Feature Story

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PHYSICAL EDUCATION COLLEGE GIVES CAMDODIAN CHILDREN A BRIGHTER FUTURE

IN-DEPTH NEWS FEATURE: Aiming to improve life for disadvantage children in Cambodia, many of whom work from a young age and live in poverty, the Australian College of Physical Education (ACPE) and the Cambodian Children's Fund (CCF) have teamed-up to offer a mutually rewarding and life-changing educational experience held in Cambodia for ACPE students and Cambodian Children. The ACPE Cambodian Cultural Experience, which began in 2011, is helping Cambodian children by giving them a reprieve … [Read More...]

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Sport

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TRAINING PERFORMANCE: LESS IS MORE

ATHLETIC NEWS & REVIEW: By Columnist Michael Meredith - Athletic Coach: Humans by nature are vulnerable creatures. We all have addictions and for many individuals, it can be training and exercise. An addiction to the endorphins that can come with a great workout, the pursuit for better aesthetics or just fighting the emotional battle that if you don't train today, you will put on weight. … [Read More...]

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MENTAL PREPARATION IS YOUR STRONGEST TOOL

ATHLETIC NEWS & REVIEW: By Columnist Michael Meredith - Athletic Coach:   We have all heard the term mind over matter before. But, when it comes to athletic performance your strongest asset is your mental strength. I have read many studies on mental strength. I've found that élite level athletes train their mental capacity to succeed under high levels of stress and in some of the most … [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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GLITTERING CHAKRA’S: CLEANING YOUR CHAKRAS

ALTERNATIVE COMPLIMENTARY MEDICINE NEWS & REVIEW: By Columnist Julie Rammal - International Celebrity Personal Trainer, Yoga and Pilates Pro: Photo credit: Kryon y la modificación del ADN via photopin (license) - Wouldn’t it be amazing if you could shine everywhere you go? Eliminate fear? Conquer your emotions? And your health problems? The secret is to tap into your seven secret chakra centres. These centres are like energetic motors within your physical, emotional and mental … [Read More...]

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Local

If I Lift Weights Will I Get Bigger Muscles?

Michale Armatichi asks this month’s question: “I want to use weights in my workouts. Will theses help me to get bigger muscles?” Nick Jack – CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coach and Personal Trainer The simple answer to this question is yes and no. Yes you will get bigger muscles, however the word … [Read More...]

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National

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Health Minister Confronts a “Financial Monster”

EXPRESS NEWS LINK: Health Minister, Nicola Roxon, voiced her concerns over financially motivated health funds that seem to put profits first rather than their patients welfare. Mark Metherell has the story. Read the Story … [Read More...]

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Technology

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GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® Methodology: Core Dynamics

GYROTONIC NEWS & REVIEW: By Columnist Dana Rader  - Exercise Physiologist, GYROTONIC® & GYROKINESIS® Master Trainer: Photo credit: Dana Rader GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® Methods - This month’s topic is something I call “core dynamics”. As an exercise physiologist and an international … [Read More...]

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State

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The Cost of Being Overweight or Obese in Australia

NEWS FEATURE: Health expenditure in Australia increased from $72.2 billion in 1999-2000 to $121.4 billion in 2009-2010. Australians spent $116.3 billion on health goods and services during the 2009-2010 financial year, and this amount is expected to rise in during the 2012. This increase in health … [Read More...]

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Environment

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Types of Eating Disorders and Statistics

EATING DISORDER NEWS & REVIEW: By Columnist Eleni Psillakis - Eating Disorder Educator: Photo credit: Snapshot of Eating Disordes in Australia - The National Eating Disorder Collaboration (NEDC) an initiative of the Australia Government Department of … [Read More...]

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...]

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