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Healthy Eating: The Mediterranean Diet

NEWS-IN-BRIEF FEATURE: Photo Credit: atl10trader, 2010: Fish Dish: Mediterranean Cod Research indicates that the Mediterranean diet reduces the risk of illnesses such as heart disease and stroke. However, this diet is a lifestyle choice rather than a short-term craze to lose weight and improve health. The most renown Mediterranean diet research is the 2013 ‘Predimed study’ of 7,447 individuals considered at high risk of cardiovascular disease. This four-year study found those who consumed a … [Read More...]

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Sport

RUNNING: WHAT EVERY BEGINNER NEEDS TO KNOW

ATHLETIC NEWS & REVIEW: By Columnist Michael Meredith - Athletic Coach: Photo credit: Longwood 5KM and 10KM - 5KM START via photopin (license) Humans by nature are vulnerable creatures. We all have addictions and for many individuals, it can be training and exercise. This addiction can be to the endorphins that can come with a great workout, the pursuit for better aesthetics or just fighting … [Read More...]

Mindfulness and Mediation and Cycling Go Hand-in-Hand

MINDFULNESS AND MEDITATION – GETTING YOUR HEAD IN THE RIGHT SPACE FOR RIDING

CYCLING NEWS & REVIEW: By Columnist Genevieve Whitson – Professional Cyclist: Riding and racing a bike is not just a physical thing. I have always been a big believer of the notion, 'a happy athlete is a performing athlete'. So, there is no doubt that even when you have the best physical form, you can still fall short on the bike if you’re head isn’t screwed on properly. Views of Mediation … [Read More...]

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Travel News

Smart travelling is staying fit and healthy

COMBINING HEALTH AND FITNESS WHILST TRAVELLING

NEWS-IN-BRIEF: The Australian Bureau of Statistics estimates that 2.4 million Australians travelled overseas during 2010. Of this number, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade estimates that 25,000 experienced difficulties whilst away. Jo Sharp, owner of SharpMoves Fitness, runs Bali fitness retreats that allow individuals to maintain their health and fitness when travelling. “Just … [Read More...]

ADVENTURE TRAVEL WITH WILD WOMEN ON TOP

NEWS FEATURE: Adventure travel for some is no more than visiting the next town or city, but for others this means trekking to Nepal, Africa, or Laos. Also known as heritage travel, ecotourism, and community tourism, adventure travel is an active and expanding industry that contributes significantly to economic growth. The 'ecotourism' industry, according to a World Travel and Tourism … [Read More...]

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World News

Baby Boomer cooling down.

BABY BOOMERS CONTRIBUTE TO HEALTH AND FITNESS TRENDS

EXPRESS NEWS LINK:  Tai Chi, Yoga, and weight training are big trends in the fitness world at present, and according to recent reports by professional health organisations, this is attributed to the fact that Baby Boomers are seeking to have their needs met. Jessica Belasco has the story. Read the Story   … [Read More...]

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Local

Hypnosis Demystified: What is Hypnosis?

HYPNOTHERAPY NEWS & REVIEW: By Columnist Ernest McLeod - Certified Hypnotherapist: Photo credit: You are monkeys! via photopin (license) - In previous articles we've explored some of the myths about Hypnosis, specifically, what it is not. So now it's time to explore what Hypnosis is. First … [Read More...]

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National

5 Tips for a Happy Healthy Easter

HEALTHY HOLIDAY FEATURE: Easter, like many festive occasions, can be a time when we overindulge in too much sugary goodness. This often leaves us feeling tired, lethargic and bloated. So how can you avoid feeling this way at Easter? Just follow these tips … [Read More...]

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Technology

GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® Methodology: Movement at Play

GYROTONIC NEWS & REVIEW: By Columnist Dana Rader - Exercise Physiologist, GYROTONIC® & GYROKINESIS® Master Trainer: Photo credit: Dana Rader GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® Methods In my first article of this series, I stressed that our exercise intention should always be to feel good, to … [Read More...]

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State

Could How You’re Feeling Be a Symptom of a Food Intolerance?

NATUROPATHIC NEWS & REVIEW: By Columnist Trudy Cadoo - Senior Naturopath: Photo Credit: ELT Pics 2013 Gluten-Free Cake - Although a food intolerance is usually not life threatening. It can be downright embarrassing and debilitating... What is a Food Intolerance? People commonly confuse a food … [Read More...]

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Environment

Magazines and Body Image

Media Influence on Eating Disorders

EATING DISORDER NEWS & REVIEW: By Columnist Eleni Psillakis - Eating Disorder Educator and Filex 2016 Inspiration Award Winner: In the 1970’s and 1980’s, eating disorders were either classified as bulimia nervosa or anorexia nervosa. Anorexia was labelled as the ‘disorder of the decade’ in the … [Read More...]

Do You Wish You Were as Skinny as You Were When You Thought You Were Fat?

MIND BODY NEWS & REVIEW: By Columnist Bianca Aiono - Mind Body Performance Coach: Photo credit: Body Image. The subjective concept of one's physical appearance based on self-observation and the reactions of others. via photopin (license) Have you ever seen an old photo of yourself and thought, … [Read More...]

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