Getting Older Posts

Exercise
HealthLinks Gippsland

Our Healthy Ageing Program

Barb Harding’s goal in life is to keep horse riding until she is 80. And it looks far more likely now for the 77-year-old since she completed the Healthy Ageing Program, funded by Gippsland Primary Health Network and delivered by Healthlinks Gippsland. Barb always admired the late Queen Elizabeth for her horseriding

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Getting Older
Dr Ryley Smyth

Maintaining Ageing Knees

As we age gracefully, maintaining overall health becomes the highest of priorities. During these periods the importance of maintaining knee strength and mobility is often overlooked. Our ageing knees are intricate joints, that are susceptible to wear and tear as time progresses. The knees play a pivotal role in all

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Getting Older
Dr Georgia Radic

Prevention and Management of Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is the most common bone disease, affecting millions of people worldwide. Current statistics indicate that it’s prevalence increases with age, although it is more common among women and those who have a direct relative with Osteoporosis. This condition is known for a key characteristic: decreased bone density. Decreased bone

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mature couple safely exercising
Exercise
Dr Belinda Coulton

Exercises for Ageing Bones

Are you in (or approaching) your later years? Are you wondering what you can do to ensure your bones stay strong through the next period of your life? As we age it is common to begin feeling the effects of years of ‘life’ on your body. Diseases like osteoarthritis (i.e. degeneration of joints) and osteoporosis (i.e. weakening of bones) are more common in the elderly population. But just because the figures show this, it doesn’t mean these diseases will affect your ability to lead a full and active life.

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Getting Older
Dr Mitchell Evans

Movember and Men’s Health

During November, thousands of Australians gather to support Movember. Whether it’s growing a moustache, getting active or hosting events, Movember looks to educate and help research in the aim to tackle men’s health including mental health, suicide prevention and prostate and testicular cancer. Prostate Cancer Prostate cancer in Australia is

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Cardiovascular/Circulatory
Dr Mikahla Callahan

High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure (BP) is a common health problem, but is usually not fully understood. Our blood pressure can have such a large impact on our health, and that is why it is so important to get it checked, and to keep it within a healthy range. Our circulatory system

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