Hotter, longer summers bring health threats

“Heat changes your life – and can end it. I just don’t think people are aware of just how easily it can take hold." MRS...

Don’t let the sun catch you crying, be prepared

When it comes to preventing skin cancers and avoiding ageing skin, consultant dermatologist Dr Diana Rubel says it’s important to be prepared.

The vitamin boost blessed by the sun

The most effective way to get vitamin D – which supports the immune system and helps build healthy bones – is from the sun, reports DANIELLE NOHRA.

Age is no limit to these gals when it comes to exercise

In an unusual but inspiring coincidence, seven members from Curves Weston celebrated huge milestones, with four turning 70, three turning 80 and one turning 90 this month.

The science behind ‘trendy’ diets

Clare Collins, Lee Ashton and Rebecca Williams look into the science behind diet trends such as mono, charcoal detox, Noom and Fast800.

Healthy Eating / Resolve to change your food environment

IN Australia we live in an "obesogenic society". The structure of our food systems and lifestyles make it very easy to gain weight and...

Healthy Drinking / Unwind, enjoy a drink, but…

Dietician CLARE WOLSKI says a lot of the nutritional focus at Christmas goes to what we are eating but, what about what we drink? Can we keep a lid on the Christmas calories just by focusing on what’s in our cup? Yes, indeed.

Health / Yoga, Pilates, whatever… it’s all exercise to me!

"You are supposed to clear your mind of everything but I can’t do that and am perfectly relaxed having a good think about important things such as will there be any pork fillet left at the butcher when this is over?" writes WENDY MACKLIN

Healthy Eating / Making the most of moderation

"Our brains compartmentalise each event of 'unhealthy' eating and we struggle to see the big patterns of eating which are undermining our progress," writes dietitian CLARE WOLSKI

Healthy Eating / Feel a whole lot better about carbohydrates

"Rather than demonising carbohydrate as a nutrient, we can make some small changes to the way we eat them and feel a whole lot better," writes dietitian CLARE WOLSKI

Healthy Eating / Super simple tricks to get through festive fare

Dietitian CLARE WOLSKI has some super simple tricks for anyone looking to get through Christmas with minimal weight changes

Healthy eating / When post-exercise hunger pangs bite

WHETHER you’re an early riser or prefer to sweat it out at the end of a long day, many of us struggle with what...

Healthy eating / Nuts: the good, the bad and the choices

"Nuts can be 'good snacks' and 'great for heart health', but they're also labelled 'fattening'. What are we meant to believe?" writes dietitian CLARE WOLSKI

Healthy Eating / The weight that comes with age

"If women keep food intake and exercise the same as they go through menopause weight gain is highly likely," writes CLARE WOLSKI

Carroll / Walking the fine line between healthy weight advice and fat shaming

BEING overweight increases your risk of heart disease and stroke, type 2 diabetes, muscle and joint problems, and some cancers (including endometrial, breast and...

Healthy Eating / Help the immune system fight colds and flu

AS we head through the cool weather, it's a good time to look after the immune system, which is a sort of a microscopic...

Girls get a kick out of self confidence

Reporter KATHRYN VUKOVLJAK meets two budding champions of the martial arts – both aged 10.  

Healthy Eating / Getting healthy habits to stick

"Ask yourself, honestly: 'What do I want? What will I feel good about doing?'" writes dietitian CLARE WOLSKI

Mental Health / When the carer starts to lose it

HEIKE HAHNER looks at an emerging mental problem among the caring professions – compassion fatigue

Arts / Play raises awareness ‘Out of the Blue’

LEADING men’s health organisation OzHelp and Melbourne performance company HealthPlay, are bringing the play “Out of the Blue” to The Q, Queanbeyan Arts Centre tomorrow...





Rain chaos has crews rushing to help

Emergency service crews were busy responding to calls for help after heavy rain caused havoc in Canberra's north yesterday (April 2), with more heavy rain predicted over the next few days. 


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