Active April 2018 at MOSIC

 

April is such an exciting time of the year for the MOSIC community. It signals the beginning of our Active April campaign, part of a fantastic state government initiative whose aim is to ‘promote healthy and active lifestyles and get Victorians to join in the fun of increased physical activity.’ This year MOSIC is offering a number of FREE events as well as participating as an organisation.

Visit the Premier’s Active April website to find out more or sign up for you or your organisation.

For MOSIC, this means taking health and wellbeing to the next level. This year we will be focusing on three key elements to help deliver the best version of ourselves to the MOSIC community, every single day during April:

  • Exercising and moving every day
  • Further refining our healthy eating habits
  • Developing our mindfulness skill set

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Eating fat doesn’t make you fat

Explaining why the popular misconception “if you eat fat, you’ll get fat” has contributed to the obesity epidemic

Fat is one of the body’s most basic building blocks, comprising about 15% of our overall weight. In our diet, fat (from animal or vegetable sources) provides a concentrated energy source. Contrary to popular belief, a fairly high percentage of diverse, good quality fats are required for optimal health. Although now slowly changing, for several decades now, a lot of health advice has unfairly promoted a low-fat diet. The problem with this is that it almost always equates to a high-sugar and/or high-refined carbohydrate diet that contributes to insulin resistance, obesity, heart disease, type 2 diabetes and numerous other health problems.

Photo by Brooke Lark on Unsplash

Photo by Brooke Lark on Unsplash

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Victoria’s Fittest Postcodes

In this article from The Age, leafy suburbs close to Melbourne have been rated as the fittest in Victoria, as they comprise more residents who exercise than those who don’t.

http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/health-tracker-do-you-live-in-victorias-fittest-postcode-20170429-gvvd5v.html

Using data from Australia’s Health Tracker website, the article includes an interactive chart where you can compare exercise levels in your postcode across Victoria.

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Movember at MOSIC

It’s that special time of year again. That time when you start to see an increase in facial hair in the workplace, on the tram, or at your local coffee shop. November, or Movember as it is now known, forms part of an initiative by the Movember Foundation to raise awareness for men’s health and starting the conversation for males to voice their health concerns. At MOSIC our team will be once again participating in Movember to help raise much needed funds to provide the most innovative research to have both a global and local impact

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Pilates is Your Body’s Best Insurance Policy

A great article posted on the mypilatesinfo.com website earlier this year offers a great explanation of exactly what Pilates is and how it can be used to keep your body strong and healthy and prevent all the unnecessary wear and tear on joints that can occur when your muscles become unbalanced.Studio Pilates

Pilates is about strengthening your core. But the point of creating and maintaining a strong core isn’t just so you can do more advanced Pilates work. The goal is to have a strong core and proper alignment so your body functions properly and you can do all those activities you love for the rest of your life.

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7 Tips for Staying Fit This Christmas

1. Sleep

Whether your goal is performance or aesthetics, sleep is crucial. While we sleep the body repairs itself. Not getting enough sleep can interrupt this process, leading to increased soreness, early onset of fatigue and decreased effectiveness of your training sessions. Aim for 7-9 hours per night.

2. Hydration

Making sure your body is hydrated is one the easiest yet most effective measures you can include in your training to improve general health and performance. Almost every biological process that occurs in the body requires water and for this reason, these processes may be hindered if you are dehydrated. Females should aim for 2.5 litres and males for 3 litres per day, plus one extra litre per hour of exercise.

Christmas Collage

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Get Up Out Of Your Chair!

Research shows that the detrimental health effects of sitting are taking years off the life of the average office worker. It sounds incredible, but sitting for more than 3-hours per day can shorten your life expectancy by 2-years, and it is likely that you don’t even get a say in it. More importantly though, it’s the general health and quality of life which may be reduced by sitting for too long.

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10 Tips For Staying Healthy This Summer

  1. Do the exercise that you love to do

Exercise is easier when you enjoy it. Don’t get bogged down exercising in a manner that is not fun. Get your fitness in ways you love and your performance will continue to improve.

Fun Exercise

  1. Vary your training in style and load

Variation is the key to avoiding the training plateau. This goes not only for training load, but for type of activity as well. Break things up, keep your body guessing, and don’t be predictable.

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Enjoying the Festive Season Guilt Free – A Survival Guide for Christmas and New Year

For many people the Christmas Break can’t come fast enough. While most of us could certainly benefit from a bit of down time over the holiday period, it is easy to fall out of many good habits when it comes to exercise and healthy eating. The annual gorging on Christmas goodies can make this time of year a dietary disaster but don’t panic just yet as there is a simple remedy:

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Don’t Let Your Health Suffer For Lack of Activity

In terms of obesity, Australia’s population continues to rank as the fastest growing in the world. By 2012 10% more adults were overweight or obese than in 1995. We hope that our community here at Melbourne Osteopathy Sports Injury Centre continues to buck this trend. Staying healthy, eating well and keeping active are key factors in a whole host of important risk factors.

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