Your guide to fad-free weight loss

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With 60% of Australian women over 18 being overweight or obese, it’s not surprising that diets sell.  In fact, research by IBISWorld estimated that Australians’ spending on weight loss counselling services and related low-calorie foods and dietary supplements  will reach more than $452 million in 2019-2020. Despite this, our waistlines continue to increase.  So where

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8 Tips for Getting Back on Track with Healthy Eating

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We all have lapses every now and then where we are not eating as well as we could be. Maybe you’ve been lacking motivation, or fast food just seems like the easier option. Healthy eating can seem confusing at times, but it’s important not to get overwhelmed and to focus on the rewards that there

What is Muscle Dysmorphic Disorder?

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Muscle Dysmorphic Disorder (MDD) is a type of Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD). BDD is a common but often under-recognised mental illness where a person becomes obsessed with parts of their bodies and how they appear to other people.  BDD affects men and women equally, but muscle dysmorphia occurs largely in males. Men with MDD typically

Reduce your risk of macular degeneration

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Macular degeneration, also known as Age-Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD), is the leading cause of major vision loss in Australia, responsible for 50% of all cases of blindness.  About one in seven Australians over the age of 50 years has some signs of the ARMD. There is no cure for ARMD, but there are things you

Could your child have Type 1 Diabetes? Know the Signs

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Type 1 diabetes is the more common type of diabetes to be diagnosed in children and young people. According to the National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS), in June 2020 there were over 14,300 children and young people aged 0-20 years with type 1 diabetes, making up 11% of the total number of Australians living with

Look after your mental health during COVID-19 restrictions

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While restrictions have eased in many parts of the country, the recent increase in numbers in some states has shown the need for continued social distancing and the likelihood of further lockdowns for many Australians.  The way we live has changed and is likely to be different for some time. The impact of the restrictions

9 Tips to stay healthy when working from home

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The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way many of us work and for many Australians, working from home, even for part of the week, may be the new normal. While there are many benefits (think the time and cost savings of not having to travel, and having more time in the day) there can also

The definitive guide on how to stay safe from COVID

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While the numbers are constantly changing, at the time of writing, almost 12 000 Australians have been infected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) and 123 have died.  And while Australia has fared well compared to many other countries, the recent increase in numbers in several states highlights the need for continued awareness and efforts to reduce

If your child has autism these tips will help you find support

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Autism, or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), is a lifelong developmental problem. While each child can be affected differently, they all have difficulties to some degree with social communication and repetitive patterns of behaviour.  Some also have sensory sensitivities. It is estimated to affect around 1 in 150 Australians. If your child has been diagnosed with

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Dealing with breastfeeding challenges

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Breastfeeding has many benefits for both mother and baby and helps with mother-baby bonding. Australia’s infant feeding guidelines recommend that infants are exclusively breastfed until around six months of age when solid foods are introduced and that breastfeeding is continued until the age of 12 months and beyond. Yet, the 2010 Australian National Infant Feeding