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Winter's three H's -- Hygiene,
Healthy eating...and Hypol!
bacteria, moulds and keep a lot
of the "undesirables" in.
8. Drink some tea -- for thousands
of years the Chinese have used
tea to treat many aliments
including colds and coughs, body
aches and pains. Tea is a natural
source of antioxidants called
flavonoids, which help strengthen
the body s immune system.
9. Avoid reaching for the antibiotics
-- researchers found that certain
patients taking antibiotics had
reduced levels of cytokines, the
hormone messengers of the
immune system. When your
immune system is suppressed,
you re more likely to develop
resistant bacteria or become sick
in the future.
10. Wash your hands -- it may
sound simple but maintaining
a high standard of personal
hygiene is one of the most
effective ways of avoiding
infection and keep your immune
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COWRA BC held their 24th
annual Festival Fours Tour-
nament from Monday 8 to
Thursday 11 March with
prizemoney totalling $17,500.
Thirty-eight teams from all over
NSW again enjoyed a top class
tournament, with some great bowls
being played on greens that were
a little heavier than usual due to
some very welcome rain in the
days leading up to the event.
There were six rounds of 21
ends with the prizemoney being
decided on wins and margins.
At the half way mark there
were only six undefeated teams;
this was reduced to four after
round four, and to only two with
one round to play.
The winners of the $4,000 first
prize, for the second year in a
row, were the very strong team
of Chris Milburn (Cowra), Gerard
Beath (Cowra), Ali Forsyth (Taren
Point) and Ryan Bester (Cabra-
matta), with six wins and a plus
margin of 92 shots.
The runners up were the only
other undefeated team with six wins
plus 23 with lead Adam Hyland
(Roselands), and the Belrose trio of
Graeme Hartman, John Venteman
and Phil Westcott, who picked up
$2,400 for their effort.
Third prize of $1,800 went to
Chris Macauley's team of Dave
Macauley (Engadine), Andrew
Back-to-back victories for Cowra BC
Festival Fours tournament winners
By TERRY PETERSWALD*
W E all know that
unhealthy eating and
not enough physical
activity is bad for us.
But do we know why?
Sure, if you add these two
things together, you may put on
weight. But why does it matter
if you are carrying a few extra
centimetres around your middle?
Well, having excess weight
around your waist is a likely sign
of dangerous internal fat deposits
around your organs -- and this is
where the problem lies.
In 2005, approximately 7.4 mil-
lion Australian adults (54 per cent)
How do you measure
up to the average?
Brown (Grenfell) and John Mitchell
Fourth ($1,200) was the Young
team of Ian Schofield, Leon Sharp,
Geoff Holt and Peter Watts with
five wins plus 58 shots, and fifth
($1,000) was a Penrith team -- Trent
Whittingham, Mick Stonham, Garry
Adnum and Carl Healey, with five
wins plus 44.
Sixth ($800) went to Paul Hol-
lingsworth (Gulgong), Geoff Williams
(Forbes), Dave Button (Forbes) and
John Mobbs (Gulgong) with five
wins plus 39, and seventh ($400)
were Terry McGrath (Cowra), John
Long, Kevin Robinson and Ken
Roach (all from Campbelltown)
with five wins plus five.
Individual winners were Pio
Liberale (Batemans Bay), who won
the $1,000 drawing competition,
and Chris Milburn (Cowra) who
had a great week and won an
additional $250 for the driving
* Terry Peterswald is the Vice-
President of Cowra BC.
were overweight or obese -- 2
million more than in 1995.
Being overweight or obese has
also recently overtaken tobacco
smoking as the leading risk factor
for premature death and disease
For most Australians, a waist
measurement of over 94cm for men
and 80cm for women means you
are at increased risk of developing
a chronic disease.
If your waist measurement is
over 102cms for men and 88cms
for women, your risk greatly
Chronic diseases include type 2
diabetes, heart disease, and some
cancers. (For ethnic specific values
for waist circumference, see website
To help avoid the crippling
effects of obesity on the health
system, the economy and to indi-
viduals, the Australian Government,
together with state and territory
governments, is running a cam-
paign to educate people about
the risk factors for chronic disease,
and how people can make simple
changes to their lifestyles to help
reduce their risk.
The Measure Up campaign
includes TV, print, and radio
advertisements, and is supported
by information and education
resources, including resources
for Aboriginal and Torres Strait
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