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Managing your health

health assessment if you are at risk of developing chronic disease (one in your late 40s) health assessment if you are at risk of heart disease; cholesterol checks; health assessment if you have a high risk of developing type 2 diabetes (every three years). If you are over 50, it is important to have the tests above as well as to have:

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Healthy eating

(1 days ago) National health survey: first results, 2017–18, 2019, Australian Bureau of Statistics Eating away from home, 2015, Eat for Health, Department of Health, Australian Government. Fat, 2015, Eat for Health, Department of Health, Australian Government. Healthy meal and snack ideas, 2015, Eat for Health, Department of Health, Australian Government.

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Work and your health

(7 days ago) The most common health issues for office workers include musculoskeletal injuries such as repetitive strain injury (RSI). The rate of injury is highest in younger workers. Contributing factors may include job inexperience, lack of adequate training, and a tendency to work in jobs that present an increased risk of injury, such as retail.

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Body mass index calculator for adults

(8 days ago) It is only an approximate measure of the best weight for your health. This calculator is designed for men and women over the age of 18. A healthy BMI for an adult is between 20 and 25. For older Australians over the age of 74 years, your general health may be more important than being mildly overweight.

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Cycling

(Just Now) Cycling and specific health issues. Cycling can improve both physical and mental health, and can reduce the chances of experiencing many health problems. Obesity and weight control. Cycling is a good way to control or reduce weight, as it raises your metabolic rate, builds muscle and burns body fat.

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Muscles

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Soccer

(9 days ago) Health benefits of playing soccer Soccer can be a great workout and lots of fun. The health benefits include that it: increases aerobic capacity and cardiovascular health; lowers body fat and improves muscle tone ; builds strength, flexibility and endurance; increases muscle and bone strength

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Running and jogging

(2 days ago) Health benefits of running and jogging. Regular running or jogging offers many health benefits. Running can: help to build strong bones, as it is a weight bearing exercise; strengthen muscles; improve cardiovascular fitness; burn plenty of kilojoules; help maintain a healthy weight. Running versus jogging. The difference between running and

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Eye injuries

(3 days ago) Your elected occupational health and safety (OH&S) representative and your workplace OH&S coordinator WorkSafe Victoria. Tel. (03) 9641 1555 or 1800 136 089 (toll free) – for general enquiries; WorkSafe Victoria Emergency Response Line Tel. 13 23 60 – to report serious workplace emergencies (24 hours, 7 days)

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Herbal medicine

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Claustrophobia

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Electromagnetic fields (EMF) and health issues

(1 days ago) Department of Health, Radiation Safety Team Tel. 1300 767 469; Things to remember. Electromagnetic fields (EMF) are generated in the vicinity of power lines, mobile phones, mobile phone towers, broadcast towers and similar transmitters. Whether or not EMF can harm human health is a controversial issue.

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Rib injuries

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Organic food

(9 days ago) Organic farming is the production of food without the use of synthetic chemicals or genetically modified components. Organic foods are not necessarily completely chemical free, but the pesticide residues will be considerably lower than those found in produce manufactured with synthetic chemicals.

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Nutrition needs when you’re over 65

(1 days ago) The guidelines were developed by the National Health and Medical Research Council, with input from many food and nutrition experts, as well as members of the community. They are based on the best available science about the types and amounts of foods and dietary patterns that may promote health and wellbeing, and reduce the risk of diet-related

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The dangers of sitting: why

(9 days ago) Australian Health Survey: Physical activity, 2011–2012 [], 2013, Australian Bureau of Statistics.; Ekelund U, Steene-Johannessen J, Brown WJ, et al. 2016, ‘ Does physical activity attenuate, or even eliminate, the detrimental association of sitting time with mortality? A harmonised meta-analysis of data from more than 1 million men and women ’, The Lancet, vol. 388, pp. 1302–10.

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Physical activity – setting yourself goals

(7 days ago) Break down your ultimate health and fitness goal into small, specific and achievable mini-goals. Keep a training diary to monitor your progress. Always see your doctor for a medical check-up before starting any new fitness program, particularly if you are over 40 years, overweight, haven’t exercised in a long time or suffer from a chronic

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Skin explained

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Body mass index (BMI)

(6 days ago) When identifying health risk in adults, it is recommended that you combine your BMI classification with your waist circumference as a measurement of disease risk. Having fat around the abdomen or a ‘pot belly’, regardless of your body size, means you are more likely to develop certain obesity-related health

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Types of doctors and health professionals

(3 days ago) These health areas require the skills not only of doctors and nurses, but of other health professionals, such as physiotherapists, occupational therapists, dietitians and social workers. The combination of health professionals who look after your healthcare needs …

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Disease clusters

(3 days ago) Disease clusters [online], Department of Health Victoria – Environmental Health Unit. More information here.; Cancer clusters; information for the community (pdf) [online], Queensland Health. More information here.; Cardiovascular disease statistics [online], The Heart Foundation. More information here. 'Public requests for cancer cluster investigations: a survey of State Health departments

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Tai chi

(Just Now) Tai chi originated in ancient China. It is an effective exercise for health and wellbeing. Tai chi is a series of gentle, graceful movements designed to exercise the body and clear the mind.

