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How to keep happy & healthy in the workplace

Physical and mental health are a growing issue in today’s society, and here at VIVA! we take health seriously. Here are some of our top tips for how to have a happy & healthy workplace! Standing/hot desks We all know that sitting down all day isn’t healthy, so why not incorporate some standing desk spaces!…

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World Parkinson’s Day calls for unity

Yesterday marked World Parkinson’s Day, an international day of recognition for people living with Parkinson’s and the impact it has on their day-to-day lives. Over 70,000 Australian’s live with Parkinson’s Disease. Physical symptoms extend further than muscular shakes, impacting swallowing, blood pressure, and digestion. Mentally, many with Parkinson’s experience depression and anxiety. A global initiative…

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Australia sees launch of world-first Olive Wellness Institute

A new research review confirming the ‘health and prolongevity effects’ of the traditional extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)-containing Mediterranean diet coincides with today’s launch of the world’s-first online science repository on the health benefits of olive products. Conducted by US and Italian geriatric and nutritional research scientists, the Health Benefits of the Mediterranean Diet: Metabolic…

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Health Hips Week

Walking at one, talking at two – sometimes it ‘s just not that simple. This week is Health Hips Week and Healthy Hips Australia are working to improve infant hip dysplasia support and awareness. Hip dysplasia, or developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH), is a condition in which the ball and socket joint of the…

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GoodSAM

Ambulance Victoria is rolling out a lifesaving smartphone app, GoodSAM, that connects people who are medically trained or know first aid with patients experiencing cardiac arrest. Performing CPR and defibrillation in the first three to four minutes of suffering a heart attack is critical and every minute this is delayed, chances of survival are reduced…

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