Dive into a variety of practical tips and guides that aim to enhance your physical and mental well-being. Discover fitness tips and smart nutritional strategies to boost your health and improve your lifestyle.

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Simple ways to tame your sweet tooth

Most of us like a sweet treat every now and again but lots of Australians are eating more than the recommended amount of sugar. Here are some easy ways to cut down and reap the many health benefits.

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Can food affect your mood?

Ever noticed how a chocolate bar can instantly lift your spirits, or how a hearty meal can make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside? It’s not just in your head - food really can affect your mood!

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Simple ways to better bone health

From aged 30 onwards, our bones gradually lose their density as a natural part of ageing. The good news is, there are some simple things you can do to help maintain them.

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Quick ways to start your day full of energy

Some people leap out of bed ready to start their day, others not so much! Here are some simple ways to start your day with a bit more energy (without having 3 cups of coffee!)

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Winter virus? No thank you!

The peak flu season in Australia usually starts around April and lasts until October - but there are things you can do to reduce your risk of getting a winter virus.

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Sneak more movement into your busy day (without too much effort!)

The benefits of exercise are well-documented, but you don't have to join a gym or run a marathon to reap the benefits.

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From Aloe to Zanzibar – health boosting bathroom plants

Bringing a touch of greenery into your bathroom is not just about adding a splash of colour it's can also be about boosting your health and wellbeing. Plants are known to purify the air, reduce stress, and even improve your mood.

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Food safety no-no’s

Despite 75% of people thinking they handle food safely, most cases of food poisoning happen at home. Here are some food safety hazards you can avoid to reduce the risk.

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Time for a new pillow?

We've all been there, tossing and turning at night, trying to find that perfect sweet spot on our pillow. But how do you know when it's just a bad night's sleep or your pillow is the real culprit?

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4 ways to faster sleep

A good night's sleep is essential for your body and mind to recharge after a busy day, leaving you refreshed and alert when you wake up. But if you are tossing and turning and having trouble falling asleep, here are 4 things you can try to get you off to the Land of Nod a bit faster.

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How to spot signs of heat exhaustion

Because of our ever-increasing summer temperatures, It's important to look out for signs of heat exhaustion before it turns into heatstroke (which is a medical emergency).

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How often should you wash your towels?

We all love a fluffy, fresh towel after a shower, but have you ever wondered how often you should wash them? Well, wonder no more!

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Can 4 minutes of exercise make a difference? Good news - yes it can!

If the thought of hitting the gym or running laps makes you cringe, we've got some fantastic news for you. Turns out, you can boost your health with just four to five minutes of vigorous/energetic moves a day!

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No air-conditioning? Here’s how you can still stay cool

The warmer weather has already started to creep in – but what do you do in summer if you don’t have air conditioning, or it suddenly stops working?

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Indoor plants that are good for your home and health!

Did you know that some houseplants can absorb carbon dioxide, filter pollutants and release oxygen? According to NASA’s Clean Air Study it’s true! Here are some helpful plants and their benefits.

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Cholesterol – the good and the bad!

Cholesterol. A word that strikes fear into the hearts of those of us who are fond of high fat foods such as delicious brie or creamy pasta! But it’s not all bad news! In fact, there's a friendly side to cholesterol that's essential for our well-being.

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What happens to your health when you walk for just 30 minutes a day

Walking for just 30 minutes a day can work wonders! It's a fantastic way to boost your overall health and well-being without breaking a sweat (well, maybe just a little bit). So, let's look at what can happen to your body when you take that daily stroll.

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How to avoid swooping magpies!

It's that time of year when we become a bit nervous walking anywhere near trees because of the dreaded swooping magpies! Here's how you can reduce your chance of being 'swooped'.

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Prebiotics and probiotics – what’s the difference?

They might sound similar, but they're a bit different in how they help our bodies stay healthy.

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How to eat for a good night’s sleep!

If you're tossing and turning at night, what you’re eating could be having an impact. By adjusting your diet to include certain foods, you can get those much-needed Zzzs!

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How to stop snacking between meals

If you’re reaching for the snacks between meals (trust me, you’re not alone!) here are some foods you can eat at mealtimes to help keep those inbetweeny hunger pangs at bay!

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Complex carbs vs. simple carbs - what's the difference?

Carbohydrates have been having a bit of a hard time over the past few years, but they're an essential part of our diet. So, what exactly are they, and what do they do?

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Give your immune system a bit of a boost

Bad news – there is no magic pill to boost your immune system. Good news – there are definitely things you can do!

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So, what exactly is intermittent fasting?

Intermittent fasting is a way of eating that has gained popularity recently. Basically, it involves focussing on when to eat, rather than what to eat. The fasting periods can be flexible, and there's no fixed way to do it.  

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What is a Health Star Rating?

It’s a nifty little label that you'll find on the front of packaged foods. It rates the overall nutritional profile of the food and gives it a rating from ½ a star to 5 stars. Here’s how it works and makes your shopping life easier!

