Geelong Medical & Health Group News

5 Reasons You Feel Cold All The Time

September 6 2019

The warm spring weather is moving in but if you’re still cranking up the heating or putting on another thick layer, one of these health issues could be causing your big chill: Low thyroid function Your thyroid gland keeps your metabolism firing on all cylinders. “If it’s not making enough thyroid hormone, your metabolism slows...


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Digestive Disorders: What Your Poop Type and Color Mean

September 2 2019

What’s Normal? It can be hard to describe your poop, so doctors use a scale to show the different kinds. It’s called the Bristol stool chart, and it gives you an idea of how long a stool spent in your bowel before heading out. Type 1 They’ve spent a long time in your bowel and...


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8 Things That Increase Your Risk for Multiple Types of Cancer

August 28 2019

As one of the leading causes of death in Australia, the threat of cancer can be scary. But the good news is that some of the most common cancer risk factors are within your control. By making a few lifestyle changes, you can reduce your odds of developing cancer, not to mention a host of...


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Simple Tips on How to Start Your Healthy Lifestyle

August 23 2019

Following a healthy lifestyle is what health experts recommend us to do, but it’s easier said than done, especially with the current diet that we are following, and the kind of lifestyle that we are used to. Most of us are struggling with doing two to three jobs that we have no room to think...


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5 Simple Ways to Avoid an Afternoon Slump

August 20 2019

Your last sip of coffee was hours ago, and now your eyelids are drooping. Before you reach for the chocolate or head for the vending machines, wake up! There are better ways to prevent afternoon exhaustion than a sugary treat you’ll quickly regret that you had. While most of us can’t pause for a nap,...


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9 Great Cardio Exercises for People Who Hate Running

August 15 2019

Running is a simple, effective form of cardiovascular exercise that offers a range of benefits, from strengthening your joints to improving your mood. But even proponents will admit that running is tough. It takes a moderate level of fitness to run for more than a few minutes. It can be rough on the body, particularly for...


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20 Red Flags Your Body Is Waving

August 12 2019

You should know your body best, so it’s time to start paying attention. Our bodies routinely nudge us when something’s not right, steering us away from activities we should no longer tolerate. Here’s what your body is trying to tell you. It’s common to feel under the weather every now and again. Maybe you have...


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How to Obtain Restorative Sleep

August 7 2019

  Do you wake up feeling tired, exhausted and lethargic in the morning even though you’re quite sure that you’ve had several hours of shut-eye? It’s very much possible that you just failed to get the kind of sleep that’s restorative, something vital for your mind and body to be able to get rejuvenated. There...


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7 Things You Need For the Best Winter Workout

July 31 2019

The cool weather and biting wind may be turning you off your usual exercise routine this winter but there are some good reasons you should be breaking a sweat during the colder months. According to a US study, exercising outside in winter increases your kJ-burn and boosts your metabolism. It can also mean you expend less...


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Health Benefits of Common Everyday Foods

July 25 2019

Tired of hearing about expensive and hard-to-find fad foods? You’ll never believe the power of what’s already in your pantry and fridge drawer. From peanuts to popcorn, these no-frills foods pack surprising nutritional punches. (One even cleans your teeth!) 1. Celery This crisp vegetable does a lot more than flavor soups and add crunch to...


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