Posts Tagged ‘ health ’

Better Fitness Lowers Your Cancer Risk

March 30, 2015
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A new study has found that men who had higher cardiorespiratory fitness (endurance) had significantly lower rates of certain types of cancer compared to less fit men. The differences were pretty huge for both Lung Cancer and ColoRectal Cancer, and seriously, none of us want that. The benefits get larger the fitter you become. Compared…

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Australian Health Guidelines – Updated

April 7, 2014
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If you’re interested in learning more about our National Health Guidelines this site has all the information you could ever need. It includes the physical activity recommendations for all age groups, ranging from 0-5 to over 65. You can also find advice on Nutrition. “This page contains Australia’s Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines including…

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The hormones released during exercise

March 24, 2014
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Just read a great article which outlines the biochemistry (in layman’s terms) involved in exercise and the various hormones that are at play. There is some really interesting research which tells you how to maximise the benefits, and things like the order in which you do certain exercises can make a massive difference. For example…

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Pain Medications that “target the pain”

February 28, 2013
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In a recent article I read on theconversation.edu.au, it was reported that “In 2010, the promotion of the Nurofen range of products “targeting” migraine, back pain, tension headache and period pain was awarded a CHOICE shonky award.” The take home message of their review was that the different flavours of Nurofen claim to ‘target’ specific sites all…

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Exercise reduces women’s risk of developing cancer

September 27, 2009
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We’ve already seen how effective exercise is for reducing men’s risk of developing cancer http://www.chrisjonesosteo.com.au/?p=348, now it’s the ladies turn. Along term study of nearly 6,000 women “found that those who exercised the most had a 25 per cent lower chance of developing cancer than those who were the least active”. This new research supports…

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Want to reduce your Breast Cancer risk?

September 27, 2009
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If you haven’t yet heard, recent studies have shown that women can reduce their risk of developing breast cancer by adopting a healthy lifestyle. Breast cancer is one of the cancers that has a strong genetic link, so for those who might be at a greater risk of developing it later in life, this is…

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Binge Drinking is bad

May 13, 2009
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Really bad it seems! In the May 2nd edition of the Good Weekend Magazine there was an article about the hazards of excessive drinking. It was specifically looking at women, but it discussed the topic in general as well, and I was so surprised by some of the stats that I thought I should share…

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