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23/05/2014 - 8:43pm

A healthy level of exercise provides a variety of benefits for the human body. The right kind of physical activity can help to strengthen muscles and support better bone health, while improving cardiorespiratory fitness and helping to manage weight.

It's important for everyone to engage in the right level of physical activity for their fitness level and age, but motivation levels can be hard to keep up. The Australian government is hoping to keep Australians engaged through an initiative called Exercise Right Week.

21/05/2014 - 10:43am

It's easy to think about getting active and exercising when the sun's out, but can you keep up your motivation throughout the long cold months of winter? 

A suitable level of physical activity is one of the keys to better physical health, but many people find their dedication starts to disappear along with the balmy weather. While it may be more difficult to get out and about during winter, exercise is essential all year round.

19/05/2014 - 1:25pm

We know how important dental health is for humans, but this issue is equally vital for pet health as well. If you're planning to bring a new cat or dog into your family, make sure you're prepared to look after every aspect of their health - including their teeth and gums.

What are the facts about pet dental health?

16/05/2014 - 5:39pm

Pets are a part of the family in many Australian households, and that's no surprise when you consider how much joy they can bring into your life. Whether you're a cat or dog person, adding a furry friend into your home can be a rewarding experience for both you and your family.

However, it's important to realise that pets do represent a significant commitment. As a potential owner, you will have the responsibility to care for them and ensure they have everything they need to be healthy, safe and happy in your home.

15/05/2014 - 3:42pm

Good health is essential for enjoying life to the fullest and making the most of every opportunity, yet it's the one thing that many Australians also take for granted. Given all the information we have about how to support better health, there are so many ways you can start putting your wellbeing first.

15/05/2014 - 8:18am

The latest federal budget for the 2014-15 period will commit $20 billion towards health and medical research in Australia, which will go some way towards the improvement of healthcare delivery.

13/05/2014 - 8:45pm

The 2014 FIFA World Cup is coming up and many soccer fans around the world are looking forward to this highly anticipated event. However, if you're preparing to make your own trip to Brazil there are a few extra precautions you are advised to take.

The South Australian government recently released an alert for all citizens travelling to the country, to be mindful of the dangers of yellow fever. While the disease is not a risk in Australia, it is more common among many South American countries - including Brazil.

13/05/2014 - 8:43pm

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has released the findings of their latest Australian Health Survey, and the results reveal some interesting facts about the state of our nutrition habits as a nation.

12/05/2014 - 6:00pm

If you've been dreaming of a holiday for the future, you're not alone. According to the latest Holiday Tracking Survey from Roy Morgan Research, holiday intention in Australia is now at a five-year high.

The results for the March 2014 quarter reveal 72 per cent of Australians are planning to take a holiday within the next 12 months. This equates to around 13.9 million people in total, and is much higher than the 67 per cent result recorded from the same quarter last year.

12/05/2014 - 5:58pm

Holidays are a great way to relax and take a break from the daily grind. We all need a vacation once in a while, and what better way to leave your worries behind than jetting off to the other side of the world?