Winter is officially only days away and the cold, gloomy weather can often put a damper on your mood. Here are 6 tips to keep your mind and body healthy and happy this winter!
1) Eating right
Enjoying a balanced and healthy diet is a great way to stay in shape physically and mentally. Eating plenty of whole grains, healthy fats, vegetables and fruits as part of your daily diet will not only keep your mind and body sharp, it will also help avoid that ‘extra padding’ that can sometimes find its way onto our bodies in winter. Include fatty fish in your diet like mackerel, tuna, and salmon which are high in omega-3s and eat dark green, leafy vegetables and nuts to support brain function and health.
Don’t let a travel related illness get in the way of enjoying your overseas holiday. Before you leave Australia, we recommend a travel health check at Newtown Medical Centre. We offer personalised advice and information on how to reduce your risk of illness while overseas, as well as vaccinations against the most common travel related diseases and infections.
Before visiting certain countries, immunisations may be required to protect you from diseases you may encounter. In fact, routine health check-ups are necessary and required as a condition to enter certain countries.
Now that another wonderful Australian summer has drawn to an end, it’s the perfect time to consider having a skin cancer check at Newtown Medical Centre.
Why Should You Get a Skin Cancer Check?
Melanoma currently makes up 20% of cancer cases in young Australians aged between 20 and 39 years old. Every day four people in Australia die from Melanoma. Although these statistics are alarming, Melanoma is preventable, and when detected early on, curable.
What Happens at a Skin Cancer Check?
During your appointment, the doctor will go over your medical history with you to establish your skin cancer risk. Let your doctor know if you have any moles or spots of particular concern. A full body skin check will be performed using a magnifying tool called a dermoscope. At the completion of the full body check, your doctor will discuss your findings and whether any follow up is required. The doctor will also chat to you about skin cancer prevention measures that you can take to help reduce your chances of developing skin cancer.