Exercise Instead of Painkillers for Chronic Pain, Experts Say

Osteopaths say too many Australians are relying on medication to manage chronic pain, and should exercise more instead.   Research on behalf of Osteopathy Australia has found that 65 per cent of Australians aged over 45 rely on medication to manage their pain, while 70 per cent of Australian adults are not physically active. Chronic… Continue reading Exercise Instead of Painkillers for Chronic Pain, Experts Say

You Can Live Well With Parkinson’s Disease, says Cyclist

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Parkinson’s Disease is a progressive neurogenerative disorder that affects the brain and has no known cure. Around 100,000 people currently live with Parkinson’s Disease. Geoff Constable helped Parkinson’s experts create a free app to help people live well with the condition. Do you know someone living awesomely with Parkinson’s? Let us know in the comments.… Continue reading You Can Live Well With Parkinson’s Disease, says Cyclist

Study could lead to lifestyle programs to improve cognition and reduce Alzheimer’s risk

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A recent study could lead to government-funded lifestyle programs to help at-risk seniors improve cognition and reduce their risk of Alzheimer’s, subject to future studies. The initial study by the Australian National University (ANU) tracked 119 people aged over 65 as they made positive lifestyle changes over a six-month period. All participants had experienced some… Continue reading Study could lead to lifestyle programs to improve cognition and reduce Alzheimer’s risk

Weight Management Program for Everyone

  Weight management has been made accessible through a free program. This program was organized by the Walk and Talk Mitchelton group funded by the Heart Foundation. Its focus is to promote a healthy lifestyle through walking and to make weight loss program available for everyone. Residents of Brisbane have benefited from the program by… Continue reading Weight Management Program for Everyone

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