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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You love to hit the gym regularly and know how important it is to fuel your body with the right foods. In other words, you’re all over it when it comes to training and taking care of your body. But have you ever given much thought (pun intended) to your mental fitness? We’ve rounded up […]

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