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Let's discuss the importance of identifying health risks before they become problematic

CEO of Executive Health Solutions, John Hall, talks to 50 Up Club Radio about the importance of identifying health risks before they become problematic and the benefits of having a comprehensive health assessment. Listen to the podcast.

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DNA testing and Medicare

The new program that will, for the first time in Australia, enable healthy people to know their risks of certaiin cancers and other diseases is not yet covered by Medicare. However, experts are working toward this changing.

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SMH - "Australian-first whole genome sequencing and health testing open to public"

Genome.One and Life First have launched a new program GoNavigate which incorporate a comprehensive medical assessments and whole genome-sequencing.

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Australian Financial Review - "Health checks for executives leap into the genomic future"

Life First has recently introduced a new product which incorporates whole genome sequencing. This adds significant value to preventative health screenings enabling the identification of risks for a number of inherited conditions.

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Book This One Appointment For Your Healthiest Year Yet

"I knew I had to take action to give myself peace of mind...Eager to make sure my health was on the right track, I booked in for the Complete Health Program at Life First Assessment, located at St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney ." Emma Norris, 2017.

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Take action to help reduce your risk of cancer

Taking steps to reduce your risk of cancer is imperative. Inclusion of a wide variety of cruciferous vegetables, and other fruits and vegetables in general can help with reducing risk of developing cancer.

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Which vegetables help reduce our risk of cancer?

Whilst lycopene (mostly in tomatoes) is well known to help with prostate cancer risk, cruciferous vegetables contain a number of biologically active compounds which the research shows significantly helps with inhibiting the development of cancer.

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A number of cancers are influenced by our vegetable consumption

Fruit and vegetable consumption seems to have differing effects, and depends on the type of cancer for it’s impact. That said, many types of cancer are influenced by the presence (or lack thereof) of obesity.

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Vegetable consumption helps with reducing the risk of cancer

Most of us are aware that eating enough vegetables is essential for having a healthy body. But it is also beneficial for reducing the risk of cancer.

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Is there anything you can do better in terms of your health?

Health coaching can lead to an increased adherence to evidence-led treatment and lifestyle recommendations, which leads to better patient outcomes.

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Want to change or improve something specific in your life?

The first step is identifying what you want to change. Now let Life First support you and guide you to success. The process is easier than you think, not to mention convenient.

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When a plan is in place you can achieve your goals

Life FIrst specialise in helping you establish, implement and maintain action plans to help you be at your peak health. You are guided and supported through the process to maximise outcomes.

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Life First is committed to the health of families and communities

Put your best foot forward. Contact Life First for your complete health check to screen for disease, identify risk factors that may compromise health, and advise on strategies to maintain wellness into the future.

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Improving the health of families and communities

Life First assessment and management programs make sure that you put your best foot forward, helping you to be your best.

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Health Coaching provides ongoing professional support in various areas of your health

For many people, hearing the term ‘coach’, particularly when it has ‘health’ in front of it, sounds very airy fairy, non-specific, and possibly not truly evidence based. This is not the case.

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Life First are proud sponsors of the 2017 Nitro Athletics

Nitro Athletics Melbourne is a new team-based competition that will see stars of Australian and international athletics including Usain Bolt, compete across three nights at Melbourne’s Lakeside Stadium in February 2017.

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Which foods are best for improving and maintaining gut health?

Increasing intake of fermented foods and reducing intake of fatty, processed take away foods, sugar sweetened beverages and alcohol can significantly contribute to improving gut health.

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Are different types of probiotics good for different conditions?

Different types of gut bacteria are involved in different mechanisms of health. For instance, Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium improved the score in a common cognitive test in Alzheimer's patients.

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What happens when our bacteria are damaged or out of balance?

When our gut bacteria are damaged, or we reduce the mix of different types of bacteria, a negative impact on our health is likely. Studies have indicated widespread health impacts including hormonal changes and increased bowel cancer risk.

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What are probiotics and why are they important for gut health?

Probiotics are the healthy bacteria that are found in our gut, helping to encourage better health, and avoiding development of a number of conditions.

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Stress plays a role in the development of a number of health conditions

Life First tells you how using stress to your advantage can enhance productivity and wellbeing.

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So if everyone experiences stress, how do we best manage it?

Managing all types of stress is essential for leading a better quality life. Let Life First help you with various management techniques to deal with stress.

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Stress…it’s not all negative

Traditionally, it was thought that stress was a bad thing, however recent research indicates that this may not be true. It appears that how we view stress impacts how it affects us.

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The first step to managing stress is to understand it.

Most of us feel stress in different ways and for varying reasons. Some stress can be beneficial, helping to provide drive and energy and others can have health consequences.

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Life First can help improve your health and improve your healthy diet score

Life First will give you a complete analysis of your health status and their health coaches will give you tailored advice and guidance on how to make improvements.

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Learn how to keep eating what you want but be healthy

The stats from the recent CSIRO survey are scary. We need to reduce our 'sometimes' foods. Time to improve our health.

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Not so Healthy After All!

The CSIRO recently released a report, detailing the diet score of more than 86,000 Australians, with some concerning results. Find out more.

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THE CSIRO Healthy Diet Report shows Australians have room for improvement

The CSIRO ‘2016 Healthy Diet Report’ shows 4 in every 5 Australians fail the test, scoring only 59 out of a possible 100 points. The benchmark is 70%.

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Life First measures your level of fitness

Measuring VO2 Max is a great way of measuring exactly where you are up to in terms of fitness.

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Tips on how to increase your physical activity

If you currently do not do much exercise, it is not recommended to suddenly start running for 6 hours per week; it is about working up to it as you build your fitness levels.

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How much physical exercise do we need to do?

Doing any physical exercise is better than none. Ideally be active on most, preferably all days of the week.

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Physical inactivity is risky business when it comes to health

a recent study has found associations between low levels of physical activity, and increased mortality rates, so much so that low levels of physical activity are nearly as bad for us as smoking.

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The health benefits and detriments of Pokemon Go

With all the furore around the health benefits and detriments related to playing Pokemon Go, it does cause one to stop and think about their own health.

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Men’s reluctance to visit a Doctor puts them at unnecessary risk

Both males and females should be encouraged to undergo regular health screenings to enable physicians to detect current and potential health risks.

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The Negative Health Impacts of a 21st Century Lifestyle

As Australians, we live in an age and land of plenty. These advances of the 21st Century see an innumerable number of benefits for our society, but have had negative impacts on our personal health.

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