Category: Wellbeing

Oral Health: Focus on Seniors

As baby boomers age, the number of seniors requiring dental care is expected to become larger than ever before. People in this age bracket have a number of specific needs, some due to the general ageing process, and others due to particular experiences of this generation. Baby boomers are far more likely to have natural teeth than previous generations were at the same age. As the population ages, it is reasonable that people in their 70s and 80s require and expect replacement of failing restorations, or replacement of a tooth. Most dental restorations breakdown with time due to the...

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Calm Mind, Happy Mind

Tayla Foster It is a common misconstrued trope that being physically active will in turn make a person feel at the peak of their mental wellbeing. Whilst being active can help an individual’s mental health, it is by no means the be all and end all of improving the quality of their mindset in a positive light. Settle in for 5 activities of staying at the very top of your mental wellbeing. Yoga: Yoga is all about centering one’s mind to be one with their physical being. The essence of yoga training will allow the body to break free...

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Healthy Junk Food Alternatives

Eliza Cusack With summer around the corner and most of us having gained a bit of ‘quarantine-weight’ thanks to the pandemic, now is the time more than ever to take a good hard look at your diet. Making an easy switch from your favourite junk food will create better habits and over time reduce those unhealthy cravings.  Baked veggie chips instead of fries: When you’re craving something salty, instead of going for hot chips loaded with salt and oil try making your own healthy version at home. All you have to do is choose your preferred vegetable such as...

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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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