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.
Chances are you’ve taken a natural therapy in your lifetime and you might have swallowed them down without a second thought, but as with any healthy decision, it’s important to stop and ask: is this safe for me?
Herbal tea has been used as a stress remedy for centuries and is often considered to have a calming effect on the mind, body and soul. The process of drinking the tea itself is relaxing and the heat of the beverage works to soothe you.
A back problem that causes you pain can be extremely uncomfortable. It can make your mood feel lower, and it can be hard to carry on with things. But some things can help and here are a few things you could try.
Australian researchers have found that not getting a good night’s sleep, will have women of child-bearing age reaching for fattier foods to help them through the day and this could impact their child’s future health.
Yolande Hart from Perth, Western Australia, says she wants to spearhead a new lifestyle movement that empowers women age 38-plus to take control of their ageing and learn how to ‘live young’ again.
Following the broadcast of the ABC’s Four Corners episode last Monday night on complementary medicines, the Australian Government funded organisation NPS MedicineWise, is reminding people to take these medicines with care.
Hypertension is a medical term meaning high blood pressure and while it is common among adults, it can also affect some children. High blood pressure usually requires treatment with medication, as well as lifestyle changes.
CSIRO will use data from the country’s largest diet survey to look at the role food consumption contributes to our environmental footprint, as well as providing people with a score indicating the nutritional quality of their eating habits.
For many women, the motivation to exercise comes from wanting to lose weight. However, it’s important to know that the benefits of exercise run much deeper than simply dropping a dress size.
In 2016, it is estimated that there will be 130470 cancers diagnosed in Australia and 47,380 people will die from cancer in Australia but according to the World Health Organization (WHO), at least one third of cancers are preventable.
Your vagina is home to huge populations of micro-organisms. But know that these tiny organisms are actually vital for the health of your vagina and your health overall, and it’s important to get the balance right.
Many of us will experience a longer illness at some point in our lives. If you’re recovering from illness, pat yourself on the back, be patient and try these helpful tips.
If you’re a diehard coffee aficionado, you may worry about the impact that your daily cup (or cups!) of coffee are having upon your teeth. But there are ways you can keep your smile white and bright while still enjoying your favourite brew.
It’s a common adage that carrots are good for your eyes. But is that really true? As Easter approaches, the peak professional body for optometrists in Australia addresses the question, and lists the top ten foods that will boost your eye health and help you protect them from eye disease.