LifeStyle: Health

What Exactly Is a Rep in Strength Training? A Personal Trainer Explains

Saturday  05:57,   08 september 2018

In strength training and weightlifting, there's one word that gets mentioned over and over again: rep. It pops up when talking about performing an exercise, putting together a circuit, and completing sets of exercises. But what exactly is a...[...]

Ageing with HIV: 'Stigma will kill you before the disease'

Saturday  05:56,   08 september 2018

Peter (not is real name) has been keeping his HIV diagnosis a secret for more than three decades. He was in his thirties and running a guesthouse for gay men in the northern New South Wales town of Grafton when he first discovered he was...[...]

New screening tool to help detect babies and toddlers born with autism spectrum disorder

Friday  06:00,   07 september 2018

All Victorian maternal and child health nurses will be trained to detect early signs of autism spectrum disorder in babies and toddlers during their routine health checks. Senior research fellow at La Trobe University, Josephine Barbaro, said...[...]

Senior gymnasts take on the high beam to stay active and young at heart

Friday  05:05,   07 september 2018

They are all over 80, but their inner gymnast is still young at heart. For the past three years, Tom Bence and about 40 of his octogenarian peers have been taking gymnastics classes in Toowoomba. For the past three years, Tom Bence and about 40 [...]

Why Belly Fat Is More Dangerous Than Other Types Of Fat

Friday  03:05,   07 september 2018

Excess storage of fat is linked to many different chronic diseases. But some areas of fat storage on the body are worse than others. In general, women have greater absolute body fat percentages than men. Typically, women carry more fat around the...[...]

From headache to stroke: Six-year-old's shock diagnosis

Friday  01:31,   07 september 2018

Stroke Awareness Week is now close to home for TODAY reporter Christine Ahern after her six-year-old nephew suffered a stroke in March.When I went to visit my sister in Brisbane back in March she told me to watch out for...[...]

Walking Could Reduce Risk Of Heart Failure: Study

Thursday  06:57,   06 september 2018

Researchers at the University of Buffalo have found that walking more could significantly lower the risk of heart failure in older women, presenting the first study to show this association.The findings of the research were published in the Journal...[...]

This Is What You Should Be Eating at Each Meal to Lose Weight

Thursday  04:09,   06 september 2018

A big part of eating well to lose weight is planning out your meals. Once you have an idea of what you will be eating at each meal, it's much easier to stay on track and resist temptation that will veer you off your healthy eating goals. But if...[...]

Probiotics Can Potentially Hurt You, It Turns Out

Thursday  03:30,   06 september 2018

Pharmacies are full of things that won’t necessarily heal us — vitamin C, homeopathic drops, probiotics — but we shrug and buy them anyway because, hey, they can’t hurt. Pharmacies are full of things that won’t necessarily heal us — vitamin C,...[...]

5 Health Benefits Of Eating Apples

Wednesday  05:30,   05 september 2018

It does keep the doctor away right? There's not one but many good reasons to justify the popularity of apples. Here are some of the health benefits you can enjoy by indulging in the...[...]

Confused What Sugar Alcohols Actually Are? This Dietitian Explains

Wednesday  04:30,   05 september 2018

Grabbing a sugar-free protein bar or sugar-free candy may seem like a healthier option; you'll save calories from the lack of sugar, won't experience blood sugar spikes, and it's (usually) safe for people who are keto or have...[...]

What Is Teff? The New Super-Grain You Need To Know

Wednesday  01:30,   05 september 2018

Hailed as the next quinoa, 'teff' is the new super grain that will have you cutting carbs from your diet and also loved by celebrities including Gwyneth Paltrow and Victoria Beckham.Teff is found on most tables in Ethiopia thanks to its...[...]

Type 2 diabetes: Understanding Australia's fastest growing chronic condition

Tuesday  05:51,   04 september 2018

"Imagine the fat in your body is like the food that you store in your pantry." This is how Merlin Thomas, a physician scientist from Monash University, begins when I ask him to explain how type 2 diabetes...[...]

The 3 Exercises That Will Finally Teach You How to Do a Pull-Up

Tuesday  04:30,   04 september 2018

Pull-ups are one of those exercises that leave you feeling like a total badass once you've mastered them. They're also one of those exercises that will leave your upper body feeling extremely sore, but in a good way. When done correctly and...[...]

Mediterranean Diet Could Help Older Adults Prolong Life

Tuesday  03:30,   04 september 2018

Is the Mediterranean diet the secret to long life for older adults? Findings from a meta-analysis suggested a strong adherence could result in a 25 percent lower risk of all-cause mortality.The study titled "Mediterranean diet and mortality in the...[...]