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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16

December

12 days of Christmas, 12 Christmas survival tips.

12 days of Christmas, 12 Christmas survival tips.

While the festive season can be a joyous time, it can also be a very stressful one, impacting our physical and emotional health. To help keep your health and well being on track, here are our top 12 tips!

 

1. Keep moving

Adults should achieve 30 minutes of exercise each day, and this time of the year is no exception. In addition to helping kick those Christmas calories, exercise also releases endorphins to help boost your energy and mood.  The festive season is the perfect

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16

September

Weight Loss Breakthrough: new research could stop childhood obesity epidemic

 

New research proves tomatoes cause weight gain in some yet weight loss in others (10). This is why your child can literally live on salad and still gain weight! It’s true, let me explain …

After 20 years of researching weight loss, health experts across the globe agreed that environmental pollutants played a significant role on childhood health (2).

However, what is new and exciting is the influence these have on microbiome diversity and everyone who wants to maintain a healthy bodyweight – no matter what age – needs to know this

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05

September

Tips to spring into better health

Weight gain over winter is more common than you think, with nearly 40% of women and 50% of men gaining up to 5kg over the cold season.

Now that September has arrived, we’re being greeted with longer days, warmer temperatures and a greater availability of fresh fruits and vegetables, making this time of the year the perfect time to “spring clean” our health and lifestyle habits.

If you’re looking to get your health back on track but don’t know where to start, here are our top 5 ideas:

 

 1 – Clean up your

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04

September

Where Are All Your Eggs?

 

Ever since you were a teenager your Sex Ed teacher, or probably your parents, drilled into you the importance of contraception. The ever looming ‘threat’ of pregnancy drilled into you as if it were easy.

So, you can imagine the frustration when you finally get to an age when a child doesn’t seem like such a crazy idea, and to find you’re one of the one in 6 couples in Australia affected by unexplained infertility caused by accelerated reproductive aging.

Accelerated aging of the reproductive system and aging eggs is triggered by

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