Issue Seventeen Spring 2016

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After the dark chill of winter, spring feels like a burst of warmth, light and colour. It’s a time of growth and new beginnings – and the perfect time to focus on feeling your best.

Community

The history of washing hands

It's been barely a century and a half since hand washing was adopted as common practice by doctors.

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Community

Meet the Lunch Lady

We caught up with the gourmet blogger to talk all things foodie-focused.

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Travel

7 ways to make plane trips more comfortable

We look at how to make your trip a little easier on the body.

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Community

Can urban greening make us happier and healthier?

How can more city-greenery improve our lives? Professor Richard Fuller explains.

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Experts

How to help young athletes manage training load

Managing load to avoid injury and burn out is essential for young athletes.

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Community

Squashing the competition: Sarah Fitz-Gerald

Squash champion Sarah Fitz-Gerald reflects on her latest role off-court.

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Recipes

Olive oil and sea salt molten brownies recipe

Try these sweet, scrumptious treats for a special afternoon delight.

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Community

A new neighbourhood: Hetty McKinnon

Sydney salad-maker Hetty McKinnon shares how she has taken her delicious creations to New York.

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Recipes

The art of making broth

Get simmering with rich, flavoursome broths and stocks.

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In Brief

A new step in cancer research

Susan Clark from the Garvan Institute explains new steps in cancer research.

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Community

4 ways to create a healthy family lifestyle

Teach your kids to love fresh food, try new things and enjoy running around in the fresh air.

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Recipes

Green and gold salad recipe

Delicious salad of asparagus, gold beetroot, crispy sage and lemon brown butter.

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Community

Is a career in fitness right for you?

If you love being active, a career in fitness can be a really rewarding pathway.

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Lifestyle

How to make the perfect winter soup

Accredited Practising Dietitian Katie Thomsitt shows how us to pack nutrition and flavour into soup.

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Recipes

Whole chicken broth recipe

A simple, versatile broth with a deep chicken flavour.

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Recipes

Chicken soup with parmesan, rice, peas and lemon recipe

A soothing soup with rich veggie flavours and a touch of fragrant parsley.

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Advice

7 ways yoga can help you beat stress

Here's why yoga is a fantastic tool against stress, tension and worry.

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Community

Visit Glenmore House: A garden in full bloom

Macarthur farm estate opens its doors this October in a celebration of the beauty of spring.

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Experts

The real reason you feel hungry

Professor David Cameron-Smith explores how hunger works.

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Recipes

Spicy miso eggplant recipe

Simple and succulent with Japanese flavour and a kick of chilli.

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Health Check

What is single sided deafness?

Here's what you need to know about single sided deafness, and how it can be treated.

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Recipes

Vermicelli noodle salad with Thai chilli dressing recipe

A zesty salad, full of fresh greens and Southeast Asian inspired flavours.

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Recipes

10 quick, delicious, healthy breakfast ideas

Brighten up your morning with a fresh, nourishing feast.

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Experts

Why sun safety matters in spring

Being sun smart isn't just for the heat of summer. Stay aware of the UV risk with these tips.

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Recipes

Sweet potato with avocado, pomegranate and coconut recipe

A nourishing feast, full of colourful veggie flavours and a touch of bursting sweetness.

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Experts

Understanding FODMAPS and IBS

Do you suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome? Take some advice from dietitian Chloe McLeod

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Experts

Do you really need vitamin supplements?

Nutrition expert Professor Tim Crowe explores when vitamins and supplements can improve nutrition.

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Recipes

Cauliflower and chickpea salad recipe

A fragrant and filling veggie salad, bright with the flavours of tahini, almonds and sultanas.

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Experts

The best foods to eat before and after your workout

Boost your energy before you start, then nourish and replenish for recovery.

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Experts

The secret to making high heels more comfortable

Podiatrist Emily Smith shares a few tips for reducing foot pain.

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Experts

Immunotherapy and cancer treatment

The power of the immune system can play a vital role in the development of new cancer treatments.

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Recipes

Feta and pea shoot omelette recipe

A pocket full of green spring goodness, with a touch of crumbly feta.

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Recipes

Roasted cauliflower tacos with chipotle cream recipe

A deliciously fresh feast, bright with Mexican spice and cooling avocado and lime.

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Experts

When clean eating goes too far

Psychologist Loren Byford takes a look at the development of orthorexia and eating disorders.

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Lifestyle

7 ways to get active in spring

Here are some fun ways to mix up your workout in the warmer months.