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Health checks for men

(8 days ago) Health checks at home. Make health checks and staying well part of your regular routine. This will help you stay healthy and pick up potential problems early. Things you can do at home include: skin checks – check your skin regularly for unusual moles or freckles and look for any changes in the colour, size or shape of any spots. See your

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Swimming

(1 days ago) This can provide the health benefits of a vigorous workout as well as the fun and thrill of competition. The main strokes used in competitive swimming are breaststroke, freestyle, backstroke and butterfly. The distances swum in competition swimming can vary from 50 metres in a pool to much further distances in open water. Health benefits of

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Hughes syndrome

(2 days ago) Drug therapy to control other health problems, such as hypertension (high blood pressure) or diabetes, that may increase the risk of complications including stroke or heart attack; Regular medical check-ups to monitor the medications and reduce the risk of side effects: for example, blood thinners may cause uncontrolled bleeding in some cases

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Dance

(8 days ago) Health benefits of dancing. Dancing can be a way to stay fit for people of all ages, shapes and sizes. It has a wide range of physical and mental benefits including: improved condition of your heart and lungs; increased muscular strength, endurance and motor fitness; increased aerobic fitness; improved muscle tone and strength; weight management

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Tennis – health benefits

(9 days ago) Tennis is a good sport for maintaining health, fitness, strength and agility. It also has social and psychological benefits. You can play with a club or with friends and family as a social activity. Make sure you have plenty of fluids on hand and rehydrate regularly. Don’t overdo it. Mix up your physical activity with other low-impact sports.

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Health checks for women

(Just Now) Eye health checks for women. Eyesight tends to deteriorate with age. It is recommended that all women have an eye health check for glaucoma by the age of 40. (Glaucoma is a serious eye condition characterised by high fluid pressure within the eyeball.)

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How to eat healthily

(6 days ago) National health survey: first results, 2017–18, 2019, Australian Bureau of Statistics Eating away from home, 2015, Eat for Health, Department of Health, Australian Government. Fat, 2015, Eat for Health, Department of Health, Australian Government. Healthy meal and snack ideas, 2015, Eat for Health, Department of Health, Australian Government.

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Testicular self examination

(4 days ago) 9 health risks for boys and men and what to do about them. Did you know that deaths from injury are 2.6 times more common for men in Australia than women? That men are more likely to die from preventable diseases? While these statistics paint an alarming picture of Australian men’s health, the good news is we’ve got some practical, expert

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Body image

(1 days ago) Your body image is how you think and feel about your body. Body image involves your thoughts, perceptions, imagination and emotions. It may have little to do with your actual appearance. Although body image issues have traditionally been thought of as a women's health concern, they can affect people of all ages and genders.

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Reproductive system

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Down syndrome and health

(1 days ago) There are a number of significant health and medical issues that are more common in people with Down syndrome. In the past, the medical conditions associated with Down syndrome were responsible for a reduced life span.

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Chemicals in the home

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Salt

(1 days ago) The average Australian consumes almost double the amount of sodium they need for good health. The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) advises that Australian adults should aim to consume no more than one teaspoon (5 grams) of salt a day (or 2,000mg of sodium a day) in order to prevent chronic disease.

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Cadmium

(4 days ago) The health effects associated with cadmium exposure depend on the way people are exposed to cadmium, how much has entered the person’s body, how long the person has been exposed for and how the person’s body responds to the exposure. Once cadmium enters the body, it is stored in the liver and kidneys, and then slowly excreted in urine.

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Sinusitis

(6 days ago) NURSE-ON-CALL Tel. 1300 60 60 24 – for expert health information and advice (24 hours, 7 days) Chemist. Things to remember. Sinusitis means infection or inflammation of the sinuses, which are air-filled spaces inside the bones of the face. Symptoms include yellow or green-coloured mucus draining from the nose, facial pain and headache.

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Surfing

(Just Now) Health benefits of surfing Surfing provides many health benefits including: cardiovascular fitness – from paddling; shoulder and back strength – these muscles will strengthen from the paddling; leg and core strength – once you’re standing up on the board, strong legs and a strong core will keep you up.

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Primary healthcare explained

(Just Now) Primary healthcare is the first contact a person has with the health system when they have a health problem. Primary healthcare refers to a broad range of health services provided by medical professionals in the community.

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Mobile phones and your health

(6 days ago) Mobile telephones and health effects, 2010, Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency. More information here.; IARC classifies radiofrequency electromagnetic fields as possibly carcinogenic to humans, 2011, World Health Organization. More information here.; Mobile phones and health 2004: Report by the Board of NRPB, 2004, Documents of the NRPB, vol. 15, no. 5, Radiation

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Shock

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Types of hospital admission

(9 days ago) Content disclaimer. Content on this website is provided for information purposes only. Information about a therapy, service, product or treatment does not in any way endorse or support such therapy, service, product or treatment and is not intended to replace advice from your doctor or other registered health

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Climate change and health

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Handwashing

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Herbs

(2 days ago) Just remember that for health benefits, butters and creams are best saved for sometimes rather than everyday foods. Tips for cooking with herbs. Suggestions for cooking with herbs include: Dried herbs are more strongly flavoured than fresh. As a general rule, one teaspoon of …

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Coronary angiogram

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Walking for good health

(Just Now) Walking is a great way to improve or maintain your overall health. Just 30 minutes every day can increase cardiovascular fitness, strengthen bones, reduce excess body …

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Maternal and child health

(3 days ago) Maternal and child health nurses work in partnership with families to care for babies and young children until they start school. The service is free for all Victorian families. You will visit a maternal and child health nurse at 10 key ages and stages from birth to three and a half years.

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Women's sexual and reproductive health

(3 days ago) Sexual and reproductive health is not only about physical wellbeing – it includes the right to healthy and respectful relationships, health services that are inclusive, safe and appropriate, access to accurate information, effective and affordable methods of contraception and access to timely support and services in relation to unplanned

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