Lifestyle

The first step to better health for Australia

Most of us think about making healthy changes at least weekly. What stops us from making the leap?

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Introducing the Medibank Better Health Index

Australia’s biggest quarterly health index provides valuable insights into our nation’s well-being.

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Why Australian kids need to learn more about food

Concerned about your children's food choices? A survey suggests more food education is needed

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Australians want to know more about private health insurance

Is the private healthcare sector too difficult to understand? Here’s what Australian’s want to know.

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A better way to manage chronic disease

With data showing 62% of Australians have a chronic health condition, it’s time for a new approach.

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Storytime for good nutrition

Boost young children’s fruit and vegetable intake through storytime

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The first step to better health for Baby Boomers

Thinking of making healthy changes to your life? Here’s how to set your plan into action.

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The first step to better health for Gen X

You don’t need a motivational guru to get healthy, here’s some small steps to get the ball rolling.

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The first step to better health for Gen Y

Are you one of 30% of Gen Y who find making healthy changes hard? Here’s how to make things easier.

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8 research projects improving Australian health care

Medibank has awarded $750K to 8 research grants focused on preventative health and patient care.

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Walking groups for better health

Joining a walking group is one of the best ways to improve your health, new research shows.

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Bad night’s sleep? Take two power naps

Send this study your boss's way. Two half-hour naps a day may improve workplace productivity.

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Yoga for heart health

Adverse to aerobics? A Harvard University study suggests Yoga may have the same cardiovascular perks

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Drive less, be happier

Commuting by bike or foot, or even public transport, makes you happier, new research suggests

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Workplace health and wellbeing

A healthy workplace? 1 in 4 Aussies are worried about the impact of their workplace on their health

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Mental Health Week

This Mental Health Week, Medibank’s reaffirming its commitment to better mental health nationwide

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Fruits and vegetables for mental health

Eating five serves of fruits and vegetables each day boosts your mental health and wellbeing.

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How much salt are you eating?

Dietitian Dr Kacie Dickinson takes us through the facts about salt intake.

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Is your favourite TV show making you overeat?

What we watch on TV affects our waistline, new research shows.

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Daylight for workplace wellbeing

One simple key to creating a healthier, work environment? Exposure to natural light.

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Medibank Health Research Fund

Medibank is pledging $400,000 a year to provide funds for important health research projects.

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25 minutes to calm

Feeling frazzled? Research shows even a short meditation session can have noticeable benefits.

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Fun is the key to losing weight

If you're struggling to lose those extra kilos, you should try changing your approach to exercising.

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Giving up smoking improves mental health

Think smoking calms you down? Research shows quitting is much better at boosting your mental health.

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Friendships are in the genes

A new genetic study shows that we share more DNA with our friends than with strangers.

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A few minutes of running for a longer life

Running for just 5-10 minutes a few times a week can add years to your life, researchers have found.

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Yoga for strong bones

Get balanced – research suggests yoga can help to prevent, slow and even reverse osteoporosis.

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Healthy behaviours: an Australian report card

Many Aussies are committed to healthy behaviours, but Medibank research shows there’s more we can do

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Medibank Health Check: health aspirations vs. expectations

Most Australians dream of being healthy, but only 1 in 5 believe they’ll actually achieve it

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How strong muscles improve your health

Keeping your muscles in good condition can benefit your health in a number of ways.

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7 steps to better youth mental health

One in five young people may be experiencing mental illness. Strateges to improve youth health.

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One diet to rule them all

A scientific review paper has sought to answer the question of what is 'the' best diet for health.

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Top nutrient-dense fruits and vegetables

A new study ranks the top “powerhouse” fruits and veggies, according to their nutrient density score

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Flu risk cut by exercise

Do you dread getting sick in winter? Try upping your exercise routine.

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More physical activity recommended for young Aussies

Young Aussies would benefit from increasing their physical activity to meet recommended guidelines.

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Workplace wellbeing makes business sense

New research shows supporting mental health in the workplace makes for better business all round

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Our moods, mapped through Twitter

How’s the world feeling today? We Feel analyses millions of tweets to reveal collective mood change.

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The cost of sleep troubles

Need another reason to sleep? Sleep deprivation is costing Australia $5.1 billion annually.

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Why a country getaway is just what the doctor ordered

Getting out in that healthy fresh air reduces the risk of asthma, allergies and IBS in city-dwellers

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The 5 second rule

Science finds the spilled food rule may well be true.

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Marijuana and the brain

New research shows marijuana use may cause schizophrenia-like brain changes.

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Australians spend more time in front of screens than sleeping

Medibank study finds we average 9 hours a day staring at screens: how’s it impacting our health?

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Step forward for stroke protection

Monash scientists have made a breakthrough that may reduce or even stop the effects of stroke.

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Happiness is love. Full stop.

A Harvard University study outlines in simple terms what men need for happiness.

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Million dollar health award

Google and Facebook have teamed up to launch a multi million dollar health award.

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Possible flu cure unveiled

A new drug is proving effective in preventing the spread of different strains of influenza.

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The seated alarm

Researchers have come up with a way to remind us to step away from our desks - a chair alarm!

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What man flu?

Do men exaggerate the symptoms of the common cold? The research is in!

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Eating fish for a longer life

Study reveals another reason to incorporate fish into your diet.

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Food allergy knowledge, parents and schools…

Would you recognise the symptoms of an allergic reaction to food?

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Use it or lose it

Activities to keep your brain fit.

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Bright Hearts

Design and medicine combine to help sick kids.

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The Saltiest Chicken Nugget in the World

Alarming results from recent study on salt content in fast food.

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Good news for rice fans

Reduce the likelihood of diabetes by incorporating rice into a low GI diet.

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Jerry the Bear

Jerry the Bear is a robotic teddy bear that ‘has’ diabetes.

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