The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2021-08-03T03:11:23Z WWF-AUSTRALIA AND TASMANIAN WALKING COMPANY LAUNCH WALK FOR WILD TO RAISE FUNDS FOR REGENERATE AUSTRALIA 2021-08-03T03:11:23Z wwf-australia-and-tasmanian-walking-company-launch-walk-for-wild-to-raise-funds-for-regenerate-australia The World Wildlife Fund-Australia (WWF-Australia) and Tasmanian Walking Company (TWC) today officially launched the inaugural Walk for Wild fundraising event series set to depart on 8 October 2021. Centred around *four of TWC’s award-winning walks, the partnership will raise funds for the largest and most innovative wildlife and landscape regeneration program in Australia’s history - WWF’s Regenerate Australia.   Regenerate Australia aims to rehabilitate and restore wildlife and habitats impacted by the 2019-20 bushfires and future-proof Australia against climate disasters. Guests who join one of the Walk for the Wild trips will have the opportunity to experience Australia’s breathtaking wilderness areas while also supporting Regenerate Australia projects that focus on restoring our environment and ensuring it thrives.  This is a chance for Australians to be part of a defining moment for the future, with 100% of all Walk for Wild sales donated by TWC.   Brett Godfrey, co-owner of Tasmanian Walking Company said, “Walk for Wild marks the start of a new partnership with WWF-Australia and celebrates our ongoing commitment to inspiring positive change in conservation. We are proud to be supporters of Regenerate Australia and helping to restore the 19 million hectares of wilderness that burned during the 2019-20 bushfires.”     Godfrey added, “Walk for Wild is an exciting opportunity for people to enjoy the health and wellbeing benefits of walking in Australia’s remote wilderness areas while at the same time knowing the full purchase price of their walk is contributing to this incredible conservation effort.”    Together, TWC and WWF-Australia will seek to educate walkers on the importance of conservation of our wilderness areas, and support projects that have a genuine and tangible impact.    Kathryn Birch, Senior Manager Impact Partnerships at WWF-Australia said, “We are very proud to be working with Tasmanian Walking Company to help raise awareness and critical funds for Australian conservation and encourage people to enjoy Australia's incredible natural environment. Eco-tourism, when mindful and well-managed, can have a huge positive impact for people and nature. Our goal to Regenerate Australia can only be achieved through collaboration with businesses, government, industry and local communities. The tourism sector has an exciting and valuable role to play in helping to achieve this ambitious goal.”  To book one of the four Walk for Wild experiences departing 8 October 2021 go to www.taswalkingco.com.au/wwf-walk-for-wild/.  WALK FOR WILD TO REGENERATE AUSTRALIA All Walks depart October 8, 2021   Bay of Fires Lodge Walk - Four days $2,595 Cradle Mountain Huts Walk - Six days $3,995 *Twelve Apostles Lodge Walk - Four days $2,595 Three Capes Long Weekend - Three days $1,995     Book with Confidence. Walkers can confidently book their Walk for Wild departure. If official Covid related travel restrictions are still in place 14 days prior to the 8 October 2021 departure date, walkers can postpone their walk for up to 24 months. 100% of the walk will still be donated to WWF-Australia. Alternatively, we will offer you a full refund.  *Terms and conditions apply.    To help us achieve our goal of raising $150000, Walk for Wild to Regenerate Australia donations can be made at taswalkingcofoundation.com.au/donate and add message “WWF Walk for Wild” .   *Walk operated by partner Australian Walking Company. Australian women’s activewear brand Emamaco promotes World Breastfeeding Week with donations to Australian Breastfeeding Association from each Maternity order made until August 8 2021 2021-08-03T00:00:53Z australian-women-s-activewear-brand-emamaco-promotes-world-breastfeeding-week-with-donations-to-australian-breastfeeding-association-from-each-maternity-order-made-until-august-8-2021 To help raise awareness of the objectives of World Breastfeeding Week 2021 the brand is running a promotion for 50% off their entire maternity range with use of the code ‘WBW2021’.   This year's World Breastfeeding Week theme is ‘Protect breastfeeding: a shared responsibility is about how breastfeeding contributes to the survival, health and wellbeing of all’.    The theme acknowledges that although support at the individual level is very important, breastfeeding must be considered a public health issue that requires investment at all levels.    The concept of ‘building back better’ after the COVID-19 pandemic will provide an opportunity to create a warm chain of support for breastfeeding that includes health systems, workplaces and communities at all levels of society.    For Emamaco’s founder Emma Sango, breastfeeding is a topic close to her heart as she is personally aware of the network of support needed around breastfeeding, especially for first time mothers.   “Breastfeeding was the hardest, most demanding and challenging thing I’ve ever had to do. It was help from other mothers who told me it would get easier as time goes on, and with the support of my husband, friends and family I was able to remind myself that was true,” Emma said.   For the Australian Breastfeeding Association, World Breastfeeding Week is a valuable opportunity to highlight how essential a village of support – especially fathers, partners and other carers – is to achieve breastfeeding success.   It is also a welcome opportunity to raise awareness among decision-makers, workplaces and the wider community that it is the responsibility of all to help increase breastfeeding rates and ensure more mothers have breastfeeding success. VetSupply to Celebrate Pet Dental Health Month with a Huge Sale 2021-08-02T09:16:32Z vetsupply-to-celebrate-pet-dental-health-month-with-a-huge-sale According to a high official at VetSupply, the sale will be live all-August-long with the main focus on spreading awareness about the importance of maintaining dental health in pets.Beginning on 1st August 2021, the Pet Dental Health Month Sale will be an incredible opportunity to start looking after your pet’s oral health seriously. The main aim of this sale is to reach out to maximum pet parents to raise awareness because a healthy mouth means a healthy pet! With the remarkable discounts on every product, especially on the dental care products, there will be an extra 5% off on each and every order placed. Moreover, it should also be noted that there will be no additional shipping costs, regardless of the size of your order. The perks of shopping throughout August don’t end here; there is one more reason to smile!  