Aches, pains and menopause

Women between the ages of 40 and 60 years of age can experience muscle and joint pains due to hormonal changes. This fact is often not appreciated by women, their doctors and other treating health care professionals and as a result unnecessary treatments are directed at the problem. Hormones...

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Being active at altitude

With travel opening up again, maybe you are considering a trip at altitude? Altitude illness is common among unacclimatised people travelling to altitudes over 2500 m but you can prepare yourself. With increasing numbers of tourists travelling to high altitude environments globally, many are being exposed to...

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Exercising in the heat

The body has very good mechanisms for controlling its core temperature which needs to be in a very narrow range (36.5-37.5 degrees). During exercise, body heat is produced by both internal sources – through muscle activity and metabolism – and by external sources – the environment. It is...

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