What do you remember from the Melbourne Cup?

What do you remember from the Melbourne Cup?

With November comes one of the most celebrated sporting events of Australian history – The Melbourne Cup. The race was first run in 1861 and has since been fondly named “The Race that Stops as Nation”.

While Melbourne is the only lucky city that gets to enjoy a public holiday on this day, Queenslander’s still firmly take part in the tradition. Whether it be at work, school or down at the local RSL or pub, everyone stops to watch the two-mile thoroughbred horse race where many iconic horses and their jockeys have been crowned champion.

One of the most famous winners of the cup was undoubtedly Makybe Diva, a horse that won the infamous race three years in a row, a feat never completed by any other. Makybe and her team rose to fame and is the highest stakes-earner in Australian racing history. This beauty of a horse has finished with winnings of more than $14 million upon her retirement.

Another notable cup day was in 2015 when Michelle Payne took out the title, riding Prince of Penzance to become the first female jockey to win the event. Ms Payne became an inspiration to young girls with their hearts firmly set on rising to the top of the racing world.

The Melbourne Cup has seen its fair share of adversity triumphs but this has been coupled with a few disasters and scandals as well. But no matter what happens on the first Tuesday of each November, Australians love for the cup has never faded.

Orianna will be hosting their own celebrations for Melbourne Cup Day! Residents at Orianna enjoy getting together to celebrate many events throughout the year. When you become a member of Club Orianna you can join in the fun too! Find out more now.

Apps of the Month

Apps of the Month

Looking for a cool new application for your mobile phone that can solve a problem for you? Check out the latest applications we’ve reviewed this month!

1. Miiski

This fantastic new application for iPhone and Android allows you to take photos of your skin and moles and more easily track your spots changes. In recent times you would have to document the changes in your skin with pen and paper however this app allows you to keep a timeline and you can compare and contrast changes over time and consult easily with your GP.

2. Uber
Schedule a ride just by tapping the car icon on your phone and confirming your trip details! Then all you have to do is sit back and enjoy the ride.

3. Goodreads

Just finished a really good book and want to tell others about it or struggling to find something else to read? Discover and share your favourite books on the Goodreads app. Don’t purchase a book solely based on its cover anymore, find out what others think first!

Looking After Your Feet

Looking After Your Feet

Thanks to Back in Motion Bribie

As we get older our feet go through some natural changes due to the amount of hard work they have gone through in our lives. Our feet actually change shape as we age. Our fat pads tend to reduce, joints and bone alignments change, circulation decreases, skin becomes thin and dry, ligaments lengthen and tendons tighten. Complications can then arise that also affect our feet such as arthritis and diabetes and you are more at risk of injury.

Now I am sure you’re reading this and thinking it’s all doom and gloom but there is plenty that can be done to limit these changes and it’s all down to looking after your feet. Don’t let them be a burden.

What can be done!

Most people only ever think about their feet when something is wrong or worrying how they’re going to look in them lovely new sandals you just bought. But the best care for your feet is to get into a routine to stop problems arising in the first place.

Hydration

Drink plenty of water, use appropriate foot cream recommended by a health care practitioner or pharmacist, try to limit coffee and tea intake, if you like a brew too much then make sure you make up for it with your water intake. If you are really struggling with dry skin apply cream and put on a cotton sock at night time.

Footwear

Make sure your shoes are supportive and have plenty of cushioning to make up for that loss of fatty padding under your feet. If the shoes still don’t have enough support then maybe think about adding an orthotic into the shoe which will help spread the pressure across your foot and control any abnormal walking tendencies.

For those who have houses with tiled floors, it is best to avoid walking barefoot – wear a supportive pair of thongs/Birkenstocks/sandals or even a supportive pair of slippers while at home.

Supportive footwear is key.

Exercise

Keep active, keep moving your feet –swimming, cycling, walking. If you don’t move it, you lose it. The less weight going through your feet the less pressure they are under.

General care

Again keep moisturising, file down any hard skin after a bath or shower while the skin is soft. Cut your nails straight across to avoid ingrown toe nails.

If you have any problems that you believe you can’t deal and need advice on with then just make an appointment. We do a free initial assessment at Back in Motion. Call us on 3408  6608