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How to keep up your fitness as you age

Lifestyle

Maintaining your fitness for a strong and healthy body, regardless of age, is good for your heart and overall health. But as you get older, you may notice a creeping middle-age spread. Why does this happen, and what can you do about it?

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Bushfire smoke and heart health

Lifestyle

Cardiologist and researcher at HRI, Dr Rahul Kurup, answers some common questions about bushfire smoke and heart health.

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Hot and bothered: heat affects all of us, but older people face the highest health risks

Lifestyle

Heat is more likely to endanger the health of people with pre-existing conditions, who are often older members of the community.

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Managing sleep problems

Lifestyle

Getting enough sleep is important for your health. If you suffer from sleep problems, here’s how to get a good night’s sleep.

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We know bushfire smoke affects our health, but the long-term consequences are hazy

Lifestyle

During this bushfire season, smoke haze and its health effects has become a concern. While we don’t know for sure what prolonged exposure to bushfire smoke could mean for future health, here’s what air pollution and health data can tell us.

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Keeping up with exercise over the holidays

Lifestyle

Holidays can seem like the perfect time to socialise, eat and avoid responsibility for a few days. Here are some tips to help you get in some exercise, but still enjoy the holiday season.

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Choosing the right exercise for you

Lifestyle

Exercise is one of the best ways to boost your heart health and overall wellbeing, but choosing one to suit your goals and abilities can be daunting. Here are some comparisons of different types of exercise to help you make the best choice for you.

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Are there better exercises for women and men?

Lifestyle

In general, the size of a man’s heart is larger than a woman’s. So if you’re looking to take care of your heart health, are there better exercises depending on whether you’re male or female?

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How to adopt healthier habits

Lifestyle

Deciding to take your heart health into your own hands by making some healthier behaviour changes is the first step. But how long do you need to keep up with these changes before they become habit?

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