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How to have a healthy lifestyle when living in Australia?

OSHCstudents-Living a healthy lifestyle in Australia involves adopting good habits and making conscious choices for your physical and mental well-being. Here are some tips for maintaining a healthy lifestyle.


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Balanced Diet

Focus on consuming a balanced diet that includes a variety of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and healthy fats. Australia offers a wide range of fresh produce, so make the most of local fruits and vegetables.

Stay Hydrated

Drink plenty of water throughout the day to stay hydrated, especially during hot Australian summers. Limit the consumption of sugary beverages and opt for water as your primary choice of hydration.

Active Lifestyle

Engage in regular physical activity. Australia has numerous outdoor recreational activities to offer, such as hiking, swimming, cycling, and beach sports. Find activities you enjoy and make them a part of your routine.

Take Advantage of Parks and Open Spaces

Australia is known for its beautiful parks, gardens, and beaches. Take advantage of these outdoor spaces for exercise, relaxation, and spending time with friends and family.

Sun Protection

Protect yourself from the sun’s harmful rays. Wear sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses when outdoors, especially during the peak hours of UV radiation. Australia has high UV levels, so it’s essential to take sun safety seriously.

Mental Well-being

Take care of your mental health by practicing stress management techniques, engaging in hobbies, and seeking support when needed. Australia has various mental health services available, including counseling and support groups.


Prioritize getting enough sleep each night. Aim for 7-9 hours of quality sleep to allow your body and mind to rest and rejuvenate.

Tobacco and Alcohol

Limit or avoid tobacco use and consume alcohol in moderation. Australia has strict regulations around smoking and drinking, and it’s important to adhere to these guidelines for a healthy lifestyle.

Regular Health Check-ups

Schedule regular check-ups with healthcare professionals to monitor your overall health. Australia has an excellent healthcare system, and it’s important to take advantage of it.

Community Engagement

Get involved in community activities, sports clubs, or volunteer work. Building social connections and engaging with others can contribute to a healthier and happier lifestyle.

Remember that everyone’s journey towards a healthy lifestyle is unique. Find what works best for you, set realistic goals, and make gradual changes to incorporate healthy habits into your daily routine.

If you are international students, foreigners arriving to Australia, or Australian citizens traveling abroad looking for OSHC, OVHC, travel insurance, please contact OSHCstudents Team at email: info@oshcstudents.com and our partners for further information and assistance.

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