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Blood Pressure

Blood pressure (BP) refers to the pressure created in the arteries by blood as the heart contracts and relaxes. Your local GP is able to measure and record your BP for you, but sometimes your GP may ask you to record BP measurements from home to complement those taken in the...
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Exercise Recovery

Exercise recovery, as the name suggests, is recovery from the physical and psychological strains that exercise places on the body.
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Preparing For Exercise

Preparing for Exercise: A regular exercise regime is essential for a healthy and happy lifestyle. Some important steps are needed before, during and after exercising to protect against sports related injuries and other physical distress.

Hand anatomy

The Hand and Anatomy of the Hand Information: The hand consists of the wrist, palm and fingers.

Metabolic Syndrome and Diet

26% of Australian adults are obese. 1 in 3 Australians over the age of 25 have metabolic syndrome, a group […]
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Pilates for Back Pain

Pilates and Back Pain: Pilates is a particularly good exercise for many people with back pain as it is designed to strengthen the deep abdominal and pelvic floor muscles. Pilates has been found to reduce chronic back pain and the disability associated with back pain. Read on for...

Protein Shakes

A protein shake is a high protein beverage, usually prepared by mixing a specially formulated, high-protein powder with liquid. Here is some information on protein shakes.
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Pilates in Pregnancy

Pilates is an ideal exercise during pregnancy as it is designed to strengthen the deep abdominal and pelvic floor muscles.
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Staying Healthy During Plane Travel

Staying Healthy During Plane Travel - Information on Health problems related to travelling on a plane and how to avoid these conditions, written by health professionals.
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Discussing Obesity With a Friend or Loved One

Weight is often a sensitive issue, and it can be very difficult to bring up the issue with a friend or loved one. The first thing to realise is that most people who are overweight or obese already know this. Therefore, you should not take the approach that you are providing a...