Leaving hospital is just the beginning of your recovery from a heart attack. Most people survive a first heart attack and go on to live healthy, productive lives. But after one heart attack, unfortunately you’re at increased risk of another. Here are some tips to help you feel better - and stay well - into the future.
We know that staying on top of your weight can sometimes seem like an overwhelming task. Here’s some things to consider when trying to maintain a healthy body weight.
Trying for a baby can be the most exciting time in a couple’s lives, but for those facing infertility it can be frustrating, exhausting and downright heartbreaking. There are so many reasons for infertility; some are temporary and some are permanent, and so many can go undiagnosed for years without specialist attention.
How good is it to feel childlike joy when plunging into the water on a sunny day? Such a simple pleasure brings deep happiness – a rare treat for those of us wrangling life’s daily chores. Add a few waves and a friend or two, and we can feel something close to bliss.
In a bid to shake ourselves out of a rut of responsibility, we hereby present Melbourne’s coolest swimming spots!
Often called the ‘silent disease’, osteoporosis can develop without any signs or symptoms. Here’s some things you can do to help maintain healthy bones and prevent osteoporosis.
Feel like you’re sitting too much? You probably are, but you’re definitely not alone.
To reduce the risk of incontinence, it’s essential to maintain the strength of your pelvic floor muscles. We look at some exercises to help you strengthen your pelvic floor.
The weekend is a perfect time to break free from the shackles of work and get active. But being active doesn’t necessarily mean hitting the gym or swinging kettlebells, and you’ll be pleased to know there are many ways to get active across Victoria that can complement your lifestyle. Here are five of them:
Walking is a great source of physical activity that’s inclusive because of the range of difficulty options, inclines and distances available. And though Victoria is a small state, it’s abundant when it comes to walking tracks that pay dividends in natural beauty, views and charming picnic spots.
As we all know, relaxation is essential if we’re to stay physically and mentally well. It helps reduce anxiety and stress, it lowers blood pressure and heart rate, and relaxes our muscles.
The kidneys play a vital role in keeping your body healthy, but how can we look after this underrated organ?
Stress. It’s an expected response to adverse or dangerous situations. A small amount can be a good thing, increasing our energy and helping us to focus on things we find challenging. Too much can seriously affect our quality of life and contribute to a range of physical and mental health problems.
Up until fairly recently, the advice to cancer patients during treatment was to rest as much as necessary. But a revolution of sorts is underway as the remarkable, positive affect exercise can have on a patients’ ability to cope with treatment and their future health is revealed.
Whether you’re a daily walker, a cross-fit fanatic or play basketball for the local club, launch into your activity without warming up and you risk getting sidelined with an injury. But is there a right way to do it?
Once that pregnancy test comes up positive, it can feel like you need an interpreter and a Masters degree just to understand what will be expected of you over the next nine months and beyond.
Managing lifestyle factors like body weight, exercise and diet following a breast cancer diagnosis can have important impact on prognosis and the likelihood of a tumour returning.