WEEK 3:
Personal Environment 1:

Future Proofing Ourselves-Sleep, Fitness and Stress Reduction

Schedule
Week 3-1 Presentations

Sleep and Breathe
Dr Carmel Harrington

Breathing: Its Many Roles in Restoring Health and/or Maintaining Illness.
Dr Rosalba Courtney

Gene Testing- Future Proofing for the Next Generation.
Dr Denise Furness

The Role of Sleep and Exercise in Antiviral Defence.
Nathan Rose


Week 3-2 Presentations

Muscular and Cardiovascular Fitness: Keys to Healthy Ageing
Prof Alan Hayes


Functional Movement and Carnivore Diet: a Case Report

Aaron McKenzie

How the Ketogenic Diet can Optimise Immune Function 
Dr Paul Mason




Week 3-3 Presentations

Mindfulness Meditation

A/Prof Craig Hassed

The Benefits of Qi Gong
Dr Peter Deadman

Hypersensitivity and Environmental Illness. (Case Study) with Natalia Hodgins
Dr Denise Furness

The Evolution of Dentistry with the Oral FITNESS Plan
Dr David Cowhig




Panel Discussion

PANEL:
How to Future Proof Ourselves?


Moderator:
Prof Kylie O'Brien

Panel:

Dr Denise Furness
A/Prof Craig Hassed
Dr Rosalba Courtney
Dr Carmel Harrington








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Prof Alan Hayes
Muscular and Cardiovascular Fitness: Keys to Healthy Ageing
Low cardiorespiratory fitness is linked to obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease and a higher mortality. Low muscle mass and function is also similarly linked to mortality. As such, maintaining muscular and cardiovascular fitness is one of the keys to healthy aging. This presentation will highlight the importance of skeletal muscle mass in weight management and maintaining activities of daily living, the link to bones and minimising falls and fractures and will explore ways to maintain fitness, balance and flexibility even in isolation.
Key Messages
  • Muscle mass matters.
  • It's time to get moving.
  • Are you FITT ready?
Associate Professor
Craig Hassed
Mindfulness Meditation
This interactive presentation and panel discussion will explore the science, philosophy and practice of mindfulness across a wide variety of applications including managing stress, coping with workload, enhancing mental and physical health and fostering quality relationships.

Stress, inattention, multitasking and haste are becoming ubiquitous in the modern world and they come at a significant cost in terms of wasted time, inefficiency, mistakes and miscommunication. The popularity of mindfulness can be looked upon as an antidote to modern life. Mindfulness can be described as both a form of meditation and a way of living and although it is a generic skill it has an infinite number of applications. Being able to effectively engage attention in a mindful way is a prerequisite for virtually anything else we want to do.
Key Messages
  • Stress, haste, the misuse of technology and distraction are leading to a less mindful
    world
  • Mindfulness is an antidote to modern life
  • Mindfulness has significant benefits for our mental, physical and social health
Dr Carmel Harrington
Sleep and Breathe
In this presentation Dr Harrington will explain the fundamental connections between sleep and optimal health. She will specifically detail the critical role sleep plays in our ability to fight infections and why it is that inadequate sleep leaves us vulnerable, not only to poor physical health but also to poor mental health. On the upside, she will describe some of the wonderful benefits good sleep confers and just why it is that a good night's sleep makes for a smarter, healthier, happier you. She will explain what sleep is and how it is structured and help you discover your own personal sleep stealers in order for you to develop specific strategies that will enable you to get the sleep you need.
Key Messages
  • Sleep underpins our ability to fight infection
  • Sleep underpins our ability to maintain good mental health
  • There are not 2, but 3 pillars of health, exercise, nutrition and SLEEP, and without all 3 we will struggle for good physical and mental health
Peter Deadman
The Benefits of Qi Gong
Qigong is a form of traditional Chinese health cultivation. Qi could be translated as 'life or 'vitality and gong as 'skill. Qigong therefore teaches the skillful cultivation of the three treasure of body, mind and breath through. Regular dedicated practice can build emotional and physical health and resilience and extend healthy lifespan.
Nathan Rose
The Role of Sleep and Exercise in Antiviral Defence.
Modern science is continually validating the benefits of foundational healthy lifestyle factors in promoting an appropriate antimicrobial defence against infections. In this presentation Nathan Rose will explore many recently discovered molecular pathways that adequate sleep and regular physical activity illicit on the immune system, facilitating a robust antiviral response. Review the latest research on the biological effects of various bandwidths of light exposure, strategies to improve circadian alignment and sleep, and the immunological benefits of different exercise types. Leave the webinar armed with solid yet simple strategies for your patient's immune system.
Dr. Rosalba Courtney
Breathing: Its Many Roles in Restoring Health and/or Maintaining Illness
"BREATHING, ITS MANY ROLES IN RESTORING HEALTH AND/OR MAINTAINING ILLNESS"
Breathing is our most essential body function, yet many people breathe in ways that
promote disease rather than health. Many chronic illnesses disrupt breathing. Research
shows that dysfunctional breathing affects 10% of healthy people, 30% of people with
respiratory disease and up to 70% of people with anxiety. Breathing dysfunction occurs when the homeostasis of breathing control is disrupted by stress, disease, and environmental factors or sometimes as a result of anatomical factors. Breathing dysfunction can contribute to poor sleep and also to obstructive sleep apnea and upper airways resistance syndrome. However, breathing that is dysfunctional can be retrained so that a person's breathing supports healing and homeostasis rather than contributing to disease and dysfunction. Specific breathing techniques can also be used therapeutically as adjunctive therapies for specific conditions e.g. to improve immune defence, optimise lung and airway function, train stress resilience, and improve functional aspects of sleep disordered breathing.
Key Messages
  • Breathing dysfunction is common, affecting up the 10% of the healthy population and up
    to 70% of patients with chronic disease.
  • Daytime and night-time breathing dysfunction impacts on many aspects of health and
    susceptibility to disease.
  • Breathing can be optimized to improve health and specific breathing techniques can be
    used to assist immunity and treatment outcomes for a range of conditions.
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