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Drug, alcohol and addiction counselling services at Inspiro

Thu 27 Jun 2019

Inspiro has free drug, alcohol and addiction counselling services  To find out more call us on 9028 0153. For most people, reaching out and asking for help is often a brave and difficult first step

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Counselling

Simple changes to make healthy eating easy

Wed 26 Jun 2019

Eating healthily is often seen as a big change that people make (or don't make). We hear about carb free diets, 5/2 diets (where you eat normally 5 days a week and fast the other 2) and plenty of other drastic changes to how we normally eat that promise to be healthier. In reality, healthy...

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How to make bone broth for soups, pho and casseroles

Mon 24 Jun 2019
Recently I caught up with a friend for lunch at a Vietnamese restaurant. While devouring rice paper rolls and ‘pho’ (Vietnamese rice noodle soup), we both discussed our dread of the cold, wet, winter weather, and the colds and flu's it always seems to bring with it. Our chat then turned to the...
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Dom's chicken noodle soup recipe

Sun 23 Jun 2019

 

This homemade and easy to make chicken noodle soup recipe was created for our staff recipe book by student dietitian Dom. You can make this soup from scratch in under forty minutes, It is perfect for any day of the week, plus it's healthy, low calorie and filling, with delicious flavour! With...

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The benefits of pretend play for young kids

Wed 19 Jun 2019

Pretend play is vital for the development of social skills and learning. Research shows that pretend play is crucial to language and narrative skills in young children.

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The male suicide crisis is 3 times worse than previously thought

Mon 17 Jun 2019

A report by Beyond Blue found that in only one year there were 30,197 ambulance attendances for men who had experienced self-harm (self-injury, suicidal thoughts and attempts, self-harm threat and suicide deaths). This was more than three times higher than available hospitalisation data.

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Counselling

8 homemade nut-free lunchbox snacks and recipe's

Thu 13 Jun 2019

With nuts and anything containing even a trace of nuts being banned from all Australian schools it has changed the range of foods we can put in our kids lunchboxes. Finding healthy nut free snacks for the kids' lunchboxes can sometimes be a challenge. Here are 8 homemade nut free lunch box...

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8 easy exercises and stretches to do on your lunch break

Thu 13 Jun 2019

These 8 super easy exercises and stretches come from our university qualified Exercise Physiologist Mitch. They can be done at home, at work, on your lunch break or at school.For more information about what Mitch does for his clients and what he can do for you click here.In addition to Exercise...

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Exercise exercise physiology

8 ways to minimise the risk of Osteoporosis

Tue 11 Jun 2019

Did you know that as we get older, our bones get weaker? Bone is a living tissue and as we age the structure of bone changes causing a loss of bone tissue, making the bones weaker. This is why older people are at higher risk of breaking or fracturing their bones from a sudden bump or fall. It’s...

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Dom's Leek and potato soup recipe

Thu 6 Jun 2019

Dom's Leek and potato soup recipe is the perfect soup to make at any time of year, but it might be at its best when it's cold and wet outside and you need something hearty to warm you up.This easy to make potato and leek soup recipe was created for our staff recipe book by Deakin University...

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Recipes

Managing osteoarthritis pain

Tue 4 Jun 2019

Osteoarthritis is the most common chronic joint disease and one of the leading causes of pain and disability in Australia and globally. More than 2.2 million Australians live with osteoarthritis.

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10 active play activities for kids' gross motor skills development

Sat 1 Jun 2019

Did you know that the Australian guidelines suggest that pre-schoolers should be active for at least three hours every day? The importance of gross motor (physical) skills development in pre-schoolers is continually underestimated. Participation in active play is vital for a child’s gross motor...

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How to reduce your risk of 13 cancers

Sat 1 Jun 2019
Australia is in the midst of an obesity epidemic with 63% of adults being overweight and 31% of children being above their healthy weight. (1) Obesity is now a leading preventable cause of cancer (2). Over the last decade, strong evidence has shown that increased body fat and toxic fat around...
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Dietitian Healthy Healthy eating

How to keep your children safe online - free event

Sat 1 Jun 2019

(Post event update - it was great to see everyone who came and benefited from this event. To be notified of similar upcoming events click here).Cyber Savvy Communities, How to keep your children safe online, is a free event for parents, community members and children 5-12 years of age (you do...

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