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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

WHY TURBO SESSIONS AND CYCLING MIX

CYCLING NEWS & REVIEW: By Columnist Genevieve Whitson – Professional Cyclist  Photo Credit: New England Fitness District, 2009: Spin Bikes The majority of athletes I know, ride and train with – HATE THY TURBO and will do almost anything they can to avoid it. But let’s face it, come winter time, you are going to have to find a way to embrace turbo, or endure riding for hours on end in … [Read More...]

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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Travel News

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...]

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...]

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World News

REIKI ENERGY HEALING PART 2: WE ARE ENERGY

REIKI NEWS & REVIEW: By Columnist Camille Lucy - Certified Holistic Health Coach & Reiki Practitioner: Photo credit: In The Center Of My Heart, I AM Home via photopin (license) Energy flows through everything, creates everything and is everything.  Even our thoughts and feelings are energy. We are All Energy  The vibrational frequency of energy determines matter.  Dense, heavy (slow-vibrating) energy creates substance.  Light (fast-vibrating) energy may be unseen to the human eye. … [Read More...]

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Local

An artwork by Manisha Lee

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

Georgie Drury and Mother Nature

Carbon Diet Reducing Carbon Footprint

NEWS-IN-BRIEF: Greg Combet, Minister for Climate Change stated in a media release that Australia’s emissions are expected to rise unless action is taken. “In 2020 emissions are projected to be 24 percent above 2000 levels,” said Mr Combet. “Clearly more … [Read More...]

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Technology

Thanks to technology Alison Cavill (pictured) is a health and fitness business success

Technology ‘Must Haves’ Reducing Economic Failure in the Health and Fitness Industry

NEWS FEATURE: 21 years ago, the world-wide-web and applications such as Skype, Facebook and Twitter didn’t exist. Now they are ‘must haves’ for anyone in the Australian health and fitness industry or they risk economic failure. Fitness Australia, a national health and fitness industry … [Read More...]

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State

Plantar Heel Pain Management and Treatment

PODIATRY NEWS & REVIEW: By Columnist Andrea Castello - Biomechanical, Sports and Paediatric Podiatrist: Plantar heel pain, commonly referred to as “plantar fasciitis”, is defined as pain or discomfort in the bottom of the heel. It is generally characterised in its early stages by pain or discomfort … [Read More...]

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Environment

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...]

An Eating Disorder’s Complexity

EATING DISORDER NEWS & REVIEW: By Columnist Eleni Psillakis - Eating Disorder Educator:  Photo credit: FAT via photopin (license) “Just eat! I don’t understand how you can not like food!” I heard this comment often during my battle with Anorexia Nervosa. It would cause my body to physically tense … [Read More...]

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