HEALTH AND
WELLBEING BLOG

POWER ON, KEEP STRONG INTO WEEK 3 OF THE AUHC.

The step count is climbing so is the temperature. The weather is set to be beautiful for week 3 of the AUHC, and just in time for the semester recess.

FREE FIRST AID VIDEOS FOR KIDS

To celebrate the recent World First Aid Day (Saturday 21 September), The Red Cross released a range of free, bite-sized, educational videos

$8.3M TO NEWCASTLE RESEARCHERS TO INVESTIGATE GLOBAL HEALTH PROBLEMS

National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) awards $8.3m to University of Newcastle researchers to investigate global health problems.

WELCOME TO WEEK TWO OF THE AUHC

As we head into this 6-week challenge, we need to move our mindset to look at total movement. You can simply step your way to hit your 10,000 daily target or you can spice things up, try something new, and to get your movement on! It’s more than just steps that will count towards your daily movement tally.

R U OK DAY, THURSDAY 9TH SEPTEMBER

As we head into this 6-week challenge, we need to move our mindset to look at total movement. You can simply step your way to hit your 10,000 daily target or you can spice things up, try something new, and to get your movement on! It’s more than just steps that will count towards your daily movement tally.

ARE YOU READY FOR THE 10,000 STEPS CHALLENGE?

As we head into this 6-week challenge, we need to move our mindset to look at total movement. You can simply step your way to hit your 10,000 daily target or you can spice things up, try something new, and to get your movement on! It’s more than just steps that will count towards your daily movement tally.

TROUBLE SLEEPING?

As part of the ‘mentally healthy’ lifestyle series, Paula Orlandi, Wellbeing Coordinator at The University of Newcastle shared with us some awakening research on sleep.

THE POWER OF POSITIVITY

In times when certain things around us are beyond our control, choosing to focus on what you can control instead will be empowering and help you cope with the challenge at hand.

EXERCISING WITH MASKS – HOW CAN I FEEL BETTER?

With the current requirement to wear masks, we know it can be challenging and feel strange – especially while exercising.

CELEBRATING NAIDOC WEEK

Celebrating naidoc week 20 ways to celebrate: The Team at NUsport acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land in which the University resides and pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging. We extend this acknowledgement to the Awabakal people of the land in which the Callaghan campus resides and which we work. This…

YOUR WINTER SWIMMING SOLUTION

Your winter swimming solution 10 reasons to come hang with us during the winter holidays and beyond….   Yes, it’s cold outside BRRRRRR, but a very enticing 28 degrees in the water. Paradise can exist in winter and if you haven’t experienced the region’s only 50m indoor heated aquatic centre – now is the time.…

TRAIN SAFELY, STAY CONSISTENT

Train safely, stay consistent We are here for you while restrictions are in place for NSW until Friday 9 July, but we need to work together to stay open and ensure we can continue to trade. Consistency is key for your health and wellbeing. In accordance with NSW health guidelines, when entering our University and…

MAKING A SPLASH – OFFICIAL REOPENING

Making a splash – official reopening The University of Newcastle and Newcastle University Sport (NUsport) celebrated the important milestone at The Forum Sports & Aquatic Centre at Callaghan this afternoon. To mark the milestone, University’s Chancellor Mr Paul Jeans, Vice-Chancellor Professor Alex Zelinsky AO and NUsport CEO Deborah Wright were joined poolside by Paralympians Maddison…

BENEFITS OF STRENGTH TRAINING

Benefits of strength training A type of training that reduces body fat, increases lean muscle mass, burns calories more efficiently and reduces your risk of injury – sounds too good to be true. Thankfully it is, with resistance training providing all of these benefits and more. Of course, cardio is an important part of fitness…

BENEFITS OF MASTERS SWIMMING

Research proves time and time again the benefits of swimming. As we age, it becomes so much more important to keep a healthy, active lifestyle. Swimming being a low impact exercise hits the spot as the need to look after our health increases. full body workout low impact on joints strengthen lungs tones muscles assists…

FOOD FOR FITNESS

Bek Nutter our in-house fitness instructor – known for her power, strength and energy presented to a full house on how to maximise your results with food for fitness. As a qualified sports and clinical nutritionist and naturopath – Bek Nutter is a product of the product and has been inspiring our members for almost…

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE OPEN DAY

University of Newcastle Open Day Callaghan, 10am-3pm City campus, 9am-2pm Open Days are an exciting time for prospective students, their friends and families. It’s a great chance to check out the University of Newcastle, speak with current students and academics, experience our campuses, and find out all you need to know about uni life. info…

WELCOME FIT COLLEGE

welcome fit college If you’ve being working out of The Forum Harbourside recently, you may have noticed some new roommates. We are excited to announce FIT College, leaders in the delivery of Fitness and Personal Training courses operating out of the city gym. FIT College is a well-established fitness education provider with 19 education campus…

STAY ACTIVE AT HOME VIDEOS

Stay active at home videos Welcome to home workouts in your pocket. Regular exercise plays a vital role in your overall physical and mental wellbeing. No matter where you are, our Stay Active Workouts will keep you moving! Do a little or a lot, just have some fun. Did you know The Forum App has…

TURNING ON THE TAPS

Turning on the taps Tuesday 4 May, 2021 marked an important and exciting project milestone in The Forum Aquatic Centre refurbishment project. The Vice Chancellor and President of the University of Newcastle – Professor Alex Zelinsky AO and our CEO Deborah Wright were asked to ‘turn on the taps’ highlighting that the facility is on…

SPIN 4 KIDS 2021

Spin 4 Kids 2021 Variety Spin 4 Kids, Newcastle’s outdoor spin bike team challenge. Together with Variety the Children’s Charity NSW/ACT branch, The Forum has proudly sponsored the event as an enabling partner for the past five years – by providing the use of our stationary bikes for a great cause. 2021 was epic with…

INTERNATIONAL EXPOSURE

On-Campus Sporting Clubs to International Exposure. For the International Day of University Sport, NUsport caught up with B Visual Communication Design graduate, hockey player, skier, and photographer Chris Neale to discuss his journey from university hockey to a “once-in-a-lifetime” International University Sport experience. NUsport: Chris – you’re a sportsman, having played hockey for the University of…

OVERNIGHT PROTEIN

Overnight Protein Porridge Ingredients 1 cup Oats (rolled oats) 1 tbsp Chia Seeds 1 1/4 cup Unsweetened Almond Milk 1 1/4 cup Protein Powder (unflavoured or 1/4 cup vanilla for flavour) 1/4 cup Raspberries 1/4 cup Blueberries 1 tbsp Almond Butter Directions 1. In a large bowl or container combine the oats, chia seeds and milk. Stir to combine. Place in the…

NUTRITIONAL DEFICIENCIES

You’re Fit! But could something be missing? You know your body incredibly well, however sometimes we are all guilty of not TRULY LISTENING to what our bodies are trying to tell us. Given your training load, you know that you need to eat more calories than most to sustain your high energy (and hunger!); your…

IMMUNE BOOSTING

Exercise is AMAZING for your body. Moving your body helps to support every single system within your body. Essentially exercise places a stress on the body, asking it to adapt, change and get stronger to meet the demands that you are asking of it. This is what gets you stronger. Just like after having a…