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Health & Wellbeing
By Keith Dowling / 17/07/2017

Resources for Healthy and Authentic Living

It is in connecting with our feelings and our true selves at the critical time of life’s transition and periods of acute and chronic stress that enables us to seek the answers and address matters with more clarity in a healthy way. Tools 4 Life assists in learning to move from just merely coping with life’s challenges to having the freedom of living a much fuller life.

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Health & Wellbeing, Resource Article
By Keith Dowling / 17/07/2017

Enhancing your Connections

It can be seen from this article that for the human condition to perform at its optimum best, it relies on an integrated multifaceted and intrinsic series of connections. Enhance Connections provides solutions to assist you enhance your own connections in order to facilitate healthy functioning, emotional intelligence and overall positive wellbeing.

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Men's Health Week
By Keith Dowling / 18/06/2017

10 Reasons Why Men Need a Massage

Given the state of evidence around the issues of men’s health and wellbeing, massage therapy is a pro-active approach in addressing some of these. It’s clear that one of the obstacles for men is a conditioned attitude in accessing health services. Massage is ideally placed to challenge the barriers to health-seeking, as it provides an alternative complementary therapy providing men with preventative health care strategies.

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Men's Health Week
By Keith Dowling / 08/06/2017

Men’s Health Week Special

Our other contribution to the Men's Health Week initiative is in partnership with you!! By offering an attractive discount which assists you to make a practical donation to the cause for the special men in your life. Sons, brothers, partners, dads or grand dads can all benefit from the practical application of massage therapy.

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Men's Health Week
By Keith Dowling / 07/06/2017

Research Funding for Male Health

Government research funding for male health lags significantly behind that for female health. Since 2003 NHMRC funding for research relating to men’s health has been about a quarter of that provided for women’s health. Rather than the general “one-size fits all” approach to addressing these issues, male-specific prevention strategies that take into account men’s differential vulnerabilities, including for sub-groups of males at special risk, are more likely to be effective than those that do not.

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Men's Health Week
By Keith Dowling / 07/06/2017

Access to Health Services by Men

For many, the gender-based characteristics of strength, resilience, independence, self-reliance, need for control, and problem-solving act as barriers to health-seeking. Research suggests that many males have a functional view of health, not seeking help until the problem is shown to clearly impact on physical function.

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Men's Health Week
By Keith Dowling / 07/06/2017

Male Mental Health and Social Isolation

Men suffer a significant burden of mental illness, which over the life course affects just under half of the Australian male population; about 1 in 6 males report experiencing a mental illness in the previous 12 months. The male experience of social inclusion as well as social control and cohesiveness are also important determinants of social and emotional wellbeing, health and longevity.

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Men's Health Week
By Keith Dowling / 04/06/2017

Male Health in Australia

Male health policy or rather the lack of it, continues to fail the Australian male. Moreover, six years after the release of the 2010 National Male Health Policy (NMHP), Australian males are bereft of administrative structures in any State that cater for their specific concerns. Conversely, an Office for Women or equivalent exists in every State and Territory as well as at the national level.

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Health & Wellbeing
By Keith Dowling / 25/05/2017

Why Everyone Needs to Meditate

Many will say, “I’m not anxious or depressed. I don’t need meditation.” But like exercise, meditation is not a punishment. It’s a training process that provides an essential antidote for the unnatural patterns of our day, while giving a structured approach to improve any undesirable behavior.

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Health & Wellbeing
By Keith Dowling / 16/05/2017

The Healing Power of Love

In his book, Dr Ornish describes the increasing scientific evidence from his own research and from the studies of others that cause him to believe that love and intimacy are among the most powerful factors in health and illness.

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Mental Health, Resource Article
By Keith Dowling / 28/04/2017

Massage & Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

In light of recent ANZAC commemorations Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, has been a subject of much discussion in the news. However, it is not only service personnel returning from international conflict who suffer from PTSD.

