Healthy Insights

How to overcome burnout

Burntout? It’s time to take a break!   Feeling burnout  when working from home is becoming commonplace HEALTH BREAKS Feeling a bit flat or worn out lately? There’s good reason. The move to remote and blended working has blurred the lines between work and life more than ever! While burnout is not an officially recognised…
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How much exercise is enough? – new WHO physical activity guidelines

How much exercise? New WHO guidelines on physical activity just released! HEALTH BREAKS It seems that exercise is in fact medicine. Whats more, it’s possibly the cheapest form of medicine on the market! If Australian’s showed the same level of commitment and diligence in meeting the recommendations for physical activity as they did for actions…
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How to conduct a successful corporate health challenge

How to conduct a successful corporate health challenge A Case Study of Health outcomes of an innovative corporate  health challenge HEALTH BREAKS An innovative corporate health challenge conducted by Health Breaks across four organisations during COVID-19 stage 4 lockdowns in Melbourne achieved remarkable health outcomes across many variables. While the intention was to increase physical…
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How to manage emotions

How to manage your Emotions How the Emotions Wheel can help you explore how your emotions are impacting you HEALTH BREAKS Emotions are feelings we experience in reaction to acute and ongoing stimulus. Emotions can impact our thoughts, our actions and our behaviours. Sometimes our emotions are fleeting and at other times they are enduring…
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How to open a conversation about mental health at work

The Health Breaks Mental Health Wheel provides a non-threatening tool for both managers and employees to open-up the mental health conversation.

Are you drinking alcohol more frequently during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Are you drinking more alcohol lately? When so much has been taken from us and with no certainty in sight, alcohol can become that comforting friend…….how is this affecting you? HEALTH BREAKS According to the statistics reported by the Alcohol and Drug Foundation (one of our valued clients), over the last few months a lot of…
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Micro-goals: how to optimise the here and now

Micro-goals: how to optimise the here and now In times of uncertainty, planning too far ahead can seem impossible HEALTH BREAKS Over the past 12 months, we have succumbed to enforced guidelines on what we can or can’t do. Why not block the external noise out for a moment and take the time to think…
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I’ve set goals but nothing changes

Why setting goals may not lead to taking action How ready are you to make the changes to your health that you would like to? Health Breaks Sometimes there’s a gap between what we want to achieve and actually doing something about it. Often intentions do not align with actions. This can be due to your…
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4 family-friendly activities you can do to break up your work/study day

Working remotely blurs the lines between work life and family life. At times when the whole family is sharing a study/work space, here are some fun activities that can bring the family together in a healthy and energising way.

How to improve your focus for work and study

Working or studying for long stretches without breaks leads to stress and exhaustion. Taking breaks refreshes the mind, replenishes your mental resources, and helps you become more creative. Switching off opens the mind ……why? Let’s take a look at how our brains work. The prefrontal cortex (PFC) is the thinking part of your brain. It is active for goal-oriented work…
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Go Green

Within a whisper that this current lockdown was looming, the long queues out the front of butchers and the empty meat shelves in the supermarket had everyone in a frenzy. “What are we going to do with out meat??”.So here’s our chance to collectively reach, and even smash, the national recommendation for vegetable intake. The…
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How to Reduce Stress from Media Overload (COVID-19)

Have you noticed a new level of exhaustion we are all feeling? The sensation of being ‘on-edge’ and anxious about being exposed? Are you wondering about the toll this is taking on your wellbeing? While there are things we ‘need to know’ about COVID-19, there are some things we are better off not being exposed…
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Have you tried progressive muscle relaxation to relieve stress?

Muscle tension is commonly associated with stress, anxiety and fear as part of a process that helps our bodies prepare for potentially dangerous situations; the ‘fight or flight’ response. Ongoing stress leads to chronic tension, resulting in aches, pain and other symptoms like headache and a lack of focus. Often, we don’t even notice the…
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How to encourage your employees to be healthy without the down time

I remember overhearing a friend of mine invite a potential date to an exercise class at work. Upon receiving this enticing invitation, he promptly replied ‘I don’t have the time’ to which my friend replied ‘it’s 2o clock’. He then explained ‘no, I don’t have the time to exercise!’. After we shared a laugh over…
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How to avoid the festive blow-out!

Festive gatherings with friends and family mean indulging in our all-time favourites. Think stuffed turkey, roast potatoes, plum pudding, gingerbread, trifle, cream and pavlova. There’s nothing to say we can’t enjoy all these foods. However, over-indulging can cause us to gain weight, suffer indigestion and lead us down a path of ill-health.
Here are some easy strategies that may be helpful.