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Obesity has become the new normal but it’s still a health risk

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Exercise is good for you, no matter what your weight. Pressmaster/Shutterstock Nike’s London store recently introduced a plus-sized mannequin to display its active clothing range which goes up to a size 32. The mannequin triggered...

We’re not just living for longer – but we’re staying healthier for longer, too

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Improvements in heart health accounted for more than half of the improvements in our overall health. From shutterstock.com In the 12 years to 2015, life expectancy in Australia increased by 2.3 years for men (to...

How to Stay in Shape at Any Age

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A lot of people wonder if it's possible to stay in good shape whatever their age, but by combining multiple elements, it's more than possible – it's something we should all be striving for!...

7 Impressive Health Benefits Of Clinical Pilates

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Pilates, a physical fitness program developed by a German named Joseph Pilates is a favourite exercise regimen of many health enthusiasts. It offers tons of benefits and is a safe form of exercise that...
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Diseases through the decades – here’s what to look out for in your 40s,...

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You’re another year older but that doesn’t have to mean poorer health. Lorene Farrugia Many diseases develop and become more likely as we age. Here are some of the most common conditions, and how you...
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Infrared sauna is no better for your health than traditional sauna: busting a common...

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People often enjoy sauna as a social activity.  From shutterstock.com If you follow wellness trends, you might’ve come across the claim that an infrared sauna, which heats the body with light, is better for you than a...
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Being in nature is good for learning, here’s how to get kids off screens...

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It takes effort and imagination, but the benefits are many.  from www.shutterstock.com Contrary to the belief we Aussies are a nature-loving outdoor nation, research suggests we’re spending less and less time outdoors. This worrying trend is also...
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Health Check: how much physical activity is enough in older age?

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Physical activity is just as important for people over 65 as anyone else. Andrey Popov/Shutterstock We all know making physical activity a regular habit is important for health and well-being. But health promotion messages are...
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Five lifestyle changes to enhance your mood and mental health

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Getting a good dose of nature can boost your mental health.  Marion Michelle When someone is diagnosed with a mental health disorder such as depression or anxiety, first line treatments usually include psychological therapies and medication. What’s not...
I’ve Always Wondered: Why Do Our Muscles Stiffen As We Age?

I’ve Always Wondered: why do our muscles stiffen as we age?

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Muscle stiffness is a common complaint among older people.  From shutterstock.com Why do our muscles get stiffer as we get older? At the age of 65, I’m immensely grateful I can maintain an active lifestyle...