Living with rheumatoid arthritis

Living with rheumatoid arthritis

  Associate Professor Therese O’Sullivan, an accredited practicing dietician and lecturer at Edith Cowan University, recently shared some helpful tips with us, for those living with rheumatoid arthritis.   Rheumatoid arthritis, also known as RA, is the second most common arthritis after osteoarthritis. It affects more women than men, and is most likely to start at a younger age than…

Using exercise to fight cancer

Using exercise to fight cancer

  In recent years, there has been a greater focus on the importance of physical activity to enable cancer patients to function normally and to enhance their quality of life.   There is growing evidence that a physically active lifestyle protects against the development of colon cancer, breast cancer, endometrial cancer, and prostate cancer. In recent years, a number of…

World Cancer Day 2019 – “I am and I will”

World Cancer Day 2019 – “I am and I will”

  Every year on February 4, World Cancer Day empowers communities across the world to show support and raise the profile of cancer in a positive and inspiring way.   The campaign theme for World Cancer Day 2019 is ‘I Am and I Will’. Regardless of who you are, you have the power to reduce the impact of cancer for…

Strength training for seniors

Strength training for seniors

By Denis Taaffe, Professor Exercise Gerontologist, Edith Cowan University   Normal ageing is characterised by a reduction in muscle mass and strength, which can compromise an older person’s functional performance, such as the ability to climb stairs or rise from a chair, independence, and quality of life. Moreover, the decline in muscle strength contributes to poorer balance, increasing the risk…

Benefits of exercise physiology

Benefits of exercise physiology

  Exercise physiology is medical science that uses exercise to treat health conditions. It is proven that exercising and starting to move more can help improve any health condition with benefits including lifting your mood, improving memory, regulating blood sugar, enhancing circulation, helping prevent falls, strengthening your heart health, lungs and protects your joints and bones and can even increase…

Beat the heat this summer

Beat the heat this summer

  In the hot weather, you need to take care of your health. Western Australia can experience long periods of extreme heat, where the maximum and minimum temperatures are much hotter than usual. The WA Department of Health advises people to follow the following information to stay safe as the weather heats up. How can you plan ahead for the…

Celebrating Christmas with dementia

Celebrating Christmas with dementia

  Christmas is just around the corner and caring for people with dementia around this time can be challenging, however with the appropriate dementia care strategies in place, you and your loved ones can enjoy the festive season. Our Dementia Services Manager, Rejane Le Grange, has some tips to ensure your family has a merry Christmas, and dementia doesn’t need…

Living well with Arthritis

Living well with Arthritis

1 in 6 Australians have arthritis. That’s approximately 4 million people.   Do your joints ache more than they used to? Have you noticed inflammation in your hands, feet or back? These are all symptoms of arthritis. You can live well with arthritis. Exercise and healthy living is key to managing this common condition for seniors. What is arthritis? Arthritis…

Spring cleaning tips for your home

Spring cleaning tips for your home

  Now that the rain has cleared up and spring is in the air, it is the perfect time for spring cleaning!   Spring is the time to clear out your wardrobe, clean out the garage or get up to speed with the gardening; however caring for a home takes a great deal of time and energy which can become…