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Does your workplace lack arousal?

I read about a study recently which involved giving people simple cognitive problems to solve while peddling on a stationary bike. The study saw that most people unconsciously started peddling faster when presented with the problems to solve. The effect is called arousal, a two-way relationship that sees brain activity increase in response to either [...]

Wellness and Mental Health

  Written by Jordan Ralph, Director Warrior Wellness & Luke Dimasi, Director Warrior Wellness. This story was published for Mental Health Week in the October 2016 edition of Brief Magazine, published by the Law Society of WA. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The proliferation of the wellness agenda (and industry) over the last ten years has closely matched the [...]

Prep yourself for performance

How effective we are throughout the day depends on our mental arousal - too little or too much affects performance. Our brains are linked to our bodily physiology in a number of ways. Unfortunately, we often find ourselves in situations while working which are not conducive to optimum states of mental arousal – long periods [...]

By | September 20th, 2016|Categories: Culture, Engagement, Wellness Program|0 Comments

Exercise is comparable to medication in the treatment of anxiety (and better than other “treatments”)

Anxiety is becoming an increasingly diagnosed disorder. This is bringing more and more people in contact with doctors, psychologists, and psychiatrists, and increasingly anxiety is being treated with medication, therapy, and soothing treatments. This is a shame because since 2008 it has been proven that exercise: Works better than: - Stress management education - Group therapy [...]

By | September 20th, 2016|Categories: Health and Wellness, Mental Health, Wellness Program|0 Comments

Wellness is not an event

The hardest part is getting started… How many times have you heard yourself or your friends say something like “I really have to start exercising more”, or “I shouldn’t really be eating this”, or even “I’m fine the way I am”. Sometimes it seems people are just all talk and no action. But when it [...]

By | October 26th, 2015|Categories: Wellness Program|Tags: |0 Comments

The Best and Worst of Workplace Wellness

My attention was recently drawn to an article on the Business Review Weekly site titled “Your wellness program is making your staff sick”. Sure enough, the writers’ use of sensationalism and emotional triggering in the design of their headline was enough to make me read, but the bias and lack of depth in the researching of [...]

By | October 26th, 2015|Categories: Wellness Program|Tags: |0 Comments