Chronic Illness Tag

Generally speaking; individuals experiencing mental health conditions will also be experiencing some elements of poor physical health, and vice versa.   According to data from AIHW, Australia's Health 2016 national report card; mental health conditions were reported as a co-morbidity among: 36% of people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) 30% of people with back pain and problems 29% of people with asthma And those suffering from a mental illness: Are 2-3 times more likely to suffer from diabetes than the general population Almost four times more likely to suffer from cardiovascular disease (CVD) Coronary heart disease carries the independent risk factor of...

Due to the unpredictability and seriousness of this disease, people with lupus often face a difficult problem about the question of exercise: “Can I exercise? What kind of exercise can I do? And how much can I do”? Accredited Exercise Physiologist, Stephanie Frade, lifts the lid on how to Exercise Right for Lupus.   Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), or lupus, is a chronic illness of the immune system, a condition in which the immune system mistakenly attacks normal, healthy tissues including the skin, joints, kidneys and lining of the heart and lungs, causing ongoing inflammation and pain. Lupus can be well managed through a healthy...

Australia’s health report card landed last week, but so did something else. A new app could potentially hold the key to Australia’s physical inactivity dilemma.   Pokemon GO is currently the number one most downloaded and arguably the most talked about smart device app on social media right now, and according to online analysing company SimilarWeb, the app is outperforming popular app download Tinder, while rapidly catching Twitter for app usage amoung Android users. Released in Australia last Wednesday, the motion-based game utilises a smartphone’s GPS and camera to bring about the augmented-reality gameplay that puts your avatar on the quest to...