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How can I improve my health for free?

OSHCstudents-You don’t need anything fancy to set new habits. Use these ideas to keep your health on track.



Improving your health doesn’t have to be fancy, costly or complicated—plenty of free and simple ways to get your health on track. And you can feel good doing it. So, if you’re keen to make healthier choices, but you don’t have unlimited cash to splash, we’ve put together a range of free ways you can look after your physical and mental health.

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Free mental health help

Mental health support should be accessible to everyone, regardless of their financial situation. With an estimated 45% of Aussies experiencing a mental health condition in their lifetime, it’s never been more important to look after yourself. There are several free apps and online resources, including Smiling Mind.

The MindSpot Clinic even offers a free online and telephone service for those with symptoms of anxiety or depression.

Suppose you are concerned about your mental health. In that case, getting personalized advice from your GP is important, who may provide you with a Mental Health Treatment Plan for up to six Medicare rebatable psychologist sessions.

Take regular walks

Physical activity is an essential part of good health. Walking is one easy way to do it. Consider a stroll around your neighborhood, head to one of the region’s beautiful parks or find other ideas for adding movement to your day.

Try to stick to a sleep schedule.

A regular sleep schedule can help your daily rhythm. It can give you the energy you need when you need it. It also gives your body and mind a chance to relax and can boost your mood.

Practice yoga or floor exercises.

Many places offer classes, but you can also do this on your own. You can find free instructional videos online to help you try yoga or floor exercises — whether you’re a beginner or more advanced.

Take a break from screens.

Many studies have shown that looking at a screen for long periods of time can affect your health. How? It could be anything from tired eyes to stiff joints from sitting to anxiety from feeling disconnected from other people.

Create new habits

This could be as simple as making a daily to-do list or doing a 15-minute stretch before bed. No matter what you choose, getting into a regular routine can benefit your mental and physical health.

You are international students or foreigners arrive to Australia, or Australian citizens traveling abroad who are looking for OSHC, OVHC, travel insurance, please contact OSHCstudents Team at email: info@oshcstudents.com and our partners for further information and assistance.

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