Why is it hard to lose weight after 50?
As you get older, you might notice that you find it harder to lose weight after 50. Your clothes may begin to feel tight and you might feel like it’s harder to exercise. Here’s what you can do to stay on top of your health.
Diabetes program: How it’s helped Joseph’s type 2 diabetes
Our diabetes management program with coaching support has helped Joseph make a life-changing step in his health and wellbeing journey.
5 rules for healthy ageing
Take charge of your health and increase your chances of living a longer, happier life with help from your health cover.
The best workout routine for your heart
Staying motivated and consistent are the best exercise tips, says this leading cardiologist.
7 effects of sleep deprivation – and how to fix it
Not getting enough shut-eye can be harmful to your health. Here’s how to improve your sleep.
HOW YOUR HEALTH COVER CAN HELP YOU LOOK AFTER YOUR BODY
We all have different health needs and conditions – here’s how your health cover can help you to maintain your physical health, long term.
Sleep apnoea: symptoms, causes and how it affects your health
Sleep apnoea can have a big impact on your everyday wellbeing and long-term health. The condition is highly treatable, starting with lifestyle changes.
HEART HEALTH – WHAT WOMEN NEED TO KNOW
With regular heart health checks and some heart-friendly lifestyle changes, here’s how women can protect themselves and reduce their chances of having a heart attack.
HEALTHY WEIGHT FOR LIFE: HOW CHERYL GOT A NEW LEASE ON LIFE
During a visit to an HCF branch, Cheryl Read discovered Healthy Weight for Life – the weight management program that was the first step towards improving her health and wellbeing.
BEST LOW IMPACT EXERCISE FOR WOMEN
Exercise doesn’t have to leave you sweaty and exhausted. Low impact activity has many fitness benefits – especially for women.
HOW A KNEE REPLACEMENT CHANGED ONE MAN'S LIFE
For 60 years, John was told a knee replacement wasn't possible until he met an orthopaedic surgeon who helped him to walk again with confidence.
When can I return to exercise after COVID?
Knowing when you’re ready to return to exercise after COVID can be different for everyone. These tips will help you restart your regular workout routine safely.
How a health diagnosis changed one man’s outlook on life
HCF member Trevor Tyne has faced extreme health challenges, but those events changed his life for the better. Read about his health journey, and how HCF was there to support him.
REFOCUSING ON HEALTH AFTER HEART ATTACK
Despite recovering from a heart attack and working through grief and loss, Gary Kilburn has had a lifelong commitment to his wellbeing. His story shows it’s never too late to look after yourself.
THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF SKIING AND SNOWBOARDING
Snowsports are fun and can have great health benefits too. Learn how skiing and snowboarding are good for your bones, joints, muscles, balance, heart and mind.
SLEEP PROBLEMS? HERE’S HOW TO GET BETTER SLEEP
If you have sleep problems, you’re not alone. The good news is that there are plenty of simple sleep strategies to help you get more restorative shut-eye – all night long.
WHY EXERCISING OUTDOORS IN WINTER CAN BE GOOD FOR YOUR HEALTH
Don’t let the cold weather put you off – outdoor exercise in winter is great for both your physical health and mental wellbeing.
How to take care of your joints while exercising
All your questions about brushing kids’ teeth, answered
Riding high: How freeride snowboarder Michaela Davis-Meehan looks after her physical and mental health
Healthy habits: How to prepare your kids for a stress-free dentist visit
HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR SLEEP QUALITY
Flip – Australia’s first on-demand injury cover
Screen time and eyesight: How to develop healthy habits in kids
HOW A SHORTAGE OF DONATED SPERM IS HURTING AUSSIES WHO DREAM OF BEING PARENTS
YOUR COVID-19 AND VACCINE QUESTIONS ANSWERED
Walking 10,000 Steps a Day
WHY CORE STRENGTHENING EXERCISES MATTER AT EVERY STAGE OF LIFE
Drinking while pregnant: Everything you need to know
Why resistance training is essential for women at every age
Pandemic weight gain: How to get on top of it
THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF SWIMMING FOR ALL AGES AND STAGES
From the pool to the ocean, this low-cost, low-impact exercise is great for almost everyone. Here are the benefits of the different types of swimming.
5 simple ways to try outdoor fitness
Facts about alcohol consumption for women
Everything women need to know about having a healthy relationship with alcohol.
Alcohol and sleep: what are the possible side effects?
Walking vs running: Which is better for your health?
Walking and running are both great cardio exercises. We list the benefits of adding them to your exercise routine, plus advice on walking vs running groups.
Home workout routines: 5 easy exercises you can do at home
Fitness for seniors: How one athlete keeps active after 80
BUSH BOOTCAMPS: HOW FITNESS IS IMPROVING RURAL AND REMOTE MENTAL HEALTH
Skin care tips: Good habits for healthy skin (...and no pricey products)
What are the secrets to keeping wrinkles at bay and skin glowing as we age? We asked an expert for her top tips for healthy skin.
How to improve your bone health
There’s more to strong bones than drinking milk. Here are five surprising ways to improve your overall bone health.
Best bushwalks: 23 wheelchair-accessible and pram-friendly walks in Australia
Wheels are no barrier to traversing Australia’s great outdoors. Here are some beautiful wheelchair-accessible and pram-friendly walks across Australia, listed by state.
How to talk to your teen about drugs ( … and not make it awkward)
As the music festival season cranks up, how do we as parents talk to our kids about drugs and their risks? Here’s what you need to know.