• A optometrist is testing eyes of a woman

    How does diabetes affect your eyes?

    Diabetes (type 1 and 2) can affect the blood supply to the eyes, which may contribute to the development of complications like diabetic retinopathy. Regular check-ups are vital.
    • Wellbeing
    22 July 2019
  • A woman looking at the sea

    Know the risks: Australia’s most common cancers in men and women

    One in three cancers in Australia are preventable. That means that there are lifestyle changes you can make right now that will greatly reduce your risk of being diagnosed.
    • Wellbeing
    17 July 2019
  • A man is getting his eyes tested by Optometrist

    The four common questions you’re asking optometrists

    What are the eye health questions OPSM’s optometrists get asked most by their customers? They’ve shared them, and the answers, with us.
    • Wellbeing
    17 July 2019
  • House Plants

    Indoor houseplants: On-trend and beneficial to your health

    The indoor plant is back and bigger than ever. And it has a lot more to offer than Instagram eye-candy and home beautification. In fact, they could be benefiting your health right now.
    • Wellbeing
    13 June 2019
  • A man with positive mental health

    What is positive mental health, and how can we foster it?

    Positive mental health allows you to enjoy all the activities you want to participate in. It doesn’t mean you will never be sad or go through emotionally-challenging times. However, those with positive mental health will be able to bounce back more easily from these experiences - this is called mental resilience.
    • Wellbeing
    20 May 2019
  • Sleep anxiety

    Managing Sleep Anxiety: Your guide to a good night’s rest

    Sleep anxiety can have profound effects on your health and wellbeing, and costs the economy millions. Effective sleeping strategies can boost your health.
    • Wellbeing
    19 March 2019
  • Nature And Health

    The connection between nature and health

    We’re told from childhood that being outside is good for us, but is this true? Can nature really benefit our health?
    • Wellbeing
    18 February 2019
  • MentalHealth

    How to ask for a mental health day, and why you should!

    Four out of five Aussies don’t take mental health days, yet, stress is prevalent throughout the country. So how do you ask for a mental health day?
    • Wellbeing
    18 February 2019
  • Gathering over a Christmas feast

    Short and sharp answers to holiday weight gain

    You can expect to put on anywhere between 2-6kg between November to mid-January, and depending on your regular eating habits, you will either keep the weight for years or lose it in the following months.
    • Wellbeing
    10 December 2018
  • Smart phones in the silly season

    Your phone might be ruining your ho-ho-holidays

    Want to have a mentally healthy Christmas? You might want to put a ho-ho-hold on your social media exposure.
    • Wellbeing
    10 December 2018
  • Hands on pancreas

    Pancreas health | Symptoms, treatments and care for the pancreas

    Pancreases are the unsung hero of the vital organs, playing an important role in your digestive system. Knowing where it is, what it does, and how to take care of it, can improve your quality of life.
    • Wellbeing
    7 November 2018
  • Doctor checking blood pressure of patient

    Low blood pressure | Causes, symptoms, management, and treatment

    Low blood pressure can lead to feelings of weakness, tiredness and dizziness To avoid low blood pressure, stay hydrated, maintain a healthy diet and check the side-effects of your medication.
    • Wellbeing
    7 November 2018
  • 12 tips for managing anxiety at work

    Anxiety is Australia’s most common mental condition, affecting 1 in 4 people. It’s more than just feeling worried or stressed. Anxiety is a serious condition that can make coping with day-to-day life difficult
    • Wellbeing
    26 October 2018
  • Itchy eyes and Spring - a classic combo

    How to soothe Spring eye allergies

    Spring brings new life, flowers, grasses, and the scourge of seasonal allergies. Unfortunately, the most beautiful sights of Spring are to blame for the marked increase in the pollen and allergens in the air.
    • Wellbeing
    8 October 2018
  • Family shopping cancer smart

    Separating myth from reality: Does everything give you cancer?

    It’s a common enough saying these days that ‘everything gives you cancer’, so we decided to take a look at the research to find out which common items actually do make cancer more likely and what’s just rumour. All the information can be found here.
    • Wellbeing
    17 September 2018
  • Am I obese? | At home obesity diagnosis and BMI calculator

    Am I obese? | At home obesity diagnosis and BMI calculator

    Two-thirds of adult Australians are obese, and around 10% of them are unaware of their condition. There are two methods to measure for obesity, and simple steps to take to reverse it.
    • Wellbeing
    11 September 2018