March 13, 2019

5 Lifestyle Tips To Help Prevent Arthritis

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[1] 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
March 22, 2019

5 Heart Friendly Exercises

The benefits of regular exercise are almost innumerable. From making us feel happy, maintaining a healthy weight, socialising with others and reducing our risk of a myriad diseases, exercising seems to be a cure-all for almost any ailment. And exercising regularly is particularly important for your heart in order to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, lower your blood pressure and keep your cholesterol levels healthy[1]. The Australian Physical Activity
March 27, 2019

Is It Time For A Heart Health Check?

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[1]. 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.
April 15, 2019

Why Sitting Too Much Is Seriously Bad For Your Health

Living a sedentary lifestyle is a major risk factor for a variety of health complications including obesity, heart disease and some cancers[1], contributing to over three million preventable deaths every year[2]. 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
April 16, 2019

5 Arthritis Relieving Stretches You Can Do At Your Desk

For people with arthritis, sitting at a desk for long periods of time can give a more literal meaning to the expression “working stiff.” A common symptom in most types of arthritis is inflammation and stiffness in the joints, which can be exacerbated by the lack of movement that often comes with a desk job. The sensation is sometimes described as a “gelling” or gradual firming of the joints.[1] The
April 23, 2019

Finding The Right Yoga Class For You

With so many different styles of yoga available it can be overwhelming when trying to find the right one for you. However, given the myriad of health benefits of practicing yoga regularly, many agree that it’s well worth the hunt. The practice is especially kind to stiff achy joints. Recent studies have shown that yoga can help to improve flexibility and function in joints as well as lower stress levels,
May 3, 2019

The Benefits Of Working With a Personal Trainer At Any Age

Fitness goals can fall by the wayside at any stage of life. Injuries and changing physical conditions can make it particularly tough to commit to an exercise plan. Personal trainers can work with people at all fitness levels. They are fitness professionals who are trained to cater to people with secondary conditions such as arthritis.[1] Below are a few of the many benefits of working with a personal trainer, regardless
July 18, 2019

4 simple food swaps that to help keep your energy levels up

Wish your energy levels were higher? It all starts with your cells… If you regularly wake up tired, and then end each day sprawled out on the couch, you’ve probably wished for more energy. To make that happen, it helps to understand your body’s energy-production process. If you zoom in to a cellular level, you’ll find that every single cell in your body contains several little organelles called mitochondria.