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Each Wednesday we feature a Farmer Health fact sheet from www.farmerhealth.org.au on Facebook and Twitter as part of “Wellness Wednesday”. These fact sheets are a useful resource to keep you on top of your game! You asked for a quick recap so here it is and is particularly seasonal!!
Interested? Read more fact sheets
- Snake Bites – Different snake venom affects the body differently and you should seek medical assistance urgently after a snake bite. Read more: http://bit.ly/1Mo8vQi
- Shock — physical – Medical shock is caused by not having enough blood circulating around your body. Read more: http://bit.ly/20OPpV8
- Stress & your health – Stress can affect many body functions. Farm life is busy, hectic and often stressful. Read more: http://bit.ly/1EZ8PCb
- Skin cancer prevention – Farmers and agricultural workers have a high risk of skin cancer because they usually work outdoors. Read more: http://bit.ly/1YbROx5
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Farming men, women and agricultural workers are busy harvesting and starting to prepare livestock for market. So it is a perfect time to think about how to stay physically active during your busy farming schedule.
Be farmer fit this Spring/Summer
Regular physical activity in the areas of, cardiovascular fitness, strength, flexibility and suppleness is an important contributor to good overall health, wellbeing and farm profitability.
To discover ways of getting 30 mins of daily moderate physical activity and some handy back stretches to do in the header and tractor Read more
Important rural suicide research needs your help!!
Have you signed up to complete the Ripple Effect yet? One farmer we spoke to recently made an interesting point—"if we don't all contribute to this research, there will be an assumption that suicide is not a problem in rural communities, and funding, resources and support will continue to disappear". For change to happen, we need your input!
Have you participated yet? Visit www.therippleeffect.com.au
Everyone in the rural community has been affected by suicide in some way. It only takes a couple of hours to tell us how you have been affected. Your information is vital to help prevent suicide and support everyone who has been affected.
Hear Katrina Myers, farmer, mental health advocate and the Ripple Effect Champion, on Q and A tonight on the ABC at 9.35pm AEST. Read more