Falls Prevention

Hi Everyone! As we age, many things deteriorate. Such as muscle strength, bone density, eye sight and lung capacity. It is a natural part of the aging process. Some people age much better than others. Regular exercise and a healthy diet will help delay the ageing process and some things can be helped with a little additional work such as balance. Our ability to balance is just one of those things that naturally declines with age. If you feel particularly unsteady on your feet, it’s a good idea to get this checked out by your doctor. You could have something like a middle ear problem. Bad...

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Sunscreen

Hi Everyone! Summer is just around the corner, and with the warmer weather approaching, we think of enjoying the great outdoors and perhaps the need for protecting our skin from the sun. Exposure to some sunlight is essential for good health. The ideal amount of exposure depends upon the natural colour of your skin, the time of day and the time of year. However, as a rough guide line; never stay out in the sun long enough for your skin to redden. It is better to plan outdoor activities in the morning or late afternoon during the summer months when the sun’s rays are less intense. As for...

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Healthy Blood Pressure

Hi Everyone! When was the last time you got your blood pressure checked? Your blood pressure is a good indicator of your general health. High blood pressure can be not only dangerous but fatal so it is important to keep an eye on this. The Heart Foundation suggests that normal blood pressure is generally less than 120/80 mmHg. Normal to high blood pressure is between 120/80 and 140/90 mmHg, and high blood pressure is greater than 140/80 mmHg. These figures represent the pressure of the blood against the artery walls on the contraction of the heart and the release. It’s rather like a garden...

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Computer Vision Syndrome

Hi Everyone! Do you spend more than two hours a day sitting in front of a computer? This could result in two problems; lack of mobility leading to reduced fitness, and a vision problem know as Computer Vision Syndrome. My Chiropractor, Dr. Sascha Samerski, alerted me to the vision problem. Believe it or not, there really is a condition known as Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS). Surprised? Well you shouldn’t be given the fact that it is likely to affect those who spend more than two hours a day in front of a computer screen. We all know at least a few people who fit into that category! The...

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Staying Young

Hi Everyone! I hope you all enjoyed a safe and happy Easter. Did you manage to keep active during the Easter/Anzac break? If not, you can make up for this by doing a little extra exercise in the coming weeks. It’s OK to have some time off occasionally, just don’t allow it to go on for too long or you will lose the fitness level that you have worked hard to achieve. How old do you feel? Your chorological age is not necessarily your true age. Some of us can appear much more youthful than others. I’m not talking grey hair or wrinkles (I prefer the term “character lines”). These are only...

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Cholesterol Levels

Hi Everyone! Do you know your cholesterol level? If it has been a while since you had your level tested then it would be a good idea to get it checked. Cholesterol is checked by taking a blood sample after a 12 hour fast. The results will show levels of LDL & HDL cholesterol, triglycerides and total cholesterol in the blood. Cholesterol is a type of fat required for good health and is a normal component of most body tissues. It is transported through the blood in lipoproteins. There are two types of lipoproteins; high density (HDL) and low density (LDL). High levels of LDL cholesterol...

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