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4 Steps To Take Charge

4 Steps To Charge Your Health & Fitness

4 Steps To Take Charge Written by Michael Dermansky After a very stressful and uncertain 18 months, fitness and taking charge of your own health seems to be a major priority in a lot of people’s lives.  So how are you going to do it?  How are you going to make a good intention into real change and an improvement…

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How to bring harmony to your life?

How to bring harmony to your life?

Written by Michael Dermansky When you read every advice column and article on what to do and not do with your life, it can get very confusing and overwhelming and unfortunately, contradictory.  Although I don’t have all the answers, the aim of this article is to give you a few, practical tips and activities that you can do to bring…

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Create Your Harmonious Approach to Life

Create Your Harmonious Approach to Life

Written by Sally McGrath | Health that Heals Daily existence feels like a constant life juggling act, carrying the burdens of our lives and the sense that life is going through the motions or just surviving. Is there a way to create a sense of sustainable harmony, whilst living in the real world? By way of definition, harmony/harmonious is when…

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Beat the Winter Blues

Beat the Winter Blues at the Beach

Written by Cerise Canon When thinking about taking a beach holiday, swimming in the warm summer sun is usually the first thing that comes to mind; however, it need not be the focal point of a beach holiday. Although wintertime is not typically synonymous with beach holidays, there are so many reasons why having a winter beach getaway or day…

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Listening to your body

Listening to your body and your mouth

Written by Dr Jeffrey Kestenberg Patients who attend the dental clinic with symptoms that they have persisted with for several weeks, months and even years, repeatedly surprise me. Your body is telling you something when you experience pain, discomfort, itchiness, sensitivity to temperature change, a burning sensation, dry mouth or swelling. If you see redness or bleeding of the gums,…

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Your Body

Hello! It’s Me, Your Body here, Are you Listening?

Hey, it’s Your Body and Here’s what Happens to Me Each Day. Written by Sally McGrath Wake up, move you around, get you started for your day, talk, exercise, eat, walk, think, work, play, read, listen, run errands, make plans, deliver presentations, do projects, meet people, socialise with people, smile, laugh, cry, get stressed, get anxious, study, cook, clean, wash,…

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Positive Psychology

What’s New In Positive Psychology?

Written by Dr Melissa Keogh, Clinical Psychologist New research in the journal Applied Psychology: Health and Wellbeing by Proyer, Gander, Brauer, & Chick (2020) (https://iaap-journals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/aphw.12220) investigating the personality trait adult playfulness has found that playfulness can be stimulated by undertaking specific exercises and that increased playfulness positively impacts wellbeing and symptoms of depression in the short term. THE STUDY (Positive…

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Children with Autism and Food

Children with Autism and Food Aversions

Written by Sarah Milano Feeding issues can be a problem for parents of all children, but trends show that children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) can experi­ence even more eating problems and disorders. Although few reliable stud­ies show an absolute cause-and-effect link between the autism spectrum and eating disorders, the noticeable trends indicate definite relationships between what seem at first…

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How to Move More

How to Move More in Everyday life

Written by Bill Adamson, Claire Richardson, Chris Reeves and Jason Stone Before the wheel, before we controlled fire, before we had opposable thumbs and certainly before any game of thrones addictions all early humans had was movement. They foraged, they hunted, the sat on the ground on hard surfaces, they ran from predators. They moved. Movement increases blood flow to…

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Living A Healthy Lifestyle

Living A Healthy Lifestyle

Written by Tommy Fisher Maintaining a healthy lifestyle can be difficult, especially if you have grown in an environment of junk foods, crash diets, and no exercise. It can be both intimidating and discouraging, so much that you stop in the middle of it and go back to your old ways, or you do not even try in the first…

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5 Immune System Boosts

5 Immune System Boosts

Written by Donna Sparx As the weeks get colder and noses get drippier, it’s time to pull out whatever superpowers we can muster to fight the Winter Bugs. Dodging germs can often seem like navigating a multi-layered quest in a computer game. The enemies are the Bugs and we have a secret weapon. It is sparkly, circular, spiniferous and most…

