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How Carotenoids Reduce the Risk of Breast Cancer

in Health & Lifestyle

As someone with a history of cancer in the family, I am always looking out for new research on what I can do to stay healthy and prevent any nasty surprises in life. This article on Prevention Magazine Australia website reveals a study that has uncovered that fruit and vegetables high in carotanoids are associated…

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Tennis Elbow Caused from Poor Technique

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For those that play tennis recreationally or competitively within or for their Club, the overuse elbow tendon injury ‘Tennis Elbow’ has long been an issue for concern according to the British Journal of Sports Medicine recent review. Dr Mark Kovacs from International Tennis Performance Association says that bad technique can often be to blame. So…

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Benefits of Meditation

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Our lives have become so busy these days that it’s difficult to feel like you get time to yourself anymore, add into the equation that now with the “help” of smartphones you are contactable anywhere you go by phone, email, facebook, etc.  Makes you feel like you can’t escape doesn’t it? What if there was…

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Gardening with a Spring in Your Step & a Happy Back!

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Gardening with a Spring in Your Step & a Happy Back! Summer is here, bees are buzzing, flowers & vegies are blooming and so are the weeds! I am a gardening fanatic, just love getting my hands dirty, but so often I have gone for a bit of a “look” at the garden and emerged…

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The Endless Benefits of Exercise

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Struggling to concentrate at work? Ever walk into a room and forget what you were doing? Well there’s some good news, there is a way to help reduce the frequency of these things happening! Regular aerobic exercise is not only excellent for your cardiac and respiratory function but there is also evidence that it helps…

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Ways to Help Relieve Pain

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As seen in the September 2013 edition of Prevention Magazine there are many different ways to help relieve pain. Pain affects people in different ways and everyone copes with pain differently, therefore there are also many different strategies for managing your pain. Prevention Magazine has found “14 Pain Fighting Strategies”. Below are a few of…

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Massage Improves Health in 7 Ways

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    It’s not hokum – massage therapy is real medicine without the shots and pills.  Research suggests it can boost immunity, help sleeplessness and more.  And you don’t even need a prescription, even though some Doctor’s “prescribe” it regularly for themselves. “All of our surgery patients are offered the treatment – I call it ‘service with…

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Ideal Sleep Positions

in Health & Lifestyle, Physiotherapy

Ever wondered how your sleep position affects how you’re feeling?? I’ve got five tips for you to help improve how you’re feeling and your quality of sleep. Ideal sleep positions; Back pain:  If you are suffering from back pain then you are much better off to lie on your side with a pillow between your…

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Unexpected Outcomes of Poor Posture

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There are a few unexpected outcomes of poor posture that can affect your career prospects, stress levels and happiness! Here are 6 unexpected outcomes: 1)    Can make your digestive system sluggish – when you hunch your shoulders and slouch, your intestines become folded up also, slowing down your digestion 2)    Can affect your mood and…

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10,000 Steps Per Day

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Why Walking is the Best Exercise!! We’ve all heard the ads for find 30’ on the TV and radio and we know that it’s good for our health to participate in that 30 minutes of exercise a day, but have you ever wondered exactly what your health benefits are? A study by Australian Researchers at…

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