Lifestyle

Healthy Bones Week (1-7 August 2021)

August 1 2021

Dairy Australia’s National Healthy Bones week, running from 1-7 August, is set to raise awareness of calcium-rich food in the development and maintenance of healthy bones and the prevention of osteoporosis. Bones are the body’s foundation, providing support and structure and giving protection to organs. Looking after your bones is important to keep them strong and...


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Understanding Birth Trauma

July 19 2021

With 1 in 3 women identifying their birth as traumatic, there is much work to be done in the prevention and treatment of birth trauma in Australia and New Zealand. The delivery of a baby is a positive event for many women, but for some it can be a mixed experience or even very negative,...


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Go Dry This July!

July 1 2021

Dry July is a fundraiser that encourages you to go alcohol-free in July to raise funds for people affected by cancer. The funds you raise as part of your Dry July will provide invaluable services for cancer patients, their families and carers – whether it’s a lift to a life-saving appointment, guidance from a specialist...


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Men’s Health Week (14-20 June 2021)

June 14 2021

The men’s health week is a week to celebrate men and talk more about their health. You may wonder why men’s health is so important. The answer is simple –  the male population health status is relatively poorer than that of females in Australia. This is not an Australian phenomenon as much as it is...


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June is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month

June 7 2021

June is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month, our friends at Bowel Cancer Australia’s signature event to raise awareness of Australia’s second deadliest cancer and funds for the leading community-funded charity dedicated to prevention, early diagnosis, research, quality treatment and the best care for everyone affected by bowel cancer. Bowel cancer claims the lives of 103 Australians every...


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World Glaucoma Week (7-13 March 2021)

March 8 2021

Raise Awareness! Treat your eyes. Book a test and save your sight from glaucoma blindness. Glaucoma is the name given to a group of eye diseases where vision is lost due to damage to the optic nerve. It causes irreversible vision loss due to damage to the optic nerve. The loss of sight is usually...


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Australian Heart Month

February 4 2021

This February (or REDFEB as we like to call it), we invite you to wear RED for someone close to your heart to help keep families together for longer. Whether it’s a family member, wife, husband, or that special friend who means the world to you, or in memory of someone you loved who sadly passed...


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Top Immune System Boosters

March 26 2020

Prepare to Strengthen Your Immune System With the recent coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, many people are concerned about staying healthy and maintaining a healthy immune system. Doing so can benefit your body and boost your defences against viruses, bacteria, and other pathogens. Here are some of the top immunity boosters tips to help you and your...


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Beginner Moves to Make the Most of Your At-Home Workout

March 23 2020

Here are several exercises that you can start doing at home! No gym equipment needed. Great for beginners! Complete 2 sets of 10 to 15 reps of each exercise, with 1 minute of rest between each move. This circuit should take about 15 minutes — a great beginner routine. Bridge Activate your core and posterior...


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How Much Caffeine Is Too Much?

January 22 2020

By Andrew Weil, MD And which is healthiest: coffee, tea, or some other caffeine source?   Caffeine is one of the world’s most popular drugs. Once inside your body, it blocks brain receptors for adenosine, a molecule associated with tiredness. Over time, however, the brain chemistry of coffee drinkers changes, triggering production of more adenosine receptors....


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