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Health and Wellbeing - May 2012

30 Apr 2012

‘Ditch the Desk’

It has long been established that people living an active and healthy lifestyle enjoy increased energy, concentration and motivation in the workplace.

Ditch the Desk is a fitness program developed to encourage workplaces to get out of the office and get active.

Guided by professional fitness experts, participants work at their own pace, are provided with helpful tips on how to improve their health and wellness and are shown that being active can be very simple.

Ditch the Desk offers a range of different exercises which can be tailored to suit different levels of fitness.

Ditch the Desk participants are not only directed but are also educated in the concept of health and wellness and are provided with ownership and knowledge to take forward in their life.

Visit http://www.melbournecitysports.ymca.org.au or contact (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for more information.

Health and wellness

 

The issue of corporate health and wellness continues to increase on the list of many business’s priorities.

Currently, there are numerous companies in Melbourne that offer corporate health assessments with a variety of different tests.

This information is extremely useful as the corporate worker category is at high risk of becoming sedentary, over-worked and ultimately becoming unhealthy.

The workers are subsequently presented with their health assessment results and left to their own devices.

Active Melbourne City Sports (AMCS) believes in bridging the gap between the realisation of the need to become active and providing an avenue to BE active.

Therefore, by providing numerous corporate health and wellness programs, it strives to increase the overall participation across Docklands and Melbourne CBD.

Currently the Federal Government provides grants for companies which wish to promote physical activity and exercise to their employees.

For more information visit Vic Health at http://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au.

Motivation 101

 

I have only recently migrated to Melbourne, having previously inhabited the land of endless sunshine, Western Australia. Up until now, I have to admit that I love Melbourne weather.

When I express this sentiment, I am stuck with these words ringing in my ears: “Just wait till winter”.

Apparently temperatures can drop quite dramatically in Melbourne.   

Winter is also the time of year that we lose any remaining will-power to exercise.

This is a basic human instinct as our bodies naturally adapt and try to put on weight as insulation.

I will therefore discuss three tips aimed to increase your activity over the long, cold winter months.

Firstly, get involved in any form of group fitness. It’s much easier to exercise and stay motivated with the support of a group.

Secondly, set yourself some goals. Goals are a fantastic way to stay on track to a healthy body and mind.

Thirdly, find yourself a heated pool. Swimming is an awesome way to exercise and the fact that it’s indoors and in a heated pool means you stay warm and out of the elements. I hope these tips help your quest for a happier you.

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