Physical Wellbeing

Physical wellbeing is commonly regarded as the body's overall condition. It is recognised that to achieve optimum physical health a regime of good eating, regular exercise and getting adequate sleep should be adopted. This results in feeling better and having sufficient energy and motivation to get things done in our daily lives. The following links provide a broad range of internal and external information that helps promote and enhance physical wellbeing.

Internal resources: 

Alcohol and other drugs policy The intent of this policy is to protect and promote the health, wellbeing and safety of staff, students, contractors and visitors to Charles Sturt University through the management of alcohol and other drugs.
Smoking in the workplace policy A policy covering the University's commitment to preventing any exposure to environmental tobacco smoke in the workplace.
Sporting facilities Bathurst, Orange and Wagga Wagga campuses have fully equipped exercise gyms, indoor sports arenas, football ovals and tennis courts, with Wagga Wagga also having a outdoor swimming pool. These facilities are available to all staff.
Cycling at CSU This page is designed to explain the benefits of cycling and to share tips and motivational resources with fellow cyclists.
Private Health cover discounts The University is working together with some of the main health fund providers to offer great healthcare benefits. Contact your provider and payroll for more information. 

 

Health Clinics CSU's award winning commercial enterprises provide our students with a competitive edge, allowing them the opportunity to participate first-hand in current industry practices in a professional environment. You can benefit from access to these facilities too. 

 

Flu vaccinations

CSU recognises the benefits of flu prevention and offers flu vaccinations annually in the early part of each year. Flu Vaccinations will be offered in March each year. Please look out for What's New announcements detailing the next vaccination clinic.


External provider links: 

Drug and Alcohol Awareness
The following organisations help better understand addictions to drugs and alcohol and provide support

Alcoholics AnonymousAlcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share stories of their experience, strength and hope with each other so that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.
National Drugs CampaignThe Australian Government’s National Drugs Campaign aims to help young people and parents understand the harmful effects and consequences of drug use.
Cancer Council NSWThrough the development of prevention strategies, research into new treatments and cures, and by providing clinical and emotional support to those affected by cancer, the Cancer Council work towards realising a vision of a society where lives are not cut short by or their quality diminished by cancer.
HealthdirectHealthdirect contains useful information around drug abuse, drugs and the law, drug addiction and where to get help.

Quit now

Quit Now is an initiative by the Australian Government to assist people to quit smoking. Call the Smoking Quitline on 13 7848 (13 QUIT)
iCanQuitA free resource provided by NSW Health and Cancer Institute NSW

Exercise and Nutrition

Heart FoundationThis website provides some great tips for healthy eating and active living.
Shape up Australia!Check out the Government initiative Shape up Australia which has a number of resources to help you shape up.
Go for 2 Fruit and 5 VegeHere you can find out about the benefits of fruit and vegies, nifty ways to get more fruit and vegies into your day, plus some super simple tasty recipes.
Black Dog - Exercise your moodThe Black dog institute is encouraging all Australians to get active and improve our national and mental health.

Sleep and Relaxation 

Healthdirect

 

This website contains links to information on sleep disorders, including insomnia, jet lag, sleep apnoea, snoring and restless legs syndrome, and how to overcome these to get a good night’s sleep.

Better Health ChannelSleep disorders can prevent some people from enjoying a good night's sleep. Sleep disorders include insomnia, jet lag, narcolepsy, sleep apnoea, snoring, restless legs syndrome and sleepwalking. Severe sleep disorders should be investigated and treated at a sleep disorders centre. This website can provide you with further information.
Better Health Channel - Breathing to Reduce Stress

Stress can be managed and reduced with proper breathing. Shallow breathing is a typical stress response. Hyperventilation can prolong anxiety and stress. Abdominal breathing techniques soothe the nervous system and encourage health benefits, such as reduced blood pressure

Cancer Council - 'Sh*t mates don't say'

Women are better off because they talk to their friends about their health and their lifestyle choices, and they attend the doctor if they are worried about their health. ‘Sh*t mates don’t say’ is a campaign on encouraging ‘aussie blokes’ to speak about their health.
Physical Health

National Stroke FoundationThe National Stoke Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation that aims to stop stroke, save lives and end suffering. It is the only national charity dedicated exclusivity to stoke is devoted to raising awareness, preventing stroke, facilitating research, improving treatment and making life better for stroke survivors. 

Have we missed anything? Do you know of any other organisations that should be included in our Wellness program? Please email your suggestions to healthyu@csu.edu.au

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