Men’s nutrition for life

Men’s nutrition for life

Health & Wellness

13-08-2019

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Good nutrition has many benefits, contributing to healthy weight, quality of life and wellbeing, and protecting against chronic disease.

Did you know that men in Australia have a shorter life expectancy than Australian women, on average, and die from preventable causes more often than women?

While this current statistic isn’t so positive if you are an Australian man, the good news is that diet is arguably the single most important behavioural risk factor that you can improve. This can then have a significant positive impact on your health. 

While nutritional needs will change across a man’s lifecycle, healthy eating principles remain the same.

Find out more about how to eat healthily for your stage in life.

It’s Hot Hands weather!

It’s Hot Hands weather!

Health & Wellness

22-07-2019

Places you’ll wish you brought Hot Hands:
🏂 To the snow
🏐🏉 Watching your kids play netball or football on a freezing day
⛺️ Camping

Don’t be caught out. Make sure you’ve got your Hot Hands for hands or toes packed. They provide 8-10 hours of heat to keep your hands or feet comfortable and warm.

Only $1.99 for one pair, available now.

📸 photo credit @lowecreekoutdoors via @hothands_brand

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Bowel Cancer Screening

Bowel Cancer Screening

Health & Wellness

08-07-2019

Bowel cancer is the second most common cause of cancer in Australia, with around 80 people dying from the disease each week. Once you reach 50 years of age, your risk of bowel cancer increases.

Screening for bowel cancer in people who do not have any symptoms and are between 50 and 74 years helps to detect cancer early. Up to 90 per cent of bowel cancers can be successfully treated if they are detected early.

The National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP) offers free bowel cancer detection kits to eligible people between the ages of 50 and 74 years. By 2020, all eligible people between 50 and 74 years will be offered free testing every two years.

National Bowel Cancer Screening Program

The NBCSP mails a kit to eligible people after specific birthdays between the ages of 50 and 74 years. Visit the NBCSP website to find information about age eligibility. Between 2015 and 2020, more ages will be added until, by 2020, all eligible people between 50 and 74 years will be sent free test kits every two years. By 2020, around four million Australians will be offered free screening each year and this could save up to 500 lives per year.

The National Health and Medical Research Council recommends screening every one to two years for people older than 50 years who do not have symptoms or a family history of bowel cancer. The screening test offered is called an immunochemical faecal occult blood test (FOBT). You can read more here

Men’s nutrition for life

Men’s nutrition for life

Health & Wellness

01-07-2019

nutrition for life men banner image

Good nutrition has many benefits, contributing to healthy weight, quality of life and wellbeing, and protecting against chronic disease.

Did you know that men in Australia have a shorter life expectancy than Australian women, on average, and die from preventable causes more often than women?

While this current statistic isn’t so positive if you are an Australian man, the good news is that diet is arguably the single most important behavioural risk factor that you can improve. This can then have a significant positive impact on your health. 

While nutritional needs will change across a man’s lifecycle, healthy eating principles remain the same.

Find out more about how to eat healthily for your stage in life.

Do you develop dry skin in winter?

Do you develop dry skin in winter?

Health & Wellness

18-06-2019

Winter can be a tricky time for people with dry skin, especially if they have dermatitis or eczema.

Ensure skin has the moisture and protection it needs with the QV range of skincare and bath products. All formulated to be gentle on irritated skin.

Some tips which may help:
💦 Avoid overheating, which can make skin itchier and more irritated. Wear layers of clothing so you can take them off as you warm up.
💦 Avoid clothes made from scratchy materials. You may find 100% cotton to be soft and warm.
💦 Apply moisturisers immediately after bathing as they will be absorbed better.

If you have skin conditions, speak to one of team to see whether any of these products might be suitable for you and for more advice.

📸 pic credit @happy_country_home via QV Skincare

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Talking through problems

Talking through problems

Health & Wellness

20-05-2019

 
  • Talking about your problems can release pent-up feelings. 
  • Talking to someone outside of the situation may help you to find a solution to the problem. 
  • If you don’t think you can discuss the problem with anyone you know, you can call a confidential telephone counselling service.

It can be hard to talk to people about how you feel. You may be worried that they won’t take your feelings seriously. You may also be worried about what will happen after you tell them your problems.

If you think you don’t know anyone who will listen, you can call a confidential counselling service. Kids Helpline (Tel. 1800 551 800) and Lifeline (Tel. 13 11 14) are telephone counselling services that are available 24 hours a day.

Talk to someone you trust

Talking to someone you trust about something upsetting may help you to:

  • sort through the problem 
  • see the situation more clearly
  • look at the problem in a new or different way
  • release built-up tension – this can help you to gain new insight into the situation that is causing the problem
  • find out that you are not alone – you may find that many other people share your feelings
  • identify options or solutions you hadn’t thought of before.

read more here

 

We need to continue to immunise against measles

We need to continue to immunise against measles

Health & Wellness

23-04-2019

Measles is a contagious viral illness that causes a skin rash and fever. Serious and sometimes fatal complications include pneumonia and encephalitis (brain inflammation). Measles is also known as rubeola, not to be confused with rubella (German measles). Worldwide, measles is the fifth highest cause of illness and death in children.Measles is rare in Australia because of the widespread use of the measles vaccine. It is important to continue immunising children in Australia, because there is a risk that the infection can be brought in by people arriving or returning from overseas. Read More >

Get your flu shoot soon

Get your flu shoot soon

Health & Wellness

28-03-2019

Don’t underestimate the flu. Nearly 1-in-10 Australians hospitalised with the flu are admitted to the ICU. Speak to your community pharmacist about getting your flu shot today.

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Measles – signs and symptoms

Measles – signs and symptoms

Health & Wellness

15-03-2019

Measles is a contagious viral illness that causes a skin rash and fever. Serious and sometimes fatal complications include pneumonia and encephalitis (brain inflammation). Measles is also known as rubeola, not to be confused with rubella (German measles). Worldwide, measles is the fifth highest cause of illness and death in children.Measles is rare in Australia because of the widespread use of the measles vaccine. It is important to continue immunising children in Australia, because there is a risk that the infection can be brought in by people arriving or returning from overseas.

Symptoms of measles

The signs and symptoms of measles may include:

  • fever
  • general discomfort, illness or lack of wellbeing (malaise)
  • runny nose
  • dry cough
  • sore and red eyes (conjunctivitis)
  • red and bluish spots inside the mouth (Koplik’s spots)
  • red and blotchy skin rash that appears first on the face and hairline, and then spreads to the body.

10 tips for summer food safety

10 tips for summer food safety

Health & Wellness

16-01-2019

Cooking meat on a bbq - 1050x600Did you know food poisoning is more common in summer than at any other time of the year? This is because bacteria grow faster in hot and humid weather. In the right conditions, bacteria can multiply quickly and contaminate food. Read More >