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FUN PARENT-CHILD ACTIVITIES FOR STAYING FIT

Doing some activities with kids provide a means to a great workout and also quality time to be with the kids for parents. Be a friend to your kid and give your entire body complete workout with these activities. Kids pop and play with friends without even being aware that they are engaged in a healthy activity.  As they grow ...

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9 WAYS TO GET YOUR ‘COUCH KID’ MOVING

If your kid is turning into a couch potato, it is the time now to take a stance and get your couch kid moving with these simple ways. With the development of technology and availability of pastime activities inside the home, most of the kids have turned into couch potatoes. Read on to learn how you can motivate your kid ...

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Health Check: what is normal vaginal discharge and what’s not?

By Melissa Kang Associate professor, University of Technology Sydney   From a woman’s first periods until menopause, menstrual hormones drive her vaginal discharge. V-juice, vovey-goo, vu-dew… there are many ways to describe the natural fluid that comes out of the vagina. It varies in consistency, texture, smell, taste and volume in the same woman from day to day, week to ...

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Men can help women deal with their PMS

By Jane Ussher Professor of Women’s Health Psychology, Centre for Health Research, Western Sydney University     Women can experience significant distress in the lead-up to their periods. Many women experience a range of physical and emotional symptoms before they menstruate. This premenstrual stress, also commonly known as PMS, is often manifested by tension or anger in their relationships. Some ...

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Explainer: what is an anxiety disorder?

Most of us are intimately familiar with anxiety. We experience it as we walk towards the room to where our job interview is held, when we stand up to give a speech at our best friend’s wedding, or when we find ourselves in conversation with someone we want to impress.   Anxiety is experienced physically as butterflies in the stomach, ...

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HEALTH – SUPPLEMENTS TO TAKE AT EVERY AGE

At any time of life, dietary supplements can enhance the way you function and feel. With increased consumption of fast foods? The nutritional quality of food has been getting worse and worse. So essentially, the younger you are, the more likely it is that you’ve been nutrient-deprived—at least to some degree. And the best time to catch up is right ...

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Physical inactivity hurting people’s health in countries like Kenya

Getting physically active is important no matter where you live: obesity and physical inactivity are serious public health problems – in both developed and developing countries. In sub-Saharan Africa, the crisis of inactivity can be linked to the industrial and electronic revolutions taking place in the region. There’s been a marked shift from high activity lifestyles to a more sedentary ...

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MEMORY LOSS AND MENOPAUSE: REDUCING IT

There’s no way around it: Menopause’s symptoms—hot flashes, night sweats, and down-there dryness. But for some, losing your period can leave you feeling like you’re losing your mind, too. Forgetfulness during menopausal years is one of the symptoms. In fact, some research suggests that 60% of perimenopausal women notice “unfavorable” memory changes. There is a general consensus based on some ...

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