May is Thyroid Awareness Month

May is Thyroid Awareness Month

Health Weeks

28-04-2021

The Australian Thyroid Foundation (ATF) today celebrates the start of the first ‘Thyroid Awareness Month’ during May, as it calls on all Australians to be more aware of their thyroid health and to see their doctor for thyroid testing.

Gastroenteritis – watch out for it

Gastroenteritis – watch out for it

Health Weeks

22-04-2021

  • Gastroenteritis is a short-term illness triggered by the infection and inflammation of the digestive system. Symptoms can include abdominal cramps, diarrhoea and vomiting. 
  • Some of the causes of gastroenteritis include viruses, bacteria, bacterial toxins, parasites, particular chemicals and some drugs.
  • Good old-fashioned handwashing with soap and water is still the best defence against spreading the bug.
  • Clean kitchen tops, toys, toilet seats, nappy change tables and taps to ensure you don’t spread the infection to others at home.
  • If you or anyone in your household is ill, stay home for 48 hours after symptoms have stopped to ensure you are clear of infection.
  • Read the fact sheet here

Mimosa Mist. Limited edition in time for Mother’s Day

Mimosa Mist. Limited edition in time for Mother’s Day

Kiana Beauty Blog

Delicate and fresh, perfect to brighten up her home during the cooler months.
Right now, spend $60 on any Circa Home products and receive a 60g Cotton Flower & Freesia Candle free!
Available while stocks last. See our site for full T&Cs and details.
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Walking is a great way to improve or maintain your overall health

Walking is a great way to improve or maintain your overall health

Health & Wellness

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 Just 30 minutes every day can increase cardiovascular fitness, strengthen bones, reduce excess body fat, and boost muscle power and endurance. It can also reduce your risk of developing conditions such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis and some cancers. Unlike some other forms of exercise, walking is free and doesn’t require any special equipment or training.

Physical activity does not have to be vigorous or done for long periods in order to improve your health. A 2007 study of inactive women found that even a low level of exercise – around 75 minutes per week – improved their fitness levels significantly, when compared to a non-exercising group.

Walking is low impact, requires minimal equipment, can be done at any time of day and can be performed at your own pace. You can get out and walk without worrying about the risks associated with some more vigorous forms of exercise. Walking is also a great form of physical activity for people who are overweight, elderly, or who haven’t exercised in a long time.

Walking for fun and fitness isn’t limited to strolling by yourself around local neighbourhood streets. There are various clubs, venues and strategies you can use to make walking an enjoyable and social part of your lifestyle.

read more here

Watch out for gastro

Watch out for gastro

Health & Wellness

12-04-2021

Some germs can be effectively removed from our hands by using hand sanitiser. Others can’t.
For example, hand sanitiser does not work well to prevent the spread of gastro.
So if someone in your household is sick with gastro, the best way to prevent the spread is by washing your hands the old-fashioned way, with soap and water.
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Keep up that summer glow with the Bondi Sands range

Keep up that summer glow with the Bondi Sands range

Kiana Beauty Blog

Melbourne’s weather has gone all wintery,  but you can keep up that summer glow with the Bondi Sands range.
Right now, spend $35 on any Bondi Sands products and receive a free Application Mitt.
Limited time only. Strictly while stocks last. Minimum spend must be after any discounts are applied.
 
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April 11 is World Parkinson’s Day

April 11 is World Parkinson’s Day

Health Weeks

Did you know that there are 27,000 Victorians living with Parkinson’s disease? It’s a progressive neurological condition that affects control of body movements, and it can affect anyone.
Each person’s experience of Parkinson’s disease is different. With a combination of medication and allied health support, symptoms can be managed and people with Parkinson’s disease can live independent, rewarding lives.
Contact

Parkinson’s Victoria

on 1800 644 189 for information and support.

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