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Health and Wellbeing

It’s never been more important to look out for your health and wellbeing, and that of your friends, family and neighbours. We've compiled some resources to help.

Get walking and discover Perth

Now is a great time to slow down and explore Perth on foot (observing social distancing rules of course)! There are plenty of walking tours to choose from depending on what takes your fancy, whether that is street art, heritage or Aboriginal culture. Have a read of our full wrap up and lace up those walking shoes!

One of the featured walks is Activate Perth's Activated Art Walk from the city to Optus Stadium. Check it out in action in the video below.

4 Stretches to improve posture

Getting a stiff and tight neck or back after working in your home or work office? Starting to notice you’re stooping a bit in photos? We can help!   

Years of sitting in a bad position for hours on end can start to take its toll on your neck and back position. Like a tree growing in prevailing winds, if you don’t do something about it your posture will get stuck out of kilter.  

In this 2 min video, Pilates Physiotherapist Louise Murtagh (from Bodysmart Perth CBD) runs through 4 simple stretches that can be done to help improve your posture. Each stretch can be done with minimal equipment at home or in the office.  

Bodysmart is a leading supplier of Physiotherapy and exercise services in Perth CBD. As well as in studio sessions they offer a comprehensive suite of exercise sessions remotely through video conferencing technology.  

5 Tips for Setting up your Workstation 

Getting neck and backpain while WFH or in the office? A poorly set-up work area can often lead to neck, back and shoulder pain as well as headaches. These issues often develop slowly over time and may be hard to reverse once they are set in.  

In this 2 min video, Physiotherapist and Ergonomic Consultant Luke Hollings (from Bodysmart Perth CBD) runs through 5 key tips that can help you improve the set-up of your home or office work area.  

Bodysmart is a leading supplier of Ergonomic Consultancy services in Perth. Their consultants are able to do precise assessments remotely through video conferencing technology and in person.  

Health and Wellbeing reads

  • Out and About

    Keep fit in iso thanks to these Perth businesses!

    16 Apr '20

    They’re saying it’s now more important than ever to keep your body occupied as well as your mind during these uncertain times in isolation. That’s why we’ve pulled together a list of Perth fitness institutes who have pivoted their offering to give you at home workouts and virtual sweat sessions.

  • Out and About
    Arts and Culture
    First contact sculpture at Elizabeth Quay at dusk

    Explore Perth with these self-guided walk trails

    06 May '20

    Whether it's summer or winter, spring or autumn, it's always a great time to hit the pavement and get to know your city a little better. Perth City is home to many hidden gems and the they say the best way to explore is by foot.

  • Out and About
    Source: Mental Health Commission

    Looking after your mental health during COVID-19

    03 Apr '20

    The current coronavirus outbreak is a strange time for us all and for many, feelings of unease and uncertainty are arising that have never been there before.

  • Education
    Lifeblood we're open sign

    Why Lifeblood needs 10,000+ more donations during COVID-19

    09 Apr '20

    One strange thing about the unfolding COVID-19 crisis has been the way social restrictions have had consequences on so many things and in ways we may not even consider. Things like the critical need for blood, plasma and platelets.

  • Arts and Culture
    Bear hunt

    What you need to know about the City of Perth's events amidst COVID-19

    30 Mar '20

    The rapidly spreading coronavirus is causing major disruption for Perth’s arts and culture scene and this will unfortunately only increase as isolation measures continue.