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Men’s Health Week 14-20 June 2021

Men’s Health Week 14-20 June 2021

In most countries, including Australia, the health status of men is generally poorer than that of females. A boy born in 2010 has a life expectancy of 78 years while a girl could expect to live to 82.3 years old. At every stage of life, more males have accidents, more males take their own lives, and more males suffer from lifestyle-related health conditions than females at the same age.

Men, however, are less frequent visitors to GP’s and there is a perception that they don’t care about health. Another perception is...

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Bowel Cancer Awareness Month

June is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month. Bowel cancer is a common diagnosis in Australia. It is potentially one of the most preventable cancers through the early detection of abnormalities from screening. It can affect any part of the colon or rectum and may also be referred to as colon or rectal cancer, depending on where the cancer is located.

Bowel Cancer Australia’s signature event is to raise awareness of Australia’s second deadliest cancer and funds for the leading community-funded charity.  Additionally, it is dedicated to prevention, early diagnosis, research, and quality treatment. As a result, they...

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Spinal Health Week

Spinal Health Week

From today May 25-31 is Spinal Health Week.  It’s important to raise awareness about spinal health. By participating in spinal health week you can make a huge impact on improving your overall health and wellbeing.

The spine is a truly amazing part of the human body. It is one of the differentiating factors that define humans. The spine has three important functions:

  • To support the weight of the body
  • To provide flexibility for movement,
  • And to protect nerve roots and fibres and form a protective surrounding for the spinal cord.

“According to the Institute of Health & Welfare,...

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Interesting facts about the spine

The Spine

The spine is a truly amazing part of the human body. It is one of the differentiating factors that define humans. The spine has three important functions:

  • To support the weight of the body
  • To provide flexibility for movement,
  • And to protect nerve roots and fibres and form a protective surrounding for the spinal cord.

 

We’ve gathered together the following fascinating facts about our brilliant backbones:

  1. When we’re born, our spines consist of 33 individual vertebrae. In a newborn baby, the vertebrae begin as cartilage. It usually only become fully made up of bone (a process called “ossification”) by...

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Consider a Chiro

Consider a Chiro

The Australian Chiropractors Association’s new campaign is called “Consider a Chiro” and is part of Spinal Health Week (17-23 August). Australians are asked to consider a chiropractor for ailments such as back pain, neck pain and headaches.

Having these health issues can greatly impact the quality of life of a sufferer. For instance, simple daily activities can be difficult to complete. Back pain, neck pain, and headaches are the most common with people believing they’re a normal part of life.

When it comes to caring for your...

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Meniscus Injury

Meniscus Injury

The knee is one of the most complex joints in the human body. As many sports place extreme stress on the knee, it is also one of the most common sites for sports injury, meniscus being one of them.

Knee joint

The knee is a hinge joint, structured to perform two principal actions, flexion (bending) and extension (straightening). The muscles which act at the knee are predominantly the quadriceps (extension) and the hamstrings (flexion).

Meniscus tear is a common injury that affects the knee joint. The meniscus...

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The differences between Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoarthritis

The differences between Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoarthritis

Arthritis is an umbrella term used to describe inflammation of the joints. However, there are different kinds of arthritis, including rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and osteoarthritis (OA).

Although RA and OA both affect your joints, they’re very different forms of the same broader condition. RA is an autoimmune condition, where OA is primarily a degenerative joint condition.

Rheumatoid Arthritis

RA is an autoimmune disorder, which means your body attacks itself. If you have RA, your body interprets the soft lining...

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Move more, sit less, every day!

More than half of all Australian adults are not active enough and need to move more.

Physical inactivity is the second greatest contributor, behind tobacco smoking, to the cancer burden in Australia. To move more and be physically active, therefore limiting your sedentary behaviour every day, is essential for your health and well-being.

 

The basics.

Physical activity – any activity that gets your body moving, makes your breathing become quicker and your heart beat faster. You can be physically active in many different ways, at any time of day.

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National Skin Cancer Action Week, 17-23 November, 2019

Two out of three Australians will be diagnosed with skin cancer by the age of 70 so this week is an important reminder to use sun protection and to know the importance of early detection for all Australians.

Each year more than 2000 people in Australia die from skin cancer and the Cancer Council estimates that Australia spends more than $1 billion per year treating skin cancer.

Most skin cancers can be prevented by the use of good sun protection. During National Skin Cancer Action Week, all Australians are urged to...

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cycling

Cycling tips for beginners

So, you want to take up cycling. That’s great. Now you’ll need some cycling tips. Cycling has so many health benefits like improving mental health, it builds muscle, boosts brainpower and promotes better sleep. Cycling should also be fun. We’ve compiled some useful cycling tips for beginners to make cycling safer and more enjoyable.

 

  1. Set your seat height right

Of all the cycling tips out there, this one is pretty important. Experiencing pain in the front of your knee? Your seat might be too low, causing you to under-extend during your...

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