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. This guide can help you to start your journey towards a healthy […]

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...

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...

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

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?...