To make Dental Health Month even more remarkable, a free toothbrush for your pet will be given on all orders above the order value of $149. In this mega sale, discounts will be aplenty, as our regular customers already know that when it is celebration time at VetSupply, all you have to do is shop as much as possible and save in cash by the truckloads. This Dental Health Month Sale by VetSupply is to remind you that a healthy mouth can add years to your pet’s life. Don’t forget to take all the necessary steps to maintain your pet’s oral hygiene, starting today. And, make sure to reap the benefits of this sale as much as you can. See you all at the grand Dental Month Sale on VetSupply.com!   Please Note: VetSupply’s Dental Month Sale is applicable for citizens and people residing in Australia only. About VetSupply VetSupply is a global leader in offering high-quality and branded pet care supplies for dogs, cats, horses, birds, small animal supplies and more. These quality supplies are sold at the most effective and reasonable rates so that pet parents can take really good care of their beloved pets without any compromises.  Australian women’s activewear brand Emamaco joins with Pregnancy Assistance Bunbury to help them continue to support pregnant women and mums in-need with donations of pre-loved maternity clothing. 2021-08-02T01:16:38Z australian-women-s-activewear-brand-emamaco-joins-with-pregnancy-assistance-bunbury-to-help-them-continue-to-support-pregnant-women-and-mums-in-need-with-donations-of-pre-loved-maternity-clothing Pregnancy Assistance Bunbury relies solely on donations from the community and are in constant need of maternity clothing for the hundreds of women they see.  The women’s activewear brand is calling on all women who no longer need their pre-loved maternity clothing, to help provide ongoing donations to pregnant women and mums in-need.  Emamaco are accepting donations of pre-loved maternity clothing by post or in store drop off. The brand will send the donations to Pregnancy Assistance Bunbury on their customers behalf and offer an emamaco store voucher as a thank you. Pregnancy Assistance Bunbury has a team of volunteers who work hard to create a place where pregnant and new mothers can feel empowered and are treated with the utmost respect and dignity. They provide women with a wide range of free services including pregnancy tests, emotional support, education and material support. The service often sees women in financial stress, living in situations with family drug and alcohol issues and domestic violence, pregnant teens and young mums.  These women come to the service by referrals from social workers, nurses, doctors, Aboriginal Medical Service, Department of Child Protection and Women's Refuge - as well as, by word of mouth. “We are setting up a ‘Baby Boutique’ where mums can be in control of what they choose for their baby. Likewise, we are setting up the maternity clothing to resemble a shop - without the price tag,” said Janet, who has been coordinating the service since 2019.  “With the help of many talented volunteers, the vision is becoming a reality. We rely entirely on donations for the items that we give to clients”. “All our second hand items are sorted by these wonderful volunteers to ensure they are of a suitable quality and safety to give to clients, and then washed or cleaned”. “Our most needed items, which are in short supply, are maternity clothing that appeals to younger mums-to-be, toiletries (maternity pads, breast pads, baby bath solution etc), capsules, and prams,” Janet added. Pregnancy can be a time of uncertainty no matter what the circumstances. No woman should have to feel alone or helpless during this time - together with emamaco and Pregnancy Assistance Bunbury, you can help make sure they’re not. For more information or if you’re a service in need of our help visit: https://www.emamaco.com.au/pages/donate-your-emamaco-maternity-activewear-emamaco4mamas. Kiss Glass 5 reasons to choose glass pool fencing 2021-07-29T20:12:49Z kiss-glass-5-reasons-to-choose-glass-pool-fencing Perth, WA: Perth-based company Kiss Glass wants you to choose glass pool fencing to beautify your outdoor area this summer. They have five compelling reasons you should listen. There’s a reason glass pool fencing regularly features in high-end fashion and home design magazines – because it is gorgeous. Stylish and elegant, glass fencing oozes glamour, but it is also functional and, above all else, meets the highest safety standards. Kiss Glass’s Manager, Mike Butler, explains, “there are two main styles of glass pool fencing available in Perth – frameless and semi-frameless. We love each type as they can both be adapted to meet the needs of your home – bringing safety and style in one neat package.” Kiss Glass’s top reasons to choose glass pool fencing are: 1.    It’s beautiful and stylish (and safe!)Clear, clean panels of glass secured by shiny stainless-steel transform any pool area. Glass pool fencing provides you with an uninhibited view of your pool area making it easier for you to keep an eye on your children or pets (and monitor their behaviour). 2.    There’s little maintenance. Glass is easy to maintain, needing only a quick clean now and then. 3.    It’s easy to clean. Simply wipe your glass pool fence with an appropriate window cleaner every few weeks to keep it sparkling and crystal clear. If you live near the ocean or in a hard bore water area, specialist cleaning products are available to help mitigate these factors. 4.    It’s strong and durable. All glass used as building materials in Australia has to meet strict safety standards, making glass pool fences strong and secure, unlikely to be damaged. Kiss Glass’s pool fencing panels are reinforced through a heating-soaked glass process. This treatment makes the panels strong, durable, and able to withstand the temperature fluctuations of Western Australia’s challenging climate. 5.    