ADAPTING TO CHANGE FOR YOUR HEALTH AND WELLBEING 


For our customers adapting to working from home, observing social distancing and possibly home schooling, it is vital that you put your health and wellbeing first.

Let’s use this time to do the things that our busy lives never before allowed, while looking after ourselves and each other.  


ACTIVE BODY

It’s important to keep up a daily dose of fresh air and exercise so set aside time to get outdoors to run, walk or cycle. There’s nothing better than a stroll along the streets of your new neighbourhood at CREST gazing out over fairways and paddocks, and dams that are once again a sanctuary for bird life.

For those missing their regular gym workout, Chris Hemsworth, a familiar name even if you’ve never watched him in Thor, is offering his online gym sessions free for six weeks.

And you have to love our own Sydney Dance Company who have launched a virtual studio with dance classes for all ability levels. 

 

BRAIN FOOD

There are more than 2 million books published every year according to UNESCO but when it comes to time spent reading Australia ranks only 15th equal in the world. India is number one with it's citizens reading for 10 hours and 42 minutes each week, compared to Australia with only 6 hours and 18 minutes in the pages of a book. So, let’s turn reading into a national sport and become the world’s best readers. You might like to start with this selection of bestsellers for adults and children from Booktopia, an Australian owned online book store.

TOP 10 FICTION TOP 10 CHILDREN'S

The Loudness of Unsaid Things by Hilde Hinton

The Mirror & The Light by Hilary Mantel

Where the Crawdads Sing by Elia Owens

The Good turn by Dervia McTiernan

Crescent City by Sarah J. Maas

Grown Ups by Marian Keyes

They Eyes of Darkness by Dean Koontz

Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid

Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel

Chain of Gold by Cassandra Clare

All the Ways to be Smart by Davina Bell

E-Boy by Anh Do

The Invisible String by Patrice Karst

Young Dark Emu by Bruce Pascoe

Bluey Easter Fun Craft book by Bluey

Girl Stuff by Kaz Cooke

Bluey by Bob Bilby

Claris Bonjour Riviera by Megan Hess


 BODY AND SOUL

No commute gives you more time to focus on your health and wellbeing. Who needs to go to a yoga class in person when there are 254 million yoga videos on YouTube. Yoga with Adriene has a 6 million plus following and includes Welcome Home - 30 Days of Yoga, a series that could have been tailored for those looking at a long stay indoors.

If you’re a believer that you only get what you pay for, you could check out the top 9 online yoga classes as rated by finder.com.au.


NOURISH

Slow living gives us all a chance to focus on the things in life that bring joy and help us connect. Preparing a nourishing meal in which we have poured our love and creativity is not just food for the body but for the soul. You will find plenty of inspiration at SBS Food, on free to air TV or the website.

And remember to make every meal a special occasion. Switch off the TV, set a beautiful table, light some candles and enjoy the company, whether you are with family or yourself.


CULTURE

A life without culture would be intensely boring so we can all feel indebted to the many arts organisations who have made online viewing affordable and free. Google Arts and Culture will make this year’s Sydney Biennale accessible to all and is a great starting place to begin your world tour. For music lovers Digital Concert Hall provide free access to concerts and films.

Explore the Getty Museum from the comfort of home and if you fancy a tour of the Vatican Museums without the crowds, catch it here. The Guggenheim Museum at Bilbao has been busily adding new video content which can be viewed via YouTube while the Palace Museum in the heart of Beijing offers virtual tours.


COMMUNITY

At CREST we are a new community but a strong one and we have already seen some truly humbling acts of kindness. We urge you to look after yourself and each other, assisting the elderly or vulnerable with support in whatever way you can, while observing recommended guidelines around contact. Key workers like nurses, doctors, teachers and emergency services workers, might also appreciate some help at this time. So, reach out and make sure you know your neighbour and how to contact them.