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Health and Wellbeing

13 Aug 2013

Touch Football Gala Day coming soon

Touch football is truly a unique sport which is highly dynamic, free flowing and provides participants with a fantastic workout. The game of touch demands teamwork and leadership as the key ingredients for success.  

To promote touch football to the wider Melbourne community, Active Melbourne City Sports (AMCS) will be holding its second annual Just Play Touch Football Gala Day on Saturday, August 31, 2014. The gala day provides the opportunity for teams to showcase their talent in the “In it to win it” division or the opportunity to interact with friends and work

colleges in the “Just play” social division. Whatever your needs, the Gala Day has you covered.

Registrations are now open for the Just Play Touch Football Gala Day, visit  or call AMCS on 9604 8600.

Run Docklands, Running Group

Are you one of the many runners in Southbank looking to join a running group? Then check out this opportunity from the Hub in Docklands.

Runners of all levels are welcome to join us for a structured training session. Under the guidance of experienced coach, Rupert van Dongen, participants will improve their speed, endurance and strength.

Sessions will include intervals, hills, fartlek and tempo running. So something a little different than a lunchtime jog around the block! These sessions will be ideal to prepare you for the Melbourne Marathon Festival, City2Sea or whatever your goal may be. Only appropriate running clothes and a water bottle are required.

So come to the Hub and enroll! Achieve your physical goals and unlock your running potential. Rupert will keep you motivated to keep the good vibe going!

Mondays 12noon - 12.45pm, Cost: $50.00 for 10 sessions. Start date: August 5, 2013.

Call the Hub Docklands on 8622 4822 to book.

The Australian lunch break … disappearing

Australians are skipping lunch, eating at their desks and catching up on personal admin in ever-increasing numbers, according to research conducted by ING Direct. The disappearing lunch break comes as Australians admit that work and personal demands are eating into their lunch breaks.

Almost one in three of us (28 per cent) are eating at our desk; a similar proportion (33 per cent), are skipping lunch entirely once a week and one in 10 usually work through their lunch break.

The research also found:

The typical Aussie lunch break is between 15-30 minutes;

Some 37 per cent of us spend lunch time catching up on phone calls; 31 per cent do personal admin and 30 per cent go shopping while 24 per cent catch up on social media;

Almost one in three use their lunch break to catch up on work;

Some nine per cent of Australians say their lunch break has become less regular in the past 18 months; and

Some seven per cent use their lunch break to go to the gym.

So why not reclaim your lunch break? You could do this by engaging in some physical activity, personal time or even just relaxation.

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