WEST MELBOURNE! If you’re like most health-focused people in your area, no matter how busy life gets, prioritising your physical and mental wellbeing is a must. Research shows that you’re on the right track if you’ve got good habits around food, movement, relaxation and healthy activities with friends and loved ones.
Read on below to find out why. Then, click over to our Top 25 Most Popular Health and Wellness Resources to find out how people like you in Toowoomba are choosing to stay fit and healthy. NOTE: You can use the navigation menu on the left hand side to look for a suburb or area that is more specific and closer to home.
1. Good Health and Wellbeing
Levels of obesity have been rising in recent decades, partly due to an increase in the intake of processed and sugary foods and a reduction in the amount of time spent moving. Eating well and keeping physically active with sports, dance, martial arts, gym classes or any kind of physical movement you enjoy supports good health, fitness and optimal wellbeing.
2. Skills That Thrill
Developing a skill that you love - whether it be tennis, personal training or an ability to cook a paleo meal well - can help you access a type of experience that positive psychologists term the “flow state.” Getting lost in a skill helps produce happy brain chemistry, build a strong self-identity and supports the development of resilience over time.
3. Finding Your Tribe
Resilience research shows that strong relationships are one of the most protective factors when it comes to being able to deal with life’s challenges. Taking part in healthy activities outside of your home is an important way to find your tribe and stay connected to the wider community. Exploring interests and value systems with like-minded groups provides another place of belonging in the world.
4. Confidence & Self-Esteem
Keeping fit, developing skills and strong relationships are all factors that fuel the development of confidence, self-esteem and wellbeing. Confidence and self-esteem helps you identify new opportunities and take advantage of them when they arise so you can live a full and rewarding life.
REMEMBER: to check out The Top 25 Most Popular Health & Wellness Resources for West Melbourne here.
To calculate the Top 25 Most Popular lists, we’ve used the 2015 activity of our Health4You clients. These interactions include viewing, saving, reviewing, rating, emailing and calling the businesses listed on our website during the year. If your suburb does not have a Top 25 listing, your broader region and/or your city will, so don’t give up your search too quickly!
We look forward to compiling this interesting data again throughout 2016 to release a new list for next year and beyond.
For more information on why and how we calculate these lists, please read our Top 25 FAQs here.