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Managing Osteoarthritis

Managing Osteoarthritis Part Three

In Part One and Part Two, we looked at the symptoms of osteoarthritis and some common forms of pain management. In this instalment, we look at the ways exercise can assist with managing osteoarthritis.

Osteoarthritis and Sleep Hygiene

Osteoarthritis and Sleep Hygiene

Though it's well known that osteoarthritis can cause decreased mobility and pain, its effect on sleep is often overlooked. The average adult requires 6-8 hours of sleep a night, but many people with osteoarthritis experience disrupted nights or poor quality sleep. In the short term, this can exacerbate the pain associated with the condition, and over a longer period it can lead to more serious problems such as anxiety and depression.

Worst Things with Cold

5 worst things you can do when you have a cold

So you think you know the drill? You could be slowing your recovery.

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Improve Brain and Nervous System

Nutrients to help improve your brain and nervous system

One of the best ways to preserve your brain and nervous systems is to give them a constant supply of essential nutrients.

15 low carb dieting tips

15 low carb dieting tips

Reach your healthy weight goal with these smart carb tips.

Kilojoules you need in a day

How many kilojoules do you need to eat in a day?

How much nutritional energy, or kilojoules, do you need to eat in a typical day? Here are some guidelines for working out what your body needs each day

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Why Do Boys Need HPV Vaccinations?

Why Do Boys Need HPV Vaccinations?

A vaccine against the human papillomavirus (HPV) was introduced in Australia in 2007 to protect girls against cervical cancer and has since been rolled out around the world. But the vaccination is just as important for adolescent boys. Here’s why:

Are all processed foods bad?

Are all processed foods bad?

Some convenience foods can save time without costing your health.

Foods That Harm

4 foods that harm

Four foods you should try and avoid for optimal health.

How to give yourself a face massage

How to give yourself a face massage

Who needs Botox when you can freshen up naturally with an old-school beauty trick that really works?

Two Weeks Low GI Meal Plan

Two Weeks Low GI Meal Plan

Healthy eating the low-GI way is easy and delicious. To show you just how easy it is, here are two weeks of meal plans.

Improve your hearing tips

How to improve your hearing

How to improve your hearing

20 weight-loss tips

20 weight-loss tips

Weight loss is not a simple matter, but there are many simple things you can do to help make it happen. Here are 20 of them.

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