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Healthcare, Exercise and your Health

December 30, 2017

The Jean Hailes Woman's Health Survey of just over 10,000 women in Australia found that, among other things, approximately 60 percent of women are not taking part in at least 2.5 hours of moderate physical activity per week. Being too tired...

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in women in Australia and has been for more than two decades. But despite ongoing educational campaigns and medical recommendations – Australian women are still risking their long-term health with...

December 26, 2017

Aerobic fitness seems to alter the interior workings of cells in ways that may substantially lower the risk of breast cancer. A new study with female rats found that those that were the most fit were much less likely than other animals to d...

December 24, 2017

Committing to a running regime isn't the easiest -- in winter it can be too cold and too dark, in summer it can be too hot and too uncomfortable and if it's raining, well that's another slippery story altogether.

One of the main reasons peop...

December 22, 2017

Being "fat but fit" is a myth, doctors have warned. People who are overweight are at increased risk of having a heart attack, no matter how healthy they are. A major study of more than half a million people across Europe found those who wer...

December 20, 2017

There’s been a lot of interest in the harmful effects of prolonged sitting at work, from academics and the public alike. The attention being paid to sitting — or rather, not sitting — while on the job stems from the scientifically validated...

hinking about running a 26.2? You've probably budgeted how much time you'll need to train. But you might be wondering just how much money a marathon will cost you. To help you plan for the big race, we've broken down the expenses—everything...

December 16, 2017

Take a movement break every 30 minutes, say experts. No matter how much you exercise, sitting for excessively long periods of time is a risk factor for early death, a new study published Monday in Annals of Internal Medicine found.

Ther...

December 14, 2017

Suicide and self-harm remain taboo topics in schools, despite the fact youth suicide has reached a ten year high.

Recent statistics show around eight children and young people die by suicide each week in Australia. Around one in ten self-har...

December 12, 2017

"There are two advantages of exercise on the brain. First is that the brain has receptors for naturally formed opiates -- your own opiates called endorphins and enkephalins," Teo told HuffPost Australia. 

"Exercise stimulates receptors in th...

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