15 episodes

Health is too hard when you try to go it alone.

GMHBA Healthier Together Podcast gmhbahealthiertogether

    • Health & Fitness

Health is too hard when you try to go it alone.

    Physio Tips: All about knee arthritis

    Physio Tips: All about knee arthritis

    James Nelson graduated from Melbourne University over 20 years ago with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy degree. His career highlights include working overseas with the British Forces in Germany helping rehabilitate military personnel, and with elite athletes while based in Dublin for a year. He is currently at Geelong Physiotherapy group where he has worked since the early 2000's.
    His particular interest area is in lower limb rehabilitation, in particular the hip and knee. On a daily basis he see’s clients with knees of various presentations ranging from the younger athletic types returning to high-level function, to assisting people in their attempts to delay or prevent surgery, whilst also helping those in post-operative rehabilitation following surgery (for example ligament reconstruction or joint replacement surgery).
    (1.05) What knee arthritis is and the different types(2.22) Risk factors for osteoarthritis (4.11) Where does osteoarthritis affect?(5.06) Diagnosis and symptoms of knee arthritis(7.05) How physiotherapy assists osteoarthritis(7.57) What physiotherapy treatment entails(9.21) Number of physio sessions required(10.16) Age when knee osteoarthritis occurs(11.04) Heat and cold therapy(13.00) Hydrotherapy and osteoarthritis(13.15) The role of education (15.21) Effect of high impact sports or a sedentary lifestyle(16.00) Importance of exercise in rehabilitation(16.21) The role of cortisone injections(17.28) When should surgery be considered? (18.48) Is it safe to exercise?(20.37) Strengthening exercises(21.29) Pain with exercise(23.01) The influence of being overweight on knee arthritis(24.53) More information
    Useful Links
    Arthritis AustraliaGLAD Australia programMy Joint Pain
    At the time of publication, GMHBA have provided current, evidence-based information, however information contained in these podcasts should not be relied on as a substitute for professional medical advice. Views expressed in this podcast are not necessarily the view of GMHBA and we make no representation regarding the quality, accuracy or completeness of the information. GMHBA is not liable for any loss or damage suffered arising out of the reliance on the information, text, photos or advertisements used in this podcast, except that which cannot be excluded by law. All materials appearing in GMHBA’s Healthier Together podcast is copyright.

    • 26 min
    Getting started with exercise

    Getting started with exercise

    Bree Filippone has a Bachelor of Exercise & Sports Sciences, Exercise Physiology (Deakin University), Strength & Conditioning Level 1 Coaching Accreditation, Certificate III & IV in Fitness, alongside years of experience working with leading strength and conditioning coaches and clinical exercise rehabilitation. Bree runs her own group fitness business, the HIIT Project and is also the founder of The Finishr community focused run collaboration.
    (0.48) Bree’s background
    (2.01) Why should we all be exercising?
    (2.27) Common concerns of exercising
    (3.05) Overcoming fear of exercise
    (4.42) How we can spark motivation
    (6.45) How to set goals
    (10.08) Identity, health and fitness
    (12.28) What if you don’t like exercise?
    (14.11) Getting started with running
    (16.05) What types of training people should people be doing?
    (17.29) The Finishr
    (20.33) Joining in with the Finishr
    (21.41) Resources for getting started with exercise
    Useful Links:
    Active Geelong https://www.activegeelong.org.au/ 
    Exercise Right https://exerciseright.com.au/ 
    At the time of publication, GMHBA have provided current, evidence-based information, however information contained in these podcasts should not be relied on as a substitute for professional medical advice. Views expressed in this podcast are not necessarily the view of GMHBA and we make no representation regarding the quality, accuracy or completeness of the information. GMHBA is not liable for any loss or damage suffered arising out of the reliance on the information, text, photos or advertisements used in this podcast, except that which cannot be excluded by law. All materials appearing in GMHBA’s Healthier Together podcast is copyright.

