Extreme interval training – 4 seconds!

A small, recent study has demonstrated that four second workouts of high intensity, repeated through the day, will counter the unhealthy sedentary behaviour of many... Read More

The dangers of chronic stress

35% of Australians feel significantly stressed, and a quarter experience anxiety and depression symptoms. This leads to risky behaviours (a majority of those feeling distress... Read More

The benefits of Pilates

Pilates was developed by a guy called Joe in the 20th century, as a way of exercising to alleviate ill health. It focuses on improving... Read More

Loneliness kills

An emerging challenge with lock down during this pandemic is dealing with being lonely. Loneliness can occur with or without other people around you, and... Read More

Stay at Home – Local Resources

Our local resources to help you stay inspired, motivated and healthy at home. CLICK ON IMAGE FOR PDF Read More

Adopting healthy work at home behaviours

We're all at home and the dog is wondering what's going on. It's easy and tempting to slip into weekend behaviour but here are some... Read More

Protecting kids from Covid-19

If infected with Coronavirus (Covid-19, SARS-CoV 2), kids may be asymptomatic or show mild symptoms, but are effective transmission carriers and can still get marked... Read More

The Up Side of Home Isolation

There's so much worry, panic and negativity around at the moment. We could all do with some uplifting news - so are there any silver... Read More

The Down Side of Home Isolation

10 risk factors to watch out for and consider during lock down: Increased alcohol consumption - 70% of Australians are currently drinking more alcohol than... Read More

Talking Covid-19 with Kids

Tips and advice on talking to kids about Covid - 19 from Dr Hannah Korrel - Child Neuropsychologist   Read More

Improve your immunity – Symptoms and Illnesses

Improve your immunity to respiratory infections and your chances against Covid-19. Address any symptoms: Do not use Nurofen (Ibuprofen) for any cold or flu-like symptoms... Read More

Improve your immunity – Vaccinations and Medications

Improve your immunity to respiratory infections and your chances against Covid-19. Get vaccinations: Flu vaccine - it's worth noting there were over 220,000 influenza cases... Read More

Improve your immunity – Stress and Rest

Improve your immunity to respiratory infections and your chances against Covid-19. Minimise stress (which makes asthma and respiratory infections more susceptible) by doing the following:... Read More

Improve Your Immunity – Diet and Exercise

Improve your immunity to respiratory infections and your chances against Covid-19. Optimise diet Eat a ‘balanced diet’ with plenty of fruit, vegetables and fish -... Read More

What do I need to know or do about Coronavirus?

Updated 17 March 2020 If you have any symptoms or concerns, please follow the appropriate actions below. This will help to protect yourself, others and... Read More

What shall I do for Valentines?

Valentine's Day is healthy! Engage in these activities to give your health a boost. Social connection - interacting with loved ones and having loving relationships... Read More


A weekly workshop that aims to help build healthy habits for the new year, with exercise and diet, for better health and weight loss. Duration:... Event Details

Coronavirus – do I need to be worried?

The current viral outbreak in China and previous epidemics such as SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) are due to an infection called coronavirus. As of... Read More

How do I live longer?

A new year means new habits, and hopefully ones that are healthy! There is an epidemic of wellness and a growing body of evidence that... Read More

Sleep and weight are linked

A meta-review of medical research covering almost a million participants has highlighted the link between sleep deprivation and weight gain. Adults sleeping less than 5... Read More

Intermittent fasting – evidence is building

The New England Journal of Medicine recently reported that intermittent fasting reduces blood pressure, helps weight loss and improves longevity. The concept is occasional starvation,... Read More

Did you sleep well?

Getting a good night's sleep is critical to your health. Sleep can be a problem in itself outside of lifestyle influences (e.g. night shifts, caffeine... Read More

Stay alert, stay alive, drink water

Here are some health facts about water intake: Cognitive ability and mood is affected by a 1% drop in body water content. Yet you only... Read More

How to stay healthy on a plant-based diet

There is increasing evidence that plant-based diets keep us healthier. More whole, plant-based foods and less animal foods, refined and processed foods are linked to... Read More

Drug + Alcohol Counselling

Specialist Drug and Alcohol Counselling sessions. By appointment, please discuss with your care team Duration: As required Event Details

Exercise keeps us younger

A new study has shown that older people (in their 70s and 80s) who exercise regularly, have muscle structures at a cellular level that resembles... Read More

Building good relationships

A recent survey across 1,200 Australians highlighted the importance of relationships, sleep, exercise, meditation and diet in supporting good mental health during times of stress.... Read More

Sarcopenia – what is it?

