hobbies that help reduce stress

5 hobbies that can help reduce stress

Did you know that taking up a hobby can help reduce stress? There is actually science behind the benefits of having a hobby. While it may seem like yet another thing to do when your life is already packed full, there are many choices of relaxing hobbies you can pick up that will be good

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avoid over indulging this Easter

How to avoid over indulging this Easter

Each year the signs of Easter in groceries and shops come earlier and earlier. When January hit this year, the shops were already displaying hot cross buns and rabbit chocolates. You can already feel your waistline expanding and April has only just begun! Here are some tips to help you navigate this sugar-laden holiday Replace some of

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boost your energy

7 foods that will boost your energy (naturally!)

Lack of energy is such a common problem, and something that most of us seem to suffer from. It’s no wonder when you consider how much busier life seems to have become. Often, because we’re so busy, we find ourselves drinking a few too many cups of coffee and reaching for the wrong types of

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avoid the flu

8 habits you should be doing NOW to avoid the flu this season

This summer has been exceptionally hot and I’m sure we’re all looking forward to some cooler weather. With autumn underway and winter around the corner, it’s inevitable that flu season is almost here. While there is no sure fire way to avoid the flu, there are some steps you can be taking now to give

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protect your skin from pollution

Protect your skin from pollution

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), more than 80% of people living in urban areas that monitor air pollution are exposed to air quality levels that exceed the WHO limits. Air pollution is known to have a detrimental effect on your skin, leading to early signs of ageing including wrinkles, age spots, overall dryness and

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vitamin D

5 reasons why your family should start taking vitamin D this autumn

As the leaves begin to change colour and fall, you might find yourself hearing the crunchy sound underneath your boots as you make your way inside to cosy up in front of the heater with a good dose of Netflix. Autumn weather can give glorious sunny days at times, or dreary dark ones. It slowly

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are vitamin gummies a good choice

Are vitamin gummies a good choice for kids?

We all lead non-stop lives, and sometimes the decisions we have to make are second best. We constantly worry about the food we are serving our kids – whether or not they have enough nutrients. Most of the time, we don’t have time to prepare meals from scratch. Also, there are some days when they

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keep your kids active

5 Simple Ways to Keep Your Kids Active

It’s always alarming to read about the high levels of inactivity amongst children. Research from the NSW Government recommends a minimum of 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous activity EVERY day, and goes as far as to recommend that up to 3 hours a day is beneficial. As a teacher this doesn’t surprise me at

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lifestyle switches for a healthier lifestyle

5 lifestyle changes for a healthier you

Making lifestyle changes is not something you can do overnight. Making rash ‘resolutions’ often leads to a committed week or two before going back to your old habits. That’s why many psychologists recommend making gradual switches to your lifestyle rather than simply quitting your bad habits cold turkey. Here are 5 habits that can easily

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reduce stress

5 Simple Ways to Reduce Stress

We now live in such a connected environment that it is so easy to always be ‘on’. With email and social media at our fingertips it’s so difficult to actually switch off and this is one of the many reasons that people are experiencing more and more stress. Reducing stress isn’t difficult, it’s just an

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healthy habits

5 healthy habits you need to start right now

Every time New Year’s Eve rolls around, there’s a flurry of people posting their New Year’s resolutions on social media, the majority of these revolving around getting healthier. While everyone goes all out for the first day or so (in fact studies show that 70% of people keep their resolutions for the first week) the

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10 foods you should be eating more of

10 foods you should be eating more of

So many diet related articles are out there telling you what NOT to eat, but we’re taking a different approach. If you’re looking to improve your health and diet then here are ten foods that you should be adding to your grocery list and aiming to eat more of. The best news is that they

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energy boosters

How to Maintain Your Energy Levels Over the Busy Season

We’ve almost reached the end of the year. And its a super busy time… The traffic, the long lines, the cooking, the parties, the kid’s school functions and tying up loose ends at work are all things that make you yawn just to think about. Not because they are boring (well, some of them can

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easy exercises for new mums

Easy exercise ideas for new mums

Before having my first child I had all these (slightly naïve) ideas about what I would do after the baby. I planned to be back playing netball as soon as I’d recovered from my c-section, had bought a jogging stroller (ha!) and had visions of working out at the gym while my baby was at

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healthy Christmas lunch alternatives

Healthy Christmas Lunch ideas

They should call Christmas the season of chocolates and naughty treats. Everywhere you turn there’s a box of Ferrero Rochers or a plate of mince pies calling out your name. December is one of the hardest months to stay healthy, but with a little restraint it is possible to enjoy the festive season without missing

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Christmas anxiety

5 Things to do when anxiety creeps in this festive season

It’s supposed to be a time of joy and time spent with loved ones, and for the most part Christmas and the festive season is all of that and more – but for some of us, it can also bring about an anxiety that creeps its way into these moments and makes you wonder why

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Sneaky ways to get your kids to eat more vegetables

Healthy and Nutritious After School Snack Ideas

When your child gets home from school, the chances are that they’ll be starving. If they’re anything like my own children, they’ll have barely touched their lunch, ran around all day, and be on the verge of a meltdown because they’re tired and hungry. Before you let them go and play, having them eat a

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how to pack a healthy school lunch

A teacher shares her tips on how to pack a healthy school lunch

Packing a healthy school lunch is one of those tasks where most parents (myself included) start off the school year with amazingly healthy and beautiful looking lunches and then by the end of the year it’s whatever we can throw together from the cupboard. While no one is expecting organic, homemade snacks and a completely

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