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Managing Osteoarthritis

Managing Osteoarthritis, Part Four

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.

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.

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20 weight-loss tips

7 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 7 of them.

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?

Improve your hearing tips

How to improve your hearing

How to improve your hearing

So why are vegetables so good for you?

So why are vegetables so good for you?

Don't just build yourself a healthy future. Eating your vegies will help you feel better now.

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Facts About Dark Chocolate

Facts About Dark Chocolate

Dark chocolate is a healthy treat loaded with anti-oxidants.

Moisture Hair Tips

10 tips to put moisture back in your hair

Put moisture, lustre and bounce back into your hair.
7 fast fat burning exercises

7 fast fat burning exercises

Follow our fitness programme, and maintain a healthy, high-fibre diet, for visible results within eight to ten weeks

The three stages of menopause

The three stages of menopause

For women who experience it naturally (not as the result of surgery or other causes), menopause has three distinct stages: perimenopause, menopause and postmenopause.

Which is better: coffee or a nap?

Which is better: coffee or a nap?

Both caffeine and sleep have restorative properties.

Take Control Heart Health

Take control of your heart health

Romantics and doctors say the heart is a mysterious thing. But when you've been told that you have high cholesterol or high blood pressure or any other condition that is heart-related, you don't want mystery — you want answers!

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:

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