Category Archives: Wellness

04 Dec 2023

How to manage Christmas stress

For some of us Christmas is a happy and special time of year, for others it is pure stress. The big build up of expectations to enjoying the holiday with family, family dysfunction, the financial strain, pressure to entertain the kids while on school holidays, managing your own stress, anxiety or other psychological, physical and…

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28 Nov 2023

Recognizing Burnout

Recognizing Burnout In the relentless pace of our lives, it’s easy to dismiss the subtle signs of burnout amidst the chaos. This article seeks to shine a light on the crucial importance of recognizing burnout, moving beyond its often-underestimated impact on our well-being. Burnout transcends the occasional stresses of work or a hectic schedule; it’s…

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20 Nov 2023

Alcohol and Health

Alcohol and Health Everyone is affected by alcohol differently. Additionally, drinking is never completely without risks. For this reason it is good to have an understanding of recommendations around alcohol intake to make an informed choice. This article summarises Australian guidelines around alcohol consumption. Recommendations for healthy* adults in Australia are: 1. No more than…

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14 Nov 2023

Eating healthy is a lifelong journey

Eating healthy is a lifelong journey Different stages of our life have different nutritional requirements. Just as it was important to eat well as a baby or a child, it is also important to eat well over 50. Here’s how we can do that… As we age our lifestyle can change and our appetite may…

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31 Oct 2023

Being unfit or having excess fat- which one is worse?

In todays health and wellness landscape, a prevalent concept being discussed is known as the “obesity paradox.” What does this term entail, you might wonder? The obesity paradox questions the conventional belief that a higher BMI automatically leads to an elevated risk of chronic diseases and, ultimately, mortality. This conventional wisdom has been widely embraced for a considerable period.

Our 4th year Clinical Exercise Physiology student, Sarah Pike, discusses this concept.

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16 Oct 2023

Muscle – the organ of longevity!

We are all pretty aware these days of the importance of exercise as we get older and the benefits we get both physically and mentally from regular exercise. What is less understood is the life changing benefits of preserving and building our muscle as we get older. Muscle is an incredible organ that has a…

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26 Sep 2023

Low Carbohydrate Diets and Type 2 Diabetes

If you have diabetes chances are you’ve heard of a low carb diet before. This article will discuss the premise behind this diet and some important considerations before trying it. Carbohydrates and Blood Sugar Level It’s not just sugar that impacts our blood sugar level. Any carbohydrate food, when eaten and digested, is broken down…

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06 Sep 2023

Returning to exercise after hysterectomy

Hysterectomy is one of the most common types of elective surgeries for Australian women, however it’s not exactly the most talked about! We tend to understand that there is a period of rehabilitation after any major abdominal surgery, but it can be challenging to know where to seek help on how and when to return to physical activities.

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30 Aug 2023

Food Myth – Reduced fat milk has added sugar

Are you confused about which dairy milk to drink – full cream, reduced fat, skim? You’re not alone. Is it the fat content that worries you? Or have you heard that sugar is added to skim milk? Maybe you’re not sure which is better for you nutritionally? Let us try and clear up a few of the unknowns.

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