Quitting smoking | healthdirect

Smoking cigarettes increases your risk of cancer, heart disease and stroke. But your body does start repairing itself as soon as you’ve smoked your last cigarette. Here are 7 excuses that smokers might use to delay quitting, and how to overcome them. Excuse 1: The damage is done You might feel that because you smoke, you’ve already […]

Physical activity guidelines for older adults

How much physical activity do older adults aged 65 and over need to do to keep healthy? The amount of physical activity you need to do each week depends on your age and level of health. To stay healthy or to improve health, older adults need to do two types of...

Losing weight guide | healthdirect

beginning of content 4-minute read If you’re overweight, losing weight will bring you a range of important health benefits. The key to success? Making realistic changes to your diet and level of physical activity that can become a part of your daily routine....

How to lower cholesterol | healthdirect

A healthy diet and regular exercise can help to lower the level of cholesterol in your blood. Adopting healthy habits, such as eating a healthy balanced diet and exercising, will also help to prevent your cholesterol levels from becoming high in the first place....

High fibre foods and diet

Fibre is found in plant foods like vegetables, fruit, wholegrain foods, legumes, nuts and seeds. Here’s why these foods are good for you and an essential part of your diet. Eating a diet high in fibre and wholegrain foods is linked to a lower risk of obesity, type 2...