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5 Symptoms No Women Should Ignore

5 Symptoms No Women Should Ignore

Dr. Michela Sorensen
While we are making inroads when it comes to talking about women’s health issues, there are still a lot of very common issues we don’t talk about. Whether it be fear or embarrassment, women still face barriers when it comes to accessing healthcare. So, this Women’s Health Week, lets look at 5 very common, but lesser talked about, symptoms that no women should ignore.  
Nutrition and Osteoporosis

Nutrition and Osteoporosis

Jaime Rose Chambers
Our bones form our physical structure, they hold us upright and keep us moving. When our body takes calcium from our bones to use in the body and doesn’t have the nutrients available from our diet to replace them, over time bone becomes brittle. This leads to osteopenia, and the more serious, osteoporosis and increases the risk of bone fractures. It’s estimated 1 million Australians have osteoporosis. We can’t reverse it but we can make some diet and lifestyle changes to stop further bone loss and potentially build back some bone.  
Five top tips to recover from a fitness event

Five top tips to recover from a fitness event

Em Batger

That moment when you cross the finish line of a challenge you have been training towards for a while can be one of mixed emotions. The huge surge of endorphins make you feel almost euphoric amongst the exhaustion, the elation and relief that it’s over. Even though it’s all done and dusted you owe it to your body to recover properly. How? Read on to find my top five tips to recovery after a big fitness event. 

Alcohol and Our Health - Is there a safe drinking limit

Alcohol and Our Health - Is there a safe drinking limit

Jaime Rose Chambers
Alcohol has long been part of many cultures and is still an integral part of many celebrations and events. It’s often also abused and used in excess, at the least making you feel pretty awful, and at its worst, can be fatal to you and to others, such as from road accidents and domestic violence. After decades of research and data collection, The World Health Organisation has recently released a statement on the safest level of drinking and guidelines to keep you and others around you safe from alcohol harm. 

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Healthy sleep practices refers to the habits and environments that contribute to a good night’s sleep. Here at HIF, we know just how valuable a good night’s sleep is.

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