A medical and lifestyle examination of your current health status focusing on the early detection of diabetes and heart disease. This program includes a follow-up telephonic consultation with an accredited practising dietitian.
A thorough medical examination with ongoing management from our Health Coach. This program is targeted toward males and females who want to gain an understanding of their current health status and receive assistance on how to improve their health.
Our most in-depth service taking up to 3 hours to complete, it is a comprehensive health assessment and management program including extensive pathology, a choice of radiology and unlimited support from a Health Coach.
Australia’s most comprehensive and complete medical assessment available, designed specifically for your health needs by a physician at St Vincent’s Clinic this program is unique in its scope and detail.
Are balmy nights wreaking havoc on your sleep? You’re not the only one, sleep quality and quantity can be hard to find in warmer months as our bodies struggle to switch off without cooling down. Here are some simple steps to help you sleep better.
We’re pleased to announce that Life First under their parent company Executive Health Solutions has been officially certified to ISO 9001, a quality management system that was signed off by Best Practice Certification.
Dr Moira Junge, spokesperson for Australia’s Sleep Health Foundation explains that “sleep is now well understood to benefit immunity.” Despite the knowledge that sleep is important, up to 45% of Australians still aren’t getting enough.
Research published prior to coronavirus suggested that 13 per cent of Australians experience social anxiety, with experts now suggesting that social anxiety can present in people with no prior history before COVID-19.
Coronavirus has not only impacted Australians' physical health but also the economy, jobs and everyday routines which in turn has an impact on mental wellbeing. Linda Jays, Life First psychologist offers tips for people in this difficult time.
When the desk and dining table become one, here’s how your eating habits should change. We asked two of our Life First dietitians for their top tips when it comes to maintaining a healthy diet at home.
Ever had a gut feeling? You know, when something just isn’t sitting quite right? It turns out that it’s not just in your head, research shows that anxiety and stomach issues are intertwined, so much so that they’ve named it the gut-brain connection.
While you might not see your snoring as an issue, your snoring impacts not only your health but your partner's quality of sleep. Try altering these five daily habits to help you get a more peaceful zzz’s.
WHO has added burnout to the list of International Classification of Diseases, labelling it an “occupational phenomenon”. We chatted to Life First psychologist, Linda Jays, to find out what burnout is, its signs, symptoms and how it can be managed.
The average Australian clocks up to 2.5 hours of phone time each day, to find out more we look at the scientific research behind the impact that our mobile phones are having on our health. Is our smartphone obsession doing more harm than good?
Cardiovascular disease affects one in every six Australians. A new study of the seven health measures, identified by the American Heart Association, can help us identify our risk and predict long-term heart health.
Unhealthy snacks and beverages are addictively sweet and they’re arguably more readily available than healthy alternatives. Which is why we spoke to Life First dietitian, Nicole Akdagcik for her tips on how to choose the perfect snack.
Heart disease is one of Australia’s biggest killers, accounting for one death every 12 minutes in Australia. You can boost your heart health in more ways than one. These three weird and wacky ways have been scientifically proven to help.
Not achieving your health goals? It may be time to look beyond the gym and your diet and take a closer look at you’re sleeping patterns. You’ll be surprised to realise the impact that it has on your waistline.
So what’s the secret to catching those precious zzz’s? While there’s no failsafe formula for a good night’s sleep, experts agree that adopting some simple daily habits will promote a successful snooze…Here are some tips.
Almost half of Australians aren’t getting the recommended seven-to-nine hours of shuteye a night but does an extra two hours of slumber really help your health? Here we discover the impact that it may have on your body.
There’s no one size fits all approach when it comes to stress, so it’s important to be aware of what your triggers are and what management method works best for you. These three practices can help you destress just about anywhere.
The lucky winner of our $1500 health assessment giveway, as part of the Sydney Running Festival Competition, has been chosen. We look foraward to tracking and sharing his progress with you over the coming weeks.
“Life First is proud to be in partnership with Athletics Australia and supporting all Australians to lead healthier lifestyles through movement, education and the early detection of illness.” John Hall – Chief Executive Officer – Life First.
CEO of Executive Health Solutions, John Hall, talks to 50 Up Club Radio about the importance of identifying health risks before they become problematic and the benefits of having a comprehensive health assessment. Listen to the podcast.
The new program that will, for the first time in Australia, enable healthy people to know their risks of certaiin cancers and other diseases is not yet covered by Medicare. However, experts are working toward this changing.
Life First has recently introduced a new product which incorporates whole genome sequencing. This adds significant value to preventative health screenings enabling the identification of risks for a number of inherited conditions.
GoNavigate - the personal health management service is a new and exciting advancement offering participants valuable information regarding their health risks and a more accurate approach to managing their health.
"I knew I had to take action to give myself peace of mind...Eager to make sure my health was on the right track, I booked in for the Complete Health Program at Life First Assessment, located at St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney ." Emma Norris, 2017.
Taking steps to reduce your risk of cancer is imperative. Inclusion of a wide variety of cruciferous vegetables, and other fruits and vegetables in general can help with reducing risk of developing cancer.
Whilst lycopene (mostly in tomatoes) is well known to help with prostate cancer risk, cruciferous vegetables contain a number of biologically active compounds which the research shows significantly helps with inhibiting the development of cancer.
Fruit and vegetable consumption seems to have differing effects, and depends on the type of cancer for it’s impact. That said, many types of cancer are influenced by the presence (or lack thereof) of obesity.
Put your best foot forward. Contact Life First for your complete health check to screen for disease, identify risk factors that may compromise health, and advise on strategies to maintain wellness into the future.
Nitro Athletics Melbourne is a new team-based competition that will see stars of Australian and international athletics including Usain Bolt, compete across three nights at Melbourne’s Lakeside Stadium in February 2017.
When our gut bacteria are damaged, or we reduce the mix of different types of bacteria, a negative impact on our health is likely. Studies have indicated widespread health impacts including hormonal changes and increased bowel cancer risk.