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Physical health

Walking vs running: Which is better for your health?

Cardio exercise is one of the best things you can do for your health - walking and running are both great options. Here’s a roundup of the main benefits.
 
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Home workout routines: 5 easy exercises you can do at home

You don’t need to play sport, join a fancy gym or invest in equipment to exercise. Developing a home workout routine has never been easier.
 
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Fitness for seniors: How one athlete keeps active after 80

Nicholas Bastas, 81, is an inspirational runner who reaps the benefits of an active lifestyle every day. He credits his health and positive attitude to his exercise regime, which would tire even a man half his age.
 
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BUSH BOOTCAMPS: HOW FITNESS IS IMPROVING RURAL AND REMOTE MENTAL HEALTH

One trail-blazing woman is improving the mental and physical health of rural and remote communities around Australia though her grassroots initiative, Active Farmers.

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Skin care tips: Good habits for healthy skin (...and no pricey products)

What are the secrets to keeping wrinkles at bay and skin glowing as we age? We asked an expert for her top tips for healthy skin.

 

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How to get strong bones: Why dancing could be the key

There’s more to keeping your bones strong than just drinking milk. Here are 5 surprising ways to boost bone health.

 

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Best bushwalks: 23 wheelchair-accessible and pram-friendly walks in Australia

Wheels are no barrier to traversing Australia’s great outdoors. Here are some beautiful wheelchair-accessible and pram-friendly walks across Australia, listed by state.

 

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How to talk to your teen about drugs ( … and not make it awkward)

As the music festival season cranks up, how do we as parents talk to our kids about drugs and their risks? Here’s what you need to know.

 

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Family Fitness Activities: How to work out with your kids (and enjoy it)

If you struggle to find time for your own exercise due to family commitments, here are some family fitness activities for working out with your kids.
 
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The Benefits of Strength Training: Gym machines versus free weights

Strength training can have positive impacts on your health. The question is – should you use free weights or weight machines? We weigh up the options.
 
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3 HEALTHY LIFESTYLE HABITS OF ELITE ATHLETES TO IMPROVE YOUR HEALTH

Get the scoop on elite athletes’ healthy habits and how to adapt them to your everyday life for better health and wellbeing. 
 
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Exercise for seniors: how to live longer and stronger

Living an active life as we age is incredibly important for our mental and physical wellbeing. Find out the best ways to stay fit and well during your senior years.
 
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Finding the right sports shoe for you

Want to get active but overwhelmed by all the types of sports shoe? Here’s some expert advice on finding the right fit. 
 
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Why stretch? And 3 easy exercises to get you started

Simply bending over and touching your toes every day can help with maintaining good muscle and overall health. Here’s how to stretch correctly and why it’s so good for you.
 
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Getting fit after 50: how to find your fitness motivation

From training women to tackling trekking adventures around the world and raising millions for charity, Di Westaway is a force to be reckoned with.
 
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Group fitness gains: the benefits of working out with friends

Hitting your exercise goals can be tough when you go it alone but research shows buddying up could bring big benefits.

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Health issues you’ve always wanted to ask about

Although they may be common concerns, it’s understandable to wonder if some of your body issues are normal – from excessive farting to erectile dysfunction. 

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WHY AM I ALWAYS TIRED?

Finding it hard to keep your eyes open? We explore 6 of the most common causes of tiredness, and what to do about them.

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Is it okay to exercise when you’re sick?

If you’re feeling unwell, is it alright to work out, or should you rest until you’re better? We asked a sports medicine expert for their advice. 
 
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Mythbusting: 6 fitness claims put to the test

We examine common claims about exercise to sort the fact from the fiction.
 
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DO WEARABLES REALLY WORK?

We look at the trend of wearing fitness devices to find out whether they’re worthwhile, and how to make the most of them.

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Why mixing up exercise is good for you

Trying a new workout could help you stick to your fitness goals.

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7 REASONS YOU SHOULD EXERCISE

Exercise doesn’t just keep you trim, it enhances your wellbeing from head to toe. Here’s how.
 
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DO HOME REMEDIES REALLY WORK?

Can old-fashioned remedies really cure everything from a cough to mouth ulcers? We ask the experts for their opinion.
 
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CAN AN EFFICIENT METABOLISM HELP YOU LOSE WEIGHT?

What does a fast or slow metabolism actually mean? Here’s what you need to know about this essential bodily function.
 
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How to exercise safely in the heat

Exercising outdoors is a great feeling, but physical activity in summer can have its downside. We find out how to work out safely during the warmer months.

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STRUGGLING TO STAY FIT? WE’VE GOT SOLUTIONS FOR COMMON EXERCISE EXCUSES

Accredited exercise physiologist Caitlin Reid breaks down your work out barriers.

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Hate exercise? Try focussing on movement instead

If you’re lacking in motivation to exercise, a movement mindset may help you achieve your fitness goals.

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Can’t sleep? Here’s how to know if it’s a problem

If you’re finding it hard to sleep on a regular basis, here’s what you need to know.


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Is yoga is good for you?

More people every year are turning to yoga, but are there proven health benefits?


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The importance of fitness in your 40s

If you’re in (or edging close to) your 40s take note; building exercise into your life can boost your health, now and in the future.


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How to sleep better

Struggling to get enough good quality sleep? Here’s what you need to know.


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What kind of exerciser are you?

From people player to weekend warrior, find the key to enjoying your workouts and sticking at them.

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Is running good for you?

Depending on who you ask, running will either add years to your life or age you prematurely. Here are the facts.

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Why Australians need to be sun smart

Australia has some of the highest UV radiation levels in the world, increasing our skin cancer risk.
 
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Which cardio is right for you: Steady state or HIIT?

Longer sessions at a moderate pace or less time but much more intensity? We compare the differences between these cardio workouts.

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Keeping active after 60

How to enjoy the benefits of exercise in your senior years.


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4 fatigue fighters for sleepless nights

Feeling sluggish, sleepy or worn out from a bad night’s sleep? Revive your flagging energy with these instant pick-me-ups.

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Exercise for healthy bones

Bone health is a key factor in ageing well and exercise can help you build stronger, denser bones.

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UNDERSTANDING YOUR HEART RATE TO MAXIMISE YOUR WORK OUT

What’s the connection between heart rate and exercise intensity? We find out how to measure your heart rate plus how to calculate your target heart rate for exercise.

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EXERCISE DOS AND DON’TS

Stay motivated and reduce your risk of injury with these tips from an exercise physiologist.
 
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Why core strength is important

A strong core can help to reduce the risk of lower back pain, improve your balance and help you with day to day physical activities. Here are simple ways to help you strengthen your core, every day.

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