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GWINGANNA LIFESTYLE RETREAT HELPING TO REDUCE HIGH LEVELS OF STRESS

IN-DEPTH NEWS FEATURE: The Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat is changing the lives of Australians, one guest at a time. Tucked away in the mountains above the Gold Coast in the Tallebudgera Valley, this lifestyle retreat aims to reduce stress, which according to Lifeline Australia affects 91 percent of Australians in at least one important area of their lives while almost 50 percent feel very stressed. This level of stress is not only impacting the social lives of Australians, but it is also creating … [Read More...]

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Sport

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TIME OUT ON THE HIGH SEAS: COME SAIL IN THE SYDNEY TO HOBART

IN-DEPTH NEWS FEATURE: Live the Dream, Sail the High Seas and Share Your Passion… The ocean roars as waves pound the stern, salt spray kisses your cheeks and your nostrils are filled with the fresh air of the open sea. You stand at the wheel of a 60 foot yacht that is competing in the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, and you can think of nothing but the sheer excitment of sailing. Your thoughts of … [Read More...]

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BUNCH POSITIONING FOR A STRONG FINISH

CYCLING NEWS & REVIEW: By Columnist Genevieve Whitson - Professional Cyclist: Photo credit: roll via photopin (license) Why is it that the same folk are finishing at the front of the race? Are they actually that much stronger? Or are they just better at positing? Today we will dissect ‘bunch positioning’. Let's go... Position Yourself Well No matter how bad your sprint is, if you are in … [Read More...]

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LISA TAMATI HAS RUN THROUGH HELL AND SURVIVED

IN-DEPTH NEWS FEATURE: Lisa Tamati, 44, had severe asthma as a child, broke her back in two places at the age of 21-years and compressed two discs. However, she hasn't let these conditions stand between her and her love of running. Having travelled more than 60,000 kilometres -- almost one and a half times around the circumference of the world -- on foot, in some of the world's toughest desert … [Read More...]

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Travel News

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AUSSIE TRAVEL AND FITNESS IS IT A FAD OR A LIFESTYLE CHOICE?

NEWS FEATURE: Australians enjoy exploring their own country just as much as travelling overseas. The lure of the great outdoors is the largest drawcard as it combines beauty and serenity with activity. This Australian love of nature is also seeing fitness groups making use of their natural environment for stimulation. According to Tourism Research Australia, Australians made more than 229.2 … [Read More...]

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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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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...]

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World News

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3AW REPORTER AND ‘THE CIRCLE’ PRESENTER PAT PANETTA LOSES 10 KILOS ON AN ALKALINE DIET

NEWS FEATURE: Pat Panetta, 3AW reporter and sales promotion manager and ‘The Circle’ presenter, shed 10 kilograms by eating alkaline foods and doing incidental exercise. 3AW, a Melbourne based radio station, is a news talk broadcast with presenters such as Derryn Hinch and Dennis Walters. Panetta’s role at the station is a mixture of reporting and increasing sales revenue for the station. Channel Ten’s ‘The Circle’ is a lifestyle centric program that addresses everyday issues that … [Read More...]

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Natural Immunity Boosters

EXPRESS NEWS LINK: Learn how to boost your immune system naturally so that you can be at the top of your game everyday. Lisa Guy has the story. Read the Story … [Read More...]

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Sleep and a Healthy Mind

InShape New MindMatters PhotoCredit: Andrew Roberts 2008 - Sleeping: Zoe Markopoulos -Psychologist (MAPS, CEDP) Sleep is vital to your health. Not only is our daily functioning compromised when we have a lack of sleep, but it can also lead to long-term health problems. What Defines Sleep? Sleep … [Read More...]

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Live Love Your Body

NEWS-IN-BRIEF: Body image is a major concern in Australia. According to the Better Health Channel, Australian’s spend $1 million a day on fad diets. Manisha Lee, artist and director of Love Live Art aims to help others see their beauty no matter their size. “The mission of Love Live Art is to … [Read More...]

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National

Blake Worall-Thompson, Eat Yourself Sexy Personal Trainer | © Blake Worall-Thompson

‘Eat Yourself Sexy’ Personal Trainer Eats and Sleeps Himself Sexy

 NEWS FEATURE: Blake Worall-Thompson, celebrity trainer and fitness guru for the television program ‘Eat Yourself Sexy’, works out six days a week and eats and sleeps his way to a sexier body. Lifestyle You, a Foxtel and Austar program, recently launched ‘Eat … [Read More...]

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Blazing Trails to Reduce Poverty

NEWS FEATURE: If you are a team player who is seeking an extraordinary challenge--one that will test your endurance and commitment as it aims to eliminate world poverty--then Oxfam’s Trailwalker is a charity event that you just cannot walk past. You stand … [Read More...]

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Technology

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Virtual Medicine an Evolution in the Battle Against the Bulge

NEWS FEATURE: Obesity and weight issues are an escalating problem in many western countries. A problem that costs health systems and taxpayers billions every year. However, virtual medicine is seeking to reduce this financial burden with reality therapy that battles the bulge. The Australian … [Read More...]

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Gyrotonic® and Gyrokinesis® Methodology: Energy in Motion

 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, … [Read More...]

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State

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‘Eat Yourself Sexy’ Personal Trainer Eats and Sleeps Himself Sexy

 NEWS FEATURE: Blake Worall-Thompson, celebrity trainer and fitness guru for the television program ‘Eat Yourself Sexy’, works out six days a week and eats and sleeps his way to a sexier body. Lifestyle You, a Foxtel and Austar program, recently launched ‘Eat Yourself Sexy’, a segment that follows the health … [Read More...]

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Why Detox?

NATUROPATHIC NEWS & REVIEW: By Columnist Trudy Cadoo - Senior Naturopath: Regular detox can be an integral part of a healthy life, it can enhance your overall health and keep you not only looking your best but feeling your best too.  Detoxification is a natural process whereby the body is supported … [Read More...]

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Post Tib Tendinopathy

PODIATRY NEWS & REVIEW: By Columnist Andrea Castello - Biomechanical, Sports and Paediatric Podiatrist: The tibialis posterior is a muscle that originates from the posterior and medial side of the tibia (shin) and travels via its tendon behind the medial malleolus (inside ankle bone) before … [Read More...]

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Considerations on Choosing Your Athletic Shoe

PODIATRY NEWS & REVIEW: By Columnist Andrea Castello - Biomechanical, Sports and Paediatric Podiatrist: Photo credit: Keep running - Nike Women's Half Marathon DC via photopin (license) - The June long weekend generally provides us with the opportunity to get out and do those things we usually … [Read More...]

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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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How a Few Simple Choices Can Keep You From Drowning in Stress

MASSAGE THERAPY NEWS & REVIEW: By Columnist Matthew Nikitakis - Massage Therapist: Photo credit: Is it done yet? via photopin (license) Stress, like death and taxes, is unavoidable in today's environment, whether this be at home, work or just as you carry out every day life. It's also linked to a … [Read More...]

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The Connection of Eating Disorders with Other Mind Health Issues

EATING DISORDER NEWS & REVIEW: By Columnist Eleni Psillakis - Eating Disorder Educator and Filex 2016 Inspiration Award Winner: Photo Credit: The 'crushed me' hid the 'real me' by Eleni Psillakis - Eating disorders invade every part of a sufferer’s life and are often a means of coping with the … [Read More...]

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