Sarcopenia is a disease primarily associated with the aging process. It is the loss of muscle mass and strength as we age and it is... Read More

Creating healthy workplaces

We spend more than a third of our awake time at work in a typical week, so it's important we pay attention to our health... Read More

Art Therapy

Transpersonal Art Therapy is a counselling technique using creative processes as a medium to help guide a person through emotional, physical and psychological issues. How... , Event Details

Group Exercise

Join other members in an hour Group Exercise session and encourage each other to reach your own goals! Sessions are held once each week, where... Event Details

Community Walk

All Osana members are invited to join us for a group walk to the park. Meet other members and have a chat while you walk... Event Details

Tai Chi Exercise

Tai Chi is ideal for building balance and strength and is suitable for older adults. Reduce falls risk through gentle movement system that builds strength,... , Event Details

Screen time – what’s the low-down

A recent study showed that children 3 to 5 years old who use screens for more than an hour a day had lower levels of... Read More

Cardio Exercise

Did you know your fitness is the most important modifiable factor in living a long and comfortable life? What this means is that ensuring you're... , Event Details

Post Natal Exercise

Get back to exercise and reconnect with yourself. Bubs welcome! Duration: 45 minutes Event Details

Behavioural Therapy

Do you want to shift challenging behaviours into positive and healthy behaviours? Our behavioural therapist Naydene is now available for private session by appointment $70... , Event Details

Exercise for General Health

Gentle exercise class to help keep you healthy and active! Exercise plays a key role in keeping both mind and body happy and healthy. Come and... Event Details


Interested in slowing down, improving your wellbeing and finding more peace in your everyday life? Meditation means allowing our minds to rest in the present... Event Details

Physio Exercise

Join other members in an hour group physio session and encourage each other to reach your own goals!   Session are held twice weekly, where... Event Details

Strong & Steady

Weekly seminars on fall prevention, community mobility and home safety plus 30 minutes of exercise. What to bring: - Wear comfortable clothes and supportive shoes.... Event Details

Mindset for Change

"Where are you now", "What is preventing you from achieving your goals" Look at beliefs that serve and block your progress as well as gratitude... Event Details

Is gluten bad for you?

Around 1.5% of Australians have Coeliac's disease where gluten can't be digested, but 12% of Australians eat a gluten free diet. Coeliac's disease causes inflammation... Read More

Bushfires + Your Health

Bushfire smoke is a mixture of harmful particles and gases, including carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, volatile organic compounds and ozone pollutants. Healthy people can recover... Read More

Is yogurt good for you?

Yogurt has been around since 5000 BC - ancient Indian records called yogurt and honey the food of gods, and Persian traditions put Abraham's fertility and... Read More

The secret health of pets

Studies have shown that pets provide physical health benefits, including: Lower cardiovascular risk - lower blood pressure, lower triglycerides and in men, lower cholesterol Increased... Read More

Run for your life

According to the World Health Organization, over 3 million deaths each year are due to people not doing enough physical activity. New research has confirmed... Read More

Top 5 Ways to Stay Active on Holiday

You made it - You're nearly at the end of another year! The holiday season is just around the corner! But this year you've actually... Read More

It’s hayfever season!

Hay Fever was first described by a doctor in 1814, which involved sneezing and itching during summer months, and the term was coined during the... Read More

Bottling things up – men + mental health

As part of Movember, we are highlighting the facts on men's health hot topics. Did you know that over 1.5 million men suffer from mental... Read More

Suicide prevention

We're highlighting men's health during Movember - suicide is real in men, here are some ways to help. Some stats - 1 in 8 men... Read More

Prostate cancer – how to screen for it

We're highlighting men's health during Movember - here's a fact sheet on prostate cancer: Some stats - the most commonly diagnosed cancer in men, with... Read More

Testicular cancer – what to look out for

We're highlight men's health during Movember - here's a fact sheet on testicular cancer. Some stats - it's the second most common cancer in young... Read More

Sparkling H2O Truths

Is sparkling water bad for you? Many have seen Cola drinks clean up old coins so it's natural to wonder whether fizzy water is similar.... Read More

Managing irritable bowel syndrome

20% of Australians experience irritable bowel syndrome or symptoms at some time. These symptoms include abdominal pain, mucus in the stools, bloating, and alternating diarrhoea... Read More

Are you lonesome tonight?

A third of older Australians live alone, and socialising is now proven to be more important than exercise when it comes to quality and longevity... Read More

Exercise and heart health

Did you know that exercise protects your heart (we're assuming yes) but that heart attacks are often triggered by exercise (may be a surprise?). A... Read More

Parenting and health

The National Working Families Report has found that a third of working parents feel work-life balance is adding stress and tension to their family life... Read More


Chocolate isn't all bad. It has been shown to demonstrate some health benefits, but these benefits are moderated by the amount of sugar and concentration... Read More

Ageing well

Australians are living longer - 80 for men and 84 for women these days - but is it in good health? A Global Burden of... Read More

Slip, slop, slap in November

National Skin Action Week in November, spearheaded by the Australasian College of Dermatologist and Cancer Council Australia, is an important reminder before summer that we... Read More

A spotlight on women’s health

A recent survey of 10,000 Australian women showed that a third suffered depression or anxiety, 4 out of 10 felt lonely (which we know impacts... Read More