    • 22 min
    How to Eat to Boost your Energy Levels

    How to Eat to Boost your Energy Levels

    Mel Bald has a Bachelor of Human Movement, a Post Graduate degree in Sports Management, and a Bachelor in Nutritional Medicine, alongside years of experience working in public health, and also working as a nutritionist 1 on 1 with clients to help them reach their health goals.
    Mel is the Health and Nutrition Coordinator at GMHBA Health Insurance where she develops programs and educational resources to support members and community with their health journey.
    (0.04) What exactly are macronutrients?
    (2.11) What a healthy balanced meal is made up of
    (3.18) Examples of a healthy meal
    (4.10) Balance of macros and what it does to your energy levels
    (4.58) How to eat your macros around your activity levels
    (5.49) Do we need to snack?
    (6.52) The best types of snacks
    (7.36) Food prep – how to go about it
    (8.56) Meal preparation tips for busy people
    (10.12) Meal planning tips and tricks
    (11.33) Quality of food and energy
    (12.36) Diversity of food and energy
    (13.39) Sugar and the effect on energy
    (14.22) The impact of water intake and energy
    (15.05) How much water should we drink?
    (15.27) Energy and alcohol
    (16.10) What coffee does to our energy
    (16.59) Mel’s day on a plate
    (19.27) Resources for healthy eating
    Useful Links
    GMHBA Health Articles
    GMHBA Healthier Together Podcasts
    Eat for Health
    Better Health Channel
    At the time of publication, GMHBA have provided current, evidence-based information, however information contained in these podcasts should not be relied on as a substitute for professional medical advice. Views expressed in this podcast are not necessarily the view of GMHBA and we make no representation regarding the quality, accuracy or completeness of the information. GMHBA is not liable for any loss or damage suffered arising out of the reliance on the information, text, photos or advertisements used in this podcast, except that which cannot be excluded by law. All materials appearing in GMHBA’s Healthier Together podcast is copyright.

    • 20 min
    Everything Exercise with Sam Wood

    Everything Exercise with Sam Wood

    Sam is one of Australia’s leading fitness experts and a personal trainer with over 18 years of experience in the fitness industry.
    From a humble fitness instructor at his university gym during his first year of exercise science to a personal trainer doing 90 appointments a week and opening Gecko Sports (Australia's first ever kids gym), Sam has been lucky enough to experience it all. Today Sam is the very proud owner of The Woodshed, Australia's largest personal training studio in Brighton, Victoria. He’s also a celebrity trainer, media commentator, and regular contributor to print and digital media, with a refreshingly honest and relatable take on all things health and fitness, as well as being the founder, mentor and trainer at 28 by Sam Wood.
    (1.13) Juggling work and life
    (1.38) The start of Sam Wood’s fitness career
    (4.29) What Sam enjoys about fitness training
    (6.46) Sam’s businesses today
    (8.27) Being on The Bachelor and keeping fit
    (9.20) Sam Wood’s current exercise routine
    (10.49) Should we worry more about exercise or eating well?
    (12.05) Philosophy on what to eat
    (12.50) Advice for those starting their exercise journey
    (14.21) Common mistakes people make on their fitness journey
    (15.29) Goal setting
    (17.04) How mindset plays a role in exercise
    (18.32) Motivation is temporary
    (19.46) How behaviour can sabotage good intentions
    (21.57) The role of “community” in increasing physical activity
    (23.28) Importance of quality and consistency when exercising
    (25.16) Best time to exercise
    (26.00) Why do you like HIIT?
    (26.51) Working out with high intensity
    (28.08) Signs you’re going too hard too soon with exercise
    (29.19) Cardio exercise recommendations
    (30.49) What is functional fitness?
    (32.01) Resistance training activities
    (32.38) What is 28 by Sam Wood?
    (34.05) Why 28 by Sam Wood is so popular with mums
    Useful Links
    https://28bysamwood.com/
    https://www.activegeelong.org.au/
    At the time of publication, GMHBA have provided current, evidence-based information, however information contained in these podcasts should not be relied on as a substitute for professional medical advice. Views expressed in this podcast are not necessarily the view of GMHBA and we make no representation regarding the quality, accuracy or completeness of the information. GMHBA is not liable for any loss or damage suffered arising out of the reliance on the information, text, photos or advertisements used in this podcast, except that which cannot be excluded by law. All materials appearing in GMHBA’s Healthier Together podcast is copyright.

