Q Should elderly people have flu shots?
Your eyes take in rays of light and focus them on your retina to create images. If your eyes are less than perfect, then the focal point of light may not fall correctly on the retina, resulting in blurred vision. Age can play a part, too.
In the teen years when hormones are particularly active, it’s normal to get an over abundance of sebum, the oil that is produced by the sebaceous glands to keep your hair and skin lubricated. It can happen in adulthood, too, particularly when you are stressed. You may not be able to prevent pimples altogether, but there are certainly few things you can do – and a few things you should skip! – to help keep your skin as clear as possible.
With our frantic lifestyles, a headache is an inconvenience that can slow us down or in some cases stops us in our tracks. With one in two Australians experiencing headaches each year, it’s important to know what you’re dealing with and the best ways to treat it.
Caffeine is a natural stimulant that works on your brain and nervous system. Small amounts can help you feel energised and focused - but have too much and you may end up anxious and sleepless. Keep an eye on just how much caffeine you're getting with this handy chart
If you’re inclined to overlook tender toenails or dried skin on your feet, think again. Neglecting your feet – the most used but often abused part of your body – can lead to chronic problems that can keep you out of action for weeks. While you should always see your doctor for any serious foot foibles, there are some simple steps you can take to keep your feet fit, and the rest of your body healthy.
After a long run like City2Surf, we have often pushed ourselves to our maximum fitness levels, and can sometimes want to take a break from running altogether for a period of time afterwards.
Fitting some exercise into your regular routine helps you manage your weight and supports your overall health. And taking some time out to slow down, regroup and settle that busy, buzzing mind can do wonders for your physical and psychological wellbeing.
The Live Well guide to lower back pain will help you identify what’s causing your pain and what your next steps should be.
When was the last time you ran? Not the type of running you do when you’re rushing after the kids or whizzing around the shops, but honest-to-goodness, break-a-sweat jogging. There are many reasons to give running a go. For starters, it’s one of the most portable, budget-friendly exercises on offer. All you need is a pair of running shoes and off you go. Secondly, you know how to do it.