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2017

Two Things You Can Do to Avoid Getting Ill When Travelling Abroad

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Getting ill when you’re travelling can spoil your entire holiday experience. Fortunately, there are things you can do to reduce your chances of getting sick during your trip. Read on to learn more. Prioritise hygiene The physical exhaustion that often accompanies long journeys can temporarily weaken your immune system and make you more susceptible to catching a cold, the flu or other infections that your body would normally be able to fight off.…

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3 Ways to Prevent Your Child From Overtraining

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Intense training is a necessary part of a child athlete reaching elite levels, but too much of anything can be a problem. Overtraining can harm your child’s body and reduce their future academic potential, so it’s crucial that you avoid it. Here are 3 ways to prevent overtraining in your child’s athlete. Look Out for Early Signs Your child’s body will show signs of overtraining before things reach the point of no return, so look out for early symptoms of overtraining at all times.…

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Reasons Cyclists Should Integrate Physiotherapy in Their Fitness Regimen

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Whether you are a seasoned cyclist or a first-time enthusiast, nobody is immune to the physical toll that the repetitive motion of this activity will eventually take on their body. The exertion of everyday cycling compounded with staying in one position for an extended period starts to manifest as pain in your tailbone, your neck, your forearms, your wrists and other body parts. Cyclists will typically arm themselves with expensive gear to enhance their comfort and decrease the risk of injury.…

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Why You Need to Make a Realistic List to Take to Your Cosmetic Dentist

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Are you subconsciously embarrassed about your appearance? It’s a tough question to answer, but after many years of dealing with such a situation, many people decide that they need to confront it. If you’ve been placing your hand up to your mouth so people cannot see your teeth when you laugh, that’s part of your answer. So, it’s time to determine what you want to change. What do you need to tell your dentist, so that they can help you fix all these years of neglect?…

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3 Health Checks You Should Get Before Trying To Conceive A Baby

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Making the decision to try for a baby is an exciting and momentous time. It can also be quite a daunting and anxiety-filled time, particularly if it’s your first baby. During pregnancy, your health and the health of your baby will be your prime concerns. For this reason, there are three health checks that you should complete at your local medical centre before you start trying to conceive. 1. Nutrient levels…

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How to help your parent recover from hip replacement surgery

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The idea of undergoing hip replacement surgery can be daunting, both for the patient and their family.  Read on for three ways you can help your parent or other loved one recover from their hip replacement surgery. Optimise their nutrition As hip replacement surgery is a major procedure it takes a huge toll on the body’s nutritional stores.  Whether the surgery was done in an emergency after Mum broke her hip or a carefully planned operation to help improve Dad’s mobility their nutrition in the days after the surgery is very important for their recovery.…

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How Physiotherapy Helps Back Pain

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With a noticeable amount of the population suffering from lower back problems, it’s clear back pain is a common issue across Australia. If your back pain continues for more than four weeks or if it’s particularly severe from the onset, your doctor may recommend physiotherapy. Understanding more about physiotherapy and how it works will make starting your treatment journey easier. Passive movements can help reduce your pain to a manageable level…

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Thinking About the Unthinkable: Plan Your Own Funeral for Total Peace of Mind

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Your own funeral. It’s not something most people really want to think about but dying will happen to everyone eventually. And, while you might think it’s overly morbid to plan for that day, it’s actually a sensible and highly practical thing to do. For one thing, it gives you the peace of mind that you’ll get the send-off you really want, with every aspect just as you chose it. More importantly, it takes the pressure off your loved ones, giving them one less stressful thing to deal with during a difficult, grief-filled time.…

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Tips for Avoiding Awkwardness During Sexual Health Discussions with Your Teen

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The curricula in schools has changed over the years, and sex education is now considered an integral component of a child’s development. However, despite sexual health education being covered in class, the chances are that your child might not understand or internalize the issue thoroughly. As a parent to a teenager, you should take it upon yourself to clarify any gaps that might exist. At first, it will seem awkward talking about sex with your child.…

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