    • 36 min
    Infant Sleep and Settling

    Infant Sleep and Settling

    Cindy Davenport is the Director of Safe Sleep Space. Cindy is a registered midwife, IBCLC and maternal and child health nurse. She is member of the Lactation Consultants of Australia and New Zealand (LCANZ) and the Australian Breastfeeding Association (ABA) and has worked in the early parenting field since 1998. Cindy is passionate about the health and wellbeing of families and offers a sensible, response-based approach to help babies and children with sleep problems.
    (0.48) Common sleep and setting challenges seen in infants(1.31) A response-based approach to sleep and settling(3.39) Top 5 evidence-based sleep and settling hints(5.45) Tired signs(8.33) Number of sleeps per age for infants(10.33) The infant sleep cycle(11.41) Cat napping and why it happens(12.27) Sleep associations and how these affect sleep(14.17) Sleep difficulties and how these are often progressions rather than regressions (16.20) Shushing and patting and why this is effective(19.13) White noise and how to use it(21.04) Age appropriate sleep and settling strategies(22.00) Types of babies cries - how to understand and use these for settling(24.00) Toddler resources for sleep(25.43) GMHBA New Family Program – what it is and how to access it
    Useful Links
    GMHBA New Family Program  https://www.gmhba.com.au/health/new-family-program
    Safe Sleep Space  https://www.safesleepspace.com.au/
     
    At the time of publication, GMHBA have provided current, evidence-based information, however information contained in these podcasts should not be relied on as a substitute for professional medical advice. Views expressed in this podcast are not necessarily the view of GMHBA and we make no representation regarding the quality, accuracy or completeness of the information. GMHBA is not liable for any loss or damage suffered arising out of the reliance on the information, text, photos or advertisements used in this podcast, except that which cannot be excluded by law. All materials appearing in GMHBA’s Healthier Together podcast is copyright.

    • 29 min
    Your top dental questions answered

    Your top dental questions answered

    Dr Anna Stokes works at the GMHBA Dental Care practice in Geelong and has more than 20 years’ experience in all aspects of family, general, complex and cosmetic dentistry.
    (0.34) What is tooth decay and what causes it?(0.37) Why do we need regular check-ups?(0.56) What are you looking for in a check-up?(1.44) What are some tips for brushing your teeth?(2.29) Are electric tooth brushes better?(3.12) Soft, medium or hard toothbrush?(3.34) How do I choose a toothpaste?(4.02) Do I need to use mouthwash?(4.22) How about flossing? Do I need to do it and when?(4.46) How should I floss?(6.21) Why does tooth sensitivity occur and how can you help it?(7.24) How does sugar affect the teeth?(9.06) What about the effects of dental health on other aspects of our health?(9.50) Are we more prone to tooth decay as we get older?(11.14) What do we do if we get a tooth knocked out?(12.06) Why do gums bleed?(12.40) Are there any dangers with tooth whitening?(14.15) Where can I find more information on this topic?
    Useful Links
    https://www.gmhba.com.au/dentalcare  Australian Dental Association https://www.ada.org.au/  Australian Dental Association Victoria www.adavb.net 
    At the time of publication, GMHBA have provided current, evidence-based information, however information contained in these podcasts should not be relied on as a substitute for professional medical advice. Views expressed in this podcast are not necessarily the view of GMHBA and we make no representation regarding the quality, accuracy or completeness of the information. GMHBA is not liable for any loss or damage suffered arising out of the reliance on the information, text, photos or advertisements used in this podcast, except that which cannot be excluded by law. All materials appearing in GMHBA’s Healthier Together podcast is copyright.

    • 16 min

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