Omega-3, the good fat

A selection of foods rich in Omega 3 fatty acids

If you think all fat is a no-no, think again. Omega-3 is incredibly good for you. Fat is not a dirty word when it comes to health. In fact, certain fats are – literally – essential. Omega-3s are called ‘essential fatty acids’ (EFAs), meaning the body requires them for optimal functioning, but they cannot be … Read more

The ABCs of Supplements

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Do we need supplements? Are they necessary for our modern lifestyles? The most common response from experts is no, they are not required: a nutrient-dense diet should provide all essential nutrients. However, the reality is that getting all of those important nutrients every single day can be a challenge and this is where supplements come … Read more

Get Back to Nature

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Feeling jaded? Confined by Covid? Try a green adventure to slow down, soothe your spirit and fully appreciate Mother Nature. The Maria Island walk This award-winning walk in Maria Island National Park, off Tasmania’s east coast, is a sure way to beat the crowds whilst you get back to nature – the island has a … Read more

The Wonder of Epsom Salts

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Six ways you can use this ancient, inexpensive folk cure as a modern-day multi-tasking miracle. Named for a bitter saline spring at Epsom in England, and patented in 1695 by Nehemiah Grew, Epsom salts are magnesium sulphate heptahydrate, a pure, naturally occurring mineral compound of magnesium and sulphur traditionally extracted by boiling down the Epsom … Read more

The adrenal glands

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The move to work-from-home has technology infiltrating every corner of our lives and can have severe consequences for these two little glands. The adrenal glands sit on top of the kidneys, and they’re responsible for releasing stress hormones – cortisol, epinephrine and norepinephrine – and for keeping the stress response in check. The adrenals are … Read more

Age-Proof Your Brain

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Discover what to eat to reduce anxiety, overcome depression, and improve your memory.  Certain foods deserve a regular place in our diets for their brain-boosting prowess. Brightly coloured produce – think: berries, broccoli, grapes, butternut squash, tomatoes – along with superfoods like garlic, green tea and cacao, all improve concentration and decision-making because they contain … Read more

Hormones Gone Haywire

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It’s not just menopause or even perimenopause you have to watch out for – stress hormones can seriously mess with your sex life. When it comes to hormonal ups and downs, it’s the Gang of Four – menopause, perimenopause, pregnancy and adolescence – which get all the press. In fact, hormones are most often knocked … Read more

Avoid Running Injuries

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Common Injuries That Plague Keen Runners – Most runners have experienced them – those niggling and sometimes debilitating injuries – that are most likely to be overuse injuries. Despite overuse injuries being the most common running injuries, many runners are not sure as to what they are, their symptoms and most importantly how to avoid … Read more

Get Hooked on Fishing Safety

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Fishing has the highest participation rate of any recreational or sporting activity in Australia, and can be enjoyed by people of all ages and fitness levels. Compared with other recreational activities the risk of injury is low, and the majority of injuries are not serious. Most fishing injuries are due to cutting or piercing objects, … Read more

How Does UV Radiation Impact On Sports?

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The Sun, Ultraviolet Radiation – The Dangers, What To Know & What To Do How does ultraviolet (UV) radiation impact on sports? Sporting clubs can play a very important role in managing people’s exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation throughout the year. Australia has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world. Playing … Read more

Winter ‘Wound’erland

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Avoid Injury This Winter – Well there is a distinct sense that the days are getting shorter and there is a chill in the air. It’s hard enough to get motivated for winter activity, having to battle the cold, the wind and the rain, let alone having to deal with an injury.  To avoid the … Read more