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Family Fitness On

Family Fitness On A Budget

Written by Melani De Sousa Prior to COVID-19, over two thirds of Australian children were reported to participate in organised physical activity outside of school hours at least once per week, with 25% participating at least three times per week for an average of 1 hour per session.[1] With month-long periods of global lockdown and the cancellation of most sporting…

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Osteopathy for Sports Injuries

Osteopathy for Sports Injuries

Maintaining muscular flexibility and joint range of motion Written by Dr Jason Stone Muscular flexibility and joint range of motion are often taken for granted, and rarely come up as a key focus in fitness and training regimes. Yet in my opinion, a neglecting these two bodily functions can be a major precursor to injury, and a limiting factor to…

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Have You Considered

Have You Considered A Juice Cleanse?

TO RESET YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH FOOD Written by Miriam ter Borg The human body is a complex mechanism designed to cleanse and remove toxins to maintain a particular level of balance and vibrant health. However, when your body consumes more toxins than it can eliminate it can lead to feelings of fatigue and lethargy, as well as contribute to more…

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Make Relaxation a part

Make Relaxation a part of your Self-Care

Written by Carolyn King Do you ever feel like you can’t think straight?  Are you finding that you are spending most of your time barely surviving and living in reactive mode?  Putting out fires everywhere rather than laying some solid foundations? Are you feeling like you never have time to do what you want to do?  Do you feel that…

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Mother and daughter stretching on floor yoga

Yoga for the Family

Written by Sarah Milano One of the oldest practices in the world, yoga has been changing lives for thousands of years. Originating in ancient India, yoga has spread to other countries in recent years as a form of body conditioning. Unlike many typical exercises, yoga is a multi-faceted exercise that conditions all three parts of your being: the body, mind…

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parents and children walking hand in hand

Making Exercise a Family Activity

Written by Sarah Milano As a parent, you are the one that sets the fitness example in your home. If you don’t partake in physical activities then your children, most likely will grow up not partaking in physical activities. This can result in myriad of health problems including obesity, and it really stifles the essence of being a child. The…

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Make It All

Make It All About You

The 10 best self care tips I recommend for All women. Written by Dr. Joseph Sgroi Drink water At the very least 8 glasses a day for woman and 10 for men. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding you need more – so at least 9 glasses. Mix it up by adding some fresh fruit or herbs like mint to…

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Power of Play

Using the Power of Play

To Boost Self-Esteem Written by Clint Bauer According to Albert Einstein “Play is the highest form of research” and he isn’t wrong, but I also believe that play is an extremely useful tool when it comes to boosting children’s self-confidence and self-esteem, which will better equip them to handle challenging situations in the future such as peer pressure and bullying.…

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open schoolbag and gymboots red

Going Back With The Right Backpack

Written by Bill Adamson School bags are an essential aspect of the back-to-school process. Just over 4 million Australian Children will carry their bag this school year, but the right – or wrong – backpack can have a much longer effect on your child’s health. Osteopath, Dr. Patricia Thomas, strongly supports the need of a backpack, “Carrying a backpack and sitting…

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Lower Back Pain & Osteopathy

Written by Osteopathy Australia Lower back pain is one of the most common complaints seen by a GP or healthcare professional. It is estimated that over 80% of Australians will experience lower back pain at some point in their lives. Lower back pain may be acute (new pain) or chronic (longstanding pain), and it can range from mild and annoying…

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How to keep fit with Nature

and why it’s easier than you think! Written by Mituri Pradip Sharma Nature is such a buzzword at the moment. And for good reason too. Though humans may just be getting back into their natural groove, if there’s one thing that’s been constant throughout the ages, it’s Mother Nature. Even if we’re just catching onto the next big Natural fad,…

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