11 Oct October ’22 Newsletter
Chronic conditions, wedding bells and more
It’s October! The silly season is fast approaching, which means now is the perfect time to book your appointment and visit us for a full body check up before Santa arrives. Our team will conduct a thorough assessment, address any pain or niggles you’re currently experiencing and make sure you’re feeling tip top for the festive season. For those with private health cover, this is a great way to be proactive about your health, addressing any small issues before they turn into bigger problems.
Click here to head over to book your full body check up today. Or, keep scrolling to see what has been happening at St Leonards Physio this past month!
Love is in the air here!
A big congratulations to Angus and his beautiful wife, Kim, on their recent wedding. These two lovebirds tied the knot in early October and on behalf of the entire St Leonards Physio team and our wonderful community, we want to wish them a lifetime of happiness together. Don’t they look fantastic!?
Living with osteoarthritis (OA)
Did you know that 3.6 million Australians are currently living with Arthritis? According to Arthritis Australia, this figure is forecast to jump up to 5.4 million by 2030. In fact, 1 in 5 Australians over the age of 45 are living with osteoarthritis, causing pain and discomfort that tends to worsen with age.
But it doesn’t have to be all doom and gloom. With professional support from our experienced physiotherapy team, you can manage your condition and greatly improve your quality of life. Through education and understanding, living with arthritis doesn’t have to mean a painful everyday experience.
Our GLA:D program aims to do just that. Our team of incredible physiotherapists will assess your body, educate you on your condition and treat the areas experiencing OA, so that you can live a happier, healthier life. Click here to learn more about our GLA:D program today.
Prepare your workplace for success
Did you know that St Leonards Physio offers workplace assessments? That’s right! We help businesses help their employees, which then helps to decrease workplace sickness and worker’s compensation claims. By ensuring your employees are fit for work, set up correctly and managing any workplace injuries, you can prepare your workplace for success! We have a range of services including:
- Pre-employment assessments
- Workplace ergonomic education and assessments
- Individual one-on-one sessions to help prevent injury, or treat a workplace injury
Interested in learning more? Email us today to talk to us about your workplace and we’ll chat to you about how we can help. Or forward this email onto your boss!
The Education Quarter
WHY A HEALTHY DIET IS KEY TO SUCCESS
A healthy, balanced diet is key to your well-being. Read on to dive into the many benefits of eating healthy.
What does a healthy, balanced diet look like?
First things first: what does a healthy diet look like? There is a plethora of information online about healthy eating and it can be overwhelming. We’ve pulled together the important points for you!
In summary, a healthy, balanced diet looks like this:
- Eating a wide variety of healthy foods from each food group daily: fruit, vegetables, grains, protein (including lean meat, poultry, eggs, tofu, nuts, seeds, legumes, beans), and dairy (or alternatives).
- Limiting your intake of foods that are high in saturated fats, sugar, and salt by only eating them occasionally and in small amounts.
- Drinking enough water every day.
- Understanding how much food you need to fuel your body based on your activity levels and eating according to your body’s needs.
Get ready for improved sleep
There is growing evidence that sufficient intake of key nutrients promotes sleep. A diet lacking key nutrients including calcium and magnesium is associated with sleep problems. A diet that is high in carbohydrates can affect the quality of your sleep.
Just as nutrition affects sleep, sleep also changes nutrition, with studies finding that people are more likely to overeat when they don’t get enough sleep.
Protection against chronic diseases
A balanced diet reduces your risk of developing chronic diseases including heart disease, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, and can reduce your risk of developing certain cancers.
Key to reaching and maintaining a healthy weight
Rates of obesity are growing in adults and children worldwide, with an estimated 1.9 billion adults worldwide being overweight or obese. Maintaining a healthy weight can reduce your risk of chronic disease and also puts less pressure on your joints, muscles, and bones.
A balanced diet is essential for reaching and staying at a healthy weight. A good place to start is to learn how much food you need to fuel your body based on your activity levels and make healthy choices by reducing your intake of foods high in saturated fats, sugar and salt.
Nutrition plays a key role in mental health
There is evidence to suggest a link between your diet and your mood. Studies have found that a diet high in refined sugar is correlated to impaired brain function and a worsening of mood disorders. A healthy diet has been associated with a reduced risk of depression.
Book your appointment
If you want advice on how physiotherapy can enhance your health, please get in touch! Give us a call on (02) 9438 1782 or book online here