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August Newsletter – Tradie Health

A tradies’ health is their most important tool, yet Australian tradies experience some of the highest rates of injury and time off work compared to other workers. In fact, 3 in 5 serious workplace injuries involve a tradie, despite tradies making up only 30 per cent of the Australian workforce.

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June Newsletter – Asthma

Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the airways associated with airway narrowing and obstruction. It is commonly provoked by triggers including allergens (e.g. pollen, dust, animal fur), pollution (e.g. car fumes, fumes from industrial waste), exercise or stress. During an asthma episode, the airways become hyper-responsive, leading to narrowing

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May Newsletter – Winter Motivation

Winter is finally upon us. The days are colder and daylight hours are getting shorter. It is also the time of year where exercise tends to take a back seat to more inviting options such as a warm fire place or a good movie. It is important to maintain some

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exercise and cancer

April Newsletter – Exercise & Cancer

The Role of Exercise in Cancer Treatment Cancer is a term that describes a disease in which abnormal cells multiply in an uncontrolled manner. There are many forms of cancer though the most common types include prostate cancer, bowel cancer (colon and rectal cancers), breast cancer, melanoma of the skin,

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March Newsletter – Diabetes & Exercise

Did you know that exercise can not only reduce your risk of diabetes by up to 60% but also plays a vital role in the management of the condition? Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) is a permanent health condition that occurs as a result of sustained elevated blood glucose (sugar)

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private health insurance reforms

February Newsletter – Private Health Insurance Reforms

Pilates Rebates You may remember the government announcement late last year regarding a reform package for the Private Health Insurance sector. Commencing April 2019, private health insurance will no longer cover natural therapies, including aromatherapy, Bowen therapy, Buteyko, Feldenkrais, herbalism, homeopathy, iridology, kinesiology, naturopathy, Pilates, reflexology, Rolfing, shiatsu, tai chi

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January Newsletter – Pregnancy & Exercise

Pregnancy is a time of many physical and emotional changes for women. Perhaps you are wondering whether or not you should be exercising during this time. Fortunately, there is a lot of research indicating that physical activity is not only safe but beneficial for expectant mothers. Exercise can help keep

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heart health

November Newsletter – Exercise for Heart Health

EXERCISE FOR THE HEART It can be daunting trying to understand what you should and shouldn’t do if you have some form of heart disease. Exercise often falls in this category with conflicting advice given on what is safe and appropriate. Correctly prescribed exercise can be used in two ways:

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exercise for bone health

October Newsletter – Exercise for Bone Health

Bone forming cells decline after the age of 35 years. Low bone mass is of concern as it can increase the likelihood of bone fractures. Low bone mass is diagnosed with a DEXA scan and is categorised into two categories: – Osteopenia: a bone density score between -1.0 and -2.5

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September Newsletter – Falls Prevention

Falls and fall related injuries are among the most serious and common medical problems experienced by older adults. The statistics show that nearly one-third of older people fall each year, and half of them fall more than once. These falls can result in hip and other fractures, head injuries, and

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