Walk faster, age slower

An interesting New Zealand study followed 1,000 participants to find that walking speed in your 40's was correlated with the rate of ageing. Specifically the... Read More

How we help our members

Here are some case examples of how Osana supports members in their health: Exercise A 64 year old woman joined Osana in April 2019. She... Read More

Nutrition Workshop

Do you want to become the happiest, healthiest version of yourself this year? Our Dietitian and Personal Trainer Lisa will help you make the right... Event Details

Life Skills

In these sessions, we will discuss acceptance and commitment therapy. Allowing for clarity for patients to focus and take action to connect with what truly... Event Details

Strength Exercise

Did you know that we lose our strength as we get older? And the only way to build this back is to lift 'heavy' things?... Event Details

How to get the best out of your GP

84% of Australians see a GP every year, so it's important that this part of your healthcare works for you. We've all probably had good... Read More

Picking a GP is like choosing a friend for life

They are the reliable source you phone and chat about any concerns relating to health and wellbeing for you, your family and friends. A lifelong... Read More

Exercise is important when you’re older

An Austrian study (n=3300) recently showed that people who exercise for 150 minutes each week are more independent in later life. The results indicated more... Read More

Why yoga should be in your daily routine

Yoga has such broad health benefits that almost everyone can take advantage of it: Stress management: 12 out of 17 studies (n =1070) showed improvements... Read More

The Paleo Problem: The Pros and Cons of Eating Like a Caveman

The latest dietary trend - The Paleo Diet. Is it worth trying? The Paleo Diet is based around the idea of eating like our paleolithic... Read More

Tips to help fussy eaters

8 in 10 Australian parents are concerned about their children’s eating habits. Kids refuse foods for a variety of reasons - from colour and texture... Read More

OSANA on 2GB radio Read More

Podcast – Osana and its mission Read More

Meditate on meditation

Meditation is growing in evidence so we've started building it into our weekly activities at Osana, including for staff. The compelling evidence includes Greater telomere... Read More

Nuts anyone?

Frequent consumption of nuts protects against coronary heart disease (blockages that lead to heart attacks) - 1 to 4 times per week correlated with 27%... Read More

Treating diabetes with less medications

Diabetes is on the rise in Australia - someone is diagnosed every 5 minutes. Its consequences are significant - up to 35% of Australian suffering... Read More

Osana Narrabeen paving way for a different type of GP clinic

Published Manly Daily 2018 "Tax agent Annette McGough isn’t sick, but she goes to her GP surgery at least once a week, if not twice.... Read More

Health provider Osana works on prevention, not cure

Published Australian Financial Review, 2018 "Kevin Cheng says healthcare spending is spiralling out of control. Cheng, a medical doctor and former management consultant, cites a prediction... Read More

A global epidemic of our time

In five years, the OECD projects many countries will have more than two-thirds of their population being overweight or obese - 15 years ago, it... Read More

Healthier lifestyle… What’s stopping you?

Clinical care contributes to 20% of a person's health and 80% derives from health behaviours, environment and socio-economic factors. A recent global survey by Pricewaterhousecoopers... Read More

Pilates for back pain

Low back pain (LBP) is a major cause of disability and absence from work - up to 40% of sufferers still have it a year... Read More

Vitamin D for… well just about everything

Shocking news: Vitamin D is not a vitamin. Vitamins are defined as chemical components from food that are required by our bodies to function. Vitamin... Read More

The art of healing

Art therapy is now recognised as an evidence-based counselling session. Clients can explore the meaning behind pictures, and art can evoke both unconscious and conscious... Read More

New Heart Foundation food guidelines

What's changed: For the first time, a limit on the amount of red meat Australians should consume - no more than three lean meals (totalling... Read More

Walk, the talk

Did you know: Harvard research shows walking can reduce the impact of over 30 obesity-promoting genes University of Exeter found that a 15-minute walk can... Read More

Intermittent fasting – is it safe?

One caution with intermittent fasting is what's missing when you’re only consuming one or two meals per day. Inadequate intake of plant foods We know... Read More

What is FODMAP?

FODMAPs are types of carbohydrates and stand for fermentable oligo-, di-, mono-saccharides and polyols. Research led by Australians have shown links between FODMAPs and digestive... Read More

Drink more coffee

Three quarters of Australians drink a cup of coffee every day; 28% drink 3 or more. Fair to say we love our coffee, and the... Read More

Take a breath, just relax

Easy to say, but do we do this regularly? Deep diaphragmatic breathing, using your whole diaphragm, improves attention, mood and reduces stress. It is an... Read More

Everyone should take cold showers

Surely this is joke. Why bother.... well, here's the evidence : Physiological stress to the skin, alternating heat and cold, decreases stress hormones (cortisol) and... Read More

Celebrating Babies In September

A series of talks for Mums and Mums to be to help with common medical issues and changes. To help both Mum and Bub be... Event Details

Posture + Balance

Build balance & muscle strength to improve posture and reduce falls risk. Duration: 1 hour Bookings Essential Event Details