HealthAgenda

Physical health

Why core strength is important

A strong core can help to reduce the risk of lower back pain, improve your balance and help you with day to day physical activities. Here are simple ways to help you strengthen your core, every day.

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Mythbusting: 6 fitness claims put to the test

We examine common claims about exercise to sort the fact from the fiction.
 
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DO WEARABLES REALLY WORK?

We look at the trend of wearing fitness devices to find out whether they’re worthwhile, and how to make the most of them.

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Why mixing up exercise is good for you

Trying a new workout could help you stick to your fitness goals.

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7 REASONS YOU SHOULD EXERCISE

Exercise doesn’t just keep you trim, it enhances your wellbeing from head to toe. Here’s how.
 
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DO HOME REMEDIES REALLY WORK?

Can old-fashioned remedies really cure everything from a cough to mouth ulcers? We ask the experts for their opinion.
 
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CAN AN EFFICIENT METABOLISM HELP YOU LOSE WEIGHT?

What does a fast or slow metabolism actually mean? Here’s what you need to know about this essential bodily function.
 
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How to exercise safely in the heat

Exercising outdoors is a great feeling, but physical activity in summer can have its downside. We find out how to work out safely during the warmer months.

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STRUGGLING TO STAY FIT? WE’VE GOT SOLUTIONS FOR COMMON EXERCISE EXCUSES

Accredited exercise physiologist Caitlin Reid breaks down your work out barriers.


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Hate exercise? Try focussing on movement instead

If you’re lacking in motivation to exercise, a movement mindset may help you achieve your fitness goals.


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Can’t sleep? Here’s how to know if it’s a problem

If you’re finding it hard to sleep on a regular basis, here’s what you need to know.


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Is yoga is good for you?

More people every year are turning to yoga, but are there proven health benefits?


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The importance of fitness in your 40s

If you’re in (or edging close to) your 40s take note; building exercise into your life can boost your health, now and in the future.


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How to sleep better

Struggling to get enough good quality sleep? Here’s what you need to know.


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What kind of exerciser are you?

From people player to weekend warrior, find the key to enjoying your workouts and sticking at them.

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Is running good for you?

Depending on who you ask, running will either add years to your life or age you prematurely. Here are the facts.

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Why Australians need to be sun smart

Australia has some of the highest UV radiation levels in the world, increasing our skin cancer risk.
 
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Which cardio is right for you: Steady state or HIIT?

Longer sessions at a moderate pace or less time but much more intensity? We compare the differences between these cardio workouts.

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Keeping active after 60

How to enjoy the benefits of exercise in your senior years.


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4 fatigue fighters for sleepless nights

Feeling sluggish, sleepy or worn out from a bad night’s sleep? Revive your flagging energy with these instant pick-me-ups.

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Exercise for healthy bones

Bone health is a key factor in ageing well and exercise can help you build stronger, denser bones.

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