November Newsletter

November!


This month we read about one very strong woman and how she got through one of the hardest times in her life 

corehealth welcomes back our Summer strongkids program!

Have a look at some photos from Hannah’s China trip and RSVP to our Christmas Party!

Our recipe of the month is a delicious Mediterranean Salmon and Prawn Stew 

Contents

corehealth Monthly Special
corehealth Inspiration
Regular Champions
corehealth Health
Recipe of the Month –  Mediterranean Salmon and Prawn Stew

corehealth Monthly Special

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corehealth Inspiration

“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.”
– John Lennon

corehealth Client Story

We often read about it, the death, the loss of a loved one which automatically triggers the thinking of the person who we will be missing greatly.

We are great at comforting the friends, partners, sibling and kids, yet even the best of us usually move on with our lives sooner or later.

A year ago we lost a man who I have known. He was not part of my biological family, nor I could call him a friend. But I have been to his house hundreds of times, I knew of his different moods, behaviours and health. I liked him very much in so many ways, his thoughts, views on life and friendliness, his family, his eccentrics and in a funny way his love for animals.

I felt a great loss when he suddenly passed away.

Yet for his wife, this was the utmost shock. Not only did she lose her partner, husband and the father of their children, she lost him probably at least 10 years earlier than it should have happened. Especially when he saw the cardiologist 2-3 weeks prior which cleared him for any need of check ups for 12 months. Only to die of heart attack…

How do you move on, recover, get over a loss so great, so early, so unexpected? How do you find the reason of life again? How do you encourage yourself to wake up in the morning or even harder, to fall asleep alone in that bed?

In the last year I have observed the voyage of Trish who lost her husband, Rodney a year ago. I was able to have a chat, listen and try to understand yet clearly without success and or the ability to.

Trish was unable to see us at the clinic for a while after the loss for obvious reasons. Yet after encouragement from family, support and self determination she returned and asked to exercise, to get stronger and keep her brain distracted.

Trish has found Golf as a hobby for the last few years, and I can truly say that Golf is what brought her back to find the strength to maintain her well being.

She explains it as a fantastic support network of people who became friends at times when friends were missing in action.

People who encouraged her to push herself and compete even when she was not good at it…

This group has proven to be the best support and motivation Trish needed.

Golf became a great distraction, an occupying hobby and a time passing activity. Yet to empower one’s self, she needed to find motivation to get better within herself, so exercise was it. Exercise to release the chemicals needed to give her the cohesiveness to make decisions daily. To support her family and to be herself that her husband loved so much.

Because Rodney loved life like anyone else and enjoyed it to the fullest.

The exercise reminds her to get out, to talk to people and be liked and cared for by others and for others.

The exercise gives her the option to celebrate the camaraderie, the competitions winnings and the “just missed” events.

Mourning never gets easier yet we find a way to reduce the time we invest in thinking of our loved one, to never eliminate the memories, just to condense and focus them so we can mourn and grieve yet keep pacing on. There are amazing ways of exercising our body and mind to allow our spirit to float again and help us find motivation for life. Trish found exercise and Golf…

corehealth Health  

corehealth strongkids Summer Program!

The team at corehealth would like to remind you of our strongkids program returning this Summer school holidays 2019/2020!
This year’s theme:

“Our Body and its Five Senses”

Strongkids benefits children by:

• Encourages physical activity as a way of life, which in turn has positive effects on the rest of the family

• Increases their anatomical awareness of their body through movement and anatomy concepts learning

• Encourages them to take ownership of their wellbeing and increases awareness of their daily energy expenditure / intake balance

• Develops their understanding of movement patterns and improves coordination and multi-limb/gross and fine motor skills

• Enhances postural muscular strength, especially important for sedentary lifestyle habits like time spent on computers or tablets

• Improves their self esteem by fostering a sense of achievement through physical activity in a small social team environment

Who is strongkids for?

• Children aged 5 – 14 years old

• Children with lots of energy – to channel that playfulness

• Children with low energy – to boost their energy levels and immune system

• Athletic children – to enhance their performance

• Non-athletic children – to encourage physical activity

• Children with fine and/or gross motor skill difficulties

On the day:

• Sessions run for 60 minutes and attendance is 2 x per week at the allocated time

• Children will be in small groups of 8-10 in a healthy, fun, safe and supported environment

• Individual assessments of each child are done within the group setting during the first and last session of the program

• There is a large focus on social skills, with group, partner and individual activities

• With the theme of ‘Our body and its Five Senses’, the remaining 8 sessions will cover 4 main topics about the human body:

  1. Sight
  2. Hearing
  3. Touch
  4. Taste / Smell
  • Learning about the 1) the five senses of the human body, and 2) the function importance of these systems and 3) how these systems work,

• Furthermore, on top of increasing their knowledge of anatomy and general knowledge about the body, some circuit resistance training, cardiovascular activities, mobility and balance challenges are also incorporated in the program to increase their interest in exercise.

