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Are your kids practising these healthy habits in school?  

By Mel   •   January 15th, 2020

Australian school kids can spend up to eight hours a day in school and at the end of January, millions will pack their bags, polish their shoes and head back into the classroom for the year ahead. To get the most out of their school day, it’s important for kids to practise healthy habits to keep their mind active and their bodies moving. Kids don’t often think about the impact that common activities like sitting in a classroom, carrying a heavy bag and excessive screen time, can have on their overall health and wellbeing. Dr Barry Smith, Chiropractor, from Karrinyup Wellness Centre, ...read more

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What is Blue Light?

By Mel   •   January 2nd, 2020

Blue light is a range of the visible light spectrum, defined as having a wavelength between 400−495 nm. This short wavelength means that blue light is a type of high-energy visible light, defined as having a wavelength between 400 and 450 nm. Not all colours of light have the same effect. Blue wavelengths—which are beneficial during daylight hours because they boost attention, reaction times, and mood—seem to be the most disruptive at night. The increased use of devices as well as energy-efficient lighting is increasing our exposure to blue wavelengths, especially after sundown. Blue ...read more

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The Benefits of Foam Rolling

By Mel   •   December 4th, 2019

The Foam Roller Most people have seen foam rollers being used, whether at the gym or in advertising at some point. In case you have never seen a foam roller and have no idea what they are, a foam roller is a lightweight cylindrical tube of compressed foam that can be either long or short - as seen in the pictures below. It is an incredibly versatile piece of equipment and can be used for a variety of reasons, including: increasing flexibility, for warm-up or cool-down before and after exercise, decreasing muscular soreness and tension, eliminating or reducing muscular trigger points and ...read more

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Tackling the Stress Monster

By Mel   •   November 27th, 2019

Happy almost holidays everyone! As we approach the stress-mas… I mean Christmas holidays, here are a few handy tips and tricks to better help you deal with stress by reducing the stress hormone cortisol. Avoid caffeine, especially at night. Reduce sugar intake. Keep hydrated. Aim for at least 2 litres of water per day. Try eating (in moderation) the following foods; dark chocolate, bananas, pears, green tea. Create and follow a bedtime routine (reduce screen time, use aromatherapy, meditate and relax before bed etc…) Turn off all phones/electronic devices before bed and ...read more

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