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  • 4 Reasons People with HIV Should Engage in Regular Exercise

    If you've been diagnosed with HIV, a proper exercise regime should be seen as part of your treatment strategy. As well as improving your mood, exercise comes with plenty of benefits, especially for anyone who is HIV-positive. Here are just four reasons why you should dust off your running shoes, pick up a gym membership, or pump up the tires on your bike. 1. Exercise May Improve Brain Functioning
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  • Osteoarthritis Of The Ankle: Symptoms, Diagnosis And Treatment Options

    Osteoarthritis causes wear and tear to the joints due to cartilage loss and can be caused by injury, ageing and being overweight. Osteoarthritis of the ankle can be debilitating and restrict your mobility, and as it is a degenerative form of arthritis, symptoms tend to worsen without treatment. Here's an overview of the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options for osteoarthritis of the ankle: Symptoms Osteoarthritis affects the joint that connects the ankle and shinbone.
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  • Sacrohysteropexy Versus Hysterectomy To Treat Uterine Prolapse

    Uterine prolapse can be a distressing and painful gynaecological condition that affects many women, especially those who have had children.  But what can be done to help and can the condition be reversed?  Read on for more information. What is uterine prolapse? Uterine prolapse occurs when the womb (uterus) bulges down into the vagina.  It's caused when the muscles of the pelvic floor lose condition and can no longer hold the uterus in position.
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  • Military Massage - Staying Fit to Fight

    A 'Tab' (Tactical Advance into Battle) is a style of military training that requires men and women of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) to both walk and run whilst carrying a weighted rucksack, and often a rifle. This type of training, whilst fantastic for strength and cardiovascular fitness, can really take a toll on the body because of the demanding off-balanced loads that are carried over difficult terrain. Because of this, it's not uncommon for muscle imbalances to form, particularly in the lumbar region of the back and legs resulting in muscles that become tense and sore.
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  • Guide On Choosing Pallbearers For Your Loved One's Funeral

    If you're planning a funeral service for a departed loved-one, one aspect that you will need to consider are the pall bearers who will carry the deceased's coffin from the hearse into funeral venue and out again after the service for transport to the burial ground or crematorium.  But how do you decide who to invite to carry out this important task?  Here's some helpful advice. Who to choose as a pallbearer
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  • Counselling for people in an arranged marriage

    Many long and happy marriages have started as arranged marriages, with the participants growing to love each other over time. Relationship counselling can be a great tool to help married couples resolve any issues that they are struggling to resolve as a couple.  Here are some of the topics that can be discussed in relationship counselling that may be particularly relevant for arranged marriages.  The role of each family of origin in your new family
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  • Why Should You See a Sports Podiatrist Before Marathon Training?

    If your running and fitness routine has expanded to marathons, then you already know you want to protect your legs and feet. You can handle this on your own, but you may be overlooking specific areas that could be prone to injury during your training. In order to avoid this issue, you should consider seeing a sports podiatrist. If you have never been to one before, here are some reasons that you should, especially prior to marathon training.
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  • 3 Actions To Resume Normal Movements In The Aftermath Of An Ankle Sprain

    Recovering quickly from ankle sprains is not as easy as you might like because the weight of your body rests on it when you start walking once again. Normal ankle sprains take 2 to 6 weeks to heal, but more severe cases can take up to 12 weeks. This dormant period can weaken your ankle muscles considerably. Luckily, a physiotherapy professional can help you resume normal movements once the bone has healed — giving you strength, balance and movement back.
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  • Vascular Surgeon | 3 Ways To Tell If You Have A Blood Clot In Your Veins

    Blood clots generally occur around wounds or cuts. But when they appear inside veins, the condition is known as deep vein thrombosis (DVT). These blood clots are not harmful when they are immobile, but they can be dangerous if they move towards your lungs and heart. If you have a blood clot, it's probably best to see a vascular surgeon immediately. But here are some ways to tell if you have a blood clot in your veins in the first place.
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  • The Game is Afoot: How to Look After Your Feet

    While you might not give a lot of consideration to how sweaty your feet get, if left untreated it could lead to some unpleasant outcomes. Below is a guide to some simple steps you can take to avoid developing sweaty feet. Wear shoes which are comfortable and which fit While this might seem obvious, a lot of people still buy shoes according to how good they look and not according to how well they fit or how comfortable they are.
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