WELLBEING

Walk your way to a healthier heart

Tina Wu The health “burden” of inactivity is a recurring issue in Australia and certainly not a surprising one. According to the Department of Health, adults spend an average of 39 hours per week in sedentary activity, with almost 10 hours just at work. However, a new...

BIGGEST WELLBEING TRENDS FOR 2018

Isabella Ross   Healing Spices: Described as nature’s gifts, spices have been used since ancient times in daily health regimes. However, recently the healing and detoxifying powers of these spices have sparked our attention once again. Turmeric is arguably the...

Spring Allergies 101

Isabella Ross Ah Spring – the time where flowers bloom spectacularly and pollen is abundant in the warm, breezy air. However this season is notorious for wreaking havoc on the noses, eyes and skin of all allergy- sufferers. So to aid those in search for solutions,...

Caffeine Fix is Hiding Sleep Disorders

Marlene Even  What effect is our morning caffeine fix having on our quality of sleep? While we often don’t think of coffee as a drug, it does act as a stimulant. Having a cup of coffee speeds up the brain and nervous system, as our hearts beat faster, and body...

The Best Gifts To Give This Father’s Day

Isabella Ross Father’s Day – the time to celebrate all the contributions that dads and father figures have made to their children’s lives. However on this day of appreciation it can become increasingly difficult to figure out what is the perfect gift to get your loved...

BLOOD DONOR SAVES MORE THAN 525 LIVES

Isabella Ross With just one blood donation viable to save up to three lives, there is no greater time to donate than now. Only 1 in 30 Australians give blood each year, which is a worrying statistic when considering the current demand for life-saving blood...

HOW TO GET A GOOD NIGHT SLEEP

Natalie Di Paola Everyone knows how important it is to get a good night's sleep. Sleep nourishes the brain, improves memory and mood and reduces the risk of serious health problems. However, most people struggle to get the recommended 7-8 hours a night. Research from...

VITILIGO: THE NEED FOR AWARENESS

Isabella Ross With the skin condition affecting more than 400,000 Australians, Vitiligo has become a relative commonality within society known for its distinctive pigmentation. In simplistic terms, Vitiligo is the loss of pigment cells that results in the skin...

HEALTH TRENDS YOU SHOULD AVOID

Isabella Ross With the influential world of social media fingertips away, health trends have become a quick fix for people to abide by in the hopes of instantaneously achieving a lean lifestyle. Yet some health trends that have surfaced recently are simply a waste of...

BETTER BALANCE WITH BALLET

Hanna Moore Veronique Price, dancing since the age of three and an avid wellbeing and fitness enthusiast started the Lindfield-based Dancing for Wellbeing just over a year ago. In the time since its inception, the Better Balance 55+ classes teaches older residents of...