10 steps for living well with Arthritis

10 steps for living well with Arthritis
By taking an active role in understanding and treating your conditions, you will experience less pain and stay more active than those who feel there is nothing they can do. Here is our 10 steps checklist to help you live with arthritis: by Arthritis Australia Take control by knowing your disease Spend the time to understand what type of arthritis you have and then discover the best ways to improve your condition. Many people with arthritis say ...

The difference between physiotherapists, exercise physiologists and personal trainers?

The Coffs Harbour GP Super has regular clinics on site with EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGIST – RORY GODDARD so to explain what some of our Allied Health Practitioners can help you achieve Alex Lawrence, Exercise Physiologist and Sport Scientist writes: I am often asked to explain the difference between physiotherapists and exercise physiologists, so I thought I’d try to clarify the differences in this article. I also thought it would be good to talk about personal

What is Chroninc Disease?

Chronic diseases are conditions that tend to be long-lasting and persistent in their symptoms or development such as some cancers, heart disease, and type 2 diabetes. Chronic diseases are major diseases which may require ongoing medication but most chronic diseases are preventable for most people through healthy lifestyle choices. Evidence shows that improving diet and being more physically active can help prevent or delay the onset of some chronic dise...

NSW Latest Campaign for Summer, ‘Beat the Heat’

As we approach summer it is important to be weary of how the heat can affect our health.  This latest campaign by NSW Health gives advice on how to be prepared and stay safe for times of extreme heat.  It highlights who is most at risk from heat related illness. Remember the 4 key messages to keep you & others healthy in the heat: For more information on how to Beat The Heat including babies and children in hot weather, visit the NSW Government H...

Healthy Eating

What should I be eating? Here you will find plenty of information to help you eat well for good health including some helpful tips on increasing the amount of healthy food you eat daily. Find out more about what you should be eating on the eatforhealth.gov.au website. Health Risks Your lifestyle can have a major impact on your health and wellbeing. Unhealthy eating and not enough physical activity can easily lead to an increased risk of developing a

Check Your Health

Interesting Facts about Men and their waist size: Significantly more men than women have a weight problem. Men lose weight faster than women. The really good news is that by losing a small amount of weight you can experience significant health and wellbeing benefits. Large waist size is linked to erectile dysfunction and low testosterone levels which can lead to other problems including fatigue, mood changes, muscle changes and weaker bones.

Chronic snoring may be telling you something about your health

Many people, men and women are unaware that they have obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). OSA may be an early warning sign of heart disease or other chronic health problems such as diabetes, erectile dysfunction, nocturia (passing urine at night), and depression and anxiety. It also puts you at risk of excessive daytime sleepiness, impaired mental functioning and having a motor vehicle accident. If you: snore loudly; feel tired or sleepy in the day;...