EY WELLNESS LATEST NEWS… 

FEELING STRESSED? TRY EXERCISE! Deadlines, meetings, projects the pressure of work can affect our health. Exercise releases ‘feel good chemicals’ which elevate mood, decrease stress, reducing the symptoms of depression. This contributes to an improved workplace moral, and having a clear mind allows you to better focus on your tasks.

 

 

Reset your body and calm your mind with our MONDAY 12PM CORE & RESTORE YOGA CLASS. Join us on level 2 in the Wellness Centre. Open for all levels and abilities including beginners! Click the link to book

 

 

 

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TIGHT & TENSE FROM SITTING AT A DESK ALL DAY? Break up your sitting time with stretches to open up those rounded computer shoulders and encourage good posture! It only takes a minute to do some shoulder rolls, neck stretches, leg circles and wrist and ankle pumps to loosen up the body and reset your posture

 

 

LOOKING FOR FRESH AIR, FITNESS & FUN? JOIN OUR OUTDOOR BOXING & FITNESS CLASS!
This class will be sure to get your sweat on and your heart pumping. Open to all levels and abilities with particular attention paid to injuries.

 

 

LONG HOURS SEATED AT A DESK CAUSING BACK PAIN?
Follow these tips to improve posture and ergonomics:
1. Position the top of the screen at eye level approximately 70cm away
2. Set a neutral spine with relaxed shoulders
3. Bring elbows close to body with a 90 degree bend
4. Take short breaks throughout the day by going for a quick walk and stretch

 

 

 

 

Power start your day with our THURSDAY 12PM POWER YOGA CLASS! This class will improve your flexibility, stability and posture to reset the body and mind so you can get through your busy work day. Book here

 

 

LACKING ENERGY? FEELING FATIGUED? Studies suggest that participating in regular, low-medium intensity exercise can increase energy by 20%, and decrease fatigue by up to 65%!

Boost your energy levels with these simple tips:

  1. Break up your work day by going for a quick walk around the office or outside.
  2. Try standing or walking meetings.
  3. Join an exercise class during your lunch break.

At the EY Wellness Centre we offer Pilates, Yoga and Fitness classes to get you moving!

LOOKING FOR A FUN WAY TO GET FIT? Join our TUESDAY 5:30PM BOXILATES! Boxilates works to build strength, coordination and cardio all in one session. Open for all abilities, including beginners. Follow the link to book

 

 

 

NEED HELP STICKING TO YOUR NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS?
Follow 3 simple tips:
1. Write it down: Those that write down their goals and track progress report having more success.
2. Find a support system: Whether it’s family or friends they can help you stay motivated and give you that extra push.
3. Don’t give up if you slip up: Don’t let a little slip up discourage all the hard work you have put in. Aim for progress rather than perfection. So learn from your mistakes, and don’t let them stop you!

EY WELLNESS CENTRE CLASSES RECOMMENCE THIS WEEK
2019 brings new opportunities, new challenges, new memories and a new improved you! See the timetable for our many classes to kick start the year

RELAX AND REJUVENATE WITH MASSAGE. Relieve your tight muscles and reduce stress by joining us on TUESDAY in the EY Wellness Centre. Click here to book

 

 

Calm the mind and reset the body with our MONDAY 12PM CORE & RESTORE YOGA CLASS. Join us on level 2 in the Wellness Centre. Click here to book

 

 

STRAINED EYES FROM STARING AT A SCREEN ALL DAY? Follow these tips: 1. The distance between your eyes and the screen should be 1 arms length away. If it is difficult to read you can always increase the font size on your computer. 2. Use eye drops: staring at a screen usually means blinking less, causing irritation. 3. Take regular breaks, take a few minutes to go for a quick walk, stand up and stretch the body.

 

 

Want to improve flexibility, strength and cardio in one class? Try our TUESDAY 5:30PM BOXILATES CLASS! For a perfect fusion of mat pilates and boxing, you’ll be sure to get a good workout. Click here to book

 

 

DID YOU KNOW: Lack of sleep affects up to 45% of Australians leaving us feeling stressed, irratable and losing focus. It is also linked to weight gain and lowered immune system. Here is a three tips to improve your sleep: 1. Set consistent bed times and waking times. 2. Cut the caffeine 3-4hrs before bed 3. Cut screen time before bed, that includes TV’s and mobile phones 1 hr before sleeping.

 

 

DID YOU KNOW? Exercise releases beta-endorphins (‘feel good’ chemicals) which promotes mood elevation.  Research shows that aerobic and resistance exercise assists in reducing depression and stress. Join our WEDNESDAY 1PM FITNESS CLASS for a mix of HIIT and resistance exercises. Book here

 

 

DID YOU KNOW 80% of AUSTRALIANS LIVE IN A CHRONIC STATE OF DEHYDRATION? Watch out for some simple signs of dehydration: fatigue, dry lips, headache, dizziness, dark urine. Keep a water bottle on your desk and make sure to sip on it regularly throughout the day. Drinking water will help boost metabolism, increase productivity and allow the body to run optimally!

