A simple conversation amongst two mates about the disappearance of the moustache in 2003 led to an idea that resulted in Movember. 18 years later, Movember has campaigns in 21 countries and has raised more than $730 million to fund over 1250 men’s health programs.
The three key men’s health issues that Movember focuses on are prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health, and suicide prevention.
What Movember is doing to help men
Movember is the leading charity changing the face of men’s health. Men are dying on average six years earlier than...
This month of August is Tradie National Health Month. So to all the tradie’s out there listen up. We know it’s hard work being a tradie. Waking up at dawn, getting straight into a physically demanding job, and the prolonged strain on the body over long hours, this all adds up.
So, it’s not surprising that according to statistics from Safe Work Australia in 2016 “labourers accounted for the highest percentage of serious musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) claims with the highest frequency rate”. This was three times higher than the rate of all employees.
National Pain Week 2021
National Pain Week runs from 26 July – 1st August. It’s organised each year by Chronic Pain Australia to support the needs of the many Australian’s living with some form of chronic pain. There are 1 in 5 Australians who live with chronic pain – including adolescents and children. This includes 1 in 3 people over the age of 65.
Living with chronic pain can be a very lonely experience. Many people feel isolated and think that no one really understands. Carers looking after...
Do you find yourself feeling like you’re all knotted up? Feel like you have a huge knot in your back? Muscle knots are incredibly common but common doesn’t mean they are normal or harmless. Found in your back, shoulders, and neck, they are a stiff band of muscle that has a hard knob in the center, known as the trigger point. The pain can pop up spontaneously or when the trigger point is pressed. But in all cases, muscle knots cause pain to radiate beyond the trigger point into the surrounding muscles.
National Pain Week 2019
National Pain Week runs from 22-28 July. It’s organised each year by Chronic Pain Australia to support the needs of the many Australian’s living with some form of chronic pain.
Living with chronic pain can be a very lonely experience. Many people feel isolated and think that no one really understands. Carers looking after a family member or friend who lives with chronic pain play an important role in making sure that a person’s chronic pain is managed correctly.
What is pain?
Pain is an...
Breathing is affected by air quality, sudden changes in the weather and extreme weather conditions. While these changes may be noticeable if you have a respiratory condition, they can affect all people. You may notice that it’s easier to breathe in certain weather conditions or temperatures.
The lungs are amazing organs, evolved to warm and humidify inhaled air to body temperature and humidity without damaging tissue.
This warming and humidification of the air occurs rapidly, starting in the mouth and nose reaching the body temperature and 100% humidity before the air gets too deep into...
There’s more to strong glute muscles than aesthetics. Your glutes – the minimus, medius, and Maximus – are the largest and strongest muscles in your body. These three muscles work together to abduct, rotate, and extend the hip.
Without your glutes, you simply would not be able to stand up. You wouldn’t be able to walk, run, jump or even sit.
The glutes are designed to be powerful and strong. They join the upper body to the lower body creating a postural chain and control everything...
Trochanteric bursitis frequently causes pain and tenderness of the outer hip and thigh. Bursitis of the hip is the most common cause of hip pain. It makes it difficult for those affected to lie on the involved side, frequently causing difficulty sleeping. It also causes a dull, burning pain on the outer hip and thigh. Consequently, the pain is worse with excessive walking, exercise, or stair climbing.
The ischial bursa is located in the upper buttock area. Ischial bursitis can cause dull pain in this area that is...
Life is full of unknowns. Taking simple and practical steps now can get you ready for life at any age.
According to the World Health Organisation, musculoskeletal conditions that reduce mobility, dexterity, and functional ability, are the second largest cause of disability worldwide. Musculoskeletal conditions can have a damaging effect on your quality of life. These conditions affect your ability to participate in work, social activities, and sports. In Australia, 3.7 million people reported back problems in 2015 alone.
With these statistics and the burden of low...
Sporting teams across Australia are well into their seasons, therefore common sports injuries are occurring during training and games. Players are going faster and harder to position themselves in a good position after the first few rounds.
It’s important that from the beginning of the season that players listen to their bodies. Likewise, coaches shouldn’t push players beyond their physical limits. It’s also important to put into place the correct First Aid procedures for sports injuries when they occur.
Football, rugby, soccer, and netball are all at risk of the same...