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Healthy lifestyle

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Balanced diet

A guide to getting the right portions of the 5 food groups — whether you're male, female, a child, an older person or breastfeeding.

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How alcohol affects your health

Many of us drink alcohol to relax, but drinking too much can affect your health. Learn more here about the effects of alcohol on your body.

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.

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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.

Health benefits of sex and love

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.

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 and diet

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

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Cholesterol

High cholesterol levels increase your risk of heart disease and stroke — here's how to lower the level of bad cholesterol in your blood.

Exercise can help you to lose weight

Losing weight guide

Losing weight brings a host of health benefits. The key to success? Making realistic changes to your daily diet and physical-activity routine.

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

Physical activity guidelines for older adults

If you are over 65, you should try to be active every day. Here's how much physical activity you actually need, plus tips on how to stay fit.

Quit smoking: challenge your excuses.

Quitting smoking

Your body starts repairing itself as soon as you've smoked your last cigarette. Here's how to overcome 7 excuses smokers use to delay quitting.

Self-help tips to fight mild fatigue

Learn how to fight fatigue, sleep better and restore your energy with these 9 tips.

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