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By helping yourself, you also help others

By helping yourself, you also help others

Extensive research has indicated a link between positive mental health and exercise as well as consistent mindfulness practices.  Individuals often experience barriers such as lack of time, motivation, resources, family care-giving and work obligations.  Balance...
Leading the way to positive mental health

Leading the way to positive mental health

Balance Minder is collaborating with Moranbah and District Support Services to promote positive mental health choices.  The MDSS Time Out Tai Chi Leaders Project has 10 Support Workers studying the Time Out Tai Chi Learn to Teach course plus the optional Welcoming...
Laughing – No joke – Burns Calories

Laughing – No joke – Burns Calories

Yes, laughing does burn calories as it can elevate our heart rate and this increases your metabolism. While you can’t just laugh your way to significant weight loss, the effect on our brain increases those feel good hormones and these in turn help us stick to our...
Pace yourself for more gain!

Pace yourself for more gain!

We have all been told at one stage or another to pace ourselves. What does this mean to you? Slow down? Stop? Take longer? With chronic pain management, pacing is a key skill to learn for managing successfully your energy levels. So! it fundamentally can mean all the...
Drug-free mood lifter helps chronic pain

Drug-free mood lifter helps chronic pain

A comprehensive review has concluded a relationship between exercise and antidepressant effects. Exercise can help make us feel better.  Chronic pain and depression often co-occur. Not only costing a diminished qualify of life for the sufferer but also lost...
Exercise is not a 4 letter word!

Exercise is not a 4 letter word!

How many of us cringe at this word “exercise”? It is not even a 4-letter word, but we put it in the unmentionable pot, out of site. Yet for most of us “cake” makes us smile and it is a 4-letter word! Let’s make exercise our chocolate cake! With any good cake we...