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
Regular exercise in middle age is the best lifestyle change a person can make to prevent cognitive decline in their later years, a landmark 20-year study has found. Regular exercise in middle age is the best lifestyle change a person can make to prevent cognitive decline in their later years, a landmark 20-year study has … Continue reading If You’re 50 – 60, Do This To Save Your Memory Later…
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?
Can a little purple berry from the depths of the Amazon really lower our cholesterol, make our brains work faster, and fix our hair, skin and nails, all the while protecting us from the perils of ageing? According to the marketers of acai berry products, it can. Food products featuring this little berry promise the … Continue reading Are The Superfoods You’re Taking Really That Good For You?