Hallo! Gosh I had to log in to write this post as it has been so long! Oh well, here I am! I've been away in England for a few weeks and now I am back and I'm going to have a hysterectomy next week. I thought that I might write a few posts on … Continue reading Hysterectomy Shamoz
A lot of people get to a certain age and give up on exercise. They may have never been very sporty or never found something they liked. Life gets in the way and with family, work and other commitments they just don't bother. It's really hard right? Especially if you work full-time and have kids … Continue reading Why You Should Exercise As You Get Older….
Hallo Peaches, This one is going to be all about blood from the vagina, so if you don't want to hear about that you can pop off and have a cuppa and a crumpet or something instead 🙂 So you remember a couple of weeks ago I was going on about those period panties... the … Continue reading Those Period Panties….
Hallo! This one is really close to my heart. I grew up active from the word go. We were like Russian athletes as kids. My Mum was a massive believer in us doing every activity on offer. I think it must have been cheaper then or maybe she spent a fortune. We always had clubs: … Continue reading Getting and Keeping Your Kids Active
I know!!! It's a thing! I know you're all shaking your heads going riiiight!!! But I'm going to do this, I am! As I've said before I always love it when I get up super early and get my workout and run done. It makes me sooooo happy. Everytime I do, I'm here showing off … Continue reading Should Have Got Up Earlier
Hallo! It's tricky fitting in the fitness around this time of year isn't it? You're often in some sort of diabeticish coma from all the peppermint bark. But you can fit some in, and you're gonna feel heaps better if you do. Yup. Because I recently had surgery I didn't do anything except walk for … Continue reading Time For A Fun Fitness Post!
Hallo Peaches, Well that year went fast didn't it?! It's totally flown by and I've learnt so much I am possibly going to pop with all the knowledge in my head. I'm off to do Public Health for the next couple of years, now that I've got a year of communications under my belt. I … Continue reading End of year stuff and Public Health and All That…
Hallo Peaches, I'm going to write a post about treadmills. I know! I don't really ever get on a treadmill these days as I graduated to loving running outdoors, but gawd I still have a fondness towards them. I learnt to run on a treadmill, and was so attached to my particular favourite at the … Continue reading Treadmill Shamoz…
"According to the CDC, black mothers in the U.S. die at three to four times the rate of white mothers, one of the widest of all racial disparities in women's health." It's a similar story the world over and it's not okay READ THIS "I see inequity wherever it exists, call it by name, and … Continue reading Black Mothers Keep Dying After Giving Birth
Hallo! I'm going to write a post about walking!!! I know! I'm a runner, I don't do walking, but I totes rate it for people who want to get a bit fitter and want the pink cheeks. Walking is good (except for when it's me, on a hike in Tasmania, then it is the slapped … Continue reading Walking for Health and Pink Cheeks!
I came across this today and you might be interested. Sigma Theta Tau International (SSTI) is a Nursing organisation based in America but it is also a global organisation. They run education programmes, give scholarships, provide leadership programmes amongst other things. They also run an initiative called GAPFON. I'm not keen on anything with gap in … Continue reading Improving Global Health
So I guess everyone knows about the same-sex marriage opinion poll in Australia right now. This is the story, just in case you don't know. Back in 2004, the Howard government made some amendments to the marriage act which effectively blocked same-sex couples from getting married. Since then we have been fighting to get same-sex marriage legalized. … Continue reading Think of the Children?
I was reading this tonight and began thinking about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander birthing women in Australia. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women are marginalised in the care that they have access to if they live remotely, and also if they don't live remotely in many respects. These women have to relocate to larger towns that … Continue reading The Challenges of Birthing in Alaska and Remote Australia
Interesting story from the ABC. Have a look at it and then read this. I’ve never really understood why Australia doesn’t offer many home birth services in the public system. They are available through in some states, the last time I checked, but it’s a tiny percentage and it’s not really supported. Clearly not every … Continue reading Freebirthing and Midwifery in Australia
Listen up... Doc Q's 10 top tips: Regular testing... you won't know you've got syphilis or rectal chlamydia unless you have a test. A lot of STIs cause no symptoms, that's why it's important to have regular sexual health checks. PrEP - it works to prevent you from getting HIV, get on it, especially if … Continue reading 10 top tips for men who have sex with men