More about assessments: 

• Less of a test, more like a game!

• The initial and final sessions of this 10 session program will enable us to tailor the exercises to better benefit each child

• Measurements of height and flexibility will be recorded

• Musculoskeletal assessment will allow us to assess their posture and muscle composition

• Activities like running, jumping and gross/fine control are also included in the sessions

• We can gain lots of information from these sessions, all of which will be summarised in a take home report along with their progress from the rest of the program

• Measurable improvement may not be seen between the initial and final assessment due to the shortness of the course, that’s fine. Instead, we are instilling children with knowledge about the body and teaching them skills to get them better in the long run. 

Please note…

strongkids sessions will be run strictly without parental attendance. This allows children to remain undistracted throughout sessions and the dynamic to stay relaxed. A qualified Physiotherapist or Exercise Physiologist runs every session so there is no need to worry. There will be a short time available before and after each session if you wish to speak to staff. We hope you can utilise the hour to further your own fitness or nutritional needs.

Sessions

Sessions are running: 10 am Monday & Wednesday during the summer holidays for a period of 8 weeks from Saturday 14th Dec 2019 – Friday 24th January 2020 (with a 2 week break to allow for Christmas and New Year’s festivities)

Initial Testing: Saturday 14th December 2019 1.5hrs
Week 1: Monday 16th December, Wednesday 18th December 2019,
Week 2: Wednesday 8th January and Friday 10th January
Week 3: Monday 13th January and Wednesday 15th January
Week 4: Monday 20th January and Wednesday 22nd January
Final Testing: Friday 24th January 2020 1.5hrs

Fees & Offers

$323 per child
$278 for each subsequent sibling

Parents who are already attending sessions at corehealth also enjoy the sibling discount!

Everything is included in the price: 10 x sessions (including assessments), take home information, individual summary report with analysis and recommendations by qualified Exercise Physiologists and Physiotherapists. Not to mention the smiles at the end of it.

Please contact us for enrolments on 08 8364 3004 or life@corehealth.net.au.

corehealth News

Hannah’s China trip!

Hannah recently went to China to see the Basketball World Cup and some amazing sights along the way!

          

Christmas Party!

Christmas is only just around the corner, come and celebrate it with us at our annual Christmas Party! There will be food and entertainment provided! Make sure you RSVP y November 21st.

Christmas Tree for Charity

We will be hosting our own charity Christmas tree this year with donations going to children for Christmas and also animals in rescues. If you would like to contribute please bring a gift wrapped in newspaper or recyclable paper with details of the gender/age. For animal gifts some great ideas would be toys, food, treats and bedding. Stay tuned for dates and more details!

Recipe of the month

Mediterranean Salmon and Prawn Stew

Ingredients

  •  4 x 150g skinless salmon fillets
  •  500g medium green prawns, peeled, deveined, tails intact
  •  1 lemon, rind finely grated, juiced
  •  1 tbs finely chopped fresh continental parsley
  •  2 garlic cloves, sliced
  •  1 celery stick, thinly sliced
  •  1 carrot, peeled, finely chopped
  •  1 small fennel, trimmed, finely chopped
  •  1 leek, trimmed, halved, thinly sliced
  •  400g can baby roma tomatoes
  •  1 long fresh red chilli, finely sliced
  •  2 tbs baby capers, drained
  •  4 anchovies, drained, finely chopped
  •  125ml (1/2 cup) white wine
  •  750ml (3 cups) Massel vegetable stock
  •  Crusty bread, to serve
  •  Small basil leaves, to serve
  •  Extra lemon zest, to serve
  •  Extra baby capers, to serve

Method

  • Step 1 – Place the salmon, prawns, lemon rind and parsley in a large sealable glass or plastic container.
  • Step 2 – Place the garlic, celery, carrot, fennel, leek, tomatoes, chilli, capers, anchovy, wine and stock in another large sealable glass or plastic container.
  • Step 3 – Freeze containers for up to 3 months or until the night before cooking. Defrost overnight in the fridge.
  • Step 4 – Place the contents of the vegetable container in a large heavy-based saucepan. Bring to the boil over medium heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes or until thickens slightly and vegetables are tender. Add the contents of the seafood container and cook for a further 7-10 minutes or until cooked through. Top with the extra lemon zest and extra fried capers. Serve with crusty bread and basil leaves, if using.

    – Suggested by Marissa