In Australia, approximately one person develops diabetes every 5 minutes and recent studies have shown that the amount of people who have diabetes has tripled since 1990. Type 2 diabetes is the most prevalent type and many people living with it don’t actually know they have it. The first step when one suspects they may … Continue reading Diabetes Educator at Encompass Medical Centre
Being the physically furthest thing from our minds, we often ignore our feet. Many people don’t recognise how much their body relies on foot health and foot bio mechanics until something goes wrong and the whole body is suffering detrimental consequences. Anyone who is well versed in general health will know that feet are the … Continue reading When should you visit a podiatrist?
One of the measurements doctors have on file for each patient is BMI (Body Mass Index). BMI is a very useful tool that allows the doctor to determine whether there is a good ratio between weight and height and if there is optimal body fat. This is important to doctors because BMI can be used … Continue reading What your BMI can tell you
How to stick to your exercise regime When it comes to losing weight, exercise is one of the most important steps to achieve your ideal healthy weight. That being said, lots of people have difficulty with actually staying motivated when it comes to making exercise a habit and this can lead to giving up on … Continue reading How to stick to your exercise regime
Diabetes is a serious chronic condition in which an individual’s blood glucose levels are too high. This year, July 9th-15th is Diabetes Awareness Week, and to mark the occasion, we will be examining what causes diabetes, and what measures can be taken to prevent it. In a healthy body, the hormone insulin is important for … Continue reading Diabetes Awareness Week
When it comes to the elderly, there is a common thought that "you can’t teach an old dog new tricks", but this does not have to be the case. There are several fantastic and highly beneficial reasons why the elderly should start using technology. 1. The social connection Human beings are social creatures and this … Continue reading The benefits of the elderly using technology
There's no guarantee against suffering a heart attack. However, many are certainly helped along by lifestyle factors, so you can take steps to lower the risk. Here are five tips to get you started. 1. Keep away from cigarettes Cigarettes have been around for long enough now that there's plenty of compelling research demonstrating the … Continue reading 5 tips for lowering the risk of a heart attack