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    Workplace Workshops

    Healthy Employees = A Healthy Company

    Poor employee health results in sick leave, low productivity and workflow interruptions.

    A growing body of research shows that promoting wellbeing in the workplace helps companies get the best from employees, while offering an impressive return on investment.

    NIIM Workplace Lectures

    NIIM presenters can help your team focus on maintaining a healthy work-life balance, good nutrition, OH&S improvements, stress relief and regular exercise, all leading to an improvement in individual and team performance.

    Our team of presenters have been selected to cover key areas of wellbeing, and will design a presentation to suit your individual needs.


    MEGAN REILLY

    Ad.Dip.Nat., Ad.Dip.West.Herb.Med., Ad.Dip.Nut.Med., Ad.Dip.H.Sc.(Acu)

    THE MIND-BODY-GUT CONNECTION, DIGESTION & YOUR IMMUNE FUNCTION

    Since 1970, the rate of overweight Australians has risen from 5% to 56%. Sugar now comprises 25% of our dietary intake. We now eat our body weight in food additives a year!

    Megan studied for five years at the Australian College of Natural Medicine, graduating as a Naturopath and Acupuncturist, and has been practising for the last 9 years. She has since done further study in Nutritional and Herbal Medicine and is a strong believer in healthy living for a healthy mind and body.


    Lecture topics:

    • Simple ways to get more nutritious food into your diet
    • Healthy breakfast ideas
    • Balanced diets (free recipe handouts)
    • Healthy weight management
    • Foods for disease prevention
    • Nutritious foods for workplaces where stress and lack of time makes healthy food choices and nutrition a priority for office staff
      DR IAN GILLAM

    BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD, Dip. Phys. Ed, FASMF, ESSAF
    Accredited Exercise Physiologist

    FITNESS TRAINING TO SUPERCHARGE YOUR HEALTH AND WELLBEING

    Over 50% of Australians are overweight or obese, and have, or are at risk of developing a range of chronic cardiac and metabolic conditions including type 2 diabetes, heart disease, or stroke. Low levels of physical activity and muscular strength have also been shown to increase the risk of cancer, dementia and musculo-skeletal conditions, such as chronic low back pain, osteoarthritis and osteoporosis.

    Australians may be living longer, but they are not always living well. Poor levels of musculo-skeletal fitness are also associated with increased disability and chronic pain. A well-designed exercise program are powerful tools for reducing the incidence of chronic disease, changing the course of an existing illness and reducing long-term disability.

    A leading Exercise Physiologist and Nutritionist with over 20 years experience, Ian provides a wide range of exercise and nutrition services for individuals with chronic disease and has extensive experience in providing successful and specifically tailored employee health programs to a wide range of business over the past 20 years.

    Ian has considerable experience in presenting practical seminars and tailored workshops to meet the specific needs of your employees in the workplace. Ian has also lectured at RMIT and Swinburne Universities, and the Australian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine.

    Become motivated and empowered with the exciting scientific research covering:

    • Healthy nutrition and weight management
    • Fitness for health, well being and reducing the incidence of chronic disease
    • What type of exercise is right for you?
    • Cardiovascular and metabolic Health Optimisation
    • Maintaining healthy muscles and bones
    • Safe lifting techniques and reducing back pain in the work place

    DR SIMON ARMSTRONG

    B.Sc(Clin.Sc), M.H.Sc(Osteo)

    MUSCULO-SKELETAL TECHNIQUES FOR PERFECT POSTURE AND OPTIMAL WORKPLACE PERFORMANCE

    New research is showing that sitting continuously for long hours at a computer can lead to musculoskeletal problems and poor work performance. Don’t let your productivity be effected by poor posture and muscular aches and pains.

    With his expertise in musculo-skeletal medicine, Simon is a recognised leader in the field of Integrative Manual Medicine. Simon has been practicing Integrative Manual Medicine since 2000 and is currently the Osteopath for VFL and AFL umpires.


    In this lecture Simon will present an integrated approach plan towards your workplace health including the following areas:

    • Correct Posture at the Desk: Manual biomechanics using latest researched techniques
    • Movement: Coordination and control exercises for efficient motion
    • Breathing: Optimal strategy for detoxification and chemical balance
    • Inner Focus: Parasympathetic training to facilitate tissue repair and stress relief
    • Prevention: Proactive steps to maintain posture and suppleness

    PROFESSOR AVNI SALI

    MBBS, PhD, FRACS, FACS, FACNEM

    THE ULTIMATE HEALTH PRESENTATION

    Professor Sali has helped to pioneer health promotion and integrative medicine in Australia, especially the importance of nutrition, exercise and the mind.

    Professor Sali is frequently an invited speaker at local, state, national and international meetings, and is author and co-author of numerous books and chapters. Approximately 300 articles have been published in medical journals.

    This action-packed experience highlights the cause, and often over-looked treatments for common issues among employees, such as:

    • Stress(how your mind controls your body)
    • Cancer (especially breast, prostate and bowel)
    • Cardiovascular health problems – heart attacks & stroke (inc blood pressure & cholesterol)
    • Diabetes
    • Osteoporosis
    • Other key medical problems

    Share in Professor Sali’s wisdom as he reveals important health creating techniques which include mind-body medicine, nutritional advice, supplements and other therapies in order to achieve the best results in the prevention and treatment of illness.


    For more information on booking a workplace lecture for your team, please call NIIM on (03) 9804 0646.