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?
Using social media can have benefits for your mental health, but only if you use it in the right way Whether I’m standing on the tram, sitting in a café, or walking down the street, I’m struck by the sight of so many people looking down at their phones, scrolling through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or … Continue reading Is Social Media Good For You?
The smells we put in everything from air fresheners to household cleaners are making a third of us feel sick, but there are no regulations for labelling the harmful chemicals they use. As you enter the bathroom at work you might hear the faint “pfffft” from the automatic air freshener and think nothing of it. … Continue reading Is Your Perfume Making You Sick?
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?
Ageing with grace: 4 ways to stay healthy as you age
Provision of community-based care for older people from culturally and linguistically (CALD) diverse backgrounds is of increasing importance in Australia in response to the ageing population and government policies (Ageing Australia, 2015). Among the fastgrowing 65+ population, the number of older CALD people was already growing five times as quickly as the rate of Australian-born … Continue reading Multiculturalism and Community Care