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There’s not only one correct sitting posture. Mixing it up is the best thing to do. From shutterstock.com

Health Check: what’s the best way to sit?

Contrary to what you might think, there's not one right way to sit. According to the principles of ergonomics, there are three good options.
When you’re constipated, you have hard or lumpy stools that are difficult to pass. Shutterstock

Health Check: what causes constipation?

Constipation can occur when there's a delay in digested food passing through your body and being expelled. It can also happen when your poo is too hard, often because it doesn't contain enough water.
There’s good evidence drinking coffee before exercise can marginally improve your performance. From shutterstock.com

Health check: can caffeine improve your exercise performance?

Many people drink coffee for that extra bit of energy to go about their day. As well as sharpening our minds, there's evidence caffeine can give us a physical boost, too.
We previously thought moderate drinking could be good for our health. There’s now evidence that says the opposite. From shutterstock.com

Health check: is moderate drinking good for me?

Evidence that people who drink moderately are healthier is probably influenced by many other health and lifestyle factors. We're now seeing that even modest amounts of alcohol could impact our health.
We’re having less sex than we used to. Toa Heftiba

Health Check: how often do people have sex?

Australians report having sex once or twice a week, on average, but there are many variables. And that's assuming people's estimates are accurate.
Feeling itch is a warning from your skin. from www.shutterstock.com

Health Check: why do we itch?

Itch is usually caused by something harmful, or something our body assumes might be harmful when actually it's not.
If it’s been out longer than four hours, it’s best to throw it away. By Merrimon Crawford

Health Check: when should you throw away leftovers?

Did you forget to put the leftovers away? If it's only an hour or two, that's OK, but as the temperature drops under 60 degrees, the risk of bacterial growth – and food poisoning – increases.

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