Category: Wellbeing

How much Sugar is Hiding in your Trolley?

Dental Health Week 2020 aims to show the average Australian just how much hidden sugar is lurking in the processed food they eat, how it affects their oral and general health, and how they can eat sugar responsibly. Sugar in our diet is a tricky thing as we are often unaware we are consuming it. A sugary treat is one thing, but there is plenty of sugar in foods we all eat daily without knowing it. It may not be difficult to identify the exact amount of sugar in food as it may be identified on the label. Sugars...

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Communication and Conflict Resolution

Communication is important in relationships, which includes being a good listener and talking openly and honestly. A healthy communication style can make it easier to deal with conflict and build stronger relationships (Better Health Victoria, 2019). Additionally, healthy conflict can allow you to connect more effectively because you are able to understand each other on a deeper level. Conflict can also help another person understand your boundaries, values and belief system (Pizzolla, N. 2018). It is worth considering one of the 5 conflict-resolution styles. 1. Avoidance: avoiding discussing difficult issues in the relationship and minimising problems. Both parties lose...

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It’s Time to go Meatless

Dipti Singh New Year’s goals for many people include weight loss, healthy cooking, being happier and doing more to make the planet a kinder environment. The good news is that by going vegetarian, you can accomplish all these goals and can enjoy tasty, nutritious meals too. A vegetarian diet is a lifestyle preference that is not for everyone. Many individuals though, consider that lowering their meat consumption not only benefits their health but also supports their pocket since vegetarian protein products are often cheaper than animal protein. Eating less meat helps you to try more plant-based foods and assists...

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Children’s First Teeth

A child’s first teeth are just as important as their permanent teeth. Dental decay in a ‘baby tooth’ has just as much potential to hospitalise a child with acute infection or facial swelling as does decay or infection in a permanent tooth. A child’s first teeth are essential for a child to speak and chew as well as help to maintain space for the permanent teeth to erupt. The premature loss of a baby tooth may have a dramatic result on the final position of the erupting permanent teeth. Many primary teeth should remain until the age of 10...

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5 Tips to Beat Your Winter Blues

Johanna Rumphorst Sydney is the city of sea and sun, so dropping temperatures and seasonal winter blues are hitting extra hard in those colder months. Good thing that the recent lockdown trained us how to spend more time indoors and make the most out of Sydney’s winter. Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that is believed to be caused by the changing seasons. Typically, symptoms begin to worsen around autumn and peak during the winter months. Symptoms of SAD are similar to other forms of depression, including feelings of hopelessness, lack of concentration, social withdrawal, and...

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