Your guide to eating out this festive season

While we all look forward to a good break and holiday over Christmas time, it’s very easy to forget our goals of healthy eating and exercise. The focus on relaxation takes over and we become a little more ‘varied’ with our eating choices. So, before you start celebrating the holidays, here are some handy tips to help you come back from vacation looking as smashing as when you left!

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Preparing to flourish in retirement—part 2

A Wellbeing Survey was published that used Martin Seligman’s five pillars underpinning the ‘flourishing life’ to comment on wellbeing. The survey also revealed a number of self-care activities that help in building wellbeing.

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Keeping fit for retirement by simply stepping out

The rise of activity trackers has been useful for both fitness and health. They not only help keep track of how many steps you’re doing each day, but they’ve been shown to motivate you to get you out of your seat more often. How many steps a day should you aim for? The commonly cited goal is to achieve 10,000 steps a day.

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All hail kale—the green superfood

Kale is a popular health food these days, however, it can also be the butt of many jokes or the subject of trending memes on social media. If you’re trying to improve your diet and health, but also turn up your nose at the thought of a kale salad, here’s why you should give kale a second chance.

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The wonderful world of wholegrains

You are no doubt aware they exist. You may have seen them on foodie blogs, Instagram feeds or on the menu at your local café. Wholegrains are an important food group essential to a healthy diet. Read on to find out why they are so wonderful and how you can eat more!

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Take charge of your cholesterol to help prevent heart disease

Are you tired of being nagged by your GP to lose weight and cut out fat and alcohol to help get your cholesterol under control? Do you have trouble tolerating medication or prefer to steer clear if possible? Then read on to learn a natural and effective way to keep your cholesterol down (and impress your doc!).

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Is it un-Australian to talk about our biggest drug problem?

Elspeth Muir’s brother, Alexander, died from drowning. It was 2009, and he had just turned 21. Alcohol was the major contributing factor. Muir writes that his death ‘was not foreshadowed by his love of water except that it explains why he was near a river, alone, with a blood-alcohol content of almost 0.25. My brother died because he was drunk, and because the drink made him stupid.’

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Are you making any of these 7 gluten-free mistakes?

Navigating the gluten-free world can be tricky. And now, with the increasing number of gluten-free products in our supermarkets, it’s even more confusing than ever. Here are 7 mistakes about gluten-free diets that people commonly make—and how you can fix them.

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10 top excuses people use to avoid exercise—part 7

You don’t need expensive equipment or a gym membership to be active. There’s plenty you can do with minimal equipment—in a sense, you can be your own gym. There are also plenty of exercises that require minimal, easily accessible equipment so this excuse does not need to stop you.

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10 top excuses people use to avoid exercise—part 6

‘Exercise is boring and I don’t like it.’ If you find yourself using this excuse out loud, thank you for being honest. But to put it in perspective, I don’t look forward to brushing my teeth, but I recognise its benefits—for both myself and others!

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