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Healthy Heart – Know Your Risks

Monday, 22 February 2016

While there is no one cause of heart disease, there are a number of risk factors – and the more risk factors you have, the greater the chance of a heart attack or stroke. In many cases, heart disease shows no visible symptoms, and it may be too late before faced with the consequences. Yet if we all took time to better understand the risks, we may all have a better chance at preventing it.

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The Juice on Juicing

Thursday, 28 January 2016

A decade ago, juicing was considered a diet fad or something done only by extreme health nuts. These days, there is a juice bar on every corner. So what is juicing and why is it suddenly so popular? And are the many health claims fact or fiction? Some of the many questions we explore in this article, along with some potential food-medication interactions that should be considered by those with existing health conditions.

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Nutrition for Healthy Ageing

Monday, 18 January 2016

As we age our appetite and lifestyles can dramatically change and this can affect the types and amounts of foods we eat. A loss of appetitie or struggle to prepare meals means many older people are simply not getting enough essential vitamins, minerals and fibres. It is important to use every meal and snack as a chance to get optimum nutrition – and we share some simple suggestions to help you maintain healthy eating habits as you grow older.

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The Benefits of Resistance Training

Wednesday, 06 January 2016

The start of the New Year is often the time we commit to starting a new exercise program or embarking on a healthier lifestyle – yet all too often we falter in our efforts. The good news is that improving your fitness does not means hours sweating it out at the gym. Learn more about the benefits of basic resistance training – a simple exercise program you can manage with minimal effort and minimal cost yet maximum benefits.

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Living with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Monday, 09 November 2015

ASD is a complex neurobiological disorder that typically lasts throughout a person’s lifetime. People with ASD have difficulties with social and communication skills, which are often accompanied by behavioural challenges.Read More
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Living with Osteoporosis

Monday, 09 November 2015

Osteoporosis is a disease that makes bones become brittle, leading to a higher risk of breaks than normal. As bones become thinner and less dense, even a minor bump or fall can cause a serious fracture. So one of the most critical issues is preventing a fall.

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Living with Parkinson’s Disease

Monday, 09 November 2015

Parkinson’s Disease is a progressive neurological condition that affects people from all walks of life. It is generally described as a “movement disorder” with tremors, slowness of movement, muscle rigidity and instability as the four key symptoms. While living with Parkinson's can be challenging, it is not a death sentence and with the right support and the right tools you can live a full and active life.

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Preventing Falls - An Insight

Thursday, 08 October 2015

Falls are a major cause of injury for older people and can cause serious injury. Falls can be prevented with simple safety measures in the home and outside.

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Cognitive Aids

Thursday, 08 October 2015

Support is vital for people with cognitive impairment or dementia and the help of families, friends and carers can make a positive difference to managing the condition.Read More
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After a Stroke

Tuesday, 06 October 2015

Every year thousands of Australians and their families are affected by strokes, with long term effects ranging in severity and permanency. Support and understanding plus intensive rehabilitation can always improve a stroke survivor's quality of life.Read More

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