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Work-related stress

Work-related stress is a growing problem around the world that affects not only the health and well-being of employees, but also the productivity of organisations. Work-related stress arises where work demands of various types and combinations exceed the person’s capacity and capability to cope. Work-related stress is the second most common compensated illness/injury in Australia, […]

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Incorporating activity into daily life

When trying to increase your physical activity levels, always remember to make it enjoyable. With a little effort you’ll soon be able to reach your target of at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity aerobic activity (or 75 minutes of vigorous intensity aerobic activity) a week*. Different people enjoy different things, and whilst running on a […]

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Eating too much salt speeds up the aging process

Eating too much salt may speed up the ageing process, scientists have discovered for the first time. Although sodium is known to raise the blood pressure, which can lead to fatal heart attacks and strokes, it is the first time it has been linked to cellular ageing. Scientists found that overweight or obese teenagers who […]

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A healthy, varied diet

What is a healthy diet? Apart from breastmilk as a food for babies, no single food contains all the essential nutrients the body needs to be healthy and function efficiently. The nutritional value of a person’s diet depends on the overall balance of foods that is eaten over a period of time, as well as […]

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Wearable fitness trackers have made a splash in training and exercise communities, but are they for you?

It seems every training apparel company has jumped on the wearable fitness tracker bandwagon recently, promising to be the most effective tool for maximizing your workout routine. Nike, Reebok, Jawbone, Samsung, and Fitbit have blazed the trail for other companies looking to cash in on the newest innovation combining technology and exercise. In spite of […]

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Eating using all your senses

We rely too much on one or two senses like taste and sight when picking and eating food, researchers say. But there is another, more enriching, way. Do you choose or know what you are going to eat, just by looking at it? Or do you taste, touch, smell it, or listen to the sound […]

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Talking about Trans Fat: what you need to know

Trans Fat at-a-Glance There are two sources of trans fat, also known as trans fatty acids: Trans fat formed naturally – this type of trans fat is produced in the gut of some grazing animals. That’s why small quantities of trans fat can be found in animal products like milk, milk products and meat. Trans fat formed during food processing – this type of trans fat is created when hydrogen is […]

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