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Healthy lifestyle

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How to eat a balanced diet

Get some of the best tips on how to eat a wide variety of foods in the right proportions for a healthy diet.

Alcohol effects people in different ways.

How alcohol affects your health

Alcohol is the most widely used social drug in Australia but it can be consumed responsibly. Learn here about the dangers of binge drinking.

BMI and waist circumference can estimate your healthy weight.

BMI: time to measure up

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

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Diets - do they work?

We've looked at the top five fad diets to find out if they really work.

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Fitness and exercise

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

Romance can bring some positive health benefits.

Benefits of love and sex

Some scientific studies suggest that love and sex can bring benefits such as lower blood pressure. Find out how cupid's arrow can boost your health.

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Healthy eating

Healthy eating tips and topics, such as vegetarian food, healthy food swaps and how to eat a balanced diet, among others.

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

Healthy food swaps

Eating fewer foods that are high in calories, fat, salt and sugars, and swapping them for something healthier is a great way to maintain a healthy lif

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Does your diet have enough fibre?

Find out how much fibre is needed in your diet and get tips for increasing your intake.

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How to lower your cholesterol

High cholesterol levels increase your risk of heart disease and stroke. Here's how you can help lower the level of cholesterol in your blood.

Exercise can help you to lose weight

Start losing weight

Physical activity as part of your daily routine is a key part of a healthy lifestyle. This guide can help you on your journey towards a healthy weight

Strength training should be an important part of your physical activity.

Physical activity for seniors

If you are over 65, you should try to be active every day. Here are tips on how to stay fit and information about how much physical activity you need.

Quit smoking: challenge your excuses.

Smoking - quit making excuses

These are the most common seven excuses that smokers use to delay quitting, and how to overcome them.

Self-help tips to fight fatigue

Learn how to fight fatigue and restore your energy.

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