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How to keep your immune system strong
We recommend you prioritise these basic steps for protecting and improving your immune system
COVID-19: Top 10 Frequently Asked Questions
We answer some of the top questions regarding the COVID-19 virus.
7 Top Immune Boosters to Stay Healthy
If we are tired, run down, stressed, and are working and/or commuting in high density areas, or running after children all day, we are more prone to catching colds and the dreaded influenza.
Managing your child’s diabetes
Diabetes is one of the most common chronic childhood conditions. It can be overwhelming, confusing and worrying as you, your child and other members of the family adapt to such a life-changing diagnosis.
Standing at work
The standing desk phenomenon has gained traction in the workplace, but is it that good for your health?
The healing power of green time
Dr Darren Morton says that one way to lift your mood is simply to open your front door and step outside!
Lifestyle medicine strategies to enhance sleep
Sleep plays a critical role in metabolism, immune function, muscle growth, energy, mood, learning and memory.
Connecting with others is powerful
A sense of belonging is one of our most important human needs, surpassed only by physiological and safety needs.
What are the benefits of physical activity?
Physical activity or exercise can have immediate and long-term health benefits.
HOBBIES & CREATIVITY
100 days to die, what would you do?
What would you do if you knew you were going to die in 100 days?
Recognising the big changes retirement can bring
Life restructuring is one of the big changes that comes when an individual retires.
VOLUNTEERING & SERVICE
7 Non-Material Ways of Giving
Two days before a mother’s 80th birthday, her daughter asked how she would like to spend the day
Melody Tan chats about respect, dignity and good old-fashioned values with television's Getaway presenter Catriona Rowntree.
Go Healthy For Good - May 2016
People who exercise regularly and don’t skimp on sleep are less likely to have a stroke.
10 Tips for Excellent Health
Health comes from an equal focus on all aspects of wellness, including body, mind and spirit. Here are some great ways to ensure that you always feel your best.
Optimism: A New Way of Life
It's an age old battle: the pessimist thinks the optimist a fool; the optimist thinks the pessimist makes themself unnecessarily miserable.
Several years ago, I was enjoying a particularly beautiful autumn day. The weather was unseasonably warm, and although I knew this was an indication of global warming, I was extremely appreciative of the weather at that moment.
VOLUNTEERING & SERVICE
The Happiest Christmas Gift
Sophie Tucker, one of the most popular entertainers in the first half of the twentieth century once said, “I’ve been rich and I’ve been poor. Rich is better.”
Studies show that kale has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anticancer and cholesterol-lowering properties.
All About Chia
Chia is derived from a desert plant called Salvia hispanica, and it offers remarkable nutrition in a small pack- age.
Foraging for Fibre
Particularly vulnerable to inadequate fibre intake are children, older adults, people trying to lose weight, people who are on a restricted grain diet and those who eat out frequently.
Tomato: The Everyday Superfood
Eating more tomatoes daily could make you healthier, protect your skin from sun damage and lower your risk of contracting modern diseases, according to a review of more than 100 studies.
Feed your Brain!
The brain is an organ made of flesh and blood just like the rest of the body, and it’s a fascinating area of science to investigate.
Nature's Pure Drop
People generally don't drink enough water.
Too Tired to Love?
It was the end of a day in which we’d hardly spoken to each other, except to ask where things were or say where we were going—or had been.
Can You Afford Not to Forgive?
The woman made her way slowly and painfully across my office and into a chair.
Social Networking: Friend or Enemy?
While users know the many positives of internet social networking sites such as MySpace, Facebook, Bebo and Twitter, it’s important to also be aware of their potential pitfalls.
One of the best ways to get in shape and have fun at the same time is to exercise on the beach.
Get More Energy
Take a group of youngsters to a retirement village and you’ll hear the residents wistfully remark how they wished they had “their” energy.
Brighten Your Mood
In countries of high latitude where there are extended periods of low natural light during the winter months, it is common for people to become depressed—a condition referred to as Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD. There is a good reason why this occurs.
Step into the Sunshine
Many people have insufficient blood levels of vitamin D. Based on new recommendations as a minimum for sufficiency, more than half the people in Australia and New Zealand are deficient.
The Benefits of Being Outdoors
These days, we spend most of our time indoors, attached to TVs, computers and other interests.
Benefits of Cross Training
Cross training is a technique where you utilise a wide variety of activities and training methods to develop a broad base of fitness.
How to Exercise With Passion
It has been said that if we could put fitness in a bottle, with all the benefits it brings, it would be the most heavily prescribed medication in the world. Boosting and maintaining fitness can make a huge difference in many aspects of your life.
Lucy is 46 years old and married with three children. She has always been active and enjoyed life, but things took a wrong turn when her husband was made redundant at work, putting the family under financial strain. For the next six months, Lucy undertook full-time cleaning work while her husband searched for another job.
With studies showing almost half of Australia’s adult population are inactive, it appears many of us are content to watch people exercise, but not do it ourselves. As a sports-loving nation, our perspective is that of spectator, not participant. The only podium finish we’ll attain is on the “Biggest Loser”!
10 Ways to Walk Smart
Walking is a fantastic and diverse form of physical activity. It's an easy, accessible and enjoyable way to lose weight, get fit, reduce stress and boost your energy levels. It can be done almost anywhere, anytime, by anyone and—best of all—it's free. But it can have some shortcomings if you want to achieve serious weight loss or cardiovascular fitness. These shortcomings were highlighted in a recent study from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, USA. It showed that 94 per cent of people who exercise mainly by walking do not walk frequently enough or fast enough to gain real health benefits. Following are 10 important strategies to help you get the maximum benefits from your walking workouts.
Motivation to Move
When you first make the decision to start an exercise routine, you generally don't have to worry about motivation, because it comes naturally. You are raring to go and want to be active.
Training and exercising outside, surrounded by nature, can do more than provide you with a change of scenery. It’s also a great way to add variety to your exercise routine while helping you stay enthusiastic about being active.
Does This Sound Good To You?
Certain words are pleasing to the ear. One of these words is free. That is why you hear the word free used so often in marketing.
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