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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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How to love your heart in 2017

heart

Australian cardiologist Dr Ross Walker shares his tips on how to give your heart the love it deserves in 2017. Tip #1: Eat Oily Fish A diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids has been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease, and additionally, reduce inflammation in the body, particularly around the joints. Tip #2:

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Combat fatigue with these 5 tips from cardiologist, Dr Ross Walker

fatigue

In theory a good night’s sleep – consisting of 7-8 hours’ sleep per night – should prepare us for the day ahead but, as we know, this isn’t always the case! One of the most common causes of fatigue and waking unrefreshed is sleep apnoea. If your fatigue is really affecting the quality of your

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Health Check: what causes bloating?

bloating

“Bloating”, the feeling of a full and swollen belly, is one of the most common complaints we hear about in medical practice from patients, with 10 to 30% of people experiencing it. Sergio Diez Alvarez, University of Newcastle explores exactly what causes the uncomfortable symptom of bloating. The term is used by patients to describe a wide

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Study warns ageing cyclists to ditch tight Lycra to avoid overheating

Ageing Cyclist

A new study is warning older cyclists against wearing tight compression sports clothing because it can cause them to overheat and increase stress on the heart, the Telegraph is reporting. Many athletes choose Lycra-style clothing to exercise to aid temperature regulation, keep muscles warm, reduce risk of strains and increase recovery time. However, research by the

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Measuring up: this year, aim for fitness over fat loss for long-term success

fitness

Getting fit and losing weight are consistently among the top New Year’s resolutions, and January is the boom period for the billion-dollar gym industry. While any attempt to incorporate more exercise into our lives should be welcomed, it’s time to rethink the reasons for joining the gym. And, in particular, the way we measure success

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The lure of cycling: tips from a (senior) middle-aged man in Lycra

middle-aged man

Tim Olds, University of South Australia I confess, I’m a MAMIL (Middle-Aged Male in Lycra). In fact, at my stage of life, I’m a SMILEY (Senior Male in Lycra/Elastane, Yo). Like most forms of physical activity, cycling is good for you. Just two hours of easy cycling each week – or one hour flat out

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Wales Male Voice Choir’s Christmas Video

Wales Male Voice Choir

The Welsh Male Choirs are known worldwide for their wonderful tones and uplifting Christmas tunes…mostly. This is an exception. The Wales Male Voice Choir’s Christmas Video has shocked thousands around the world. Needless to say we don’t want to ruin the surprise for you. The footage shows a talented singer cooing a song about a

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Festive feasting – healthy tips

Festive Feasting

With candy canes, rum balls and pudding galore, making the right food choices over the festive season can prove almost impossible. Dietitian Sally Marchini gives some helpful tips for controlling cravings this Christmas. The holiday season is a wonderful time for socialising with family and friends. Of course, that means our intake of ‘sometimes’ foods

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Video:Short hairstyles for women over 50

Short hairstyles

Short hairstyles for women over 50 can be glossy, cool and we have found a video with some great ideas….and not a matronly cut in sight. Check out the makeup tutorial videos here.

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