My New Health Plan: Health, Fitness & Lifestyle

What People Learned about Mental Health from Counselling Courses

Wonder what’s on your therapist’s mind? Like those in other professions, counsellors also have to begin their journey with learning and practicing. Counselling college courses or degrees as the most popular pathways to becoming a mental health practitioner not only help them develop professionally, but also personally. Here are what the people in the field … Continue reading “What People Learned about Mental Health from Counselling Courses”

Drinks for Kids: A Guide to Healthy Consumption

Milk, juice, soda, cordials, vitamin water… there are so many drink options for children today it can be overwhelming to choose. Hydration is an important part of kids’ diet and health – what kids drink can help influence the amount of calories they consume, their eating habits and the level of nutrients they get. Here’s … Continue reading “Drinks for Kids: A Guide to Healthy Consumption”

Thinking You’re ‘On a Diet’ is Half the Problem – Here’s How to be a Mindful Eater

Megan Lee, Southern Cross University Adult obesity rates began to increase dramatically in Western society in the 1980s, due to an increase in the popularity and consumption of high-energy convenience foods. Alongside this, a new trend in dieting occurred, with many people trying new and often unsuccessful ways to restrict their food intake and lose … Continue reading “Thinking You’re ‘On a Diet’ is Half the Problem – Here’s How to be a Mindful Eater”

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Event: Total Immersion Freestyle Swimming Program, Sydney

Looking to hone your swimming skills, or just stay active during the winter? Try out this 4-week program in August! Based in Redfern, the Total Immersion™ Level 1.0 Freestyle program gives swimmers the knowhow on freestyle technique, combining balanced body, torso rotation, catch, recovery, kick and breathing. The effortless endurance program, coached every Tuesday by … Continue reading “Event: Total Immersion Freestyle Swimming Program, Sydney”

Paleo Diet: Yes or No?

You probably know somebody who’s doing a Paleo diet (and couldn’t stop talking about it). Minimising carbohydrates and cutting refined sugar and grains seemed to work wonders for so many people – it has been claimed to boost metabolism and energy, improve mood and concentration, and clear skin up. Paleo diet is rooted in the … Continue reading “Paleo Diet: Yes or No?”

Event: Festival of the Feet, Sydney

Looking to train for City2Surf, or just want a fun active day out with your family and friends? Don’t miss out on this run. The Festival of the Feet welcomes runners of all abilities, with tracks ranging from 3km to 21.1km along Georges River and Lake Gillawarna in the Mirrambeena Regional Park, Georges Hall. Entry … Continue reading “Event: Festival of the Feet, Sydney”