Category Archives : Towards wellness

The Couch to 5km running Program

The Couch to 5km running program (C25K) is designed to get beginners from couch potatoes to 5K distance runners in 9 weeks. It involves walking jogging, rest periods and rest days. Do yourself a favour and get active with the C25K program.  Click here for a copy of the program – or download it from […]

Technology and Children

92% of Australian children aged 5-14 years use information and communication technologies including computers, with increased use correlated with higher age. 87% of boys and 80% of girls regularly participate in electronic screen-based activities. As a result of this increased usage, physios are treating more young patients suffering from unhealthy computing behaviours, which can include […...

The Importance of Keeping Children Physically Active

Daily physical activity is vital for all Australian children and young people. The Australian physical activity guidelines provide clear recommendations for the minimum amount of physical activity required by children and young people to experience health benefits. Children and young people who accumulate the minimum amount of physical activity every day are at a lower […]

Winter Sleep Tips

It may be tempting to spend more time in your warm and cosy bed when it’s cold outside. Most adults need between 7 and 9 hours of sleep a night, varying according to age and individual need. So work out how much sleep you need then try to go to bed and wake around the […]

Towards Wellness – Exercise and Work

Why exercise makes you better at your job President John F. Kennedy once said, “Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.” The same blood that runs through your body also runs through your mind. If you are […]

Make Time Today

If you haven’t got time for anything else in the morning, make time to drink a big glass of water. We lose a lot of oxygen through the night and to rejuvenate our cells, we need to supply them with water and oxygen. Drink an extra glass of water daily and within a week you’ll […]

The Importance of Keeping Young Australians Active

Daily physical activity is vital for all Australian children and young people. Children and young people who accumulate the minimum amount of physical activity every day are at a lower risk of conditions including overweight or obesity, Type II diabetes, metabolic syndrome and other comorbidities, are more likely to see improvements in their aerobic fitness […]

Towards Wellness – Deep Breathing

Towards Wellness                                                                                                          Deep Breathing. When you’ve got time – at your desk, driving the car, cooking food – do some deep breathing. Inhale and count up to 5 seconds, hold it for a few second...

Let’s Move!

Australia is today ranked as one of the fattest nations in the developed world. The prevalence of obesity in Australia has more than doubled in the past 20 years. Australia has become accustomed to sitting down – at work, on the couch, in the car – and it’s taking a major toll on the health […]

Pilates: All You Need To Know

ABOUT PILATES Pilates is a unique system of exercises designed to improve physical strength, flexibility, balance and posture. It was created by Joseph H. Pilates, a German man who was fascinated with the classical Greek ideal of a man balanced in body, mind, and spirit. As a child, Pilates had asthma and other ailments. He […]