It’s affordable. Glass fences are competitively. Overall costs fluctuate depending on your preferences and your project’s requirements. Glass pool fencing projects can demand additional procedures such as earthing, removal of old fences and railings, and pool fencing certification. Mike Butler goes on to say, “pools should bring fun and excitement to your summer, not worry and danger. Contact Kiss Glass and let us provide you with glass pool fencing in Perth that meets the highest safety standards.” About Kiss Glass: Kiss Glass is a local WA company servicing all areas from Mandurah to Joondalup.As experienced custom glass suppliers in Perth led by Mike Butler, Kiss Glass can create a stylish and safe pool area for any outdoor area this year. CONTACT DETAILS Name: Mike Butler Phone number: 08 9337 4099 Email: sales@kissglass.com.au Web: www.kissglass.com.au Jumping Rope vs Running 2021-07-29T08:25:07Z jumping-rope-vs-running There’s nothing quite like a runner’s high.  Runners will agree; the sense of accomplishment from running further and faster than the day before is like no other feeling. With that said, we’re here to settle the debate on jumping rope vs running.  Which cardio option is going to give you a better workout?  Benefits of Jumping Rope vs Running  Jumping Rope vs Running: Which is More Efficient?  You can forget about toiling away on the treadmill for an hour just to get a good cardio workout. All you need is a few minutes to get the same benefits from jumping rope.  Plenty of research has piled up showing the benefits of jumping rope vs running, so we’ll only highlight an essential point that has been proven.  A study led by John A. Baker at Arizona State University divided 92 male students into two groups: one group jumped rope for 10 minutes a day, and the other group jogged for 30 minutes a day. After six weeks, the men took the Harvard Step Test to measure their cardiovascular gain. Each group showed equal amounts of improvement. When it comes down to jumping rope vs running, you’ll get the same results in only a fraction of the time. Jumping Rope vs Running: Which is Safer for Your Joints? Running offers a great cardio workout, but if you’re comparing jumping rope vs running, your poor joints will think you for using a jump rope. If you’re using proper form, jumping rope puts less stress on your knees than pounding away at the pavement for long periods or long distances.  In an excellent article written by Yuri Elkaim, an interesting statistic was brought up: "About 50 to 75% of all running injuries appear to be overuse injuries due to the constant repetition of the same movement and factors associated with running injuries include previous injury, lack of running experience, running to compete, and excessive weekly running distance." But here's something serious to consider if you’re looking at jumping rope vs running: the yearly incidence rate for running injuries varies between 37 and 56%. Even treadmills, which have a predictable, even surface, and controlled climate, can cause injuries and joint pain. So unless you know how to run properly—with proper form and proper training protocols—you're setting yourself up for potential training injuries. "So, is jumping rope safer than running?" Several reasons make jump rope training an excellent alternative to your regular jog, especially if you're dealing with joint pain or have old injuries to deal with. Unlike running, jumping rope eliminates the dangerous heel-to-toe strike that tends to be the cause of many injuries. When using a good jump rope technique, you're bounding on the midsoles of your feet and keeping your knees slightly bent. This turns your ankles and knees into shock absorbers and allows the forces to be distributed evenly throughout the body, leaving minimal impact on your joints. And speaking of proper technique, what's unique about the jump rope is that it will force you to correct your form as you train. You will essentially continue making mistakes until your form is on point. It's like having a coach in the palms of your hands. If you're facing joint pain from running, be aware that jumping rope is an excellent alternative that can offer solid results without causing further joint pain or damage. Pro Tip: The surface you’re jumping on matters. Hard surfaces - like asphalt or concrete - generally put more stress on your joints than softer surfaces such as rubber or wooden flooring and often are the leading cause of shin splints and other injuries. To minimise your chances of injury and shin splints, we recommend that you jump on softer surfaces more frequently or look into getting yourself a good jump rope mat to jump on. Jumping Rope vs Running: Which is Better for Strength Training?  When you think of strength training, a jump rope typically isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. Jump ropes isolate the muscles in your calves + quads, and when you bounce on the midsoles of your feet, you’re strengthening those muscles with every swing.  At Crossrope Australia, we’re taking things to another level.  By bringing a great line of heavy jump ropes to Australia and NZ, we’re helping widen the effectiveness (and efficiency) gap between jumping rope vs running.  Weighted jump ropes not only boost the overall calorie burn of your workout but also introduces strength training to the mix. Because of the increased resistance, there is an overall increase in muscle engagement and contraction.  When the weight is distributed evenly throughout the jump rope, you’re bracing your entire upper body (arms, shoulders, back, + core). You end up building muscle all over your body because the additional resistance creates more force that you have to control when you swing the rope. Jumping Rope vs Running: Which is More Fun? It’s 5:00 pm on a Thursday. You’re leaving work with your gym bag in the trunk. On the way to the gym, you start thinking... "What do I want to do tonight?” The same old answer comes to mind: go for a run. You get to the gym, change into your workout clothes, prepare yourself for the inevitable rush-hour cardio equipment when it hits you. You don’t really feel like running today. Actually, you’re kind of getting bored with it. You want something new, something cutting-edge, something different. You're craving a new challenge. We see this stuff all the time. In fact, boredom is one of the main reasons people stop exercising altogether. To avoid this fate, it's important to look for ways to keep yourself motivated. And to do that, you need to find something that you actually enjoy doing. Something fun and different than what you've tried before. If you feel like you're starting to get bored with your outdoor runs or indoor treadmill sessions, consider adding the jump rope workouts into your training mix. When you’re comparing jumping rope vs running in terms of workout engagement, there are a number of things a jump rope can offer that running can’t.  