• AUGUST 13, 2020

    Vitamin D

    Many Melbournians are low in Vitamin D, which is important for strong bones and muscles. Being physically active outdoors helps us to make Vitamin D, but this is difficult during our cold and overcast winter season. Some people are at increased risk of Vitamin D deficiency, particularly those with naturally dark skin and those who have low

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    • AUGUST 13, 2020

    Obesity and being overweight

    Issues with our health are often associated with being overweight, and can contribute to disease and make chronic conditions or co morbidities worse. Being overweight can lead to: Diabetes Type II Hypertension Coronary Heart Disease Stroke Osteoarthritis Gallbladder Disease Sleep Apnoea and breathing problems Many types of Cancers Body pain and difficulty with physical functioning Low

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    • AUGUST 13, 2020

    High blood pressure

    High blood pressure, medically known as hypertension can lead to serious problems such as heart attack, stroke or kidney disease. High blood pressure usually does not have any symptoms, so it is important to have your blood pressure checked regularly by your doctor. Lifestyle management measures to control Blood Pressure: Watch your weight: blood pressure

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