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The importance of community

When researchers looked at the longest living and healthiest cultures in the world, they found a few key commonalities. High levels of physical activity was a major point, as most would imagine. Another was a largely plant based diet, which is consistent with the research linking higher fibre diets to a longer and healthier life. …

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How does exercise help in diabetes?

Approximately 1.2 million, or 5-6% of Australian adults have type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is often referred to as late onset diabetes, and is a systemic metabolic disease that causes reductions in insulin secretion and effectiveness. Regular exercise has been proven to be effective at promoting insulin secretion, improving insulin resistance and also reducing …

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All about the shoulder

While many people refer to the shoulder as just the arm attachment to the shoulder blade, there are actually 4 joints that make up the shoulder complex as it is sometimes described. Two of these are the attachments of the collarbone to the chest bone and at the other end to the shoulder blade itself, …

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The Brain, Re-Wired

Dementia is a collective type of diseases that can result in impairment of cognitive function, memory loss and behaviour change among others. The most common form of dementia is Alzheimer’s Disease. Dementia is the second leading cause of death of Australians, and as of 2021, an estimated 472,000 Australians live with this disease. Due to …

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