When to Seek Marriage Counselling

There is absolutely nothing wrong about going to see a marriage counsellor about your relationship issues. Although this might seem like a big step to take, the act of seeking help is in itself an indication that you want things to be better, and this is both an understandable and respectable desire. While in Australia approximately one in three marriages these days end in divorce, efforts at better communication and an openness about any problems a marriage may be having can help prevent your marriage from becoming part of that statistic. [Read More]

Proper Techniques and Footwear to Prevent Injury

Good orthopedic surgeons and sports podiatrist will always encourage the use of appropriate footwear to support whatever activity it is you are doing. In many gyms this has become even more important because the range of classes available means that the average running trainer isn't always the safest and most comfortable option. Preventing the need for surgery and treatment is easier than curing it and so proper  High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) classes have become very popular in recent years because they combine both cardiovascular, and muscular strength and endurance (MSE) training. [Read More]

Lifestyle Changes That Can Help Cure Sleep Apnoea

Sleep apnoea is a condition that causes breathing to stop and start while sleeping. This significantly reduces the quality of sleep, leading to other health repercussions like depression and excessive tiredness during the day. Sleep apnoea is often caused or exacerbated by an unhealthy lifestyle. There are a number of simple changes that can make a huge difference, and it can be a good idea to try these before considering more extreme solutions. [Read More]

Diagnosing Suspected Sleep Walking in Children

It can be very worrying for parents if they suspect that their child is sleep walking. It can be hard to know if their child is genuinely sleepwalking or just waking to play during the night.  What is sleepwalking? In true sleep walking the person enters a state of partial awakeness during REM sleep where they may walk, talk and perform certain automatic functions such as eating. If a person is prone to sleepwalking it's advisable to create a safe environment during their sleep period such as making sure that all doors and windows are left closed and there are door alarms at the door to ensure that there is an alarm if anyone leaves the car. [Read More]