Queensland is Good to Go… Are you?

Queensland is Good to Go… Are you?

There aren’t many benefits of the Coronavirus outbreak, but one of them is that people are getting out and exploring Queensland more than usual.

It is amazing how many things there are to learn about this great Country we call home. Over the Ekka weekend Dr Colbrook experienced the Main Range National Park for the first time. For some reason he has been to Springbrook and Lamington, but not there.

After a brief stop at Aratula to support the local economy (which is the best excuse for a  visit to the local bakery for  an excellent pie he could come up with), he drove on to Cunningham’s Gap and Mt Mitchell.

The Mt Mitchell walking track takes in breathtaking views of the rainforest, surrounding mountain peaks, escarpments and ridges of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area . It is not an easy walk (grade 4 Moderate, 3 hours) but was being enjoyed by families with children through to retirees.

Not only is the walk great exercise, but the peaceful surroundings and awesome views from the summit lift the spirit.

If you want to make changes to improve your body and headspace (a pie can be great for the spirit if you save it for those really special occasions like the top of a mountain) by starting regular exercise try to set some goals that will work for you.

Make your goals easier to achieve – Walking Mt Mitchell may not be the place to start (but there are easier tracks at the Main Ranges and Scenic Rim. Finding 30 – 60 minutes to exercise in one go may be hard to fit in to a busy schedule, might be too  big step if you have lost fitness. If this sounds like you, why not set an achievable goal of even just 5 minutes  three times a day and increasing this by 5 minutes every 3 weeks.?

Set up a schedule – use your phone to set up reminders and calendar entries. Once it is in there you are more likely to do it.

Get a buddy – its more fun to share challenges with someone, and you can use each other for encouragement. Even if you can’t meet up in person you can now do it virtually.

Keep it fun and enjoy it

Be the tortoise and not the hare – making small changes and meeting small goals is better than aiming too high and not making it happen.

If you fancy getting out and enjoying Queensland there are useful apps for getting ideas. (You will have to make your own mind up about cyber security and whether you wish to access these or not)



At Reydon Street Medical Centre we can help you to make other changes to your health and well being. It is easy –  just click her to book a telehealth or face to face consultation.

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Reydon Street Medical Centre is moving on 14 February 2022

Reydon Street Medical Centre has a long history of providing high quality health care from trusted doctors from 2 Reydon Street on the corner of Newnham Road and Reydon Street in Upper Mt Gravatt.

The current health crisis means that it is no longer sustainable to continue this tradition from its original premises. To ensure we are more resilient and remain able to provide continuity of care to our patients in the face of sickness or furlough leave we need to be part of a larger organisation.

The great news is the legacy will continue and on 14 February 2022 Reydon Street Medical Centre will join the existing Holland Park General Practice at 1173 Logan Rd, Holland Park. This is part of the IPN Medical Centres network and is located just five minutes from our building.

We intend to provide the same high quality care from doctors you know and trust from more appropriate premises. You should also see the same friendly staff to look after you at the front desk.

Continuity of care and the security of our patient records is our priority. Patients records will be transferred automatically, so your doctor can continue to access them. Given the Holland Park General Practice is part of the IPN Medical Centres network, you can be assured that your health records and personal information will remain safe and secure.

We will continue to book appointments with your chosen doctor, but from Monday 14 February 2022 onwards, all existing and future appointments will take place at Holland Park General Practice.

We look forward to continuing to serve our patients from our new home.