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Lifestyle

5 relaxing yoga poses for the work week

This relaxing sequence of yoga poses will have you feeling rejuvenated.

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Recipes

Green breakfast bowl recipe

Start the day out right with the goodness of eggs, greens and halloumi.

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Experts

10 ways to treat hayfever

Dr David Ng shares things that may help soothe those sore eyes and fight off spring itchiness.

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Community

The history of washing hands

Hand washing is key to hygiene, but it hasn't always taken such high priority

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Community

Meet the Lunch Lady

We caught up with the gourmet blogger to talk all things foodie-focused.

Read more
Travel

7 ways to make plane trips more comfortable

We look at how to make your trip a little easier on the body.

Read more
Community

Can urban greening make us happier and healthier?

How can more city-greenery improve our lives? Professor Richard Fuller explains.

Read more
Experts

How to help young athletes manage training load

Managing load to avoid injury and burn out is essential for young athletes.

Read more
Community

Squashing the competition: Sarah Fitz-Gerald

Squash champion Sarah Fitz-Gerald reflects on her latest role off-court.

Read more
Recipes

Olive oil and sea salt molten brownies recipe

Try these sweet, scrumptious treats for a special afternoon delight.

Read more
Community

A new neighbourhood: Hetty McKinnon

Sydney salad-maker Hetty McKinnon shares how she has taken her delicious creations to New York.

Read more
Recipes

The art of making broth

Get simmering with rich, flavoursome broths and stocks.

Read more
In Brief

A new step in cancer research

Susan Clark from the Garvan Institute explains new steps in cancer research.

Read more
Community

4 ways to create a healthy family lifestyle

Teach your kids to love fresh food, try new things and enjoy running around in the fresh air.

Read more
Recipes

Green and gold salad recipe

Delicious salad of asparagus, gold beetroot, crispy sage and lemon brown butter.

Read more
Community

Is a career in fitness right for you?

If you love being active, a career in fitness can be a really rewarding pathway.

Read more
Lifestyle

How to make the perfect winter soup

Accredited Practising Dietitian Katie Thomsitt shows how us to pack nutrition and flavour into soup.

Read more
Recipes

Whole chicken broth recipe

A simple, versatile broth with a deep chicken flavour.

Read more
Recipes

Chicken soup with parmesan, rice, peas and lemon recipe

A soothing soup with rich veggie flavours and a touch of fragrant parsley.

Read more
Advice

7 ways yoga can help you beat stress

Here's why yoga is a fantastic tool against stress, tension and worry.

Read more
Community

Visit Glenmore House: A garden in full bloom

Macarthur farm estate opens its doors this October in a celebration of the beauty of spring.

Read more
Experts

The real reason you feel hungry

Professor David Cameron-Smith explores how hunger works.

Read more
Recipes

Spicy miso eggplant recipe

Simple and succulent with Japanese flavour and a kick of chilli.

Read more
Health Check

What is single sided deafness?

Here's what you need to know about single sided deafness, and how it can be treated.

Read more
Recipes

Vermicelli noodle salad with Thai chilli dressing recipe

A zesty salad, full of fresh greens and Southeast Asian inspired flavours.

Read more
Recipes

10 quick, delicious, healthy breakfast ideas

Brighten up your morning with a fresh, nourishing feast.

Read more
Experts

Why sun safety matters in spring

Being sun smart isn't just for the heat of summer. Stay aware of the UV risk with these tips.

Read more
Recipes

Sweet potato with avocado, pomegranate and coconut recipe

A nourishing feast, full of colourful veggie flavours and a touch of bursting sweetness.

Read more
Experts

Understanding FODMAPS and IBS

Do you suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome? Take some advice from dietitian Chloe McLeod

Read more
Experts

Do you really need vitamin supplements?

Nutrition expert Professor Tim Crowe explores when vitamins and supplements can improve nutrition.

Read more
Recipes

Cauliflower and chickpea salad recipe

A fragrant and filling veggie salad, bright with the flavours of tahini, almonds and sultanas.

Read more
Experts

The best foods to eat before and after your workout

Boost your energy before you start, then nourish and replenish for recovery.

Read more
Experts

The secret to making high heels more comfortable

Podiatrist Emily Smith shares a few tips for reducing foot pain.

Read more
Experts

Immunotherapy and cancer treatment

The power of the immune system can play a vital role in the development of new cancer treatments.

Read more
Recipes

Feta and pea shoot omelette recipe

A pocket full of green spring goodness, with a touch of crumbly feta.

