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Age Gracefully

Last week I celebrated my 40th birthday. It wasn’t the celebration I had planned for a milestone birthday being in lockdown and all, however my wife, Simone, and family made it a special one.

It made me reflect on what I’d achieved in the past decade and start to think about what I could achieve this decade… Something I hadn’t yet thought of.

Aging is inevitable. But just because you hit 40, or 50, 60, 70, or 80 does not mean you need to accept a life of aches, pains, and gained weight.

It also doesn’t mean that you have to take your foot off the accelerator and cruise the rest of the way.

If you want to age well and continue doing the simple things in life without assistance you have to think about how you eat, move, sleep and breath.

The best part is, regardless of how old you are, it applies to you. Because we all get older.

City Marketing & Strategic Partnerships Officer - Georges River Council

Changes to COVID measures for local government areas of concern

The NSW Government has announced that from 12.01am Monday 20 September, COVID restrictions in local government areas (LGAs) of concern will start to align with the rest of Greater Sydney.

Visit nsw.gov.au for the full list of eased restrictions.

Additional requirements for Greater Sydney authorised workers, such as a travel permits  or routine COVID-19 testing, are still required for those needing to travel to LGAs of concern or more than 50 kilometres from Greater Sydney to work.

Get tested immediately if you have any COVID-19 symptoms. Wear a mask whenever you leave your home (except when exercising, eating or drinking), keep your distance from those you don’t live with, wash or sanitise your hands regularly and get vaccinated.

Vaccination is the best way to protect ourselves, our loved ones and our communities. Around 60% of people with COVID-19 are under 40, with some needing intensive care.

Everyone aged 12 years and over can get a COVID-19 vaccine. Speak to your local GP or pharmacist or visit nsw.gov.au to make a booking.

For more information about the rules and restrictions and what you can do to help stop the spread of COVID-19, visit nsw.gov.au.

St George Business Chamber – upcoming events

As we move into what we hope will be the final weeks of the Covid19 lockdown period, the Chamber is shifting focus.

In recent months, activities have focused on informing members regarding support available during lockdown.  This will continue and we are now moving to assisting businesses to get ready for the reopening or upscaling of activity when lockdown ends.

Information regarding forthcoming events and Chamber activities, as well as a summary of support for local businesses from local, State and federal governments and other sources is included in regular newsletters to members.

If your business is located in the St George Regions (Georges River and Bayside LGA’s – ‘Between the rivers’) you are encouraged and welcome to join the Chamber at no cost, via our ‘Buy Local’ initiative, You can register via  the link on the Chamber’s website: https://stgeorgebc.org/

 

 

Principal - Jump St

Stay active fron the safety of your own home

Join our virtual classroom!  Offering live online classes in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Contemporary, AcroDance, DanceCirque, Singing, Acting, Musical Theatre, Bollywood, Latin Fusion, Yoga, Pilates. We welcome Pre Schoolers, Kids, Teens and Adults for a Free Trial Class. Professional and experienced Teaching Staff. Enquiries miss.sue@jumpstperformers.com.au

Stay Active During Lockdown

Coach Pat and long-time member of Live Well Elyse have been working consistently in lockdown on her joint strength and health during her third trimester as this is of high importance for her, especially since she’s expecting twins!

With the correct exercise selection, set up and cueing, mobility over zoom can be quite the experience. In this case, the experience for Elyse during this particular session was utilizing as much of the hamstring to bring the ankle as close to the bum as possible without letting the lower back interfere.

The result? Elyse has not only maintained her range of motion but has increased both her control and strength as well, especially in her shoulders and hips.

If you are looking to stay active during lockdown DM us for more information on how we can help you or email info@livewellfitness.com.au

City Marketing & Strategic Partnerships Officer - Georges River Council

Fee Free Online Short Tafe Courses

TAFE NSW is here to help you and your business!

Did you know that TAFE NSW has a wide range of courses and programs to support you, your staff and your business?

If you are currently in lockdown and want to upskill, you can with a fee-free* online short course, but places are limited.

Courses are a mix of self-paced online or teacher-led virtual classrooms, which can pathway into a variety of full TAFE NSW qualifications.

Watch the chaos dwindle in importance

This lockdown feels like a marathon, but like all Marathon’s they do come to an end.

We’re coming towards the final stage, so keep pushing. Keep doing the right thing. Keep lifting those heavy things, eating healthy meals, going for walks, stimulating your mind, and loving your loved ones. Maintain your social circle, even if it’s not in person. Call, or even FaceTime your parents and grandparents and kids. Maintain these things and watch the chaos dwindle in importance.

Staying healthy will make you more resilient in the face of an immune challenge, but also because personal health will make you more resilient in the face of any challenge that comes your way. And I suspect we will all be dealing with challenges, regardless of how this all plays out. That’s the way life goes: it’s a series of challenges. That’s what makes life exciting.

 

Still open in covid?

If you are still trading in covid, you should advertise this by a letterbox drop.

We can print and deliver your leaflets.

 

Join Georges River and Bayside Councils and many others in using our services.

 

Call Gary on 0417227585 for a quote.

 

The couch stretch sucks! Use this version instead

The classic couch stretch is renowned to be the solution for relieving tight quads and hip flexors. The problem with the couch stretch is people often have trouble controlling the relationship between their pelvis and ribcage being aligned, when this relationship between the two is broken, this can result in photo 1 which will actually tighten the low back and hip flexors more due to the weight dumping forward, doing the opposite of what we’re trying to accomplish.
Instead, set yourself up in a tall half kneeling position facing the wall, place your hands against the wall and use that as a constraint, this will shift your weight back into your ribcage so it sits directly under your pelvis. Lastly scoop your hips under, now you’re properly aligned from ribcage to pelvis.
While in this position, with each breath out (think ‘fogging the glass’) press your hands into the wall to reach your shoulder blades forward while maintaining that hip tuck, to create space in the back of your ribcage.
2 sets of 5 breaths (focus on a nice 5 second exhale) and see what happens. Comment below how it went compared to the original couch stretch

City Marketing & Strategic Partnerships Officer - Georges River Council

New Protections & Compliance Rules effective 23 August

Please note, new protective and compliance rules are coming into effect from Monday 23rd August.

Some include;

Curfews will be introduced from 9pm to 5am (except for authorised workers, emergencies or medical care) to help reduce the movement of young people;

Outdoor exercise is limited to one hour per day;

The following retail premises must close except for click and collect: garden centres and plant nurseries, office supplies, hardware and building supplies, landscaping material supplies, rural supplies, and pet supplies (tradespeople are allowed to shop in-store where relevant)

Read the full list of changes here https://www.nsw.gov.au/media-releases/new-protections-and-compliance-rules-to-carry-nsw-through-to-vaccination-targets

 

Please share with your members.

 

Stay safe!