Healthy food swaps | healthdirect

Healthy food swaps | healthdirect

beginning of content 3-minute read Choosing healthier foods is easier than you may think. By changing just a few eating habits, you can make a big difference to your diet. Healthy eating and getting active can help you lose centimetres from around your waist and reduce your risk of chronic diseases such as some cancers, […]
Health benefits of sex and love

Health benefits of sex and love

Love, sex and friendships can bring some positive health benefits. Some scientific studies suggest that a loving relationship, physical touch and sex can bring health benefits such as lower blood pressure, and that emotional and social support can boost our sense of...
Weight loss and dieting | healthdirect

Weight loss and dieting | healthdirect

Many Australians need to lose a few kilos. New diets, programs and books telling us how to lose weight appear every day, but it’s important to follow an eating and exercise plan that you can maintain and will help you stay healthy in the long term. What is a diet?...
Body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference

Body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference

More than 6 out of 10 Australian adults are overweight or obese and that figure is rising. Being overweight or obese can cause many serious health problems. Two methods that are commonly used to estimate whether you are a healthy weight or not are body mass index...
Weight loss and dieting | healthdirect

How alcohol affects your health

Many of us drink alcohol to relax and socialise. Alcohol can be part of a healthy lifestyle if you drink in moderation and also exercise and have a good diet. But drinking too much can affect your physical and mental health. Why is alcohol a health issue? Many...