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Protect your eyes this Macula Month

07 May 2023

An estimated 1.9 million Australians show some degree of macular disease1. The macula is the point of central vision in the eye, and when disease causes the tissue to degenerate, it results in a painless loss of detailed central vision. This Macula Month, OPSM shares their tips for a healthy macula and recommendations for how to manage diagnosed macular disease.

Easy Home Workout for all fitness fevels

10 Feb 2023

It's not too late to get fit! Home workouts are the perfect way to improve both your physical strength and mental wellbeing. Exercise Physiologist Sean Allen from Crossfit Townsville has put together a full-body workout for all fitness levels—beginners to advanced—that requires minimal equipment. Start your journey towards better health today!

Eat more vegetables

19 Oct 2022

We know that vegetables are good for us but how many of us, kids and adults alike, screw up our noses when the bowl of steamed brussel sprouts arrive at the dinner table. Vegetables don’t have to be bland and boring, and when cooked right, there’s no reason why they can’t be the hero of any meal. Emma Jensen from Australian Nutrition Centre shares some tips to spruce them up.

Breast Cancer and Exercise

17 Oct 2022

Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers in women in Australia. Exercise can begin at any point throughout or after breast cancer therapy. It is never too late to start. Instead of exercising too much or too intensively when you first start. It is crucial to start gently and build up to the appropriate amount of activity.

Top ten tips to get your kids eating healthier

10 Aug 2022

It’s no secret that the early years of a child’s life is an important time to be building healthy eating habits. Ensuring children are eating a balanced diet full of nutritiously rich foods is critical for their overall health, growth and development. Yet parents know that getting kids to eat healthier can feel like a never-ending battle.

A real pain in the back

27 Jul 2022

A real pain in the back… We’ve all heard that before. Whether it’s a totally agonising pain that takes your breath away, or a niggly sharp or intermittent dull ache, pain can be outright frustrating and sometimes debilitating. Most adults in their life have experienced back pain, and if not you, then someone close to you most likely has. In fact, statistics show that 80% of people will experience back pain at some point in their lives.