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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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Today is World Sleep Day and the nations largest sleep census commissioned by bedding company, Sealy, showed that 1 in 3 Australians lost over 700 hours of sleep a year, which equates to getting just six hours or less of sleep per night. These findings show that Australians need to make a shift and prioritise […]

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Curious about meditation but no idea where to start? Here are five simple steps to beginning your own practice. No chanting, no chakras, no sitting in lotus position. Meditating is technically very simple. But for some people, it can be one of the hardest things they’ll ever do. On one hand, all you need to […]

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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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Sweating is the body’s natural cooling system, but body odours (BO) and large stains on clothing are an unfortunate by product. Luckily there are plenty of deodorants and antiperspirants to help reduce and eliminate these effects. WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE? Body odour occurs from the bacterial breakdown of sweat. Deodorants work by eliminating or masking this smell, […]

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We’ve all heard the warnings that ‘sitting is the new smoking’, and you might think they’re an exaggeration. But there’s now overwhelming evidence that sitting at a desk for hours on end can be really bad for our health. So much so that sitting is now being viewed by many health professionals as its own […]

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