Tag: physical health

We need to do more strength training

Photo: Tara Moore A new study of nearly 200,000 Australians reveals that nine out of 10 do not meet the guidelines of twice weekly strength...

How to live longer if you are a woman

In most countries in the world, women live longer than men. Women probably have a few things to thank for their longevity: - oestrogen has...

Turmeric and Osteoarthritis Pain Relief

Turmeric has been found by numerous studies to have a powerful anti inflammatory action. For those suffering from osteoarthritis, it can help decrease pain,...

Sitting versus standing

Evidence is growing to show that spending too much sitting increases your risk of diabetes, certain cancers, heart disease and early death. Many people know when...

Does hand sanitiser have a downside?

In a world ever increasingly aware of the spread of coughs, colds and other more nasty illnesses, it's understandable that many of us chose to...

Lowering blood sugar with apple cider vinegar

Elevated blood sugar can be a problem even for people who don’t have diabetes… it is believed to be a major cause of ageing...

Should we be bathing daily?

At least 80 per cent of Australians bathe or shower at least once daily. However, a hot daily shower can damage your skin, according to Associate Professor Stephen...

Plants in your bedroom to help you sleep better

If you have trouble sleeping at night, there are lots of benefits to having more plants in your home including: Better air quality Reduced stress and anxiety Better smell Headache...

We need to look after our kidneys better

Most of us underestimate the contribution our kidneys make to our good health. Kidneys are a feature-packed, highly efficient filtration and waste elimination system as well as the source...

Are cravings a flag that we need that food?

We have all experienced an intense desire to consume a particular food at some time. In fact, one study of more than 1,000 people...

Eight hours is enough sleep from middle age

Sleep is vital for good health but more of it may not always be better for everyone. Research recently published in the journal Neurology...

Exercise safely in the heat

Exercise alone can be hard, but exercising in the heat is a whole lot harder. According to Howard Carter, Research Associate at the University of Western Australia and...

Learn to fall asleep In under 1 minute every night

Learn the “4-7-8″ breathing technique This method was developed by a wellness practitioner, Harvard-educated Dr. Andrew Weil, who studies meditation, breathing, and how it can be used to...