Wellness

Obesity should be managed before pregnancy for best outcomes

Obesity should be managed before pregnancy for best outcomes

More than 50 per cent of women are now overweight or obese at the start of a pregnancy, however pregnancy may not be the...
Increasing muscle strength can improve brain function

Increasing muscle strength can improve brain function

Increased muscle strength leads to improved brain function in adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), new results from a study led by the University...
Eating disorders: What to watch for

Eating disorders: What to watch for

When I was a teenager, during the long winter month of February, I would often look forward to the warm weather and getting back...
5 ways to get a good night's sleep

5 ways to get a good night’s sleep

We devote around seven to eight hours to sleep each night in adulthood and ten to 12 hours in childhood. This amounts to around...
Help at hand for people watching their weight

Help at hand for people watching their weight

Researchers from the University of Sydney have developed a portable and easy-to-use method to help people estimate portion size using only their hands. In the...
Should you throw away food once a fly has landed on it?

Should you throw away food once a fly has landed on it?

It only takes a single fly to alight on your picnic lunch to make you uneasy about what germs may have landed with it. But...
Calcium supplements linked to dementia risk in women with certain health conditions

Calcium supplements linked to dementia risk in women with certain health conditions

According to a new study, calcium supplements may be associated with an increased risk of dementia in older women who have had a stroke...
How to be active for health

How to be active for health

An active lifestyle can lower your risk of early death from a variety of causes. Regular activity can help prevent unhealthy weight gain and also...
Benefits of exercise may outweigh impact of obesity on cardiovascular disease

Benefits of exercise may outweigh impact of obesity on cardiovascular disease

The benefits of physical activity may outweigh the impact of overweight and obesity on cardiovascular disease in middle-aged and elderly people, according to research...
Yoga can help reduce symptoms of depression

Yoga can help reduce symptoms of depression

People who suffer from depression should participate in yoga and deep (coherent) breathing classes at least twice weekly plus practice at home to receive...