For one, as we mentioned earlier, you can literally take your workout anywhere. In an article published on Men's Fitness, Sara Greenfest mentions a study carried out by a team at the Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry, which found that people who exercise outside feel more energised and rejuvenated after their workout. Next, jumping rope is exceptionally versatile. It allows you to experiment with various skills and exercises to keep your workouts fun and engaging. You can play around with basic jumps, scissor jumps, double unders, one-foot variations, and many others.  Finally, you now also can experiment with different resistances. With the Crossrope jump rope system, you can easily clip different weights into your handles to change the intensity of your workouts. As a result, you can build workouts for fat loss, endurance, strength, or whatever fits the bill. If boredom starts to creep up, give the jump rope a try and see what it can do for you. Can Jumping Rope Help You Become a Better Runner? “I loved skipping as a kid—and when I heard about Crossrope Jump Ropes, I thought, I want to feel like a kid again. Jumping also improves my runs, prevents injuries, and does more for my body in 10 minutes than a 30-minute run. That’s a win-win.” - Bob Vila Now, what if you don’t want to give up running? Can jumping rope help you get better? Absolutely. What we've found is that the two can (and should) work hand in hand. Cross-training, unlike running alone, makes you less prone to injury, strengthens more core muscles, increases aerobic fitness, and helps you rehabilitate more quickly if you do happen to get injured. Elite runners know this, and that's why you will frequently see them using cross-training methods to help them improve. By incorporating jump rope workouts into your cross-training routine, you’ll tap into several benefits that will level up your running performance.  Not only can jumping rope improve overall cardiac performance and breathing techniques, but it can also improve coordination and rhythm to assist with runs. Jumping rope for runners develops steady coordination between their eyes, feet, and hands. This improved coordination and rhythm can positively impact a runner’s ability to connect the different parts of the body during a run.  Jumping rope also strengthens vital muscles in the body that are essential for running. The development of these muscles will help increase running speed, as well as decrease the amount of energy that your body expends to increase velocity, making runs much smoother.  Jumping Rope vs Running Recap In this article, we've explored the difference between jumping rope vs running. We feel that there are benefits to both training styles, and we're in no way advocating that you completely stop running. Not at all. A nice jog in the park or trail run through the forest can offer a lot of benefits. But here's what we do want you to take away from this article; You have different training options available to you. Running is great. But it is NOT the only option you have. And it is in your best interest to continue searching for ways to challenge your body while staying safe and engaged. So in the event you should encounter the desire to mix up your training, give jump rope training a try. We think you'll be pleasantly surprised by the results. Global demand for camel milk surges 20% during Covid as consumers seek healthier dairy alternative 2021-07-28T06:19:09Z global-demand-for-camel-milk-surges-20-during-covid-as-consumers-seek-healthier-dairy-alternative Globally, milk producers report around 20% rise in demand for camel milk during COVID-19 and lockdown as more consumers shift from cow to camel milk, to help boost immunity. Known for its anti-inflammatory, strong protective proteins, anti-microbial and nutritious value; parents seek camel milk for children. CEO of camel dairy Good Earth Dairy, Marcel Steingiesser, once worked as a chemical engineer at BHP so how did he end up milking camels and drinking camel milk daily?    Australia has the world's largest herd of wild camels and their population is estimated to be about 3,00,000, spread across 37 per cent of the Australian mainland.    The demand for camel milk in the US and Asia increases due to its health benefits (it’s high in vitamin C and iron) and there are not sufficient numbers of camels available to meet the demand.    Camel milk retails for around $19 a litre in Asia. And in SIngapore a litre costs around $19 compared with just over $4 for two litres of cow milk.    Executive Chair & CEO, Marcel Steingiesser said, “Our intention for Good Earth Dairy is to be a major disruptor to the US$6 billion camel milk industry.”     “We have the opportunity to make the best camel milk,” Steingiesser said .    “Australia has an incredible reputation in food quality safety standards and that’s a great opportunity for all camel dairies in Australia.” he continues.    Previously camels have caused considerable damage in the Australian outback since they were introduced in the 1840s.  The wild herds grow at about 8 percent per annum and are culled in remote areas.      Wild camels can be caught and domesticated “We are able to access wild camels which enables us to expand” says Steingiesser.    Good Earth Dairy are looking to equity raise to expand their operations by allowing the company to fund the initial construction and approvals of their niche 5000 head dairy and enable the acceleration of Good Earth Dairy’s growth and also increase the company’s value     Good Earth Dairy has the capability to sell on average $10AUD per litre throughout Australia with 300g tins of powder selling for over $100AUD in China.     Good Earth Dairy's Intellectual Property has the opportunity to bring production costs down to less than $2AUD per litre.     The IP created includes the capability to rapidly and efficiently scale to more than 3 million litres yearly per designed module.    Good Earth Dairy will continue to innovate to become the lowest-cost producer of high-quality camel milk globally, through efficient scalable Agri-technology processes achieved by their commitment to research and development.     Scale is key to getting production costs lower, said Steingiesser. He’s drawing on his 14 year’s of experience as a former chemical engineer at BHP in the push to get costs down to A$2 a litre.  How To Style Small Rooms 2021-07-27T14:33:23Z how-to-style-small-rooms Decorating your home can be difficult when you live in a small space and do not have as much room to express your style. Interiors expert Stuart Clark from www.victoryblinds.com.au/ offers his top tips for how to style small spaces.  1.     