Read more
Recipes

Roasted cauliflower tacos with chipotle cream recipe

A deliciously fresh feast, bright with Mexican spice and cooling avocado and lime.

Read more
Experts

When clean eating goes too far

Psychologist Loren Byford takes a look at the development of orthorexia and eating disorders.

Read more
Lifestyle

7 ways to get active in spring

Here are some fun ways to mix up your workout in the warmer months.

Read more
Lifestyle

5 relaxing yoga poses for the work week

This relaxing sequence of yoga poses will have you feeling rejuvenated.

Read more
Recipes

Green breakfast bowl recipe

Start the day out right with the goodness of eggs, greens and halloumi.

Read more
Experts

10 ways to treat hayfever

Dr David Ng shares things that may help soothe those sore eyes and fight off spring itchiness.

Read more

Recommended reading - Caring for your mind

Community

Smiling Mind: Mindfulness made easy

Making mindfulness meditation free, Smiling Mind improves the mental wellbeing of young Australians

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In Brief

Women’s health, hospital visits and mental illness

Go figure: women live longer than men, yet are 7.8% more likely to be admitted to hospital

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Experts

10 things you need to know about the mind

Psychologist Emily Toner takes us inside this mysterious mass of nerves and fibres in our heads.

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Experts

Depression and dementia risk

It is not widely recognised that depression increases the risk of late-life dementia.

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Experts

Building a better brain

Brain fitness is a lifelong commitment to health and wellbeing - Dr Brockis shares her top fit tips.

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Community

How Men’s Shed improves men’s wellbeing

Men's Shed has a mission to reduce social isolation by providing camaraderie, skills and support.

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In Brief

Reducing stigma around depression

While stigma around depression has decreased over the past decade, it’s still troublingly prevalent.

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Experts

Dealing with anxiety

Are your worries snowballing and interfering with your daily life? You may be experiencing anxiety

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In Brief

Free online help for children with anxiety

Beyondblue has released a free online program, proven to help prevent and treat youth anxiety.

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Community

5 reasons to run in the morning

Understand how running in the morning can change your life, and why you should start now.

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Experts

6 ways exercise changes your brain

Dr Brockis explains how getting your blood pumping boosts your mood, focus and mental performance.

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Advice

10 best mental health apps

Top apps for managing anxiety, boosting your mood and checking in with your mental wellbeing.

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In Brief

7 steps to better youth mental health

One in five young people may be experiencing mental illness. Strateges to improve youth health.

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Experts

8 ways to improve your mental health

Improve your mental health and your wellbeing will follow. Here’s how to keep things in check.

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Lifestyle

10 fitness and wellbeing podcasts to get you inspired

Supercharge your motivation, learn something new, and be entertained with uplifting health podcasts.

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Lifestyle

5 simple ways to relieve stress (without chocolate biscuits)

Feeling overwhelmed? Calm and recharge yourself with these positive stress-reducing techniques.

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Advice

A journey to better health with Anthony Field

Read about how Anthony Field (a.k.a. the Blue Wiggle) he got his Wiggle back.

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Community

Creating connections for youth mental health

How technology, support and community can help improve the mental wellbeing of young people.

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Experts

Digital technology for mental health

How apps and technology can be harnessed to help improve our mental health and wellbeing

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Community

Exercise for your mental health: Michelle Bridges

Join Michelle Bridges and the Black Dog Institute to get moving in Exercise Your Mood Month.

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Experts

Exercise for mental health treatment

Anxiety and depression can be exhausting, but exercise is one fantastic way of fighting back.

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In Brief

Fruits and vegetables for mental health

Eating five serves of fruits and vegetables each day boosts your mental health and wellbeing.

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In Brief

Giving up smoking improves mental health

Think smoking calms you down? Research shows quitting is much better at boosting your mental health.

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In Brief

Introducing the Medibank Better Health Index

Australia’s biggest quarterly health index provides valuable insights into our nation’s well-being.

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In Brief

SAFEMinds for youth mental health

Helping equip parents and teachers to provide better support for young people who may be struggling.

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In Brief

Mental Health Week

This Mental Health Week, Medibank’s reaffirming its commitment to better mental health nationwide

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Community

Happiness through health

Rachael Finch is peachy keen about all things health and fitness.

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Experts

How to build mental resilience

Life has a habit of testing our limits - mental resilience is your chance to bounce back.

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Advice

How mindfulness makes you calm, clear and focused

Ready to silence your mind, untangle your nerves, and really connect with your world? Here's how.

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