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Wellness Hub

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World Tai Chi Day Mackay 2019

The idea of making movement the basis for health and well being was highlighted at Mackay’s contribution to World Tai Chi Day. The rain couldn’t dampen our enthusiasm as beginners and long-time tai chi practitioners joined as one.  Starting off with a walk around to...

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

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...

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!

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 cut it...

Welcome to the Wellness Hub

At Balance Minder, we're dedicated to improving your health and wellbeing in all areas of life. This includes physical, mental and social. Check back soon for regular updates on how to apply our teachings into your everyday life. We will contribute regular "how-to's",...