Community service organisation Uniting is one of the Local Area Co-ordinators for the NDIS in NSW (the other NSW LAC is St Vincent de Paul), helping eligible applicants transition to their First Plan and for some people, working with them to choose their supports.
Most people find it impossible to stick to a New Year’s Resolution related to improving their health and fitness. But there are some pretty simple and inexpensive ways to get fit this year and you may even have a little fun along the way.
Because everyone is different, Behavioural Scientists at the CSIRO have developed a short online survey to help dieters to understand how their personality may influence their eating habits and weight loss efforts.
If this is the year you want to create a significant change in your life or you want to reach for that goal you’ve always dreamed of, the following 9 evidence-based tips will help you succeed in setting an effective goal for 2017.
Being healthy and living well is important at any age. But as we grow older, it can be trickier to respond to certain things in our life as we always have done. Here are some top tips to keep you feeling healthy, fit, and strong as you get older.
Neglecting your oral health can have a real impact on your general health and well-being. In addition to the impact on physical health, dental problems can impact psychological and social well-being, so it’s vital to love your teeth at every stage of your life.
With the holiday season approaching, life can get pretty busy, so how do you find the time to take care of your health? It turns out that healthy choices, even a quick two minutes in the kitchen, can give you some big rewards.
Sleep apnoea can lead to high blood pressure, stroke, irregular heartbeats, heart attacks and diabetes. There’s a new anti-snoring device available however, the prohibitive cost will keep the device out of the reach of those who need it most.
Priceline Pharmacy now stocks the Smile Makers range of vibrators and lubricants for women. Smile Makers is the only brand of vibrator that cannot be found in adult shops, but rather, is stocked in mainstream outlets.
Here are some tried and tested ways I have learned to help reduce my chances of illness, fatigue and sluggishness, and avoid unnecessary weight gain while travelling! Dr Samantha Clarke, clinical psychologist & personal trainer, shares her insights.
Even though eating and training right aren’t the only aspects involved in achieving your dream body, there are also a number of rumors and myths that can confuse bodybuilders.
Soccer moms are awesome for the way they take large chunks of time out of their lives to help their children however, they tend to have very little time in their own lives for exercise.
Providing care to an elderly person is enormously rewarding. However, it can also be physically draining. That’s why it’s essential that caregivers should also take an occasional respite from these responsibilities.
The CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet is the only diet on the market that is scientifically proven and because research shows that people are more likely to stick to a program if there is an incentive, members are given a full refund when they successfully complete the program.
Being healthy is not all about going to the gym or doing heavy workouts. We get it, you don’t want a muscular body, you just want to be healthy. So, here are some other ways you can get your dose of health and happiness every day.
When it comes to eating to improve your memory, it’s all in the mind – that is, a diet called the MIND diet. The MIND diet is a way of eating that highlights foods and nutrients that are strongly linked with protecting the brain, as backed by science.
We know that hormones govern the menstrual cycle and key points of reproductive life such as puberty, pregnancy and menopause, but how much do they affect other parts of life – such as sleep?
Whether you play on a computer, a console or a mobile device, a painful neck at some point is all but a certainty. If you’re serious about staying with gaming, you need to take steps before the problem gets out of hand.
When you are trying to work out the best way to get fit and lose some weight through healthy eating, you will soon discover that there are a daunting range of diet options available, which can make it hard to choose the right one for your goals and needs.
While it might be tempting to add impact or the wow factor to your Halloween costume with novelty or decorative contact lenses, there are many dangers to be aware of which could lead to a scarier end to Halloween than expected.
You may be surprised to know that heart disease is the number-one cause of death for women over 50 years of age. In fact, women are four times more likely to die from heart disease than breast cancer.
There is no one magic solution available to send your metabolism into overdrive. Supporting your metabolism with the right food is the key to getting the best out of your body, so here is a look at what should be on your shopping list.
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal disorder. PCOS is quite common, affecting between 12-18% of women of reproductive age and up to 21% of women in some high-risk groups, such as Indigenous women.
Standing on your feet all day can cause serious problems for many people. Whether you stand long hours for your job, or for recreational reasons, you need to make sure that you do everything you can to relieve as much stress on your feet as possible.
Laser eye surgery is one of those things that people think they’ll get to…later in life. For now, there are just so many more things to worry about. However, there are strong reasons to get the procedure done, sooner than later.
In addition to menopause, there are a number of other triggers for vaginal dryness such as childbirth, breastfeeding, radiation therapy or chemotherapy, immune system problems, hormone treatments with anti-oestrogens, the removal of the ovaries and excessive genital hygiene.
It’s hard to come by exact figures for how many people suffer from dietary intolerances and allergies. One thing we do know is that a lot of people have them without knowing. We also know that the number of diagnosed cases is increasing as awareness grows.
Renowned among dieters for working weight-loss wonders, the benefits of low-carb diets go way beyond whittling your waistline to improving overall metabolic health and helping your body to perform at its peak.
Whether you are a ‘glass half-full’ kind of person can say a lot about your health and your life choices as well. Don’t believe it? Then you should look at some of the research on the topic – it might surprise you.
Jean Hailes naturopath Sandra Villella explains, there are healthy ways to snack and unhealthy ways to snack. “The best snacks for brain health keep your energy stable throughout the day, rather than on a rollercoaster ride of ups and downs.”
Australasia’s largest and best known garden business Yates, has introduced a healthy new fundraising initiative for schools and clubs called ‘RAISE A PATCH’. The initiative provides a new way for kids to raise much needed funds.
Little Dreamers, Australia’s leading organisation for young carers, has launched a campaign around this month’s Census to get a more accurate understanding of the true number of young carers in Australia.
University of Southern Queensland’s first ever Functional Foods Festival being held from 8 to 11 August 2016, will showcase the importance of what is and could be grown in the region to provide health benefits to communities.
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Erectile Dysfunction (ED) is surprisingly common, and not just among older men. ED can also be a symptom of a much more serious health issue and therefore, it is important to address the issue early on and to encourage your partner to seek a diagnosis and treatment.
One in five women experience it and it’s a topic that women want to know more about. So we sit down with Jean Hailes for Women’s Health gynaecologist Dr Elizabeth Farrell and ask the questions that you’ve been wanting to know.
Most women have their own go-to treatment when they feel that first sign or twinge of pain, but it’s important to assess all your period pain management options, to ensure you’re getting the best, safest and most effective treatment for you.
Maybe you and your colleagues usually get a coffee, soda, or donut as a quick pick-me-up at work. Here are some ideas for snacks that contain the nutrients and vitamins best for fighting off the afternoon slump.
Christine Cronau is a Nutritionist, bestselling Author, and Speaker who has just launched her latest book, Bring Back The Fat. She has transformed her body and her health and spent over ten years researching the facts about food and fats.
Adding a few tablespoons to your daily diet could be one of the easiest ways to improve your health. And when you take your bottle of coconut oil out of the kitchen you can find out other surprising uses for it around the house.