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The Push-up Challenge: Wednesday 24 July

July 22, 2019
The Push-Up Challenge | 3128 push-ups | over 21 days | 8 July - 28 July

Come and watch as a librarian, a student and an alumnus join forces to complete 216 push-ups as part of The Push-up Challenge, a charity challenge that aims to raise awareness of mental health in Australia and funds for headspace, National Youth Mental Health Organisation:

WHERE: Main Library Foyer
WHEN: 12:15 PM

Today’s target is 216 push-ups. Two hundred and sixteen is the number of studies published in scientific journals between 2013-2015 that investigated the benefits of mindfulness.

Mindfulness is not new – techniques we call mindfulness have been practised by followers of Buddhism for centuries. However, the incorporation of mindfulness into Western medicine has taken place very recently: in 2004-2006 only 11 studies looking at mindfulness were published. Whether old or new, they have been largely positive: yes, mindfulness really can work.

You can learn more about mindfulness and the benefits here: