Chronic pain

Chronic Pain: Learning to live again

Chronic pain can be defined as pain persisting for 3 or more months. Statistics show that one in five Australians experience chronic pain at some stage in their lives. Persistent pain can be very stressful and affects your quality of life in many ways. Handling work duties, household tasks, friends and family can be difficult…

Stroke

FREE blood pressure checks at the healthy body company this week for National Stroke Week (Monday 12th September – Friday 16th September) A stroke occurs when there is insufficient blood flow to an area of the brain. The affected brain cells are deprived of oxygen and begin to die.  This can lead to a loss…

Activity - how much is enough?

How much (exercise) is enough?

Did you know that more than half of Australia adults are not active enough? If you don’t know the amount of exercise recommended each week, or if your lifestyle involves very little physical activity, keep reading to discover some benefits of being active and tips to get you moving. Physical activity includes anything that: gets you…

Diabetes and Exercise

Type 2 Diabetes & Exercise

As people become more sedentary and the incidence of obesity in our community increases, so does the number of people with Type 2 Diabetes (T2DM). In 2002, 16.4% of Australians had been diagnosed with T2DM, with a further 0.7% increase in diagnosed type 2 diabetes every year.  That is a lot of people. Since this type…