Category Archives : Wellness

Shin Pain – What You Can Do About It

I am going to discuss shin pain and how we as podiatrists can help you treat it. Shin pain is usually along the inside of the lower leg at the tibia bone. Shin pain can be exacerbated by exercises, such as running, jumping, and going to gym. Essentially, high impact on the lower legs during […]

The Importance of Keeping Children Physically Active

Daily physical activity is vital for all Australian children and young people. The Australian physical activity guidelines provide clear recommendations for the minimum amount of physical activity required by children and young people to experience health benefits. Children and young people who accumulate the minimum amount of physical activity every day are at a lower […]

Plan for Relaxation

Most of us are busy during the week and even our weekends seem to become non-stop errands, chores, work and travel. So how do you find time to relax? Take the whole weekend (or at least part of it) to schedule some downtime for at least an hour or two. Whether it’s practicing your favourite […]

Winter Sleep Tips

It may be tempting to spend more time in your warm and cosy bed when it’s cold outside. Most adults need between 7 and 9 hours of sleep a night, varying according to age and individual need. So work out how much sleep you need then try to go to bed and wake around the […]

Health and Happiness

Our health is inextricably connected to our happiness. And vice versa. Those two things come in many ways, shapes and forms, but stripped down to its simplest form, what most of us really want out of life is to be happy and healthy. Indulge in a little self-care: Our minds are running 24/7, so put […]

The Importance of Keeping Young Australians Active

Daily physical activity is vital for all Australian children and young people. Children and young people who accumulate the minimum amount of physical activity every day are at a lower risk of conditions including overweight or obesity, Type II diabetes, metabolic syndrome and other comorbidities, are more likely to see improvements in their aerobic fitness […]

Keep Active in Autumn

Don’t let that sudden nip in the air put your workout plans into hibernation. Instead take your exercise routine inside. You’ll find a substitute for almost every outdoor exercise activity. If you love to swim outdoors during the summer, move your laps into an indoor pool.   Do you treasure summer afternoons biking around the […]

Good friends contribute to your health and well-being.

Spending time with friends is fun, but it may also yield a multitude of long-term physical and emotional health benefits. Studies show that healthy relationships make aging more enjoyable, lessen grief, and provide camaraderie to help you reach personal goals, among other things. Maintaining positive relationships should rank up there with healthy eating and exercise […]

Arthritis and Food

When it comes to specific foods you should eat, an anti-inflammatory diet involves avoiding foods that make inflammation worse and eating plenty of foods that reduce inflammation. These foods all help to reduce some aspect of inflammation include: Omega-3 fatty acids: Salmon, herring, mackerel (not king), sardines, anchovies, rainbow trout, oysters, eggs, flaxseed (ground & oil) […]

Get More Sleep

What can help you feel more energized during the day, improve your mood and even help you lose weight? Sleep! The body repairs and regenerates during sleep. Even calcium is added to bones while you slumber. Getting adequate sleep is the best way to help your mind and body function at its best. Just as […]