Around 2 million Australians live with asthma, a disease that causes your airways to narrow, making it hard for air to flow in and out of your lungs. You can’t cure asthma, but you can manage it to ensure you stay healthy and safe.
Bad posture can put pressure on your spine leading to fatigue and headaches as well as back pain. It can also compress your internal organs, affecting your breathing, digestion and blood pressure. Do the right thing by your body - and learn how to stand tall!
Around 1 in 5 Australians will have depression at some time in their lives, and almost half will deal with a mental health disorder of some sort. The good news is there are some simple things you can do to improve, protect and maintain your mental wellbeing.
Playing outdoors has huge benefits for children and Australian families should be encouraged to do more of it, not less! A report by Planet Ark observed that outdoor play has been credited with keeping up Vitamin D levels, lowering the risk of poor eyesight, reducing stress and depression, boosting self esteem and improving creativity.
In winter, when it’s often dark before and after work, finding the motivation to exercise mid-week can be like trying to shoot hoops from the other end of the court – unlikely! But allocating some time for these weekend workouts will be enough to blow out the cobwebs, keep you in shape and help you catch up with friends in the process.
Screens have a permanent place in childhood, it seems, but evidence is mounting that too much time in front of a screen is making kids unhealthy and maybe even unhappy. Outside play, on the other hand, produces healthy weight, healthy growth and a healthy attitude!
Did you know that the average life expectancy for Australian men is almost five years less than Australian women? Men in Australia are expected to live to 79.5 years of age while women are expected to make it to 84. Worryingly, every hour, more than four men die from potentially preventable conditions in Australia. The good news is that there are things that men can do to tackle that life expectancy age gap. Here are five suggestions that may improve the health of the men in your life.
Many of us don’t think much about eye care until the day we admit it’s time to get glasses. But the truth is there is a lot you can do on a daily basis to keep your eyes feeling comfortable and healthy and to protect against the development of more serious conditions down the track. Here’s what you need to know.
In the age of information, most Australians realise that the combination of an active lifestyle and a healthy diet is critical to overall health and wellbeing. Understanding that both are important, however, does not mean that we’re all effectively practicing both disciplines.
We’ve all got them…those half-used bottles of medicines that hang about the house for using ‘one day’. The packets of tablets that we didn’t finish that have now lost their label. The antacid we bought once and then forgot about. They clutter up the medicine cabinet or overflow from the cupboards and we never seem to get around to doing anything about them.