18 December 2017 - Fitness Increases Brain Size

Everyone knows that aerobic exercise is a great way to lose weight, but new evidence suggests it can also be used to improve memory function and maintain brain health as we age. In a ground-breaking study by Australia's National Institute of Complementary Medicine at Western Sydney University and the Division of Psychology and Mental Health at the University of Manchester in the UK, researchers examined the positive effects of aerobic exercise on the hippocampus and the implications this has for the health of our ageing brains.

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11 December 2017 - Bodyweight Exercises for a Longer Life

Bodyweight exercises are not just about developing killer abs and massive guns, they can also be used to increase quality of life and lower the risk of premature death. According to a new study from the University of Sydney, traditional exercises such as push-ups, pull-ups and sit-ups can reduce the risk of premature death just as much as gym-based weight training routines. The simplicity of bodyweight exercises makes them an attractive option for many people, with this inexpensive and accessible form of fitness found to reduce cancer-related deaths at a higher rate than aerobic exercise.

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04 December 2017 - Rise of Health Tourism

From cosmetic procedures through to medical services and rehabilitation, health tourism continues to grow and evolve across the world. According to Healthy Travel Media, publisher of Patients Beyond Borders, more than 11 million people travelled to another country in 2016 to undergo medical procedures. From the beaches of Rio de Janeiro and Costa Rica through to the popular medical hubs of Malaysia and Thailand, the ongoing transformation of the global healthcare industry has opened the floodgates for healthcare tourism. 

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