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Massage Therapy
By Keith Dowling / 25/04/2017

12 Things A Massage Therapist Knows About You After An Hour

Your muscles reveal a lot more to your massage therapist than just your injuries.

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EC News, Mental Health
By Keith Dowling / 24/04/2017

We will remember them

On the lead up to Anzac Day as we remember those men and women who gave their lives in times of conflict, it sometimes leaves those of us who are impacted by their absence with a sense of melancholy - reflecting on times when they were in our lives and the impossible desire for them to be with us again.

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Health & Wellbeing
By Keith Dowling / 10/04/2017

OMG, you’re texting your way to back pain

People spend an average of 2 to 4 hours each day with their neck bent at this unnatural angle while shooting off emails or texts. That's 700 to 1,400 hours a year. The success of social media is has led to an epidemic of bad smartphone posture.

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Health & Wellbeing
By Keith Dowling / 10/04/2017

Walk an hour a day for a longer life

A simple walk for around an hour a day is the best thing you can do to enjoy a long and healthy life.

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Health & Wellbeing, Mental Health
By Keith Dowling / 09/04/2017

Neuroscience research reveals 4 rituals that will make you happier

Everything is interconnected. Gratitude improves sleep. Sleep reduces pain. Reduced pain improves your mood. Improved mood reduces anxiety, which improves focus and planning. Focus and planning help with decision making. Decision making further reduces anxiety and improves enjoyment. Enjoyment gives you more to be grateful for, which keeps that loop of the upward spiral going.

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Mental Health
By Keith Dowling / 05/04/2017

How Exercise Might Keep Depression at Bay

Exercise may be an effective treatment for depression and might even help prevent us from becoming depressed in the first place ....

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Massage Therapy
By Keith Dowling / 03/04/2017

Massage Away Depression and Anxiety

A review of more than a dozen massage studies conducted by the Touch Research Institute at the University of Miami School of Medicine concludes that massage therapy relieves depression and anxiety by affecting the body's biochemistry.

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Benefits, Mental Health
By Keith Dowling / 31/03/2017

Massage for Stress and Anxiety

Many people seek out massage therapy for the sense of relaxation it brings them. However, if someone is looking for...

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Benefits of massage
Benefits
By Keith Dowling / 30/03/2017

5 Hidden Benefits of a Good Massage

Aside from the fact that a good massage makes you feel better, Suzanne Kane from PsychCentral finds out what some of the other benefits are to this practice.

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practical resource
EC News, Resource Article
By Keith Dowling / 26/03/2017

Practical resources

At Enhance Connections, we provide a series of resources that can assist you in finding solutions to enhance health and wellbeing in your life - and we're starting from the feet up!

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plantar fasciitis
Conditions, Resource Article
By Keith Dowling / 26/03/2017

Getting off on the right foot

Being bipedal our feet function as the body's most frequent and direct connection to the ground in order for us to be upright. Inevitably, our feet suffer pain as a result - find out more ...

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Health & Wellbeing, Resource Article
By Keith Dowling / 26/03/2017

Your body language shapes who you are

Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy shows how "power posing" -- standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don't feel confident -- can affect testosterone and cortisol levels in the brain, and might even have an impact on our chances for success. Source: https://youtu.be/Ks-_Mh1QhMc

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Resource Article
By Keith Dowling / 07/01/2017

Healthy habits that can help to ease anxiety (via ABC News)

Anxiety is our most common mental health condition in Australia. While there's no one-size-fits all when it comes to treatments for the condition, experts say certain habits can help you to better cope with anxiety. Read from Source: ABC News

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Resource Article
By Keith Dowling / 06/01/2017

How technology messes with your sleep (via ABC News)

What screen use really does to sleep and what might help. Read from Source: ABC News

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Resource Article
By Keith Dowling / 06/01/2017

The Lost Practice of Resting One Day Each Week (via Becoming Minimalist)

We would be wise to reclaim the practice of resting one day each week. Consider the benefits of concentrated rest for your body, mind, and soul. Read from Source: Becoming Minimalist

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