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Women urged to increase exercise and avoid chronic illness
To mark International Women’s Day on Friday 8 March, the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) is urging Australian women to place higher priority on their physical and mental health and wellbeing.
Too often women put their own needs on hold as they juggle family responsibilities - including caring for children and elderly parents - work responsibilities and social commitments. A recent health report has found that less than half of women aged 18–64 exercised at the recommended level of at least 150 minutes over five or more sessions each week. Regular physical activity is an important contributor to good health; it promotes healthy weight maintenance, reduces the risk of chronic disease and improves mental function and general feelings of wellbeing.
Cath Willis, chair of the APA Women’s, Men’s and Pelvic Health group, says that physical activity is an incredibly powerful tool for optimising whole body health in the long term and should be seen as an investment into women’s future health and wellbeing.
“Exercise is a critical component of disease prevention, but chronic conditions such as being overweight or obese, incontinence or leakage, endometriosis, low back pain and mental health issues may be a barrier.”
“A well-trained women’s health physiotherapist can help women manage these concerns and barriers to exercise and provide guidance on the right type of exercise for individual circumstances.”
Australian women are more likely than men to suffer from depression, osteoporosis, sarcopenia, arthritis and dementia, all of which have been linked to sedentary behaviours. With increasing age, women are also more likely to experience multiple chronic conditions simultaneously; 87 per cent of women over 65 currently live with at least one chronic disease.
Ms. Willis said that while physiotherapy can play a critical role in treating, motivating and giving confidence to women to be more active through various forms of sport and exercise, many women were simply not aware how it could help with their concerns.
“Physiotherapy helps keep women moving when they are in pain or lack confidence in their bodies, and this has enormous flow-on effects to their quality of life, both physical and emotional. I want women to know that urinary incontinence in particular should not be seen as normal, and that physio can make a big difference to how you feel and therefore how active you can be.”
About the Australian Physiotherapy Association
The APA is the peak body representing the interests of Australian physiotherapists and their patients. It is a national organisation with state and territory branches and specialty subgroups. The APA represents more than 26,000 members who conduct more than 23 million consultations each year. To find a physiotherapist in your area, visit www.choose.physio.
Women’s Health Begins with Balanced Hormones.
Revolutionary, all natural Fem21 herbal formula has been developed specifically to support overall women’s health, wellbeing and vitality.
Gold Coast mum and naturopathic physician Meah Robertson BHSc. (Nat) has been specialising in women’s health and integrative natural medicine in a clinical practice for over 13 years.
Fem21 was created after noticing that most of her female patients had similar underlying issues related to unhealthy hormones. Combining 21 carefully selected and tested key ingredients into one easy to take formula designed to assist in:
“Growing up I experienced many hormonal issues associated with Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) such as hormonal acne, irregular cycles, excessive hair growth, plus I had intolerance to the oral contraceptive pill. After studying a Bachelor of Health Science in Naturopathy and consulting in my clinical practice I learnt a lot about women’s health and hormones and how to support naturally with natural medicine. I found many women had issues similar to myself and it was very common to have imbalances hormonally, statistically up to 80% of women identify with having a hormonal issue at some time in their life. I was inspired to help more women outside of my clinical practice to regain balance with their hormones and improve overall health. I was certainly empowered by my own issues and started the journey to make a difference so I formulated Fem21. Fem21 is the only product on the market that fully supports women’s health and hormone balance holistically, incorporating herbal medicine to also improve liver & gut health, alkalise, balance the adrenals and improve the stress response.” – Meah Robertson BHSc (Nat), Fem21, Lifestart Naturopathics.
Fem21 gives comprehensive support for women’s health. The powerful natural formula works to balance hormones, cleanse the body and reduce stress. Chemicals from plastics, pollution in the environment, cosmetics, processed foods, medications and poor quality water can disrupt the endocrine system, which is responsible for maintaining balanced hormones. Chemicals, toxins and synthetic hormones need to be cleansed from the body so we can feel and function at our best. Fem21 supports healthy functioning ovaries to produce Estrogens and Progesterone in balance, these are the main hormones that affect women throughout our lives. Balanced hormones ensure easy periods, good fertility, healthy pregnancies and a smooth transition through menopause. The Fem21 formula contains herbs for balancing adrenal hormones, which support good energy levels and our stress response. If stress levels are high and adrenal function is poor then Progesterone levels can be affected. This imbalance of low Progesterone to high Estrogens can cause a lot of issues for women. Included in the Fem21 formula are herbs for thyroid hormone balance, as optimal thyroid health plays a big part in producing hormones as well as overall cellular metabolism. We can experience many symptoms, and medical conditions if our hormones are out of balance. Hormone balance influences how we feel physically and emotionally everyday.
