Exercise

8 Easy Ways to Beat Bloating

March 11 2019

Bloating is one of the most common (and uncomfortable!) gastrointestinal symptoms. “It generally gives people a sensation of pressure or fullness, and some experience distention, where the belly physically stretches out,” says gastroenterologist Dr Richard Saad. Persistent bloating can be a sig­­n of something serious, such as fluid collection or a growth, and should be checked by...


Read more

6 Exercises to Stretch Your Hands and Feet

March 7 2019

You probably know that it’s important to stretch your legs, arms, back, core – but did you know that your hands and feet need stretching, too? The purpose of stretching is to maintain full range of motion around a joint. When we have full range of motion, we’re less likely to compensate and alter our...


Read more

5 Simple Steps to Maximise Your Brain Health

February 15 2019

5 Simple Steps to Maximise Your Brain Health is an important component of Alzheimer’s Australia’s dementia risk reduction program, Your Brain Matters, and emphasises how preventive health measures can benefit your brain health. It shows you how to look after your brain health and has been developed by Alzheimer’s Australia based on published research evidence....


Read more

5 Things to Know About Your Metabolism, and How to Harness It

February 14 2019

Slow? Fast? Important? Irrelevant? We break down the facts on the ultimate weight-loss buzzword: metabolism. Your metabolism is a complex system. It determines how quickly and efficiently your body burns calories and how much you can eat in a day without putting on weight. Scientists are still gaining new insight into the factors that make...


Read more

Tips for Power Walking

February 12 2019

You don’t have to be a runner to get fit. Try good, fast walking instead. Every hour you spend walking may add 2 hours to your life, research suggests. Brisk walking can help trim your risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, cancer, and depression. To reap the benefits of walking and stay injury-free, try these tips. Wear comfy,...


Read more

7 Tips for Exactly How to Eat Before and After a Workout

February 8 2019

Nutrition pros break down the guidelines for pre- and post-workout eating, so you can maximise the benefits of your sweat session. When it comes to fuelling your workout, experts are in complete agreement—failing to do it properly before and after is a major mistake. “The right nutrition can be your secret strategy to being a...


Read more

5 Tips To Improve Your Memory

January 18 2019

Do you ever reach for that word – or name – that’s just out of your grasp? It’s er, um… wait, it’ll come to me! Don’t worry, you can help boost your memory power with these simple ideas.     “I keep misplacing my car keys or mobile phone” Often we misplace personal possessions because we’re...


Read more

Why Can’t I Lose Weight?

January 9 2019

You try hard, but that scale won’t budge. It’s only human nature to wonder if those pounds will ever come off. But don’t raise the white flag and chuck your diet just yet. See if one of these sneaky things is secretly messing with your weight loss hopes. Is it because I skip breakfast? It could be....


Read more

Health Check: is there an optimal time of day to work out?

January 7 2019

We all know we should exercise regularly, but it can be difficult to fit exercise into our busy schedules. Most people can only exercise before or after work, so it’s worth examining whether the time of day we exercise affects outcomes such as weight loss and sleep. To understand why the timing of exercise might...


Read more