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How to get your kids to eat more veggies!

Are you struggling to get your little ones (or big ones) to eat their veggies? Don't worry, you're not alone! Sneaking vegetables into your kids' food can be a tricky task, but with a little creativity and some ninja-level stealth, you can boost their nutrition without them even noticing!

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Boost your brain power and improve your memory

Do you ever forget where you left your keys or the name of someone you just met? Don't worry, it happens to the best of us. But the good news is that there are simple ways to train your brain to remember things more easily.

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How often should you replace your mattress?

High quality mattresses aren’t cheap, so it’s tempting to keep them for as long as possible. This is fine if you’re waking up bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, but here are a few pointers to let you know when it’s time for a new mattress!

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How often should you wash your bedsheets?

There’s nothing nicer than getting into bed when the sheets and pillowcases are freshly washed. But how often do they need to be washed to stay clean and healthy?

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How to get rid of cracked heels (ouch!)

We all know we have to look after our skin, particularly in summer - but what about our poor old feet? Here’s how to give them a bit of TLC; after all, they do carry us around all day!

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Why talking to yourself is a good thing!

Do you ever have a good old chat – to yourself?! Well, don’t panic, you’re not going crazy, because talking to yourself is a super helpful thing! It can help you to get things done, solve problems and even boost your mood. So, if you don’t talk to yourself, here’s why you should give it a try!

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The pros and cons of your caffeine habit

This magical ingredient has the power to wake you up, improve focus, and provide a much-needed energy boost. From that first morning coffee, a cuppa tea in the afternoon or a bit of chocolate after dinner, caffeine has become a staple in our daily lives.

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How to choose the perfect pillow for a good night’s sleep

We all know the importance of a good night's sleep, but did you know that your pillow can make a huge difference to whether you wake up refreshed or sleepwalk through your day! Here are some helpful tips for choosing that perfect pillow for you.

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Helpful hints for a good night’s sleep

We still don’t fully understand why humans need so much sleep, but it’s believed to help restore the body physically, as well as organise the brain. In short, you need sleep so your body and mind can function properly.

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Are you using sunscreen correctly?

Sunscreen is a vital tool in the prevention of skin cancer – but only if it’s used properly. If not, you won’t be fully protected.

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How to get rid of headlice

If headlice have landed (literally) on your child’s head - now the hard work begins! Getting rid of headlice can take some time, but it’s important to do it properly or they will just keep coming back.

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How to support Walk to Work Day

Friday September 2nd is Walk to Work Day – and even if you are working from home, or work too far away, there are some great ways to get a bit more walking into your workday (and every day!).

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Are you sun smart all year round?

The weather might be a bit chilly and wet, but it doesn’t mean you can forget all the sun safe stuff. You still need to protect your skin from sun damage all year round.

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Simple tips to banish unhealthy evening snacking

There’s nothing nicer than settling down in the evening to watch a bingeworthy show–but if you always reach for that bar of chocolate or bag of chips, here are some simple ways to kick the habit (but only if you want to!).

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Have your kids got headlice? Here’s what to look for

It’s enough to fill any parent with dread; your child comes home from school with a note announcing that there are cases of headlice in the classroom.

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9 foods and drinks for when you're feeling stressed

Lots of us reach for the chocolate and lollies if we’re feeling a bit of stress. They may give us a sugar hit, but what goes up must come down and you may feel worse in the long run. Try some of these delicious and healthier foods and drinks, with stress reducing qualities, instead.

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Hooray – adult naps can be good for you!

Studies show that an afternoon nap for adults can be a good thing – as long as you follow a few guidelines. Here are some successful napping tips.

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Walk a little faster for more health benefits

Walking is great for good health. Just 30 minutes every day can increase fitness and strengthen bones. It can also reduce your risk of developing serious health conditions such as heart disease and type 2 diabetes. How fast you walk can also make a difference.

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8 simple tips to keep your bones healthy

There are 206 bones in an adult human body. They give our bodies structure, protect vital organs and without them, we’d be in a bit of trouble! But to do their job, we have to do ours and take care of them. The good news is, it’s never too late.

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How to spot hidden sugar in your food

Did you know that the tomato sauce you’ve just poured on your hot dog or hamburger could contain up to 2 teaspoons of sugar? The average Australian consumes 15-16 teaspoons of sugar a day – and a lot of that is ‘hidden’ in processed foods – both sweet and savoury.

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Did you know at least 2 in 3 Australians will be diagnosed with a skin cancer before the age of 70?

It’s no surprise that our summers seem to be getting longer and hotter, so, having your skin checked by a doctor on a regular basis is important to spot any problems (whatever your skin type).

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Give your kids a break from screens

The average Australian home has around 7 screens, which includes TVs, computers, and portable devices; so, it’s no wonder that it’s difficult to drag your kids away from screens without a battle.

