03

August

4 immediate changes you can make to stop back pain while working from home

While working from home amid the current pandemic, you may find yourself with an improvised desk that is literally a pain in the back.

Many people don’t have proper chairs, are working from their bed and some are even hunched over coffee tables. However, there are some simple adjustments you can make to help make working from home as comfortable and productive as possible: 

Check your posture – Prolonged sitting and slouching can contribute to back pain. Help maintain good posture by sitting up straight, shoulders relaxed, placing your bottom all the

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08

July

5 things you can do at home to reduce stress

 

Stress has become and epidemic in our modern day world with up to 70% of adults experiencing feelings of stress or anxiety daily. Since we cant seem to escape it, it’s important to have simple and effective ways to calm your mind and body.

Here are our top 5 things you can do at home to reduce stress:

Drink more – Chronic stress can weaken your adrenal glands and dehydrate your body, impacting brain function, mood and causing feelings of stress. However, within 20 minutes of drinking water, these effects can be

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25

June

5 ways to boost your Immune System

Manage Stress – When we’re stressed, the ability of the immune system to fight off disease and infection is reduced. Stress hormones, such as cortisol, reduce the functioning of lymphocytes – immune cells that protect the body and destroy foreign cells. The lower your lymphocyte levels, the more susceptible you are to developing the common cold. Stress also has a negative effect on the functioning of the gut and digestive system.  Here are some simple ways to reduce stress:

Research has shown that reading for 6 minutes can reduce stress by

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01

June

NDIS Counsellor at NHW

Did you know that under NDIS, individual counselling can be accessed via capacity building supports-improved daily living. The NDIS describes this as: “Facilitating self-knowledge, emotional acceptance and growth and the optimal development of personal resources on a one to one basis”. Under NDIS, there is NO gap payment. The counselling fee comes out of your NDIS funding.

What is counselling?Counselling is a process of talking about and working through your personal problems with a trained counsellor. The counsellor helps you to address your problem/s in a positive way by helping you

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29

April

6 ways to maintain your health during social isolation

The current pandemic has caused a lot of fear and uncertainty. Many of us are out of routine, working from home and finding ourselves with a lot of extra spare time.

In a time when many decisions are outside our control, how well we look after our physical and mental health is something that we still have power over.

Here are our top things you can do to keep yourself well during COVID-19:

 

1 – Get physical – The closure of gyms isn’t an excuse to stop exercising. In fact, without the commutes

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30

March

COVID-19 Update

 

Dear NHW community,

At a time where the World Health Organisation has announced COVID-19 (“coronavirus”) a pandemic, NHW continues to prioritise the health and safety of our patients, staff and practitioners.  Accurate information and education are key to minimising the effects of the virus and we wish to work with you to ensure your wellbeing.

The steps we are taking to maintain a healthy environment are:

Educating employees on important prevention measures. 
Avoidance of any person with cold or flu like symptoms.
Cleaning high contact surface points more regularly and thoroughly.
Use of alcohol wipes for

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19

February

How your posture is causing your neck pain and headaches

Did you know that something as simple as correcting your posture could help prevent your headaches and neck pain? 

 Posture refers to how we sit, walk, run, stand, lie down and work. In other words, it’s the positions we put our body in everyday and how those positions impact our body’s functioning. 

A common poor posture experienced by many is called upper crossed syndrome. Most often we find ourselves in this posture when sitting at a desk, using our computers or using our phones. 

 In upper crossed posture the shoulders are rolled inwards

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12

February

What is Life Coaching?

WHAT IS LIFE COACHING?

Every high performing athlete has a coach; the coach is someone who reminds the athlete of their vision, builds a plan and holds them accountable. They offer a neutral, objective and constructive point of view, supporting their mental and physical health while the athlete works to achieve their goals.

As we navigate today’s fast-paced world, the
application of coaching to business and life has become increasingly popular and highly effective in helping to solve problems in our personal
and professional lives.

What does life
coaching have to do with integrative health?

Science

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22

January

How Yoga Therapy Can Help when Anxiety Builds Up

 

Do you suffer from Anxiety?

According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM–5,) Generalised Anxiety Disorder is when a person expresses extreme anxiety or worry about a number of different events or activities for more days than not throughout a 6-month period and finds it challenging to control this worry.

The DSM-5 mentions that Generalised Anxiety Disorder is when at least three of the following six symptoms are experienced; with at least some of these being presented within more days than not within that 6-month time frame.

Restlessness or feeling

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15

January

Back to School!

It’s Back to School time of the year again, which means new uniforms, books, lunchboxes and of course a new backpack. Backpacks can come in many shapes and sizes, but to ensure you choose the right one for your child make sure it has the following characteristics:

 

The backpack is the right size for your child – A backpack should be no wider than the chest of the child who’s wearing it. The top of the pack should be no higher than the shoulders and it should not hang below the

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