Eumundi Voice - Issue 81, 9 November 2023

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Mental health Lawn bowls can help your mental health as exercise releases endorphins which trigger a positive feeling in your body reducing stress and improving your mood. Social interaction Lawn bowls can be enjoyed by anyone regardless of age, gender or physical condition.

Are you looking for a low impact exercise? Are you looking for a low-impact, therapeutic exercise that can improve fitness, coordination and confidence? Health professionals often recommend playing lawn bowls, particularly for older people, as it provides a number of health benefits including improved fitness, coordination and skill development, increased confidence and self-esteem, enhanced mental wellbeing, community connectedness and support. The simplicity and low physical impact of the game make it attractive for all. Muscle strengthening Walking with the extra weight of a bowling ball in your hands helps to improve flexibility, mobility and core strength. Physical health Lawn bowls helps your body to utilise oxygen better and contributes to good blood circulation and blood pressure. Coordination, precision and concentration Playing lawn bowls requires precision and concentration and can enhance hand and eye coordination.

The Cooroy Community Bowls Club located at Your Mates Bowls Pub at 5 Opal St, Cooroy offers social bowls every Tuesday and Saturday afternoon. There is no need to book, simply turnup at 12 noon. For further information contact the club president Maureen on 0419 588 661.

Dr Simon Menelaws

Another new doctor for Eumundi Dr Simon Menelaws has lived through many journeys, both literal and metaphorical. He left his Edinburgh home aged 17 to spend two years volunteering for a small NGO, travelling and working at an orphanage in war-torn Liberia, schools and prisons. Returning to Scotland he studied English Literature and met a friend who would change the course of his life. “He was doing pre-med and

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