I CONGRATULATE The Examiner on the series of articles on weight loss and diabetes 2 control.
Although I was aware of those principles many years ago (for example, Atkins diet), I did not follow them at that time.
Six years ago I was recommended for a knee replacement so I decided to really follow the principles of a low-carb diet to lose weight.
After the reduction of 12 kilograms, my pain went away, so I cancelled the appointment and have had no pain in my knee since.
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I have maintained the same eating habits, so my weight is still under control.
As has been stated in the articles, being overweight can cause many problems, as excess weight puts much strain on hip and knee joints, so therefore more wear and ultimate need for surgery.
We must do more to care for our own health so the cost of medical care would surely reduce and we would be a healthier community.
THERE is no doubt that 2021 has been a tough year for most Australians, and with the arrival of Omicron, things continue to look uncertain.
Our latest festive season survey has found that for many, this time of year is particularly stressful and lonely.
Australian Red Cross's annual loneliness data shows significantly more women and younger people are feeling lonelier this festive season.
People reported the pandemic has changed their relationships with others and the way they see the world.
Our team of volunteers will be making calls throughout the festive period to those who are vulnerable and isolated, and I would like to take this opportunity to thank our volunteers for their work this year.
I would also encourage people to check in on your neighbours and friends to see how they are going or pick up the phone to someone you have lost touch with.
Let them know that people do care and put a smile on their faces.
A simple, yet thoughtful gesture could really make their holiday.
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Please check out our website where you can also get tips on small things you can do to change the world.
WHAT a wise and considerate person the coach of the Australian cricket team, Justin Langer, is (The Examiner, December 5). His words are spot on.
And I agree with him wholeheartedly, there would be very few of us who have not committed acts of stupidity that we absolutely regret.
But years later, does that mean we have to pay such a high price and wreck our entire life?
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I am definitely not an advocate of any crimes against women, it is not on.
Would the women who have reported this incident want Paine to suffer the indignity of paying by losing the highest position in Australia apart from the prime minister and also putting non-recoverable strain on his marriage?
Yes, Tim Paine's crime was grossly excessive and has turned a good man into a medical disaster, and hip pocket is an appropriate deterrent possibly to the offended person, but not this. Australian Cricket and us are sharing in the loss of a great captain, great wicketkeeper and batsman and a genuine nice guy.
A sad moment for us all.
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