Woman lying on bed asleep enjoying some quality rest

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

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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

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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

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Christmas Cheer — Don’t Overindulge!

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The end of the year is a time when many people overindulge when it comes to alcohol. While a glass of two is fine for most people, having a few too many isn’t good for our health or waistlines. In the short-term, excess alcohol can cause headaches, nausea and dehydration and can increase the risk

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Summertime Food Safety

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Summertime and the Christmas holidays are a great time to get together with family and friends, but it can also be a danger time for food poisoning. Hot weather, an overloaded fridge and cooking for more people than we’re used to all add up to make perfect conditions for food poisoning bacteria. To ensure you

Preparing for Pregnancy

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Pregnancy

Improving your health before you conceive can help to boost fertility, give you the best chance of a healthy pregnancy and can go a long way towards ensuring that your baby has the best possible start in life. Consider these steps 3-6 months before conception: If you smoke, stop. Smoking can reduce fertility in both

Mythbusters: Nuts, Weight and Health

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Are nuts a good food source for your health and weight? We uncover the facts behind the myths, read on to find out for yourself! Myth What the research says  Eating nuts will increase my cholesterol levels Nuts are high in fat, but they are cholesterol-free (as cholesterol is only found in animal products) and

Erectile Dysfunction Explained

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If you suffer from erectile dysfunction, or impotence, you’re not alone.  In Australia, about 1 in 5 men over the age of 40 report that they are unable to get or keep an erection that is sufficient for sexual intercourse. And the chance of having problems with erections increases with age. Erectile dysfunction is not

The Dangers of Sitting

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Could too much time in the chair send you to an early grave?  According to an increasing body of research, the answer is unfortunately yes. On average, adults sit for about nine hours each day, and much of this time is continuous sitting. This lack of movement can lead to unhealthy levels of blood glucose,

Caring for your Kidneys

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Chronic Disease

While most of us don’t give them much thought, we can’t survive without our kidneys.   Their main job is to remove waste from the blood and return the cleaned blood back to the body.  They can do this due to the tiny filtering units they contain called nephrons.  Each kidney contains about one million nephrons

 

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