Paint your skirting boards A trick to make space feel bigger is to paint the skirting boards the same color as the wall. This will elongate your walls and make them feel taller instead of cutting them short. This tip works best if you have painted your walls a dark color as a white skirting board would stand out and make the wall divided.  2.     Add reflective surfaces  You can instantly create the illusion of space by simply adding mirrors to a room. This is because the mirror will reflect light around the room, accompanying a mirror with a light and airy color palette, which will add to the effect.  3.     Replace curtains with blinds  Changing some parts of your room can make a huge difference, although curtains can add an element of luxury to a space, if the room is small, swap them out with blinds. Blinds can make a room look taller and as they free up space on either side of the window they instantly make a room feel bigger.  4.     Be smart with storage  If you want a space to feel bigger it is best to keep it clean and free of clutter as too much furniture can make a room feel smaller than it is. Benches that have extra storage underneath are perfect or floating shelves that free up floor space and offer a smart solution to your storage needs.  5.     Layered art  If you are an art lover but are lacking wall space, a shelf or nightstand layered with framed art can make a huge impact without having to waste any space. It also gives you a chance to add color to your room if you are sticking to a light color scheme.  6.     Utilize light  Natural light is a small space’s best friend. Maximize this hanging window furnishings like roller blinds, which can be tucked away during the day to let in as much light as possible. As natural light can only get you so far, be smart with your artificial light by having a mix of overhead and accent lighting. Wall lamps are a great option for saving floor space and making a room feel bigger.    Ina J Photography was shortlisted in the Top 25 Action Category for the International Pet Photographer of the Year 2021 Awards 2021-07-27T12:30:28Z ina-j-photography-was-shortlisted-in-the-top-25-action-category-for-the-international-pet-photographer-of-the-year-2021-awards Ina J Photography, a Canberra Pet photographer was shortlisted in the Top 25 Action Category for the International Pet Photographer of the Year 2021 Awards with her photo of Poa the Bulldog running at Patrick White Lawns.  The International Pet Photographer of the Year Awards (by the Pet Photographers Club) is an annual celebration of the artistry and skill of professional and emerging pet photographers from all around the globe. There are four categories: portrait, action, pets and their people and open categories and two experience levels: professional and emerging.     The awards attracted entries from all over the world including Germany, Netherlands, the USA, England and Australia. The competition was incredible this year with over 2500 images from 45 different countries entered. Ina was one of 2 Australian pet photographers that made it into the top 25 in all categories of the awards.  Ina entered one image in each of the four categories. One of Ina’s other images entered in the Portrait category of Millie the Alaskan Malamute also got shortlisted for the Top 100. The photo captured Millie sitting in between the colourful sculpture, Dance of the Secateurs which sits by the lake at Commonwealth Park.   Ina J Photography is a Canberra Pet Photographer specialising in capturing memories of pets and their people. Ina captures the pet’s personality and character using stunning locations around the Nation’s capital as the backdrop of her photos. For more information and to see more of Ina’s work visit  https://www.inajphotography.com . Physio Wembley Experienced in Rehabilitating Injuries and Enhancing Performance 2021-07-27T11:34:34Z physio-wembley-experienced-in-rehabilitating-injuries-and-enhancing-performance Physiotherapy is beneficial for pain management, preparation for surgery, improve sports performance and to facilitate functionality. An increasing number of adults and adolescents are engaging in sporting activities. The therapies available at Kinima Physio address existing injuries and aid in reducing the potential for injuries in the future. Kinima Physio utilizes effective evidence-based therapies to address back pain, sports injuries, pre and post-surgical procedures such as joint replacements, spinal surgery and soft tissue injuries. The practice provides running assessments, dry needling, clinical Pilates, and orthopaedic rehab. The physio Subiaco practice offers video running assessments that identifies dysfunctional movements that are catalysts for injuries. Many individuals have acquired movement patterns that cause pain and prevent them from achieving peak performance. Corrective measures can be prescribed to optimise an individual’s biomechanics for increased performance without pain. Approximately 4 million Australians suffer with back pain at some point in their lives. Back pain can also affect the neck and is often a symptom of delayed onset muscle soreness. Any pain that’s left untreated can worsen and can eventually transform into a chronic condition. The therapies available at physio Wembley relieves pain and assists proper functioning of the neurological system. One of the best ways to reduce the potential for injuries is through building strength within the core. Therapeutic exercise programs and clinical Pilates accomplishes that and has other benefits. Physiotherapy increases endurance so individuals can follow their passion whether it’s gardening or extreme sports. Physio west Perth  enhances balance and strengthens pelvic muscles for improved stability. It’s also effective for rehabilitation following an injury. Kinima Physio Director, Rob O’Mahony, is committed to helping people manage pain, improve movement, increase performance, enhance mobility and rehabilitate. Each treatment plan is tailored to the individual and their specific needs to return them to their regular activities. The practice provides therapies for full body health and wellness at every stage of life. About Kinima Physio At Kinima Physio, we integrate clinical excellence with a unique client experience to create a local health movement that empowers as many people as possible. With 25 years of combined experience in the physiotherapy and health industries, including elite sports and orthopedics. We offer the latest evidence-based treatment programs to instill clarity and understanding, restore function, confidence and drive high performance. Connect with us on Instagram and Facebook.   