Coronavirus: six ways of turning anxiety into positive mental health habits

Meditation might be one way of calming anxious thoughts. fizkes/ Shutterstock Dusana Dorjee, University of York Given the constant stream of negative news about the novel coronavirus pandemic, it’s easy to feel anxious and uncertain. Anxiety is also an understandable reaction, since coronavirus has made many of us change our daily routines, and threatens our […]

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Creating Healthy Routines During Covid-19!

It’s a chilly Melbourne winter. There’s still COVID-19. Time to reflect on health, wellness and routine! As we all begin to kickstart a new habit of having a freshly laundered mask (or winter scarf) in our pockets and handbags, let’s take the opportunity to reflect on creating healthy habits and routines. Habits can be positive, […]

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Calm Your Body and Your Mind with these Grounding Exercises

Grounding exercises are used to help bring us back into the present moment. These techniques can be used in many different situations, like when we’re feeling “spacey”, anxious or overwhelmed. They can be used when we are distracted by unhelpful or distressing thoughts, memories or impulses. Or if we’re experiencing difficult or strong emotions like […]

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Keeping up those Home Workouts!

We all have different mental health ‘pick me ups’. For some of us it’s meditation, or music, perhaps gardening or golf; but for the majority of us nothing beats a good workout. Many of us are missing the routine of a gym visit at the moment, and are understandably feeling a bit agitated or low. […]

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Staying Calm and Sane in a Pandemic

Like it or not, stress will always be part of our lives, and now we have a one in a hundred-year event on top of it! Chronic stress reduces our immunity to viruses, so more than ever it’s important to relax and unwind the body and mind. We’ve gathered some activities for you to explore […]

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Managing Your Coronavirus Anxiety

It’s an unprecedented moment in recent history. As we are all aware, on March 11 the World Health Organisation declared the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) to be a global pandemic. As a result our collective stress levels are high, and we are all putting strategies in place to support the health and wellbeing of ourselves, […]

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The Juicing Trend: Fad or Fiction?

“Wellness”, it’s a word we all know ‘well’ (haha, sorry bad dad joke). But seriously, the 2010s saw a proliferation of wellness trends. Today, wellness expenditures ($4.2 trillion USD) are estimated to be more than half as large as total global health expenditures ($7.3 trillion USD, based on WHO data). But not all the trends […]

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Wellness Trends Gone Wrong(!): Standing Desks

“If you want to dedicate yourself to a lifetime of good habits, don’t start at the gym, start at the office”! (Guardian 2019) Wellness is becoming a new kind of reality we live in. The 2010’s saw a proliferation of wellness trends. In 2018 the Global Wellness Institute said the industry was valued at $4.2 […]

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