Health benefits of the great outdoors 

Health benefits of the great outdoors 

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Despite our intrepid image, Australia is an incredibly urbanised country by world standards, with almost 90% of our population living in or around cities.1 The impact of this cosmopolitan living is a proclivity for the indoors, often resulting in sedentary lifestyles, which can augment rates of stress, depression and obesity. The antidote to all this is simple: get outdoors more often. Your body and mind will thank you for … more

Sleep: What’s age got to do with it?

By Dr. Baden Ramble – Guest Contributor
 – Health in Focus Series

old clockWhen I turned 50, my sleep was gone. In despair I turned to my friend Bill who, in the old days, used to get out of bed not before 2 pm. What a surprise it was to find out that Bill too turned sleepless. And, so did Pam and Rose and Jim and…. for so many of we … more

Are meat lovers at risk?

By Dr. Baden Ramble – Guest Contributor
 – Health in Focus Series

Which country has the greatest meat eaters in the world?  If you guessed Australia, you are correct!

The average Australian swallows 123 kilograms of meat per year. This is 99 kilograms more than recommended by the Australian 2013 Dietary Guidelines  (they suggest a maximum of 455 grams per week). It is also more than that other great meat-eating … more

Dieting: Myths and facts

By Dr. Baden Ramble – Guest Contributor
 – Health in Focus Series

After the indulgences of the festive season, it is fairly common that at the top of most New Years Resolution lists is to ‘lose weight’.

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Dementia – What Can You Do About It?

By Dr. Baden Ramble – Guest Contributor
 – Health in Focus Series

Almost everyone knows someone who has developed dementia.  And most of us worry from time to time that our forgetfulness might be an early sign. You are certainly not alone!

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