about the show or #HealthMattersPodcast. (Limit 3)

Show Notes

How to Avoid the Superwoman Complex

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Excerpt from our interview — BEEP Model

Kimberley

That’s fantastic. We’ll definitely have a link to your book on the website. Now, we’re going to move on to the BEEP round. Nicole will give quick tips on the four disciplines of Bible study, eating healthy, exercise, and prayer or BEEP. So what do you have for us for a quick tip for Bible study?

Nicole

For Bible study, of course in our busy lives we all need to make sure that we leave time for worship, praising and worshipping God. My favourite scripture has always been Hebrews 11:1 about faith being the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Just because faith is so important in every day living. Either pick that scripture that you kind of meditate on, it’s kind of your mantra or every day, every week make some time for studying the Word so that it keeps you anchored, it keeps you positive.

Kimberley

What is your quick tip for eating healthy?

Nicole

Eat more sensibly. We all have a pretty good understanding of what’s good food and what’s bad food and usually it’s the bad food that tastes the best. So enjoy life, enjoy food but be sensible. Having dessert every single night is probably not the best thing to do. You need to make sure that you’re eating very well as you can during the week but during the weekend you can treat yourself and have that dessert, have that thing that you love but in moderation is always good.

Kimberley

And your quick tip for exercise?

Nicole

Good regular exercise, defined as two to three times per week for at least 30 minutes at a time, is not only good for clearly weight loss and maintaining weight but even if you don’t lose an inch or lose a pound (which can be pretty discouraging for most women), even if you don’t lose any of that just think of the other positives that are coming out of it. Good feeling endorphins, adrenalin, you feel better, your mood is better, your heart is working, lowering your sugar, lowering your blood pressure. Even if you don’t lose any weight remember that there are other good positive things to come out of regular exercise.

Kimberley

Excellent. And your quick tip for prayer?

Nicole

Do it often. That’s pretty quick. Every morning—even before I pick up the phone, get on the social media or look what’s happening on the news—I try to say my quick Lord’s prayer just to remind me to be thankful, to be mindful, to stay focussed for the rest of the day. And try to keep things in perspective. So do it as often as you can, usually first thing in the morning to start your day off right.

 

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