Signs of imbalanced hormones:
Liver and Digestive Cleansing
Containing herbs, probiotics and fibre to work together to cleanse the body of toxins and chemicals, reducing inflammation and soaking up excess hormonal metabolites; these are filtered by the liver and dumped into the bowel. The GIT (Gastro-Intestinal tract) is the key to nutrient absorption and clearance of waste. Probiotics and the internal environment in out GIT influence our immune system along with regulation of inflammation. Our liver and bowels are the body’s most efficient detoxification channel. Effective detoxification at a cellular level, is extremely important for overall health and hormone balance.
Signs of unhealthy liver and GIT:
The acid/alkaline balance of our body greatly influences our health, the ageing process and how efficiently we function. When our body is acidic and inflamed, the pathways to making and metabolising hormones are significantly affected. It is very difficult to create hormone balance in an acidic body. Under the same umbrella of acidity we see oxidative stress (cellular rusting), free radical production and inflammation. Fem21’s blend of rich greens, superfoods, herbs and antioxidants supports your body to balance acid/alkaline levels for optimum health and happiness.
Signs of unhealthy alkaline balance:
Meah has a wealth of valuable knowledge on all areas of women’s health and wellness and is available for media interviews.
In addition to her clinical practice, Meah also speaks at conferences, seminars, expos and conducts workshops on women’s health.
Fem21 is available online at www.Fem21.com.au or through specialty health food stores for $54.95 for a one supply.
Earlybird Europe with CruiseAway
The Earlybird Europe season is here and now is the time to take advantage of great offers for 2019.
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This spectacular package delivers a visual and sensual Mediterranean feast; experience the sun-kissed beaches and fabled architecture in Barcelona, enjoy the vibrant street life of Italy’s hot-blooded capital, indulge in world-class art and Tuscan cuisine while you explore Florence and wander the energetic bohemian neighbourhoods of Palma de Mallorca.
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Brisbane - Lavazza Italian Film Festival
Presented by Palace Cinemas
The Italian Film Festival was founded in 2000 by Antonio Zeccola who, is one of Australia’s many migrant success stories, built Australia’s only national boutique cinema network, which now encompasses more than one hundred screens nationally.
Nineteen years ago, Antonio realised that Australia had other film festivals but nothing dedicated to Italian cinema, and an idea was born.
Since then the festival has grown and grown in popularity, to the point where it is now the biggest public celebration of Italian cinema outside Italy.
The event has partnered with many organisations and cultural partners over the years, however the most longstanding relationship has been with LAVAZZA who have now been the Festival’s Principal Sponsor for 15 continuous years.
Organised entirely by Palace, a 100% Australian-owned independent family business, the festival continues to present the best new contemporary Italian cinema and most cherished classics on the big screen. For almost two decades the Festival has celebrated Italian language, culture and la dolce vita with an ever-growing audience, last year attracting over 80,000 people nationally.
Viva il cinema!
Palace Festival: Brisbane
Wednesday, September 19 – Sunday, October 14
Palace Barracks, Palace Centro
he 2018 Lavazza Italian Film Festival screens during the following dates:
Sydney 11 September – 7 October
Canberra 12 September – 7 October
Melbourne 13 September – 7 October
Adelaide 19 September – 14 October
Brisbane 19 September – 14 October
Perth 27 September – 17 October
Hobart 18 October – 24 October
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Want to escape the norm via a little piece of heaven?
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Don’t forget, dark chocolate is better for you than other chocolate, so if you are trying not to be too naughty and feel you have deserved a treat, then this one is definitely for you. What a great way to escape the mundane, even if it is just for a few moments. The challenge will be… stopping at one piece.
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Chobani packs a no added sugar, protein punch with the launch of new range, Chobani FiT.
Chobani has launched its locally developed and Australian exclusive new range, Chobani FiT. Chobani FiT brings Aussie yogurt lovers the ultimate functional product with six of their most beloved flavours, remastered to pack an even more powerful protein punch, without any added sugar.
Chobani Australia Managing Director, Peter Meek, said “We like to listen to our fans and consumers, and we noticed there were certain people who were looking for high protein, no added sugar options in the yogurt category. Chobani FiT was developed to bring these consumers an option that fuels their journey and this naturally builds on our mission of brining better food to more people.”
Chobani FiT has been carefully crafted to deliver the perfect balance of taste, texture and flavour with the benefits of and whopping 15g of protein per pot without any added sugar. To achieve no added sugar and a great taste, the range is sweetened with the natural sweetener, Stevia. Peter Meek said “With Australian’s seeking convenience and 20% of Aussies looking for high protein snacks, we thought it was only right to put Chobani FiT into our on-the-go pouch format too. Now active Aussies can have their post-workout fuel on-the-go!”
The Chobani FiT range includes six flavours in the 170g pot range and four flavours in the 140g on-the-go pouch format. The range is currently available at Woolworths and leading Independents, becoming available at Coles from the 20th of September.