If we don’t take personal responsibility for our own health, not only do we let ourselves down, but we’re not giving proper consideration to those who love and depend upon us.
But where can we turn to get some guidance or advice without having to outlay considerable amounts of money? Fear not, help is at hand! That marvel of the modern age, the Internet, has a vast amount of information relating to health issues, and, what’s more, it’s not hard to find.
Just about everyone who uses the Internet is familiar with Google, and if you have concerns about any aspect of your health just type in two or three words on the topic and you are bound to be presented with thousands of links! However, if you are looking for general health topics try www.yahoo.com/health which will give you a menu from which you can choose a wide range of topics such as Alternative Medicine, First Aid, Fitness, Diseases and Conditions.
Australian sites include www.healthforwomen.org.au,a website devoted to women’s health issues. www.health.gov.au is the home of the Federal Department of Health and Ageing, and www.measureup.gov.au is another government site with invaluable health information including tips on assessing your Body Mass Index. For information on your medicines you cannot go past www.pbs.gov.au.
For alternative medicines try www.wellbeing.com.au which contains a plethora of information and a directory of alternative medicine practitioners.
If it is general fitness that appeals to you, www.fitness.org.au is the website of Fitness Australia, the national health and fitness industry association andhas some wonderfully interesting items promoting active & healthy lifestyles.
The Net is your own personal reference library. Answers to almost any question you can ask can be found in its millions of pages. Sometimes the sheer volume of information available can be overwhelming however, if you use this brief commentary as a guide, the net effect on your health could be very beneficial.