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17.10
Category: Health & Lifestyle

Moving house can be a great workout for the body, but can also present challenges for some. When moving house, repetitive shifting of heavy objects can strain the body in ways which it is not used to, greatly increasing the risk of an injury occurring. Listed below are a few tips to help you get into your new home and avoid unnecessary aches and pains.

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17.09
Category: Health & Lifestyle

We all know that teaching is one of the most stressful professions of the 21st century. From managing challenging behaviours in the classroom, to endless corrections, reporting procedures and administrative paperwork, it’s often a highly stressful lifestyle, interrupted by desperately needed school holidays which often fill up with more work, or at the very least, a quick getaway holiday with every other man and his dog, at crazy school holiday prices to boot!
We don’t have a lot of control over changing the stressors of teaching, but there’s a lot that each teacher (and parent, and child, and bus driver) can do to lower their threshold to stress... below are some actions you can take to make yourself more resilient to the disease-promoting effects of stress in the body.

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17.09
Category: Health & Lifestyle

The idea that gaining or losing weight is a balancing act between intake of calories and burning them up with exercise is a myth.  

The conventional wisdom requires you to work out how many calories you need in a day based on your current height, weight, age, gender and activity level.  Then decrease the calories in and increase the calories out so there is an overall calorie deficit.

For a lucky few it works.  They are the ones who are metabolically fit.  They probably didn’t need to lose weight in the first place. 

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17.09
Category: Health & Lifestyle

Type 2 diabetes is described by Diabetes Australia and other health organisations as a chronic, progressive disease, the epidemic of the 21st century and the biggest challenge confronting Australia’s healthcare system.

Apart from minor updates, management has remained unchanged for many years: follow a high complex carbohydrate, low fat diet, exercise and take more medications as your condition progresses.

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17.09
Category: Health & Lifestyle

Women love their heels, but at what expense? Below we explore the science behind wearing heels and the impact on your body.

High heels draw your bodyweight forward onto the front of your metatarsal bones (this results in the sensation that your feet are on fire). Once the tissue can no longer tolerate the excessive forefoot loading, injury will likely ensue. This is why forefoot pathologies such as corns, neuromas and stress fractures are common in high heel wearers, especially around Spring Racing time.

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17.08
Category: Health & Lifestyle

It is not uncommon to see the age of children being trained to specialise in a particular sport continue on a downward trend. While this may seem appealing for sporting scouts looking for future talent, and parents with high aspirations for their children, specialisation of training at such a young age can be harmful to not only a youth's physical and psychological development, but can also hamper their athletic development in years to come. 

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