Staying healthy during pregnancy
Staying healthy during pregnancy is as important for the expectant mother as for the baby. We spoke to a midwife for her tips on nutrition, exercise, and directions for how to best support someone through pregnancy.
As the weather turns cooler, colds and flu start to appear in our neighbourhoods. Our workplaces and schools fill with the sounds of coughing, sneezing and sniffling noses. But why is it that the flu is more prevalent in cooler months? And what can we do to protect ourselves?
What does it take to compete with the world’s best athletes at the commonwealth games? We take a look at a day in the life of some of Australia’s sports stars and find that the path to the podium is often as individual as the athletes themselves.
As you were probably taught in high school, World War I has had a significant effect on the modern world. In fact, some historians argue that it triggered the start of many breakthroughs in medical science, which we take for granted today.
From black tea, to green tea to Oolong tea, there sure are a large variety out there. But what’s the difference when it comes to the health benefits? Some teas come with the antioxidant punch to help you fight that cold, whilst others are a great stress reducer after a long working week. In this blog, we’ll run through everything from the growth process of tea leaves through to the different health benefits.
Australians and Irish folk have a lot in common — we all like to raise a glass on our national holidays! But there are ways to celebrate without getting a hangover the next day. Our guide to going green is so much fun, you won’t even notice there’s no alcohol involved.
There’s more to lunch breaks than pies and chocolate milk, so we’ve got some fresh lunchbox options to keep you running in tiptop condition. Ideas that’ll get the thumbs up from your wallet and the thumbs up from your waistline - because the most important bit of kit your business owns… is you.
If you need a kidney, asking someone to become a living donor is a big ask. If you’re sick with kidney disease and need a transplant, friends or family members will usually come forward to volunteer. But what happens if they don’t? Where do you start?
Australian tradies are traditionally tough individuals. It’s part of the job. Working with your hands for long hours, often outside, with heavy material and sharp tools – it’s not everyone’s cup of tea. But whether you’re a carpenter, electrician, plasterer, bricklayer, foreman, plumber, tree surgeon, tiler, welder or a pastry cook (it’s a trade, really) you can’t out-tough a workplace injury.
Despite Australia boasting some of the world’s friendliest and most liveable cities, urban life can be tiresome. Traffic, public transport, growing populations, noise, high rent and house prices, properties stacked on top of one another – it can be hard to find peace of mind in the concrete sprawl.
When it comes to health, ignorance is not bliss. Like taxes, illnesses don't just go away if you ignore them - in fact, they can get more serious and more expensive to treat over time. We caught up with Melbourne GP Dr Vyom Sharma to get his tips for living a healthy lifestyle, and to find out how often you should be seeing your GP.