 

NEW OUTDOOR BOXING CLASS! Join us 1PM ON THURSDAY for fresh air, fun and fitness. Open to all levels and abilities

 

FINDING IT DIFFICULT TO FIT IN EXERCISE? There are many small things you can do throughout the work day to increase your physical activity. Try parking a bit further away, take the stairs instead of the elevator, or go for a walk outside during your lunch break. This will help you feel mentally and physically refreshed so you can improve your well-being!

 

GET SOME FRESH AIR WITH OUR NEW OUTDOOR BOXING & FITNESS CLASS!
Starting on Thursday 22nd November, this class will be sure to get your sweat on and your heart pumping. Particular attention is always paid to injury management and prevention. Join us for a fun way to stay fit and motivated to achieve your goals! Open to all levels and abilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FUEL YOUR BODY RIGHT. Instead of reaching for a bag of chips or some sweets, switch to some fresh fruit or a handful of nuts for a healthy alternative. This will help curb cravings, boost productivity and improve your mood to help you get through your long work day.

 

 

 

FREE RUN CLUB! Whether you’re chasing a goal or running for fun, get to know some of the best urban trails and swap training and wellbeing tips with like-minded friends and fitness experts. Free weekly sessions run from Lululemon Perth City at 5:45PM TUESDAYS and Clarko Reserve, Trigg at 8:00AM SUNDAYS. The group welcomes participants of all levels, offering a variety of distance and pace groups. Click here to book

 

Seated for long hours at a desk can take a toll on your health. Take time to stand with a STANDING DESK! It can help decrease the risk of obesity, cardiovascular disease and also help improve your productivity and mood.

 

 

LOWER BACK PAIN IS THE MOST COMMON CAUSE OF WORK-RELATED DISABILITY IN THOSE UNDER 45. Luckily for us, Pilates can reduce stress, improve posture and stability which assists in the prevention and treatment of low back pain. Join TUESDAY 12PM PILATES CLASS. Open for all beginners and all abilities. Book here

Tight rounded shoulders from sitting at your desk all day? Break up your sitting time with this stretch to open up those rounded computer shoulders and encourage good posture! Visit us on Level 2 in the Perth Wellness Centre during staffed hours and we can go through some stretches with you!

RELAX AND REJUVENATE WITH MASSAGE. Relieve your tight muscles and reduce stress! Join us on TUESDAY in the EY Wellness Centre. Click here to book

 

 

STRESSED OUT WITH DEADLINES AND MEETINGS? Mindful breathing is a great way to reduce stress and reset so you can continue with the busy day ahead. Take a quick minute at your desk to close your eyes, clear your mind and focus on your deep breaths. It will do wonders for your mental well-being!

 

 

 

LACKING ENERGY? Get moving with our WEDNESDAY 1PM FITNESS CLASS for a mix of HIIT and resistance exercises. Regular exercise decreases your risk of heart disease, stress as well as boosting energy levels. Open for beginners and all abilities. Book here

 

 

Spending hours seated at the desk can leave you feeling stiff and lethargic. You can break up your long work day by going for a quick walk around the office, going outside for some fresh air, or standing up to stretches to loosen up your tight muscles. Taking short breaks will help you boost productivity, concentration and have positive effects for your health.

 

Power up your day with our THURSDAY 12PM POWER YOGA CLASS! This class will improve your flexibility, stability and posture to reset the body and mind so you can get through your busy work day. Book now by clicking here

 

 

 

 

RELEASE TENSION WITH STRETCHES AT THE DESK. It can be hard to find time during the busy work schedule, but it only takes a minute to do side to side neck stretches, shoulder rolls, back, wrist and ankle rotations to help you loosen up and reset the body

 

 

 

Looking for a fun way to stay fit and active? Join our TUESDAY 5:30PM BOXILATES CLASS. Boxilates fuses Mat Pilates and Boxing for the ultimate combination of core strengthening and cardio exercise. Join us at Level 2 of the Wellness Centre by booking here

 

 

 

 

 

 

Headache? It could be your neck.

A tension headache is the most common form of headache. Diagnosis is often an aching or tightness around the back of the skull, temple and or forehead of variable intensity and duration.  Cause is often related to stress or tightness in muscles around the
neck and can be relieved by physio treatment, stretches, massage and improving your posture. Your physios are in at EY on Mondays 1-3 and are available for the month of November at Rebate Rate pricing. This means you pay nothing but the rebate you receive from your health fund.  Book now via the app.

 

 

 

Stress, Communication in the Workplace and YOUR Wellness Centre

A study published in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology showed that our own mindset determines how we judge other people’s responses to stress as positive or negative. This can lead to miscommunication and missed opportunities in the workplace.  The Perth Wellness Centre located on level 2 offers a range of classes and services that is a great way to take a lunch break from the office and reboot your mind, decrease work and personal stress and give yourself a positive energy lift! We’d love to help, for enquiries or a free consolation with The Wellness Centre email caitlin.hunt@au.ey.com.

