- Keeping a finger on the pulse
Increasingly, Australian organisations are embracing broad-ranging programs to improve employee health and wellbeing. Fiona Marsden looks at how organisations are using health assessments to measure pre-and post-program outcomes
- Work-life balance key to staffing
Work-life balance is the key factor in attracting and retaining staff and is even more important than salary, according to recent research
- Weight training is for girls
When women started flocking to the gyms in the 1970s and ’80s, the craze was all about ‘women’s fitness’, which pretty much meant aerobics. Perhaps an issue of perceived femininity, there has long been a taboo about women lifting weights, undoubtedly fuelled by many of the old myths, some of which survive today. Here are just a few
- Go for gold
The Olympic Games are a forum for countless feats of athleticism, courage and determination. They bring out the best in almost everyone, not just the competitors.
- Workplace stress and why it matters
Stress is simply a consequence of a failure to adapt to change, and results when one perceives a discrepancy, whether real or not, between the demands of a situation on the one hand, and on their resources to deal with them on the other.
- Manage your gym investment
Gym memberships aren’t cheap. So, when you make the commitment to pay their fees, you also need to make a commitment to yourself to get something out of it. Think of this not as an expense, but as an investment in your health and ultimately, your life. Like any investment, how well you manage it will determine the outcome. Here are some suggestions to help get the most from your fitness investment