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Women and Heart Disease

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While it’s often seen as a disease of older men, heart disease is the single biggest killer of women in Australia, taking the lives of 24 women every day. According to the Heart Foundation, three times as many Australian women die of heart disease as do from breast cancer, but less than 40% of women… Continued

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Overweight Children and Obesity

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Childhood obesity is a growing problem in Australia, and worldwide.  In 2014–15, more than 1 in 4 Australian children (27%) aged 5–17 years were overweight or obese (20% overweight and 7% obese). The numbers were similar for boys and girls and across all age groups. Carrying excess weight not only affects a child’s physical health… Continued

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The Benefits of Interval Training

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It might sound complicated, but interval training, also known as HIIT, or High Intensity Interval Training, simply means alternating bursts of high intensity exercise with intervals of moderate or light activity. For example, if you’re walking you could incorporate a few short jogging intervals throughout your walk. Or on an exercise bike you can alternate… Continued

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Dealing with Anxiety

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Anxiety is the most common mental health condition in Australia. On average, one in three women and one in five men will experience anxiety at some stage in their life. While most of us feel stressed or anxious in certain situations, this usually passes when the situation is resolved. But for someone with anxiety, these feelings… Continued

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Six Steps to Reduce Your Cancer Risk

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In 2016 it was estimated that more than 130,000 Australians were diagnosed with cancer. It’s the leading cause of death, accounting for around 3 in 10 deaths in Australia. The good news is that at least one in three cases of cancer are preventable and many cancer deaths could be prevented with the right lifestyle… Continued

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Mythbusting: Dairy Foods & Calcium

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Let’s uncover the truth behind some common myths about dariy foods and calcium… Dairy foods are the only way to get calcium in my diet While dairy products are a good source of calcium they are not the only ones. Calcium is also found in canned fish with bones (such as salmon and sardines), hard… Continued

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Medicine Safety in Children

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Prevent harm when administering medicines to children by following these important tips: Read the medicine labels and packaging every time before giving medicine to a child. Know the active ingredient(s) as this can help to prevent accidentally double dosing with another medicine that contains the same active ingredient(s). If your child has allergies or other… Continued

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Sweet Dreams

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While it’s easy to skimp on sleep when there are other competing priorities, getting enough sleep is more important than you might think. It’s now recognised that good sleep is a significant contributor to our health and well-being. Poor sleep not only impacts our mood, concentration and energy levels, but can increase the risk of… Continued

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Dealing with Depression

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Depression is common. In fact 1 in 8 men experience it at some stage of their life. And while these rates are lower than in women, Australian men are more than three times more likely to die by suicide than women. While we all feel ‘down’ at times, if you or someone you know has… Continued

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Exercise Tips for Busy Mums

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Are you a busy mother who struggles to exercise because you always put yourself last? You’re not alone – it can be easy to let healthy eating and exercise slide when you have other seemingly more important priorities. Unfortunately this often results in low energy levels and even less motivation to make the effort to… Continued

 

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