The importance of recovery

This article has been republished from AIA Vitality-Vlife September 2017 There’s a lot of emphasis on the right way to exercise, so why don’t we talk about the right way to recover? With so many things competing for our time, it’s easy to become overwhelmed by the demands of work, family and maintaining our health. But this doesn’t mean that we should neglect the need to refuel and rest. “I think people look at their training how they look at their finances: they have a training budget and they have to decide where they will spend their training energies,” says National

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Acquired Brain Injury (ABI)

  ABI is a term that is applied to any type of brain damage occurring after birth, and can include damage sustained from infection, disease, prolonged alcohol or drug abuse, lack of oxygen or even a blow to the head. Furthermore, it is more common than one would think.  According to the ABS, over 700,000 Australians have a brain injury that incurs daily activity limitations, and participation restrictions.  Frighteningly, of these 700,000, approx. 3 out 4 are aged 65 or younger, with almost two thirds of that being acquired before the age of 25.Three quarters of those with ABIs, are

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The Facts About Melanoma

  As Spring is in full swing and the sun is coming out again it is time to think about our skin, particularly melanoma. We hear about Melanoma being the most dangerous type of skin cancer. It may appear as a new spot or as a change in an existing mole or freckle. Over 95 per cent of skin cancers can be successfully treated if they are found early. Did you know that Australia has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world? Two in three Australians will be diagnosed with skin cancer by the age of

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Bowel Cancer

On a sad note, we were recently discussing a case where an adviser in the industry passed away after being diagnosed with Bowel cancer. Bowel cancer is dangerous. You can have no health issues whatsoever and then suddenly the dreaded disease can take control of the body. No one should have to go through this and we hope that one day a cure can be found. There are benefits of early detection / screening rather than waiting to turn 50 years old or having  family history that requires a colonoscopy /  gastroscopy  prior to age 50.  It is suggested that

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5 Changes To Make To Your Morning Routine, According To Dietitians

This article has been republished from AIA Vitality-Vlife September 2017 If the idea of a total overhaul to your eating habits seems overwhelming, start with a simple change at the start of your day. You don’t need to make drastic changes to improve your diet. For those of us looking to improve our health, the idea of making a drastic change to our diets can seem overwhelming. Thanks to the proliferation of the #CleanEating craze, particularly on social media, it’s easy to assume that any effort to improve our health must be on absolute terms. 1. Make your first meal

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