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When it comes to health, stepping on the scales can cause some serious hang-ups. But weight isn’t the only way to gauge good health. In fact, the number isn’t going to tell you about your fitness levels, mental health and well-being – even disease risk. What you really should be doing is listening when things […]

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Heart disease kills more Australian women than any disease, and 1-in-2 women carry at least one risk factor for the life-threatening illness. A sobering statistic, but one that should instigate prevention rather than evoke fear. To celebrate Wear Red Day on 14 February, here are five heart health boxes you should be checking to keep […]

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Supplement stores are a maze of potions and powders that promise better muscle building, recovery, and stamina. However, most of these nutrients can also be found in food. So grab your shopping basket and get ready to amp up your workout with these specific nutrients that will help you become leaner and stronger. EASE SORE […]

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We all know that regular exercise is good for our physical health. Decades of research has consistently found that those who engage in moderate to intense activity, at least 3-5 times each week, are significantly more likely to enjoy health and wellness. More specifically, regular exercise helps with weight control, reduces risk of cardiovascular disease […]

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