HEALTH

"Health is the soul that animates all the enjoyments of life, which fade and are tasteless without it.." ( William Temple )





REMEMBER


Stay at Home where possible


Keep your distance from people when out.


Wash Your hands with Soap & water for 20 seconds, if unable to use water, use disinfectant.



This page will be now more focused on HEALTH, so please check it out for healthy tips, links and suggestions.

We have a new link on an important and serious health condition--DEPRESSION-- so if you or a friend or loved one is having problems and you feel they may be depressed, try the link and see if it may help you in some way, as life is a wonderful journey and should be for everyone , so if there are problems , see if this link may assist you.



The Five Food Groups.

The key to eating well is to enjoy a variety of nutritious foods from each of the Five Food Groups.

These Five Food Groups make up the Australian Guide to Healthy Eating.

Foods are grouped together because they provide similar amounts of the key nutrients of that food group, e.g. the key nutrients of the milk, yogurt, cheese and alternatives food group include calcium and protein, while the fruit group is a good source of vitamins, especially vitamin C.

To meet the nutrient requirements essential for good health, you need to eat a variety from each of the five food groups daily, in the recommended amounts. It is not necessary to eat from each food group at every meal. In fact, in some instances, you only need to eat some of the foods in each food group a couple of times a week.

It is also important to enjoy a variety of foods within each of the Five Food Groups because different foods vary in the amount of the key nutrients that they provide, e.g. in the vegetables and legumes food group, orange vegetables such as carrots and pumpkins contain significantly more vitamin A than other vegetables such as white potatoes.

There is an incredible variety within the food groups:

Vegetables and legumes/beans

Fruit

Grain (cereal) foods, mostly wholegrain and/or high cereal fibre

Lean meats and poultry, fish, eggs, tofu, nuts and seeds and legumes/beans

Milk, yoghurt cheese and/or alternatives, mostly reduced fat

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We also have links to Paleo recipes. These recipes are very popular with many who are improving their lifestyle, if you are in this category, just click the new link on the right and see if there are any recipe books you may enjoy.


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WHY SHOULD I QUIT?
Health Benefits from Quitting Tobacco


WITHIN 20 MINUTES ……… Body starts to heal

WITHIN 12 HOURS. ……… Carbon Monoxide levels in your blood,drop to normal

2 weeks to 3 months ...... Heart Attack risk drops & lung function improves

1-9 months ....... Coughing & shortness of breath decreases

WITHIN 1 YEAR ...... Risk of heart attack drops sharply

AFTER 2-5 years ......Risk of stroke is similar to that of a person who never smoked

AFTER 5 YEARS ..... Risk of mouth, throat, oesophagus & bladder cancer are cut in half

AFTER 10 YEARS .........Risk of lung cancer is cut in half



WHAT IS SLEEP AND WHY DO WE NEED IT


SLEEP FACTS

Sleep Deprivation is a condition that can affect anyone. The root cause of sleeping issues can be multifactorial - often a combination of stress and lifestyle factors, hormonal regulation, and overall health. This condition is becoming more common, with some Health Organisations regarding it an epidemic.

It’s thought that we spend approximately one third of our lives sleeping. We tend to think that our mind and body ‘shuts down’ while we sleep, but in fact scientists have discovered that sleep is an active period. During the day, the human brain absorbs an extraordinary amount of information, facts and experiences. If you think of your brain as a computer, we could call this the collection and entry of data.

All data however, is saved, processed, strengthened, and restored while we sleep. Scientific studies have shown that sleep is a crucial time for the consolidation of memories and information retention.

Physically, the human body requires sufficient sleep to restore and rejuvenate. Sleep allows our bodies to repair tissue, grow muscle and balance hormones. A satisfying night’s sleep not only makes you feel great, it’s also key to your overall wellness, playing a critical role in your mental and physical health. If you need some support to get to sleep, there are supplements that help make achieving calm a little easier
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