Lifestyle

Uncontrollable Body Habits, Explained

March 19 2019

Few sensations feel as weird as when your body decides to do its own thing. Muscle twitches, hiccups and bloody noses out of the blue can make you wonder exactly who’s in charge. Here, the reasons behind some of the strangest body behaviours – and when you should see a doctor. Random, sharp pains You’re...


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5 Easy Wins When You’re Trying to Eat Healthier

March 18 2019

Changing or overhauling your diet is not easy – but most of those good intentions will crash and burn. That’s because those changes will just be too extreme, not to mention punitive. No sugar or dairy! No carbs after 1pm! Nothing in a package! When those resolutions quickly fizzle, it can feel like you failed....


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5 Exercises to Jump Start Your New Fitness Routine

March 14 2019

Once you’ve made the decision to set a new fitness goal (good for you!), you have to decide how you want to get there. With so much fitness information at your fingertips, it can be challenging to sort through it all to determine a starting place.And in the excitement of starting something new, it’s easy to...


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7 Ways to Stop Restless Legs Syndrome

March 13 2019

Around 5-15 percent of Australians are affected by restless legs syndrome, a brain disorder that causes uncomfortable feelings of aching, itching or crawling, triggering an uncontrollable urge to move the limbs for relief. Symptoms tend to be worse at night, making it hard for people to fall asleep, often leading to sleep deprivation. About 80 percent of people with...


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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...


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How To Eat Healthily

March 8 2019

Healthy eating is a pattern. It’s about how you eat over days, weeks and even months. The simple steps in this guide show you how to eat a diet that’s naturally low in salt, sugar and saturated and trans fats. Healthy eating patterns don’t focus on one type of food or one type of nutrient to promote heart health. Heart-healthy eating relies on...


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5 Quick Tricks to Boost Your Memory Today

March 5 2019

If your memory’s not what it used to be, the fix may be easier than you think. “There are simple ways to expand your working memory to help you live more successfully,” says brain expert Ruth Curran. Here are five memory tricks you can test out right away. Be a creature of habit Good organisation and memory...


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Why Am I Always Hungry?

March 4 2019

Your body relies on food for energy, so it’s normal to feel hungry if you don’t eat for a few hours. But if your stomach has a constant rumble, even after a meal, something could be going on with your health.”Polyphagia” is the medical term for extreme hunger, and it can be a sign that...


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Recipe of the Week: Low-Fat Buttermilk Panna Cotta with Peaches

March 1 2019

Indulge yourself with a lusciously healthy, low-fat panna cotta dessert. Photo credit: Rob Palmer 4:10 Prep | 0:10 Cook | 4 Servings | Capable cooks INGREDIENTS 2 cups buttermilk 2 tablespoons caster sugar 1 vanilla bean, split 2 teaspoons powdered gelatine 400g can Weight Watchers sliced peaches     METHOD Step 1 Lightly grease four 1/2...


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External Triggers for Migraine Headaches

February 25 2019

Migraine is an actual condition and headaches are symptoms of that disorder. If you get migraine headaches, you know all about how tough they can be to get through. Not knowing when one will strike can make it worse. Some things around you can trigger a migraine. You can control a lot of them. Computers Sitting...


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