With the Bureau of Statistics revealing 75% of Australians experience stress related health effects, it is clear that stress has become a part of the modern human experience. Of those polled 51% said they were not seeking help to address their stress and the most common coping mechanism for stress according to 86% of Australians was watching TV. With stress having substantial adverse physical and mental health affects, such as increase in hypertension, heart disease, anxiety and depression creating healthy stress management techniques can make all the difference.Read More
“Chronic disease” refers to a disease state that is ongoing or long term (at least 3 months as defined by the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics) and refers to diseases that generally cannot be cured or prevented by medication or vaccine. This predominantly includes conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, cancer, asthma, chronic pulmonary disease, depression and chronic pain conditions.
In studies conducted by the Australian Government the main contributing factors to chronic disease are Tobacco and alcohol use, Physical inactivity and Poor nutrition.
All of which are lifestyle related issues that can be turned around with the implementation of behavioural change, good food choices and lifestyle modifications.Read More
The 21st-28th of May is Exercise Right Week, and here at The Health Lodge we are celebrating by sharing with you some of the many benefits of exercise, and some great ways to get started if you do not already participate in regular physical activity.Read More
With dementia on the rise in Australia and no known cure, it seems an opportune time to raise awareness of how to keep our precious brains healthy. With the right lifestyle choices and a few achievable changes to our routine we can not only offset the risk of cognitive decline as we age, but even improve our intellect and grow a bigger brain.Read More