24 March 2020
At this time , Australia and the world is experiencing a pandemic in COVID-19 which has implications for everyone both on a business and personal level. Yesterday, March 23, all gyms were instructed to close.
For clarity on what that definition is please read: ESSA – COVID 19 23 March 2020
Physical Activity Australia urges all members to consult with their business insurance provider at this time regarding public liability for any training or instruction of clients and/or online training implications.
Of course the wellbeing of our members is paramount and we will be doing all we can to provide resources and information moving forward to assist in this unprecedented time.
We refer all members to this website for all regular updates: www.health.gov.au
Please practice social distancing and hand hygiene in whatever you do.
We thank you for your support at this time.
SOCIAL MEDIA’S IMPACT ON POSTPARTUM WOMEN’S BODY IMAGE
Social media creates negative body image and unsustainable expectations on mothers, which puts women at a higher risk of eating disorders, depression and other mental health problems.
A new research by Emma Norman (Physical Activity Australia member) have looked at women in Queensland, who are between six weeks and six months postpartum, and suffer from body image issues due to social media’s negative influence on body image.
TIPS FROM MENTAL HEALTH EXPERTS TO SURVIVE COVID-19 VIRUS
There is no doubt the spread of the coronavirus in Australia is creating some anxiety and stress. Mental health experts emphasised it is normal, and potentially even helpful, to feel anxious at this time. As Dr. Kelli Harding, an assistant professor of clinical psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center in New York, said “It’s OK to have that moment of panic because, in a way, if you can move beyond that, you can start making adequate precautions. Anxiety, when it’s at the right level, encourages us to take positive action”.
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