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The Suburban Person’s Everest

Every year, tens of thousands of runners around the world tackle marathons, otherwise known somewhat scornfully as “the suburban person’s Everest”. But what drives them to put their bodies to the limit to complete the 42.2km endurance test? The question is compounded by the surprising number of people who accept the challenge in older age.   For me, it had never been my ambition to... Read more

How Much is Your Health Insurance Increasing By?

It’s a new year and we all know what that means...Health Insurance premium increases are coming. If you’ve got health cover, you can scroll down to see what your fund’s average increase will be. They range from under 2% to almost 6%! But it’s also going to be a big year for changes to Health Insurance, so you need to know what’s coming. Here is what is changing: All policies cat... Read more

10 Summer Health Tips

Now that we are week into summer, here are 10 Summer Health Tips Hydrate Good ol’ H20 keeps your bones and muscles healthy but also helps you maintain weight and fuels your body throughout the day. Eat Fresh Those canned fruits and veggies are convenient in that they take forever to go off, but they’re also often loaded with sugar, sodium and other preservatives. Eating fresh fr... Read more

November is Prostate Awareness Month

Prostate Awareness Month is an opportunity for all to focus on the most commonly diagnosed cancer in men in Australia. If you’re a man and 50, you should be talking to your doctor about PSA testing.   Check out these statistics about prostate cancer. Signs and symptoms could include A need to urinate frequently, especially at night Difficulty starting urination or... Read more

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is an opportunity for all to focus on breast cancer and its impact on those affected by the disease in our communities. A lot of people think breast cancer only affects women, but men are affected too. Check out these statistics: Statistics from from AIHW Early detection is still key into treating breast cancer in both women and men. Symptoms f... Read more

What the Coming Health Insurance Changes Mean for You

The Federal Government has successfully passed “a wide ranging package of reforms” to Private Health Insurance that will come into effect by April 1 next year. Will this mean a drop in your insurance premiums? The short answer is: It all depends. HERE’S WHAT SOME OF THE LATEST CHANGES MIGHT MEAN FOR YOU Change #1: All policies categorised Every hospital policy will have to be... Read more

5 Habits to Be Healthier as You Age

There is no fountain of youth that will make us young forever, but that doesn’t mean we have to be unhealthy as we age! We can age well and level up to be our best selves. HERE ARE 5 HEALTHY HABITS TO THAT YOU CAN START SO YOU CAN BE HEALTHIER AS YOU AGE Daily Walking Ritual - regardless of your age or fitness level, walking is good for you. It is low impact, can reduce stiffness and ... Read more

10 Anti-Ageing Foods

We can all grow old gracefully but that doesn’t mean we can’t get a little help from what we put in our bodies along the way. Here are 10 foods that help us age gracefully. Olive Oil: the antioxidants, polyphenols, may help fight against age related diseases like heart disease   Leafy Greens: the high vitamin C contained in kale may protect against premature ageing and other leafy ... Read more

13 Benefits of Walking

For some, high impact workouts and strength training aren’t in the cards, but you can still get a work out by walking. Here are 13 benefits of walking. Low impact. Walking up to 10,000 steps a day is a key to maintaining health. Find out more at 10000steps.org.au. Reduces arthritis pain. It helps reduce the inflammation and stiffness in your joints. Improves mental attitude. Daily wal... Read more

Come On Get Happy

If you woke up on the wrong side of the bed of the today, don’t blame that innocent cup of coffee you may or may not have consumed yet. As we get older the testosterone, estrogen and progesterone shifts and it messes with our moods. A bad night’s sleep and diet can also give you the bad mood blues but if you want fix your bad attitude, check out some of these happy fixes! Vitamin B-Comple... Read more