Prevention

Top ten health prevention websites

Lower your cholesterol
Did you know that 51 per cent of adults in Australia have high cholesterol? Learn about the differences between good fats and bad fats, and how you can lower your cholesterol without drastically changing your life.
www.heartfoundation.org.au

Get active painlessly
If you haven’t done much exercise recently (or ever) getting started can be daunting. But being fit is one of the best ways to prevent future health issues, so to avoid overdoing it why not start with this guide to fitness for beginners?
www.livestrong.com

Lose weight
Most weight-loss advice is geared towards people who are capable of strenuous exercise. But let’s be honest – how many of us relish the thought of pumping iron or running a marathon? Discover how to lose weight the gentle way.
www.ilmdamaily.hubpages.com

Keep your mind sharp
Improve your memory and keep your brain healthy with these seven ways to keep your mind sharp.
www.abcnews.go.com

Improve your bone density
One in two women and one in three men over the age of 60 will have an osteoporosis fracture inAustralia. To make sure you are on the right side of that statistic, why not learn how to improve your bone density now with the Melbourne Holistic Health Group?
www.mhhg.com.au

De-stress your life
Being stressed most or all of the time can be detrimental to your health, but the best reason to let go of stress is that life is simply more fun when you’re relaxed. Why not try one of these eight unconventional ways to de-stress and release tension?
www.zenhabits.net

Take care of your teeth
Brushing your teeth twice a day is a good start, but did you know that flossing every day can add up to two years to your life expectancy? Taking care of your teeth now could save you a lot of time, pain and money down the track, so why not embrace these eight steps to dental health?
www.colgate.com

Dealing with depression
About 10 per cent of Australians will be affected by an anxiety disorder, and about 20 per cent will suffer from depression at some point in their lives. If you have been feeling down, or if you don’t really enjoy doing anything anymore, it might be worth taking one of the Beyond Blue mood quizzes.
www.beyondblue.org.au

Don’t forget your feet
Your feet carry you through life, but they are so far away it can be difficult to remember that they sometimes need a little extra care. This list of foot care websites gives information on all aspects of foot care, from heel pain to funny toenails.
www.healthinsite.gov.au

Which health checks should you have?
One of the best ways to prevent a health issue from getting out of hand is to catch it early. Find out which tests you should have and when with this list of essential health checks.
www.yourlifechoices.com.au 

 

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