Stress and how to manage it.

A 2013 survey shows the stress levels of Australians continue to rise.
For the third year, the Australian Psychological Society – representing more than 21,000 members around Australia, commissioned a survey to examine the stress and wellbeing of Australian adults (aged 18 and over) across the nation. It examined their experience of stress, including the causes of stress, their methods of managing stress and the methods they rated as most effective. This year the survey included a special focus on working Australians. Read more and get some great tips on how to reduce your stress levels. Click here for tips on stress.

Is sleeping a problem for you?

Having trouble falling asleep or waking up in the middle of the night and can’t get back to sleep?
What can we do to improve the quality of our sleep?  Click here to find out about things you can do that have proven to work.

Sitting at a desk all day? Using a computer or hand held device for hours on end?

The incidence of neck and back pain has increased dramatically in the past 10 years. Researchers blame this increase on the fact that we are sitting for hours at a time in front of a computer and often our head is looking in a forward and downward position at our hand held device.

Our bodies were not designed to sit for long periods of time. We were made to move. Almost everyone who sits for long periods of time will develop back pain, even with the use of an ergonomic chair. It’s not just back pain. People who spend hours sitting and hunched over their computer/ laptop/ phone/iPad can experience pain in the neck, shoulders, arms, fingers, hands, wrists and elbows, as well as headaches and numbness and tingling in their fingers. Read how to prevent this onset of pain and get some simple exercises you can do at your desk. Click here for desk stretches.