Beat Disease and Keep Fighting Fit
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Beat Disease and Keep Fighting Fit

Hi there! Welcome to my blog. My name is Debbie and I am a housewife from Alice Springs, Australia. I love the life I have here with my wonderful husband and our four kids. It all started about a year ago when I realised that I couldn't read the label on a jar of food I was trying to open. I asked my husband if there was a problem with the way the label had been printed but he said he could read it just fine. He booked me an appointment at Vision2000Kota and they carried out some test to rule out any serious problems. Thankfully, I just needed to start wearing glasses. I hope you enjoy my health and medical blog.

Beat Disease and Keep Fighting Fit

  • Why Is It So Important to Get Tested for STIs?

    27 March 2017

    Any person, regardless of their sexual preference and orientation, puts their health at risk when they engage in any form of unprotected sex. Sexual health clinics test and can treat various sexually transmitted infections, commonly known as STIs. These clinics can also give advice on sex-related matters. Unfortunately, many people in Australia and most parts of the world are actively involved in sexual activities, yet very few are willing to get tested for a sex-related infection or disease.

  • How to Keep Gardening When Arthritis Sets In

    13 March 2017

    If you've been complaining of arthritic pain while gardening, you've likely heard friends and family members telling you to give up this agonising hobby. However, as green-thumbed individuals like yourself know, the pleasure of gardening and the mental and physical health benefits of being out in nature are too precious to let go of. Fortunately, there are many ways to make gardening easier on your body when you're plagued by arthritis.

  • Life After Birth: Tackling Pelvic Floor Weakness After Giving Birth

    13 March 2017

    It pretty much goes without saying that giving birth to a child is very hard work, and the incredible strain your body is put through during the process of childbirth can take its toll in a number of ways. In particular, the immense strain placed upon your pelvic floor muscles by contractions and cramping can have some debilitating side effects.However, the damage dealt to your pelvic floor muscles during childbirth is very rarely permanent, and with the help of specialised post-partum healthcare you can recover strength and control over your pelvic floor muscles remarkably quickly.

  • No Retain, No Gain: Why it is Important that You Wear Your Retainer after Braces

    20 January 2017

    The day you have your braces removed is a day of celebration. Your teeth are finally free of the wires and brackets, and you can show off your newly straightened teeth to world. However, your treatment shouldn't end with braces, unless you are willing to run the risk of "orthodontic relapse". Orthodontic relapse refers to your teeth's natural tendency to move back to their former position, the undesirable position they inhabited before you wore braces.

  • Planning to Run a Marathon? Keep These Handy Tips in Mind

    26 May 2016

    Runners need to keep several important things in mind if they are to reduce the chance of being injured while they run. This article discusses some of those important tips that beginner marathon runners should have in mind as they prepare for their first marathon. Strengthen Your Bum What does the bum have to do with running a marathon? Much more than you may have known. Your buttocks have three muscles (glutei) that play a crucial role in determining where your knees point as you run.