Apr Optimum Health Mag

April Optimum Health OH! Magazine

April Optimum Health OH! Magazine

Download your FREE Copy of the April Optimum Health Magazine. In this issue of OH!, we road-test a sit-to-stand desk, share some yummy autumn recipes, share some helpful tips for problem solving and better health, and explain why running really is the ultimate exercise. Check out all this and lots more in the new issue of Optimum Health OH! Magazine, available online, anytime at http://joom.ag/XlVp


  • Research has found that 88% of parents are unable to help their kids with their homework. Read more on p.4
  • Poor vision can have a direct impact on your physical health and well being. Learn more on p.4
  • Did you know stress can cause hair loss? Discover more on p.4
  • Great news for carer’s; you can now get a doctor’s certificate online. Learn more on p.4
  • Ever considered a sit-to-stand desk? Check out our roadtest in the new edition of the new OH! Magazine
  • Michelle Bridges recommends being your own health advocate. Read more on p.10
  • Success requires determination and never giving up. Learn more on p.11
  • Dr Joanna shares 10 tips for a healthier life on p.13
  • Get into Pete Evans’ amazing Asian mushroom salad this Autumn,see p.14
  • Demolish Phoodie’s ridiculously delicious vegetarian lasagne. Full recipe on p.16
  • Discover why running is the ultimate exercise on p.18
  • Nardia Norman shares her definition of fitness on p.19
  • Learn how to better resolve your problems on p.20
  • According to Forrest Gump, “Stupid is as stupid does” – but Greg Sellar begs to differ. Learn more on p.21
  • Grab your green thumb and get gardening with our autumn tips on p.22
  • Discover what’s new in healthy living on pages 24 and 25
be well

Be well not better

To be well you need to be proactive to prevent illness rather than fix it. Preventative health is not just for the over 50’s, it is important at every age. When you get ill you have to fight to get better. How much better would it be to prevent that illness in the first place.

Below is a list of preventative tests you should consider, depending on your age:READ MORE

winter challenge

STEP IT UP in Winter Challenge

winter challengeJoin the Healthquarters Step it Up in Winter Challenge

Step it up in Winter. For each of the 3 months of winter you can enter the 4-week challenge where your aim is to achieve at least 10,000 steps a day. At the end of each week, everyone who achieves the minimum target of 70,000 steps go into the draw to win a prize. Each week you will also receive tips and tricks to stay fit , active and healthy.




Only 5 more days to ENTER and WIN!

Buy tickets in the Healthquarters raffle to win some amazing prizes. The reason we’re giving away prizes is that the Healthquarters Nomadz team will be walking 50km in the Blue Mountains to raise money for the Wilderness Society. So think about this…

In just 10 short cold days we’ll be braving the subzero temps to scale treacherous mountains, cross freezing rivers and endure aches, pains, blisters, cramps, leeches and maybe even chaffing, all in the name of the environment. Now we’re doing the hard years, we just need your support. We’ll even give you the chance to win great prizes.

Prizes include:READ MORE


Walk, walk, walk

Coastrek-2012Don’t let the cold and dark weather stop you from walking. Join our fabulous and fun Monday Night walking group for great adventures, great company and of course exercise!

Walking Group Monday 7:15pm – 8:45pm
Monday 27 April – meet end of Babbage Road, Roseville
Monday 4 May – meet bottom of Awaba St, Balmoral
Monday 11 May – meet Sirius Cove, Mosman
Monday 18 May – meet Watt Park, Lavendar Bay
Monday 25 May – meet Spit Reserve, Mosman


Exercise makes you happy

exerciseWe all know exercise is good for us. It keeps our weight in check, makes us stronger, and keeps us fit. But did you know that exercise can make you a happier person, yes exercise makes you happy!

When you work out and stay active on a regular basis, it’s not just a coincidence that you feel less stressed, less anxious, and generally happier.

Here are 6 reasons why exercise makes you happy:READ MORE


Monday night trek – Sirius Cove

Another gorgeous trek on Monday night with our walking group. We met at Sirius Cove in Mosman, walked towards Taronga Zoo then up into Mosman proper then down to Mosman Bay and over the hill back to Sirius Cove.

We walked 10, 096 steps and 6.70km.