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Aerobic exercise and tai chi keeps mind sharp for over 50s

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Taking up exercise at any age is worthwhile for the brain, Australian research shows.

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Hold off the fat to ease osteoarthritis

Eating fatty foods could be more damaging to the cartilage in your knees and other joints than everyday wear and tear caused by walking and other exercise, Australian researchers say.

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Melburnians Victoria University needs your dodgy knees

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In a world-first study, Victoria University researchers are investigating what happens to the body when an older person with osteoarthritis of the knees stumbles or falls.

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Top 3 tips for staying positive and productive in the darker months

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As the end of daylight savings can leave Aussies feeling pretty blue with the lack of sunlight leaving many feeling tired, unproductive and lacking in energy. Highlighting the impact of lighting on people’s lives, recent research conducted by Philips Lighting shows that 80% of the nation feel more positive if they live in a light

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Scientists closer to anti-ageing drug

anti-ageing

Scientists are a step closer to unlocking the mystery of how to reverse the ageing process. They’ve discovered that a natural compound found in fruit and vegetables, including avocado and broccoli, can help repair DNA that’s been damaged by ageing and radiation exposure.

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Older Australians urged to count steps and stay out of hospital

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Older Australians can reduce their time spent in hospital by walking an extra 4300 steps, or 3 kilometres per day, according to research published in the Medical Journal of Australia.

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Exercise : motivation gets you started, but routine keeps you going

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The benefits of exercise have been well documented over the years. Carol Maher and Tim Olds, Researchers from the University of South Australia review the best science about how to start an exercise habit, and how to keep it going.   

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Health Check: do cold showers cool you down?

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  It’s normal to feel hot, sweaty and uncomfortable in warm weather, but what’s the best way to cool down? To answer this question, Yossi Rathner, Joshua Luke Ameliorate and Mark Schier from Swinburne University of Technology took a look at how the body maintains stable internal (core) temperature.

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Whole grains help weight loss reveals study

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A US study has shown eating whole grains can help people lose weight.

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A Q&A on cholesterol and heart health with Dr Ross Walker

Cholesterol and heart health

What is cholesterol? First thing’s first, cholesterol is a modified steroid, fatty molecule that is predominantly produced in the liver. There are two main types of cholesterol carrying proteins; high-density lipoprotein (HDL), and low-density lipoprotein (LDL). Why do we need it? Cholesterol is an essential for your body, and is vital for the production of

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