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
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
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
Whether you're planning a family or trying to prevent pregnancy, knowledge about the different forms of contraception is paramount! There are many myths out there, so it's important you see a GP or other health professional to ensure your form of contraceptive is as effective as possible. The following is a brief guide to common … Continue reading Know Your Contraception
The obesity epidemic is bringing with it a host of health problems. A major factor behind it is our sugar addiction. Australia is in the midst of a Sugardemic. The average Australian consumes somewhere around 16 teaspoons of added sugar every day, more than double that recommended by the World Health Organization. Not surprisingly, two-thirds … Continue reading Are you consuming too much sugar?