How to keep up your fitness as you age
Maintaining your fitness for a strong and healthy body, regardless of age, is good for your heart and overall health. But as you get older, you may notice a creeping middle-age spread. Why does this happen, and what can you do about it?
Bushfire smoke and heart health
Cardiologist and researcher at HRI, Dr Rahul Kurup, answers some common questions about bushfire smoke and heart health.
Managing sleep problems
Getting enough sleep is important for your health. If you suffer from sleep problems, here’s how to get a good night’s sleep.
Keeping up with exercise over the holidays
Holidays can seem like the perfect time to socialise, eat and avoid responsibility for a few days. Here are some tips to help you get in some exercise, but still enjoy the holiday season.
Hydration and your heart
Proper hydration is essential for your heart, especially after exercising. Staying well hydrated helps your heart do its job and more easily pump blood through the blood vessels to your muscles. This in turn helps your muscles work more effectively.
Choosing the right exercise for you
Exercise is one of the best ways to boost your heart health and overall wellbeing, but choosing one to suit your goals and abilities can be daunting. Here are some comparisons of different types of exercise to help you make the best choice for you.
Are there better exercises for women and men?
In general, the size of a man’s heart is larger than a woman’s. So if you’re looking to take care of your heart health, are there better exercises depending on whether you’re male or female?
How to adopt healthier behaviours
Deciding to take your heart health into your own hands by making some healthier behaviour changes is the first step. But how long do you need to keep up with these changes before they become habit?
The best exercise choices when starting out
With all the choices out there today and mixed messages on what is the absolute best type of exercise, it can be daunting deciding which exercise will win your heart and give you the best bang for your buck – financially and with regard to fitness outcomes.