Stay Well

What’s Stay Well all about?

Being an adult means being responsible for so many things, often at the expense of your own self-care. While we’re busy juggling family and work commitments things like exercise and relaxation can fall by the wayside. Life is rushed, stressors can be high, then, staring in the face of middle age we suddenly realise that our own parents are aging and our role as carer has the potential to expand to include more than our own children.

Stay well aims to give you some tips and strategies to manage your health and to remind you about the simple things that you can build into your day to help improve your overall health and wellbeing. You will find healthy recipes, exercise tips, the importance of preventative health screening and where to find emotional or psychological support when you need it.

It’s hard enough to get to the doctor when you’re sick, right? Let alone for an annual health check-up when you are actually feeling good. But read on and you’ll see why it’s so important.

Have Fun, Get Physical, Eat Well and Talk to Someone

No matter what age we are – having fun, and doing the things we enjoy are enormously helpful for overall health and wellbeing, especially if they involve building and maintaining social connections. Having friends with whom you share the good and the not-so-good times, is a great way to keep things in perspective and to solve some of those daily challenges before they seem too big to manage.

You’ve probably heard that one of the cheapest and most beneficial ways to reduce stress is exercise, it’s true! Your body will feel better for it, and so will your mind. And then of course there’s the fuel you need to keep going – a balanced diet will help to ensure that you maintain a healthy weight and keep you feeling fabulous. Staying within the healthy weight range will not only help you feel good about yourself, and minimise the middle age spread, but it also helps to lower the chance of developing a whole bunch of other health issues as you grow older.

Need to Talk to someone?

Recent Blog Posts


Moving On- Staying Well

Managing your own health, and feeling your way around health services can be tricky for everybody; but adding a few years and a different cultur...

Health Tips

Motivation to Move

Did you know that exercises can help with almost every chronic il...


Let's get physical

Our kids just want to run around and  have fun .. but there is actually science behind the lifelong benefits of teaching physical acti...


Do you need a Buddy to help you QUIT smoking?

Quitting smoking isn’t easy but with support you can succeed.   You can’t always get t...


Fried Rice

Preparation : 10 minutes + 15 mins cooking (plus cooking and cooling time for the rice) Serves: 13 serves of vegies in this recipe <...


Viral Catch Up

Become Hep C Free ... Recently there has been a lot of attention paid to a previously ‘not-talked about’ liver disease - he...


The weight is over

Australia’s first family-centred, multidisciplinary clinic to help mums, dads and kids tackle obesity and achieve a healthy weight, w...


Reimagine Ageing

For many of us, approaching (or passing) retirement age poses a lot of questions.  How did I get here? How&n...


Time to switch things up with FoodSwitch

There is so much conflicting information out there about what we should (or shouldn't) be eating. We all know that freshly p...

Mental wellbeing

Is it working for you? Your Mental Health @ Work

Most of us spend a great deal of our week in the workplace, often more time than we spend with our families, so it's really important that work ...


Watermelon Crush

Feeling the heat? Here's something cool to quench your thirst! Preparation: 10 minutes preparation + 5 minutes cooking (freezing time e...

Health Tips

Top Tips to Prevent Diabetes

With all the talk about diabetes in recent years, we thought it's a good time to help people understand a little more about how it happens and w...


Getting to the pointy end of HIV and Hepatitis C Prevention

Safe disposal of community sharps


Everyone's a winner with Active Kids funding

The NSW Government launched the Active Kids program


Time to strap on your sneakers

We all hear about the benefits of moving more, but sometimes the motivation can be hard to find.  Evidence shows us that wal...


Australians all let us rejoice.....

Australia Day comes to us hot on the heels of all those New Year resolutions (by the ARE they going?). The promise of a l...

Health Tips

Heart Health - Tips to avoid the Cardiologist

Unlike the movies, heart attacks and heart disease are not the sole domain of stressed out, overweight middle aged men. In fact the 


Chickpea and Couscous Salad

Preparation Time: 8 mins  Cooking Time: 6 minutes Serves: 8  (2 serves of veg per person)   INGREDIE...

Health Tips

Changing the shape of pregnancy

Pregnancy is a time of excitement and anticipation, and the perfect time to pay some special attention to the mother’s health and wellbein...


Butternut Pumpkin in Orange

Wondering what to do with your butternut pumpkin? try this sweet recipe Preparation: 5 minutes preparation + 8 minutes cooking Se...

Health Tips

Come on down, SISU is in town

If you are thinking about your health, and starting to make plans for some changes in the new year, then come on down to Nepean Hospit...


Crunchy Waldorf Salad

Preparation Time: 8 minutes Serves: 4  (2 serves veg per person)  SALAD INGREDIENTS 2 red apples - co...


Leading by example

Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District has been acknowledged for&nb...

Health Tips

HIV Testing has never been easier

The new home HIV test, Dried Blood Spot (DBS) is a FREE, easy and confidential test that you can do yourself at home. Just order the test&n...


Help Change the Story

Every November, global attention is drawn to the issue of violence against women through a male led movement called the White Ribbon Campai...

Health Tips

More than 'a man's best friend'

We know that pet ownership is great for your mental health. They provide companionship, unconditional love and they never question your mot...


You're Invited

Let's face it, when it's all said and done, everybody wants to 'live well'. We all want to be the best we can be in terms of our overall health ...

Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District