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 […]

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....

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...

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?...