Media Contact Kinima Physio Rob O’Mahony - Owner Phone: (08) 6183 1865 Email: hello@kinimaphysio.com.au Shop 4/110 Cambridge St. West Leederville WA 6007 Australia Website: www.kinimaphysio.com.au New GECA Certified Macro Whole Living Range Helping Aussies Reduce Impact on the Environment  2021-07-27T05:36:55Z new-geca-certified-macro-whole-living-range-helping-aussies-reduce-impact-on-the-environment We’re thrilled to announce that Macro Wholefoods, available exclusively at Woolworths, has launched a range of GECA certified household cleaning products. Macro Whole Living, a range of cleaning products, including laundry, kitchen liquids and tablets, and multipurpose sprays, will help people keep their homes clean and fresh without harsh chemicals. Since we interact with cleaning products regularly, it’s essential to consider their effects on human health and the environment. For example, some harsh ingredients can cause health issues such as skin irritation or affect aquatic life by decreasing the water quality and affect all lives depending on these waterbodies when discharged into waterways. The range has been independently certified under our Cleaning Products and Machine Dishwashing standards. This means these products have all met robust environmental, human health and social impact criteria while also proving they work as promised! According to Macro Wholefoods General Manager Peter Hathaway, “Customers are increasingly looking for products that have less impact on the environment but are effective cleaning solutions. “We know that our Macro customers are looking for eco-friendlier cleaning products, so introducing a cleaning line was a natural extension to the brand to help them make better choices. “We’ve put the entire range of Macro Whole Living products through independent tests to ensure they’re not only tough on dirt, grease and stains but equally as gentle on the environment.” Paula Clasby, Head of Engagement & Marketing at GECA, said, “We’re excited to certify the new Macro Whole Living range. Our ecolabel removes doubt and confusion and makes it easier to identify environmentally and socially preferable products. “Congratulations to Woolworths for this new range of products that are better for people and the planet!”. Woolworths introduced its first cleaning product refill station earlier in June as a trial at the supermarket’s Burwood Brickworks store in Melbourne. The refill station currently offers three different products from the Macro Whole Living range: laundry liquid, a multipurpose surface cleaner and dishwashing liquid. The refill stations aim to reduce plastic by allowing customers to use the same bottle again and again. Customers will use the provided empty container at the new refill station, fill up their container, and scan at the checkout as usual. Not only is it hoped the trial will save plastic, but customers could also save money, paying a lower price for their cleaning liquids when they use the refill station. The Macro Whole Living range can be found in the cleaning aisles of Woolworths stores nationwide or here online. Koala’s New GECA Certified Mattress Range is What Dreams Are Made Of! 2021-07-27T05:32:56Z koala-s-new-geca-certified-mattress-range-is-what-dreams-are-made-of GECA is extremely excited to announce the certification of the new Koala Mattress Range, GECA’s first-ever fully certified mattresses. From the makers of Australia’s most-loved mattress comes the brand spanking new mattress range featuring the Koala Mattress, the Koala Calm As and the Koala Soul Mate. All three new Koala Mattresses are cleverly designed and jam-packed with technical know-how, helping you fall asleep faster and stay asleep for longer. You can rest easy knowing they were also made with people and planet in mind, as all are certified under our Furniture Fittings, Foam & Mattresses (Level A) standard. “When a product is GECA certified, consumers can be sure that the product has been independently assessed to meet environmental, human health and social impact criteria. Importantly, it has also proven to perform as promised,” explains GECA’s CEO, Michelle Thomas. “We are so proud to support them through their journey and welcome them to the GECA family of licensees and congratulate them for achieving GECA’s first fully certified mattresses!” Being the first isn’t a new thing for Koala. They started their journey as trailblazers, disrupting tired industry practices with a simple, eco-centred and tech-savvy way of creating and selling furniture. Their multiple design awards and GECA certification show that it’s possible to create quality, thoughtful, affordable furniture with positive impact. Both Koala and GECA believe that business can only thrive if society and nature also thrive. So, it’s not surprising that we are both proud certified B Corporations. “We wanted to create a new customisable mattress range for everyone. And I think we outdid ourselves with three mattresses that highlight our dedication to creating products that have a minimal impact on the environment,” said Mitch Taylor, Koala CEO and Co-Founder. “Improving Australia’s most loved mattress, originally released in 2015, was no mean feat. We listened to customer feedback and applied it directly to our new designs – and clearly, we need to get more Aussies sleeping better; our national sleep deficit is pretty bloody scary”. What makes GECA certified mattresses a better choice? Our rigorous lifecycle ecolabel standards follow ISO 14024 principles and ISEAL frameworks for global best practice. These standards are then assessed independently by our third-party Assurance Providers. GECA is also the only Australian member of the Global Ecolabelling Network (GEN). Here’s a snapshot of the significant benefits of being certified under GECA’s Furniture Fittings, Foam & Mattresses (Level A) standard: Environmental impact • The product must avoid the illegal harvest of wood and fibre for raw materials • Emissions to air and water are heavily restricted, reducing formaldehyde and particulate matter • The product (including its packaging) must be easy to recycle or dispose of in an environmentally responsible way • Replacement parts must be made available to users to prolong product life • Fabrics and adhesives should be GECA certified (or equivalent) only Human health • There are limits on heavy metals in final products • There are restrictions or bans on known carcinogens, mutagens or other specific harmful substances • Volatile organic compounds are limited Social impact • Workers and suppliers through the supply chain can expect fair pay, equal opportunity, and a safe working environment • There