September 1st 2017

World Heart Week

Cardiovascular diseases are the world’s largest killers, claiming 17.3 million lives a year. Risk factors for heart disease and stroke include raised blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose levels, smoking, inadequate intake of fruit and vegetables, overweight, obesity and physical inactivity.

In partnership with WHO, the World Heart Federation organizes awareness events in more than 100 countries – including health checks, organized walks, runs and fitness sessions, public talks, stage shows, scientific forums, exhibitions, concerts, carnivals and sports tournaments.

Why activity is important?

Physical activity is a vital part of a healthy lifestyle, and being active gives you and your family a range of health benefits. The good news is that it doesn’t have to be strenuous.

Our bodies are designed to move, but all around the country, Australian adults and kids are sitting for longer and longer periods. Find out more about the effects too much sitting has on our health.

Dad and Daughter walkingRegular, moderate-intensity physical activity is good for your heart. Being active also makes you feel good about yourself, it can be great fun, and it’s never too late to start!

As a general guide, we recommend that  adults include at least 30 minutes or more of moderate-intensity physical activity (such as brisk walking) on most, if not all days of the week.

This amount of activity can be accumulated in shorter bouts, such as three 10-minute walks per day. For children, it’s 60 minutes.

So why don’t you start today?

Our Opening Hours:

Toormina Medical Centre

Monday – Friday 7:30am – 7:00pm
Saturday 9:00am – 12:00pm
Sunday 9:00am – 11:00am

Sawtell Medical Centre

Monday – Friday                                                       8:30am – 5:00pm

Emergency Clinic at Toormina Medical only   Saturday  9:00am – 12:00pm  & Sunday 9:00am – 11:00am

Our Locations

Toormina Contact Details
Sawtell Contact Details

 

Online Appointments

You must be an existing patient of the practice, you can only make an appointment with your normal doctor.

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