Generally speaking, bloating occurs when the normal flow of gas (produced in the gut after we eat or drink) gets trapped, resulting in distention and discomfort. Here are five speedy strategies to put an end to puffiness. SLOW DOWN Wolfing food down too fast results in swallowing air, which ends up getting traps in the […]

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We may live in a sun burnt country, but four million Australians now suffer from a vitamin D deficiency, according to the latest ABS data. Here’s the lowdown on how a vitamin D deficiency can seriously compromise your well-being. WHAT IS VITAMIN D? Although widely known as the ‘sunshine’ vitamin, vitamin D is in a […]

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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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Sleep studies have long focused on sleep quantity, but it’s not just the number of hours in bed that’s important—it’s the quality of those hours that count. QUALITY VS. QUANTITY  For an ideal sleep you need to go through several stages. Two of these phases are particularly important: Slow wave sleep (aka deep sleep) is […]

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We’ve all heard the excuse before, or maybe even used it ourselves; “I can’t train today, I have a dodgy knee”. Knee pain is a fairly common problem – it can range from a light ache or painful tightness, to a sharp catch or inflammation after exercising. The pain can be experienced in the front […]

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No one likes headaches. If you’re a regular sufferer, you will know the severe and debilitating pain all too well. Next time you go to pop a painkiller, consider these solutions to find relief, naturally. DRINK UP Headaches are one of the symptoms of dehydration. Some experts believe that a dehydration headache occurs as a […]

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