Maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle is at the core of our overall well-being. Although, as we get older it can get harder to maintain a regular fitness regime. It is well documented that older people can obtain significant health benefits by partaking in just a moderate amount of physical activity each day. A loss … Continue reading How physical activity can benefit older people
With more and more of the Australian population being either overweight or obese, many people are trying to lose weight. Unfortunately a lot of diets simply don't work and patients can find it hard to work out how to actually lose the weight and keep it off. Here are some ways the medical team at … Continue reading Get help to lose weight from your GP
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
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
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?