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Managing Stress in the Workplace

By Pinnacle Health Group Psychologist Beulah Joseph   Stress can be simplified as a mismatch in the resources we feel are available to us, and the demands or pressures that life can throw our way. What is important to know, is that most of us have felt this way at some point – and particularly … Read more

FAQs about Skin Checks, Mole Mapping and Skin Health

By GP and Skin Expert, Dr Sachin Deshmukh At this time of year, it is important to tick the right boxes in regards to your skin. During the months of September to April, most Victorians need just a few minutes of mid-morning or mid-afternoon sun exposure for their vitamin D needs. Here are some of … Read more

Are you Addicted to your Smartphone? by Tom Bosna

Recent research into this space suggest that an attachment to your smart phone is similar to other addictions and it involves the dysregulation of dopamine. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that regulates the brain’s reward centre. In other words, it motivates people to do things they think they will be rewarded for doing. Every time you get an email through your phone, there is a little elevation in dopamine that says you might have something that’s compelling. You don’t know what the email is, who it’s from, when you’re going to get it and that’s why you have to keep checking your phone. Can you see the problem here?

6 Tips for the Corporate Runner: The Balancing Act

Young woman runner with earphones in city, using smartwatch.

Now more than ever, the ability to maintain the desirable work-life balance is becoming increasing difficult. Finding enough time in the busy schedule to complete our necessary (physical and psychological) exercise is tough. Below are a few tips to help you maximise your training time and help you stay injury free: Planning the week in … Read more