Logic Health is Hiring in NSW

Logic Health is increasing our presence in NSW and we are looking for Exercise Physiologists to join our national team. Please see the link below for further details and to apply. https://www.seek.com.au/job/33845810?type=standard&userqueryid=6e09f3f7728dbe5c49cbf9df44b86b17-4072148  

Pre Employment Medical Reducing Workers Compensation

Sprain and strain injuries continue to account for approximately 42% of all serious Workers Compensation (WC) claims. One of the keys to reducing exposure to WC costs is to eliminate as much sprain and strain risk from the business, this includes through the pre employment medical process. Not only are you limiting risk to the…Continue Reading

Overweight & Obesity Blueprint

The NSW Minerals Council has released an Overweight & Obesity Blueprint to help guide mining and resource organisations to address this growing problem. This is further to their Mental Health Blueprint released two years ago. As outlined in the blueprint “Obese workers have higher rates of absenteeism and presenteeism (diminished on-the-job work performance) and reduced…Continue Reading

Exercise Eases Knee Osteoarthritis, Temporarily

In general, the exercise prA therapeutic program of weight-bearing exercise reduces pain and improves joint function, at least for two to six months, for people with osteoarthritis, according to a review of previous trials. “We had a systematic review for Cochrane from 2008 and 2009, but there were much less articles,” said Dr. Martin Van…Continue Reading

Sitting: The Secret Office Killer

Is sitting down killing you? According to recent research published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, sitting down for long durations is associated with a higher risk of heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and death, regardless of regular exercise. “More than one half of an average person’s day is spent being sedentary – sitting, watching television,…Continue Reading

Lower Back Pain – No More!

It is possible for anyone to hurt your back when you lift, reach, or twist. In fact, lower back pain is one of the most common injuries, regardless of age, size and health. A sedentary lifestyle, for example office workers, go through an arduous marathon of sitting every day. If we look at it from…Continue Reading

Exercising Makes You Less Stressful

Did you know that exercise has well-known physical benefits such as cardiovascular fitness and bone health improvements? Yes I am sure you are aware of those. What about the psychological benefits of exercise? You might know a thing or two about the physical benefits but the psychological ones are equally important. Experts say that regular…Continue Reading

Your 15-minute Shoulder-pain Fix!

Like it or not, stretching is paramount to injury management as it helps release tension in the joint, which is especially crucial after an intense workout. Just like low back pain, shoulder pain is a common complaint amongst individuals from non-athletes to professional athletes. Shoulder pain includes any pain that arises in or around your…Continue Reading

FIFO Work can Increase Mental Health Risk

“Heightened risk of mental health issues” were the findings of a WA parliamentary committee investigating the mental health impact of fly-in, fly-out (FIFO) work, although they were unable to validate media reports of suicides. The inquiry was triggered last year by reports of nine separate cases of suicide, however in a final report in the…Continue Reading

Health of Australia’s Workforce

Latest research in to the health of Australia’s workforce.

7 Horrifying Workplace Injuries That Will Make You Glad You’re Not Victorian

(WARNING: Contains cancerous scrotum’s, severed scalps and glow in the dark jaws) The Victorian era was an age of industrial revolution, where the mass production of goods became a reality. Industrialization marked a shift to powered, special-purpose machinery, factories and mass production. While industrialization brought about an increased volume and variety of manufactured goods and…Continue Reading

New Research Suggests Office Workers Should Move Four Hours a Day

Recent research, commissioned by Public Health England and Active Working, heralds the dawn of the standing desk and urges people to avoid a sedentary lifestyle, particularly at work. Amongst a range of recommendations, the article suggests office workers should aim for no less than 2 hours a day of standing, whilst working up to an…Continue Reading

Are Hamster Wheel’s the New Standing Desk?

Struggling to reach your physical activity levels? You’re not alone! Recent research has highlighted the negative affects of long duration sitting , being sedentary and physical inactivity. The evidence is damning. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, physical inactivity doubles the risk of heart disease, diabetes and obesity, whilst it increases the risk of…Continue Reading

Sprain & Strain Injury Rates

Do sprain and strain injuries continue to negatively impact your employees and your organisation. We have compiled a simple infographic that outlines the impact of sprain and strain injuries according to Safe Work Australia. Sprain and Strain2-1  

Subsidised Beyond Blue Mental Health Training

Beyond Blue will offer subsidised training until the 30th of June this year. What a great initiative! See the link below for more details. http://www.beyondblue.org.au/media/media-releases/media-releases/beyondblue-offers-australian-businesses-heavily-subsidised-mental-health-workplace-training  

Workplace Wellness: Passing Fad or Here to Stay?

Interesting discussion on workplace wellness Workplace Wellness Article  

Benefits of avoiding prolonged sitting.

Recent Australian research has demonstrated the benefits of avoiding prolonged uninterrupted periods of sedentary (mainly sitting) time, interspersing periods of inactivity with breaks, and substituting (at minimum) light-intensity activity for sedentary time.These benefits include improved weight and metabolic outcomes. For example, the amount of sedentary time, time spent in light-intensity physical activity and time spent…Continue Reading

Tips to beat stress

Great tips on how to beat stress from the Australian Psychological Society.

Successful wellness programs

Wellness programs are often not evaluated correctly or at all. The only way to know if your wellness program is successful is to evaluate it. Here are some consideration to effectively evaluate your wellness program and get more support and funding. Program Evaluation Considerations

Seven tips to manage workplace stress

Seven simple tips to manage workplace stress. Print this off and put it up in the office or email it to your workmates. 2014-NPW-Stress-A3-Poster-Infographic