are requirements for lawful conduct and environmental compliance • There are to be no unsubstantiated claims, i.e., greenwashing Fit for purpose • On top of all these essential environmental, health and social criteria, the product must also be fit for purpose. That is, it must do what the manufacturer claims it does. There’s no use having a sustainable product if it doesn’t deliver on its promise! • To become GECA certified, a product or service must prove that it can perform its intended purpose or application As Koala says, “Simply put, buying a GECA certified mattress means prioritising your health and supporting businesses that care about people and the planet while encouraging more companies to get on board.” Each new mattress comes with a simple, no worries 120-night trial so you can test the benefits before making a final decision. Don’t think, feel. Free and fast delivery makes it easy to buy, easy to try, and easy to return. In metro areas, Koala delivers for free to your door in four hours. Meet Koala’s new mattresses The New Koala Mattress The New Koala Mattress suits any sleeper, with all the best bits of the Original Koala and more. The sleep surface is made from TENCEL™ Lyocell and comes with a 7cm comfort layer, not to mention three high-density support zones that take the pressure off. Together, these elements help your body feel cool, dry and supported, making falling (and staying) asleep a breeze. The Koala Calm As Mattress The Koala Calm As Mattress is cool as a cucumber. Designed with a 7cm comfort layer using COOLMAX® fabric and a 1cm quilted cover, it’ll feel mighty cool on your skin and help you fall asleep faster. This mattress also comes with three high-density support zones combined with multilayer zoning for a comfortable, calm slumber. The Koala Soul Mate Mattress The Koala Soul Mate Mattress offers up the works designed to anticipate your every desire. There are easily customisable firmness levels along with multi-layered five zoned adaptive foam springs crafted to support you where you need them most. Then there’s a layer of perforated bamboo charcoal memory foam that is naturally antimicrobial and takes the sting out of heat, relieves pressure and promotes airflow. The Soul Mate is a surefire way to fall asleep faster and stay asleep for longer. -- ENDS -- About GECA    At GECA, we are a purpose-driven not-for-profit that stands for integrity, independence, and impact. Our mission is to create solutions for sustainable consumption and production. To achieve this, we offer a suite of services designed for anyone committed to continuous improvement in their sustainability, including Australia's only not-for-profit multi-sector ecolabelling program. Following ISO 14024 principles and ISEAL frameworks for global best practice in lifecycle-based ecolabelling, we've developed our rigorous voluntary standards, which are then independently assessed by our Assurance Providers.      About Koala    Inspired by the modern Australian lifestyle, in all its sun-drenched, laid-back glory, Koala is here to shake up the furniture industry. They have created an entire, award-winning furniture range that has everything you need to refresh your home. That simple phrase ‘no worries’ drives everything they do; from things like free and fast delivery and their 120-night risk-free trial; to Aussie designed furniture, built to last.    Koala believe in reversing environmental trends and leaving our Earth in better nick than we found it, that’s why they constantly improve the environmental footprint of their materials and business practices. As a B-Corp and 1% for the Planet member Koala believes in improving habitats inside and outside the home. They’re passionate about giving back having donated over $2 million to charities in Australia since day dot in 2015 – including their ongoing partnership with WWF-Australia to help koalas, green sea turtles and glossy black-cockatoos. Collaborative Technologies Announces that RePur Disinfectant Has Received Two Approvals to Be Entered Into the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG) for use against COVID-19 2021-07-26T06:33:41Z collaborative-technologies-announces-that-repur-disinfectant-has-received-two-approvals-to-be-entered-into-the-australian-register-of-therapeutic-goods-artg-for-use-against-covid-19 Collaborative Technologies, an innovative environmental solutions provider,   is pleased to announce that two of its proprietary Repur®  disinfectants have been listed in the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG) with approved claims for effectiveness against a  wide range of bacteria and viruses, including SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19). Repur® Hospital Grade Disinfectant has has been listed under ARTG No.  AUST L 371575 and a Commerical/Household Grade Disinfectant - Repur® Commercial, has has been listed under ARTG No.AUST L 371572 Both versions of Repur® Disinfectant are low odour, sustainable, non-toxic, non-corrosive, pH neutral and are fully biodegradable, powerful alternatives to bleach and quaternary ammonium based disinfectants, enabling OH&S, compliance managers and consumers to choose disinfection products that are non-toxic, highly effective and give peace of mind. Repur® Hospital Grade disinfectant, is patient friendly and safe for all staff, while being gentle on all surfaces allowing healthcare providers to increase speed and effectiveness of their disinfection regimes.  Repur® Commercial Grade Disinfectant is powerful yet user friendly, gentle on all surfaces and safe enough to use on food-contact surfaces without a rinse. Repur® comes ready to use, requiring no dilution, special protection or disposal as it breaks down to just oxygen & water   Ronen Hazarika, Managing Partner of Collaborative Technologies, commented, “We are delighted to have both Repur® products listed in the ARTG, which now allows us to aggressively enter into the Australian marketplace and offer a safe, powerful, cost effective tool to improve the level of hygiene in hospitals, critical care facilities, aged care homes and commercial facilities such as airports, commercial aircraft, food and beverage manufacturing, hair and beauty salons, schools and offices.” Collaborative Technologies are currently using the core Repur® technology platform to develop new products with applications in wound care, eye care, oral care, nasal care, dermatological conditions and animal wellness. 