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Healthy lifestyle

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Balanced diet

It’s important to eat a balanced diet. Make sure you choose foods from the 5 food groups. The amounts you need vary depending on your life stage.

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How alcohol affects your health

Many of us drink alcohol, but there are side effects. Alcohol can affect your physical and mental health. Find out about the negative effects of alcoh...

BMI and waist circumference can estimate your healthy weight.

Body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference

Learn to estimate whether or not you are a healthy weight by calculating your body mass index (BMI) and measuring your waist circumference.

Weight loss and dieting

Many fad diets are promoted in Australia, but they rarely work. A healthy eating and exercise plan is more likely to keep weight off, long term.

Fitness and exercise

Fitness tips and exercise topics to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Cycling, walking, running, and yoga among others.

Healthy eating

Get healthy eating tips and advice, such as good food swaps, how to follow a balanced diet and how to reduce your sugar intake.

By changing a few eating habits you can make a big difference.

Healthy food swaps

Swapping high-kilojoule, high-fat or salty foods for healthier alternatives is an easy way to boost your health.

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Fibre-rich foods

Find out how much fibre you need in your daily diet and get tips for increasing your intake.

Cholesterol

High cholesterol increases the risk of heart disease and stroke, but lifestyle changes and sometimes medicines can lower your levels of bad LDL choles...

Physical activity guidelines for older people

Over-60s should be active every day. Here's how much exercise you need to stay strong and prevent conditions such as osteoporosis.

Quitting smoking

As soon as you quit smoking, your body starts to repair itself — and there are other benefits of giving up too, including for others. Find out how to ...

Sexual health

Learn more about sexual health topics such as contraception options, STIs, and conditions like erectile dysfunction (impotence) and premature ejaculat...

Fatigue

Fatigue is when you feel exhausted all the time and have no energy. Learn about what may be causing your fatigue and how to treat and manage it.

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