6 Ways to Move More Each Day

November 23, 2020Physical activity

Does your job require you to sit at a desk or around conference tables for several hours per day? Many health risks are associated with sitting down for prolonged periods of time.  Research has demonstrated that sitting for an extended period is linked with obesity, type 2 diabetes, and an increased risk of death from heart disease and cancer. Adding regular physical activity into your working day could reduce some of the health risks that …

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TUH Connecting Employees To Thrive

September 15, 2020Physical activity , Wellbeing

TUH employees have just spent six weeks focusing on their physical wellbeing, completing Active Teams for the third time with provider Active & Thriving. Quick to recognise the shift in working arrangements caused by the global pandemic, TUH understood the value of providing an employee wellbeing program that keeps everyone connected.  Bernadette Hanly, Culture, Change & Communications Lead at TUH led the program and is very excited by the level of engagement and results.  “We …

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Preventing Alzheimer’s Disease in Australia: the role of exercise.

March 3, 2020Physical activity, ,

Alzheimer’s disease is a neurological disorder. This means that it is a disease that affects the brain. It causes progressive damage to the brain. It is worth noting that Alzheimer’s disease is a very common form of dementia in Australia, contributing to about two-thirds of cases. Brain degeneration in Alzheimer’s affects thinking skills, memory, mood, emotions, and behaviour. As such, the affected individual becomes unable to carry out his or her daily activities without hindrance. …

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Incidental Exercise: How Little Bits of Movement Make a Big Difference

February 19, 2020Physical activity, , ,

There is a difference between what is known as incidental activity and exercise, but the terms are often combined into the expression “incidental exercise,” and it describes physical activity done by the body that is not planned exercise. In other words, there is a very common recommendation made by fitness and health experts that we should park our cars far from the destination and walk, or never use an elevator and simply take the stairs …

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Reframe How You Think About Exercise

February 19, 2020Physical activity , Wellbeing, ,

Can you trick yourself into liking exercise? Psychology experts say yes. They use the term “reframing your mindset” to do so, and it is one of the most effective strategies for helping you get off the sofa and get moving. As those experts explained, “Even though most of us put happiness near the top of our want lists, many of us are secretly convinced that it will always be just out of reach. But the …

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