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They are overwhelmingly interested in locations within a part-time commutable distance of Sydney, or close to a thriving regional airport. “The data indicates there is plenty of action and some refreshing standouts to speak about. Our May and June data tells us that the hottest suburbs are still those outer western suburbs of Sydney like Austral and Marsden Park. However, in the regions there is a lot more variety in the types of suburbs that first-home buyers are going for,” says John Ahern, Chief Executive Officer of InfoTrack. The most popular regional location for first-home buyers during FY21 was Hamlyn Terrace, near Wyong on the Central Coast, 113kms north of Sydney and 72kms from Newcastle. The sought-after suburb, which incorporates Wyong Hospital and is close to Tuggerah Lake, has a median three-bedroom house price of $540,000. 10 hottest regional suburbs:   Suburb                                   Median $ 3-bed houses                    Dist. from Sydney Hamlyn Terrace                      $540,000                                                         113kms Wagga Wagga                        $435,000                                                         459kms Greater Gosford                      $575,000                                                         85kms Dubbo                                     $350,000                                                         390kms Bathurst                                  $425,000                                                         200kms Tamworth                                $386,000                                                         414kms Rutherford                               $418,000                                                         179kms Cameron Park                        $525,000                                                         155kms Albury                                      $620,000                                                         554kms Wallsend                                 $530,000                                                         159kms * Data from domain.com.au “What is interesting is that Wagga Wagga is the next hottest area in the regions for first-home buyers. Although it’s far from Sydney, the median price for a 3-bedroom property there is $435,000 - and that comes with plenty of land too,” Mr Ahern adds. Despite being 460kms from the state capital, Wagga Wagga is home to a well-serviced airport with an approximate 1-hour flight time to Sydney. The bronze medal goes to the Greater Gosford area, a regional hub also on the Central Coast halfway between Sydney and Newcastle where the median house price is $575,000. “Also on the Central Coast, Gosford is further south and closer to Sydney than Hamlyn Terrace - and it’s a bit more expensive too - but that’s likely due to its proximity to the city,” he says. Dubbo, Bathurst and Tamworth place 4th, 5th and 6th on the list and are all more than 200kms from Sydney’s CBD. InfoTrack’s data also shows that Wagga Wagga, Dubbo and Tamworth rank more highly with first-home buyers than middle to outer ring Sydney suburbs such as Blacktown and Penrith. "Now these are true regional areas that don’t need proximity to Sydney because they have formed their own regional centres. All three have major hospitals and airports, plus Dubbo and Bathurst offer easy access to on-campus universities too,” Mr Ahern explains. Although placing ninth on the list, Mr Ahern says Albury on the NSW state border was a stand out location according to InfoTrack’s latest analysis.  “The newest data gives us insight to the last financial year and we can see some regional areas have experienced a real shift in demand. This time last year first-home buyers in Albury were in the single digits, now we’re seeing almost three times as many making purchases in that postcode,” he said, adding that given Albury sits on the Victorian border some buyer interest could be attributed to migration from areas which endured extended lockdowns throughout 2020. Since the arrival of Covid-19, most Australian regional housing markets have experienced unprecedented boom conditions as dwelling values have out-performed metropolitan markets. Over the 12 months to April, combined regional housing values climbed by 13 per cent, while capital city home values rose by just 6.4 per cent, CoreLogic data shows. Despite that sustained growth, regional NSW still offers first-home buyers more square metre bang for their buck than in Greater Sydney. While Sydney’s median house price has risen to $994,298, the median price for a house in regional NSW is significantly lower at $586,982. The 2021 landscape for first-home buyers might have changed since mid-2020 when historically low interest rates, little to no investor competition due to Covid-19, and the Federal Government’s HomeBuilder Grant were all in play. And although the highly popular HomeBuilder program ceased in April, Mr Ahern points out that there are still active schemes out there to help first-home buyers to get on the property ladder. The New Home Guarantee (formerly the First Home Loan Deposit Scheme) has been extended with an additional 10,000 places available from 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2022. The scheme means first-time purchasers can avoid paying Lender’s Mortgage Insurance and get into a loan with as little as 5% deposit. There is also the First Home Owner’s Grant, a $10,000 package for those purchasing or building a new home, plus the First Home Buyer Assistance Scheme which allows eligible purchasers to apply for an exemption or reduction of transfer duty. “These home buyer schemes are often capped on purchase price and unfortunately those price caps are too easily reached in Sydney so first-home buyers are looking for options elsewhere. They also encourage first-time purchasers to take up home and land packages and one way to do that is to head to the regions where there’s more space.” - Ends - Notes to editors For more information about InfoTrack, visit: infotrack.com.au For all media enquiries or to organise an interview with InfoTrack CEO John Ahern, please contact Sandra Falzon on 0431 703 969 or Sandra.falzon@infotrack.com.au About InfoTrack: InfoTrack is the leading innovator in legal technology and pioneers of property conveyancing automation in Australia. InfoTrack’s integrated platform has been supporting over 8,000 businesses with technology adoption for over 21 years enabling clients to find, analyse, organise and communicate information more efficiently. InfoTrack’s wealth of data, deep knowledge and expertise of the Australian legal and conveyancing industry is your barometer for property activity from contract creation through to settlement.