Living a sedentary lifestyle is a major risk factor for a variety of health complications including obesity, heart disease and some cancers, contributing to over three million preventable deaths every year. Sitting too much can be the result of a variety of factors; from working in an office job which requires you to be at a desk all day, to basing most recreational activities inside (such as watching television), injuries […]
The statistics around heart disease are quite startling; every 12 minutes an Australian dies from heart disease, heart disease kills three times as many women as breast cancer and seven in ten Australians have at least one risk factor for heart disease. Heart disease and its risk factors can also be completely silent, with no signs or symptoms, it is imperative to be aware of how healthy your heart is. […]
There are hundreds of types of arthritis, all of which affect the musculoskeletal system causing inflammation in the joints, leading to pain and limited mobility. Arthritis is the leading cause of disability and chronic pain, after back pain, in Australia and can mean a diminished quality of life for those who suffer from it. Fortunately, there are some simple life choices which can help protect your joints and prevent the […]
Getting a sub-par night’s sleep can result in a feeling of sluggishness, an inability to process complex thoughts and situations and leave you grumpy. These are not the only consequences of a bad night’s sleep however, with a consistent lack of proper sleep leading to some serious risk factors of heart disease; including high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity. How Much Sleep Do You Need? While everyone is different, […]
Sleep is vital to our health and wellbeing. Without the right amount of consistent, quality sleep, the human body is unable to perform to its optimal level. Unfortunately, a lack of quality sleep is all too common a problem in Australia with studies showing nearly 50% of adults experience inadequate duration and depth of sleep. One of the first signs of a poor night’s sleep is waking up feeling sluggish, […]
Better heart health = better life quality Your heart is probably the hardest-working muscle in your body. With each beat, this fist-sized organ pumps blood to every cell from your head to your toes. That blood carries vital nutrients and oxygen to all your cells, then collects waste products and toxins so that they can be eliminated.