How to Stick with Your Long-Term Fitness Goals

How to Stick with Your Long-Term Fitness Goals Create a plan of attack that you can maintain for a long duration of time. It’s not enough to decide you want to get stronger, lose weight, or build muscle. You need to put a plan in place. Doing so helps you answer the question, “Why are […]

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Setting physical activity goals and Daily training diet requirements

Setting physical activity goals Several key principles can be applied to help you set your physical activity goals. These include: Pinpoint your ultimate goal. Find out how to achieve your ultimate goal. Set small, specific mini-goals. Monitor your progress regularly. Adapt to changing circumstances. Don’t be too hard on yourself Pinpoint your ultimate fitness goal […]

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Healthy eating habits for teenagers

Healthy eating habits for teenagers Key points It’s normal for teenagers to feel hungrier and eat more as they begin puberty. Encourage healthy eating habits by being a good food role model, creating a healthy food environment, and sending healthy food messages. Unhealthy eating habits include eating too much, not eating enough or following a […]

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Medications for children above 12 years of age

Key points Children’s medicines are designed for children’s bodies. Ask your doctor or pharmacist about which medicines are right for your child. Always check dosage instructions before giving medicine to your child. Call the Poisons Information Centre on 131 126 if you think your child has accidentally taken medication or has taken the wrong dose. […]

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Low mood and depression: teenagers with autism spectrum disorder

If your teenage child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is struggling with low moods or depression, there are some practical strategies you can use at home. But if you’re really worried about your child, seek help from a health professional. On this page: Autism spectrum disorder, low mood and depression: what to expect Signs and […]

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The Differences between Brand Name and Generic Medications

Walk down the aisle of any retail outlet and you’ll find brand name products alongside generics. From clothes to electronics to snacks, you have two options. When it comes to medication, you have the same pair of choices: generic vs. brand name. What’s the difference?  Which one should you pick? What are brand name medications? […]

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Rashes, Eczema & Skin Allergies medicines

Skin rashes can look red and feel itchy. The causes and symptoms of rashes can vary from person to person, but particularly include eczema and skin allergies: Eczema is common and can be hereditary. The cause for the skin disorder isn’t known, but experts believe that genetic, environmental and skin factors all play a role. Eczema […]

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Chemotherapy for Adult Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors

Chemotherapy for Adult Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors Chemotherapy (chemo) uses anti-cancer drugs that are usually given into a vein (IV) or taken by mouth. These drugs enter the bloodstream and reach almost all areas of the body. However, many chemo drugs aren’t able to enter the brain and reach tumor cells. For some brain […]

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