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Advice About Aerobic Exercise

Aerobic exercise is a proven way to improve life expectancy and reduce hospital admissions in heart failure patients. Regular exercise strengthens muscles and keeps them flexible, helping you maintain your mobility. Not only does exercise improve your ability to perform usual...
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Lifestyle Changes for Obesity and Weight Loss

Lifestyle modification, with a reduction of energy intake and an increase in physical activity, is essential in all treatment strategies for obesity and weight loss.
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Bullying and Obesity in Children

Childhood obesity is an increasing problem in Australia. Studies suggest that three times as many children are overweight or obese now than 30 years ago. Current estimates in Australia suggest about 20% (1 in 5) children are overweight or obese. There are many complications of...
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Pain: An introduction

Pain is an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience, associated with actual or potential tissue damage, or described in terms of such damage.

BMI (body mass index)

The body mass index is a physical measurement used to assess your total amount of body fat. It is calculated by dividing your weight in kilograms (kg) by the square of your height in metres (m2). Depending on the BMI value calculated, you may be underweight, normal weight,...
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Stress Test (Clinical Exercise Stress Testing)

A stress test is an investigation done to measure the capacity of the heart, lungs and blood vessels to cope with the extra demands of exercise. It is often used in the diagnosis of coronary heart disease, in accordance with the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand's best...
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Cardiovascular system (heart) anatomy

Heart anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular system, heart diseases structure function with pictures of the cardiovascular system.
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Most common health concerns for the female Australian population

Centre for women's health and fitness care information Australia, Woman's sexual health care,
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Muscle Cramps

What are muscle cramps? Types of muscle cramps Paraphysiologic muscle cramps Idiopathic muscle cramps Symptomatic muscle cramps What causes muscle […]
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Pain & Physical Activity

Pain is a feeling that arises from injured or damaged body tissues. Special nerve endings convert the injury into pain sensations. These sensations are then transmitted up nerves along the spinal cord.