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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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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...


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5 Foods That Help You Sleep At Night

March 6 2019

Check out these 5 clean picks that promote sounder, more satisfying sleep: Mozzarella You know that turkey is rich in tryptophan, an amino acid that prompts your body to produce more of the feel-good chemical serotonin, which ultimately helps you chill out and doze off. But mozzarella cheese packs nearly twice as much tryptophan as...


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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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Fighting Kitchen Germs: Dos and Don’ts

February 28 2019

When it comes to germs, it’s not all about the bathroom. The kitchen is the germiest room in the house. From the countertops and sink to the cutting boards and refrigerator, the kitchen is teeming with billions of microorganisms. But you can tackle those nasty kitchen germs that lurk where you prepare your family’s meals....


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