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Sedentary behaviour and its impacts on the body

Sedentary behaviour is an issue impacting on the health of individuals, as far too many people spend multiple hours a day sitting or lying down. This most commonly occurs at home watching TV, at work sitting at a desk, or travelling in a vehicle or on public transport.

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Adventure, wellness and Mates await

“It’s about stepping away and spending some time on yourself and your own wellbeing. Learning to manage stress and anxiety, and improving our mood and motivation levels, is important. These One-Day Wellness Programs are a supportive and interesting way to do that.” - Trinity, Mates4Mates Counsellor

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Conquering mountains to support veterans

Earlier this year, Murph helped to raise an outstanding $11,922 for Mates4Mates to assist us with our mission to support veterans and their families who have been impacted by service. As the mother of a son who served in Afghanistan and is now living with PTSD, Murph knows first-hand how challenging life can be for those who have served our country and how important donations like this are.

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Exercise and chronic pain – part 2

In a previous article, we explored chronic pain, common forms and how exercise can reduce the severity of pain. In this article, we discuss how movement patterns can be affected by chronic pain, how to overcome fear and what we can do to reduce our avoidance of movement.

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Consistency over intensity

Have you ever started something with motivation and excitement, only to drop off from your routine and lose motivation within a few weeks or months?

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Staying cool in summer

As we move into the warmer months, our bodies will be working harder to regulate while exercising. When we exercise, our body temperature increases. There are a number of ways our body thermoregulates (tries to stay within certain body temperature boundaries to prevent overheating).