National Mental Health Month 2020. National Mental Health Month is an initiative of the Mental Health Foundation Australia (MHFA) to advocate for and raise awareness of Australian mental health. It is an important time where the Australian community comes together to raise awareness that #MentalHealthMatters. A big part of Mental Health Month is that we increase public awareness of mental health and wellbeing. It also means that, for some people, this increased awareness can bring up some difficult thoughts or feelings. During your event or project, people might approach you with varying levels of concern or distress. Therefore, it’s important to know how best to support them, and yourself, whilst respecting the boundaries of the event, the other person, and yourself.
Daily Mindfulness Practices to Overcome Stre
Life at times can be overwhelming… Whether we admit it or not, we all worry. You might worry about the big things, like relationships, health, work, finances, family, or your direction in life. Or it may be small things like your to-do list. It’s about finding the balance that works for you and your lifestyle.
Life in 2020 is very different and our mind can be always on the 4th gear most of the day over thinking . When we find ourselves over-analyzing, thinking of the past, and anticipating what may happen in the future we forget to be in the moment.
The good news is that you can do something about it as soon as you notice yourself getting lost in worry, having repetitive thoughts, or feeling sensations of tightness or nervousness in your body. Each method will work differently for each person, but there should be a method out there for you.
Studies suggest that by making the body stronger and healthier, exercise enhances your ability to respond to stress, thus thwarting many of its negative effects such as anxiety, depression, and heart disease. Regular exercise also helps flush out the by-products of the body’s stress response – those hundreds of chemicals released in response to a stressful situation – enabling you to return to a normal state quicker. Physical activity also helps improves your sleep!
Eating well and staying hydrated does matter. What and how often you eat affects how you feel, including how well you deal with anxiety. Dehydration, caffeine or sugar crashes, and lack of nutrition can contribute to many NOT fun things like jitters, light-headedness, weakness, lack of focus, and a racing heart. Sound familiar?
Think of your body like a car and food like fuel. Good fuel in = a car that runs smoothly.
Workplace Wellness Zoom Classes
Are you working from home and need to stay connected and active and focus on the health and wellbeing of your employees?
We now offer Live Corporate Pilates, Yoga and Meditation classes for your team via Zoom.
Welcome to Pilates and Yoga live and online – exclusive for your workplace!
Rocco from Vita Health and Fitness has discovered his own unique approach to Pilates that really delivers results. He is now offering Zoom wellness classes for teams, so that your whole team can participate and enjoy the benefits from home.
Rocco’s classes promote:
- Improved strength
- Flexibility and mobility
- Improved abdominal and back strength
- Stress relief and relaxation
- Classes are 40 mins
- Suitable for beginners
- Bring a mat or beach towel, bottle of water and wear comfortable gym clothing (no shoes/runners required)
- Your whole team can join e.g. at a lunch time wellness class – even the kids and fur animals can join in the fun
- Rocco and his team are insured through Marsh
Download our corporate online classes brochure here!