They’re warriors and their war is rugby. How can you let your child experience the joy of playing rugby while protecting him from life-threatening injuries? We’re talking about human battering rams, powerfully crashing into one another in scrums, and flattening the guy with the ball in tackles. Every moment of the game counts, as does […]
Aches & Pains
Love slouching on the couch? Take note: if you sit more than three hours per day, you could be setting yourself up for poor health and, yes, even premature death. There’s no doubt: too much sitting is bad news in terms of health and longevity. Worldwide, inactivity is the cause of 6% of deaths, and […]
Headaches are among the most annoying health problems out there. But apart from being a nuisance, they could point to something more sinister. When should you worry about headaches? There’s nothing quite like a throbbing headache to ruin your day. The pain makes concentrating on that spreadsheet (or your date!) a nightmare, and the pills you’ve been […]
Do you have osteoarthritis? Put the Anti-Inflammatory Diet to the test. If you live with the pain and disability of osteoarthritis, you may be desperate to improve your condition. Consider losing weight, if necessary, and applying the principles of the Anti-Inflammatory Diet. Osteoarthritis facts An estimated 15% of all Australians (3.1 million people) have arthritis. According to […]
From the minor but persistent twinge to the white-hot sort that lances up your spine, defying description and limiting movement, we’ve all had back pain. Most people are aware of the basics of ergonomics: sit with a straight back, bend your legs and not your spine – all that stuff. It’s probably scant comfort to know that […]
Is the 21st century wreaking havoc on your health? While you may not actually be allergic to your Mobile Phone, find out more with this medical guide to gizmo-related aches and pains. Sometimes it seems as if technology is trying to get back at us. It’s already messing with our minds – does it really make our lives […]
Early Tonsillitis Symptoms can be difficult to differentiate from early symptoms of a cold or flu. Headache, sore throat and minor discomfort when swallowing are all early symptoms of both a cold and tonsillitis. So, how do you know if you are developing tonsillitis, or your sore throat is caused by cold, flu or some other similar […]
Certain foods can trigger headaches – something the majority of Australians will suffer at one stage or another. Take this quiz to see if there’s a migraine on your menu.
People often complain that the hip “just hurts”. This is because hip pain is often difficult to describe.
It feels wonderful to have a reflexologist take your feet in her hands and work her magic. But it’s not only about feeling relaxed – reflexology can also promote healing.