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Why learn First Aid?

Knowing what to do in the event of an accident or emergency could have a major impact on you and your loved ones. Imagine walking past a pool or lake on a warm summers day and you spot a child floating in the water... do you how to perform CPR? What if you are first to arrive on the scene of a motor vehicle you know how to manage the scene of an accident and how to care for any victims? Being trained in the skills of First Aid means that you will know exactly what to do to care for the injured until professional medical help arrives. Every Australian should know First Aid, every teenager that gets their driving licence, every parent that owns a swimming pool, every workplace should have a qualified First Aider. If something happened to your child, spouse, parent or friend wouldn’t you want the first person to find them to be a skilled trained First Aider? From as little as $55 and 2 hours of your time you can learn cardio pulmonary resusitation (CPR) and greatly improve the recovery chances of someone who has stopped breathing due to heart attack, drowning or severe trauma. Book in for a class now at The Healthshack, group and family discounts apply and training is a fun and interactive experience.

Did you know?... a bystander who

performs CPR on someone who has suffered a cardiac arrest ALWAYS doubles the patients chance of survival

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Back Pain Relief Stretches - The Kundalini Chiropractor For Relieving Back Pain Almost all cases of back pain are caused by muscle imbalances. The only effective method for relieving the pain that muscle imbalances cause is stretching the stiff muscles. In this article about back pain relief stretches you will find out about a very powerful yogic stretching exercise. This exercise is popularly named “the Kundalini Chiropractor” because of its ability to correct all types of back problems. This exercises is thousands of years old and our ancestors used it to develop strong and flexible backs. What is the exercise? The exercise is called cat-cow because of its alternating poses which resembles the poses of a cat and a cow. This is a exercise that both stretches the stiff and strong muscles of the back and at the same time strengthen the weak and undeveloped back muscles. The best thing is that everybody can do it, no need to be a flexible Yogi. How to do it? Begin the exercise by standing on all four. Your palms are on the ground about shoulder width apart with the fingers pointing forward. Your knees are directly in line under your hips. Then inhale and tilt your head back and at the same time flex your spine downwards the floor. This is the cow posture. Then exhale and lower the head to the chest and at the same time flex the spine upwards, like a cat. The exercise is done in sync with the breath as it is deciding the tempo. Start doing it slowly and as you get warmer speed up the tempo. Begin practicing it for 3 minutes a day and increase the time as you get the hang of it. This is a exercise that stretches and strengthens the entire back. It’s very powerful and don’t be surprised if your back pain is gone after you have tried it.

Don’t put up with back pain any longer!

A Migun Thermal Massage treatment once a week will provide relief from lower back pain, neck pain, migraines, insomnia, bad circulation and lots more ailments.

Value Packages

Casual visit $30 5 sessions for $75 10 sessions for $130 20 sessions for $200

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Perfect Button Mushrooms 6 tbspoons extra virgin olive oil 1kilo whole button mushrooms 3 tbspoons butter Sea salt or coarse salt 1 tblspoon minced garlic 1 teaspn fresh chopped thyme 2 tblspoons fresh lemon juice 1/2 cup white wine 1 tblspoon chop fresh parsley


In a large skillet over a high heat, heat the olive oil. When the oil is hot sprinkle the mushrooms in a singel layer on the olive oil, NOTE: do not move or stir the mushrooms until they have carmalised on the bottom, approx 2 minutes. If you toss them too soon they will release their liquid and begin to steam. When the bottoms are caramalised toss them and continue to cook for 5 minutes. Add the butter and continue to cook and toss for a further 3-5 minutes, until beautifully browned. Seaon with salt and pepper and add the garlic, saute for 2 minutes. Reduce the heat and add the thyme leaves, lemon juice and white wine, simmer to evaporate the liquid and glaze the musrooms. Toss in parsley and serve

‘Magic Mushrooms!’ Did more reasons apart from their yumminess to include mushrooms in your diet: Mushrooms have a high Selenium content, equivalent to 1/3 of your RDI, Selenium has been proven to significantly lower the risk of certain cancers. Mushrooms contain 3 essential B vitamins: riboflavin, niacin and pantothenic acid. A handfull of mushrooms are virtually fat free & only contain 3grams of Carbs! They are choc full of potassium, an element that helps regulate blood pressure and the proper function of cells

Spice it Up! Next time your muscles are screaming after an intense workout add ginger to your diet. Researchers in the US gave supplements containing 2g of raw ginger to some participants and a placebo to others. After doing arm exercises with heavy weights the ginger-eaters experienced 25% less muscle pain and inflammation!

If you want to get into the latest craze in fitness and fun, we have the lowdown on Zumba!

by Bec Kerta

Let’s face it, we all know working out is good for us and can improve our health and quality of life immensely but sometimes doing the same thing over and over can also get uninspiring and a little tedious. After hearing numerous ravings from customers of The Healthshack about a new fitness craze called Zumba and how it has completely transformed their mid-sections (as we all know mid-sections are your enemy after kids and your 30th birthday!) I grabbed my tween daughters, my sister and a sense of adventure and we hit our first Zumba class. Zumba fuses hypnotic Latin rythms and easy-to-follow dance moves to create a workout that will blow you away! The room was packed with the most diverse group of women I have ever seen, the fit, the not-so-fit, the young (the youngest being my 9 year old) and the not-so-young (I’m guessing 60ish). The instructor’s huge grin throughout the class was contagious and the only reason I knew I was really putting my body through it’s paces was the fact I was dripping with sweat after only 15 minutes! The moves were easy once you got the hang of them and the music was fantastic. We went to a class with Tamara at Stafford but you can check out all available classes on google and at only $10 for the adults and $5 for the kids it was great value and I loved it so much I’m going again tonight!. But if you don’t want to take my word for how awesome this class is here are a few facts about the power of Zumba; “As of May 2010, the Zumba program is being taught at over 600,000 locations in 105 countries, has sold millions of DVD’s and has changed the lives of Zumba Fanatics worldwide with an astonishing 7.5 million participants taking a Zumba class every week”. Why? Because it’s the best party around!

Get ready to Zumba in specially made gear from Rockwear, now instore at

What is the best music for your workout? For most of us the best part of a workout is shutting the world out and enjoying some great music. Music should motivate, inspire and push us to complete an awesome session. Here are our picks;

Jesse McCartney - “We Can Go Anywhere” Pussycat Dolls - “I Don’t Need a Man” INXS - “Pretty Vegas” Chris Brown - “Run It” Rush - “Temples of Syrinx” Eminem - “Shake That” Keisha - “Tik Tok”

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