 

 

Our top tips to get fit and shed those winter kilos!

Set your goal and write it downClear out your cupboards of junk food so you don’t get tempted to snack on rubbish

Eat from the rainbow.  Have a stock of healthy ingredients and snacks.

Know your portions (come and chat to us after one of our classes if you are unsure!!)

Start small if you are new to exercise but START now.  Walking or our pilates or yoga classes are a great starting point.

If you are time poor, get exercise done in the morning.   If you are busy with kids in the morning, check out our lunchtime classes: fit your exercise into your work day and don’t lose family or social time at the end of the day!

Set up a team challenge at work and surround yourself with support and people to help keep you on track.

 

 

Think MASSAGE is just a treat?  It may feel like that, but as an office based worker IT MAY HELP YOU GET TO THE TOP OF YOUR GAME!

  1. Massage can help spark creative ideas. When you are “day dreaming” the creative part of your brain, the part that comes up with new concepts and ideas is more active.
  2. Not only will it help decrease your muscular tension and pain but it will increase your immune system keeping your body in top shape!
  3. It will increase your productivity.
  4. You will sleep better.
  5. Massage can reduce stress symptoms.
  6. During massage, the empathetic part of your brain will become more active which will helps you relate to others in your team better!

Emma is in this Friday… BOOK NOW!!

Health rebates may apply.

FREE POSTURE CHECKS THIS FRIDAY: Book via the app

Adopting healthy habits now can significantly reduce the risk of injury or pain later, and have a positive impact on your self- esteem, social relationships and even your mental health. Your spine is one of the most important parts of your body — it gives your body structure and support. The Perth Wellness Centre  invite you to look after your spine this month by taking part in variety of activities promoting positive back and neck health and prevention of injuries. We will be on level 2 delivering 10 minute consultations with a sports scientist this Friday 12- 3. Attend an appointment to have a screening assessment and discuss your posture.

  •  Convenient and FREE. Please wear appropriate clothing to your appointment to allow testing (checks can be done over clothes if preferred).

 

FREE POSTURE CHECKS THIS FRIDAY: Book via the app

Adopting healthy habits now can significantly reduce the risk of injury or pain later, and have a positive impact on your self- esteem, social relationships and even your mental health. Your spine is one of the most important parts of your body — it gives your body structure and support. The Perth Wellness Centre  invite you to look after your spine this month by taking part in variety of activities promoting positive back and neck health and prevention of injuries. We will be on level 2 delivering 10 minute consultations with a sports scientist this Friday 12- 3. Attend an appointment to have a screening assessment and discuss your posture.

  •  Convenient and FREE. Please wear appropriate clothing to your appointment to allow testing (checks can be done over clothes if preferred).

 

JOIN US FOR 14 DAYS OF FREE PILATES, YOGA & FITNESS!!  Last Chance to join this week…

Book via the app or email caitlin.hunt@au.ey.com |  m. 0411642152

We are excited to be offering a FREE 14 day pass for EY staff who have not visited us in the last 12 weeks.  Located on level 2 we offer fitness, yoga, pilates and desk therapy classes, massage fortnightly and physio to see to your wellness needs.  Get the chance to try something new and kick body and mind reset. start your spring Book online or via the app, located under “Buy Services” called the “14 Day Spring Fit Membership”.  This is the last week we are running the promotion and your 14 days start from your first visit.

 

Do you want to get “CLASS READY” to feel confident to join our group fitness, pilates or yoga sessions?

 The PT starter pack is ideal if you are interested in getting a taste of Personal Training at The Perth Wellness Centre or if you are looking to join the Group Training sessions but would like some one on one coaching to get “class ready” and feel confident about joining a group session.   PT starter pack is $99 for 3 x 30 min personal training sessions.  Health fund rebates may apply.

Contact caitlin.hunt@au.ey.com for further details.

MASSAGE  is back in FRI 4 AUG!!  Book via the app or email caitlin.hunt@au.ey.com |  m. 0411642152
Emma is  to iron our your shoulder tightness, sore muscles !  She specialises in remedial, sports, deep tissue and relaxation massage. Her massage delivers a customised release for everyday performance. Our therapy room is located on level 2 at The Wellness Centre allowing you to visit her on your lunch break.  Weekend warriors, office athletes or just needing to take time to relax, massage makes a difference.
Bookings via appointment only.  For 30, 45 or 60 minute bookings.
Health fund rebates apply.

The low-down on fad diets: Truths and fallacies

There is always a new flavor of the month in the dieting industry, promising rapid long term weightloss and boundless energy. Join us THURSDAY 3 AUG 1pm in the Wellness Centre on L2 for a stand up seminar to get you out of your desk (some chairs are available) and learn that although a quick weight loss program might sound like a good idea at the time, fad diets can be more dangerous to your health than beneficial. We’ll look at some of the most popular diets and give you the science behind why they work and what really goes on. Plus get tips on how to create a health and diet plan that helps you lose the few extra kilos and give you great health and energy.