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Kick start your day with a glass of water

Isn’t it great that something so simple has so many benefits? Our bodies are more than half water, and it helps our brain to function at its best, so it’s no wonder that water is so important for our overall health.

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Easy ways to eat less meat (and why it’s better for you)

Research has shown that most of us are eating far too much meat and it can be bad for our health. We’re not suggesting you have cauliflower ‘steak’ but there are a few simple swaps that will reduce your meat intake and be better for your health. Plus, it will also help your bank balance.

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Why we need to put down our phones!

Adults, we’re talking to you! We are often complaining kids today spend too much time looking at screens. But what about us? Here are 6 tips to reduce screen time and set a good example.

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Breakfast ideas that are healthier than many breakfast cereals

Fancy some pizza for breakfast? Just kidding, but did you know that pizza can be more nutritious than many of the breakfast cereals you find at the supermarket? That’s because cereals are often packed with added sugar. Try some of our brekky ideas instead.

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10 easy ways to increase your water intake

It’s important to drink plenty of fluids to help you to stay well hydrated, particularly on the very hot days we’ve been experiencing lately. Here’s how to make it a bit easier.

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Do you know your food serving sizes? If not, you may be eating for two!

We’ve all done it, had a quick snack only to check the empty packet and realise that we’ve eaten three or four servings when we thought we were eating one! Here’s a quick guide to how much you should be eating.

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9 helpful hints for a good night’s sleep

We still don’t fully understand why humans need so much sleep, but it’s believed to help restore the body physically, as well as organise the brain. In short, you need sleep so your body and mind can function properly.

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Why gardening makes the family healthier

There’s nothing nicer than grabbing a cuppa or a glass of wine and sitting amongst a beautiful garden. Whether you’re growing fruit and veggies, flowers, or succulents, getting your hands dirty in the garden has a whole range of health benefits for both you and your family.

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How to avoid overindulging at Christmas and feeling sorry for yourself!

It’s called the ‘silly season’ for a reason but contrary to popular belief, overindulgence over the Christmas period isn’t compulsory! Nobody wants to be a party pooper, but you can have a great time without the massive food and drink hangover when January arrives.

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3 quick exercises you can do at home to stay strong and active

No time to go to the gym? No problem! Here are three simple exercises you can do in the comfort of your home, and you don’t need any special equipment. So now there’s no excuse. (Sorry!).

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4 simple swaps to get more fibre into your diet

Groan! Yes, we know it’s a boring subject, but the truth is that most of us should be getting more fibre than we are currently eating and it’s not that hard with some easy changes.

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Confused about the fats in food?

Some are good, some are not so good, and others should be limited or avoided altogether. So exactly what should you be doing when it comes to fats in your food? Find out here.

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How to avoid cracked heels this summer

Summer is on its way, but with it come the dreaded cracked heels. Here are some helpful tips to avoid them and put your best foot (or heel) forward!

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The ‘health foods’ that aren’t really healthy

There are so many ‘health foods’ available in shops these days. But some of these are not as healthy as they seem. Here are some of the common culprits.

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Easy tips to avoid tooth decay and gum disease

Good oral health is essential for your teeth; but did you know it can also affect your overall health? To find out why, read on.

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How to practise food safety at home

Seventy five percent of people think they handle food safely, but most food poisoning happens at home. Here are some common mistakes when it comes to food safety.

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Easy ways shake your salt habit

Salt was considered so valuable in the past, it was used as a form of currency. These days it is so common in foods that some of us are eating more than double the recommended intake every day and damaging our health. So, how do you reduce your salt intake? Read on.

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Is sitting the new smoking?

According to medical experts, sitting is the new smoking. So, how can you balance your desk job with your health and fitness? Here are some helpful tips to keep you moving.

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If you want to be healthy, exercise is non-negotiable

There is no magic pill that can take the place of being active. Here are some simple ways to stay motivated and commit to making exercise a regular part of your day, like having a shower and brushing your teeth.

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Eat for heart health and reduce your salt intake

Australians eat way too much salt. The average daily intake is 9 grams, which is almost twice the recommended amount. It’s coming mainly from snacks, processed meats, dips and baked goods. Here is what you should be eating.

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How simple stretching can help you stay active

Whether it’s been a hard day at the keyboard, a long drive or a marathon gardening session, gentle stretching can help you to stay active and maintain flexibility. Here’s why.

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13 healthier takeaway lunch swaps

You don’t have to give up your takeaway lunches completely to be healthier. A few simple swaps can make a difference.

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Simple hacks to get your 5 serves of veg a day

Nutritionists and dieticians recommend that everyone over the age of 4 years gets at least 5 serves of vegetables a day to lower your risk of health problems – but you don’t have to be munching on carrots all day to achieve it! Here are some simple ways to add extra serves of veggies to your meals.

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Simple food swaps for healthier eating – it's easy

If the thought of healthy eating sounds too hard – here are some easy swaps to get you started without too much effort.

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