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How to beat PMS naturally

How to beat PMS naturally

Not heading to the gym tonight because you’re suffering from PMS? Ditch the painkillers and follow these easy tips to rid yourself of PMS, naturally.

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The fatigue factor

The fatigue factor

If you’ve lost the spring in your step, tackling mental fatigue can help get your fitness goals back on track.

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Sleep on it for better memory

Sleep on it for better memory

If you’ve got an important meeting or exam, you’ll improve your chances of acing it not by reviewing your notes long into the night, but by putting down that coffee and hitting the sack.

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5 ways to feel super today

5 ways to feel super today

It's March, autumn is officially here and those New Year's resolutions are getting harder to stick to. Here's how to motivate yourself to keep working towards your health and fitness goals.

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What advice would you give yourself?

What advice would you give yourself?

When motivation lags – how do you tap into that drive to succeed again? We asked our 12 Week Challengers for the words they would choose to re-inspire themselves to make it to the top.

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All about Reiki

All about Reiki

Heard about this Eastern healing method and keen to give it a go? Here's what you can expect.

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4 holiday health fix-ups

4 holiday health fix-ups

Feeling shoddy after the summer festive season? Here are 4 things we're all guilty of (yep!) and things you can do to start feeling better now.

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Healing through hiking

Healing through hiking

When you’re riding an emotional rollercoaster with no end in sight, a physical journey – something with a defined start and finish point – can help you achieve closure.

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Osteoporosis: What you need to know

Osteoporosis: What you need to know

1.2 million Australians – the majority of them women – have osteoporosis. There are ways we can be proactive to prevent becoming another statistic of poor bone health.

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10 factors that can affect your mood

10 factors that can affect your mood

Feeling grumpy and have no idea why? Our mood is partially reliant on a plethora of external influences, but just a few lifestyle tweaks can have you feeling a whole lot better.

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Monotasking

Monotasking

Master the skill of doing just one thing at one time for a healthier outlook.

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Worst foods to eat when sick

Worst foods to eat when sick

There’s a lot of talk about what we should eat when we’re sick, what we shouldn’t eat hardly gets a look-in. Here’s what you need to avoid and why.

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Tips to stamp out stress

Tips to stamp out stress

According to the results of the recent Blackmores Stress Quiz, more than half of us report some level of stress. Here's how to stamp it out.

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Mindful in May

Mindful in May

Pause for a cause! Join the one month global meditation challenge and clear your mind while raising funds for cleaner water for others.

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How to gain weight - the healthy way

How to gain weight - the healthy way

If you are underweight and struggling to reach a healthy body weight, by applying some basic changes to your diet and exercise regimen, healthy weight gain is possible and very achievable.

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How to make a healthy habit

How to make a healthy habit

There’s more to maintaining your health for life than eating well and exercising. Your behaviour and attitude play a leading role in getting – and staying – healthy. 

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The power of music

The power of music

Anyone who’s ever just had to dance when a particular song came over the radio knows the power of music. But did you know our impulse to move to the beat really is uncontrollable?

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Give Mondayitis the flick

Give Mondayitis the flick

Don’t let moody Monday mornings sour the beginning of your week. Make Mondays one of your favourite days and give Mondayitis the boot for good!

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The new hangover recovery rules

The new hangover recovery rules

Ditch the morning after fry-up and the 3pm sleep-in, Fernwood’s Fitness expert Freddy Warren gives us the new rules for rebooting our bodies after a big night out.

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Make 2013 your best year yet

Make 2013 your best year yet

Already forgotten that New Year's resolution you made at the end of 2012? Forget another year of failed resolutions – here’s how to achieve your goals in 2013.

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Natural sunburn remedies

Natural sunburn remedies

It takes less than 11 minutes for your skin to burn. Here’s what to do if you lose track of time in the sun this summer.

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How to deal with cyber bullies

How to deal with cyber bullies

If you have a Facebook page, Twitter account, blog, or even just engage in online commentary on a news website, you could be setting yourself up as a target for online bullies.

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Give Your Insurance a Health Check

Give Your Insurance a Health Check

One of the most common complaints about private health insurance is that every year the costs rise even for those who don’t, or rarely, claim on their policies. But for those are prepared to shop around and do a check-up on their health insurance, savings and better cover can be achieved.

 

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Running Scared: From fear to phobia

Running Scared: From fear to phobia

There are three types of phobias: social (fear of embarrassing or humiliating yourself and being scrutinised by other people), agoraphobia (fear of places that are difficult to escape from, like crowds), and specific (fear of a specific object or thing). So what separates a fear from a phobia?

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Exercise recovery: How to self-massage

Exercise recovery: How to self-massage

We push our bodies all the time if we’re working out a lot and sometimes we can forget to reward ourselves and help our bodies recover. Massage is a great way to relieve the body of aches, pains and daily stress. Here are some easy to follow techniques to give yourself a full body massage (yes, you can do it yourself!).

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Tips for a guilt-free Easter

Tips for a guilt-free Easter

Easter is a great time of the year to reconnect with family and friends. Here we share some tips to help you maintain your healthy routine without missing all the fun.

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Taking five with Lorna Jane Clarkson

Taking five with Lorna Jane Clarkson

Just as Lorna Jane Active embarks on opening its first stores in the US, we speak to founder Lorna Jane about the inspiration behind the brand and her philosophies on a healthy, active lifestyle.

 

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2012: Year of the Unbroken Resolution

2012: Year of the Unbroken Resolution

Exercise more. Drink less. Quit smoking. Make a career move. If your rendition of Auld Lang Syne is accompanied by a broken record of the same resolutions each year, perhaps it’s time to ask why. Make 2012 the year you stopped the cycle. No, really, this time we mean it.

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Women still fighting the battle of the bulge

Women still fighting the battle of the bulge

“Over the years women have wasted a lot of time and money on crazy diets that exclude essential food groups, even though we all know that these unhealthy approaches will not lead to long term weight loss,” Ms Linford said.

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Unleash the Fox without Botox

Unleash the Fox without Botox

‘Find your inner fox' is Fernwood’s new marketing campaign that encourages women to feel foxy, energetic and confident in their own skin by simply adopting a healthy lifestyle. Research shows that regular exercise can actually reverse our biological age and making us feel and look years younger without the need for injections or costly cosmetic procedures.

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Obesity is costing us in more ways than one

Obesity is costing us in more ways than one

A recent Access Economics analysis commissioned by Diabetes Australia, revealed that the obesity epidemic is costing workplaces, hospitals and taxpayers $58 billion as year which is almost three times more than it did in 2005.

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Helping to reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes

Helping to reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes

People at risk of type 2 diabetes can delay and even prevent developing it by following a healthy lifestyle, including regular physical activity, making healthy food choices and reducing the size of their waistline.

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Checking Cholesterol

Checking Cholesterol

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death for both women and men in this country, claiming the lives of more than 50,000 Australians each year. Consider this fact: one Australian dies every ten minutes as a result of cardiovascular disease. This is one of the reasons behind the current push to create greater community awareness about high cholesterol.

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