My New Health Plan: Health, Fitness & Lifestyle

We Asked Five Experts: Do I Have to Drink Eight Glasses of Water per Day?

Alexandra Hansen, The Conversation Everyone knows humans need water and we can’t survive without it. We’ve all heard we should be aiming for eight glasses, or two litres of water per day. This target seems pretty steep when you think about how much water that actually is, and don’t we also get some water from … Continue reading “We Asked Five Experts: Do I Have to Drink Eight Glasses of Water per Day?”

New Coastal Walk Opens in Southeast Sydney

Need to spice up your running/walking routine? A new coastal path just opened up in Southeast Sydney. Western Escarpment Walking Track is finally open to public, connecting Malabar plains and Maroubra’s southern headlands in a kilometre-long track that winds through an island of unspoiled bushland. You can expect a 360-view of Botany Bay and keep … Continue reading “New Coastal Walk Opens in Southeast Sydney”

What’s the Deal with Aromatherapy?

From essential oils to custom candles, aromatherapy reigns as a trend these days – because who doesn’t want to smell good and be healthy? It has been touted as beneficial not only for physical health, but also psychological wellbeing. So, is aromatherapy as good as it’s advertised? We’re dissecting the trend below. What is Aromatherapy? … Continue reading “What’s the Deal with Aromatherapy?”

Why Sunscreen is More Important than You Think

Admit it – when you’re getting ready, sometimes it’s tempting to skip the sunscreen and just storm out of the door. However, even if it’s overcast or you’re spending most of your time indoors, using sun protection is still essential. Here are some of the reasons why… Preventing Sunburn It’s one of the top reasons … Continue reading “Why Sunscreen is More Important than You Think”

Is Playtime Good for Children?

Worried that your children have too much playtime? Don’t be – it could help set them up for academic and career success. A study by researchers at Deakin University found that play-based learning, or learning set in the context of play, can foster children’s ability in exploring, experimenting and solving problems in “imaginative and playful … Continue reading “Is Playtime Good for Children?”

Research Check: Will Eating ‘Ultra-Processed’ Foods Give You Cancer?

Clare Collins, University of Newcastle A recent study exploring the relationship between what are termed “ultra-processed” foods (which include chicken nuggets, pot noodles and ready-made meals) and cancer, generated headlines such as: Processed foods are driving up rates of cancer… and Study reveals the foods driving up cancer rates The latter report in the NZ … Continue reading “Research Check: Will Eating ‘Ultra-Processed’ Foods Give You Cancer?”

Event: Sun Run & Cole Classic, Sydney

2018 is coming soon – if your New Year’s Resolution includes improved health and fitness, it doesn’t hurt to start planning early. This event could help you get started… The Sydney Morning Herald presents Sun Run & Cole Classic, a community sporting weekend featuring runs, ocean swims and aquathlon events. Starting from the Northern Beaches, … Continue reading “Event: Sun Run & Cole Classic, Sydney”

5 Best Gift Ideas for the Fitness Junkies in Your Life

Christmas is coming in less than five weeks – if you’re still wondering what to give your fitness-loving friends and family friends, you’ve come to the right place. Below are the five best present ideas to suit every budget level that will make their Christmas more joyful and, well, healthier!   Smartwatches Smartwatches are a … Continue reading “5 Best Gift Ideas for the Fitness Junkies in Your Life”