Weight shock: the Gen X fatties

ALMOST half of generation X women are now overweight or obese, according to a new Heart Foundation survey. The result of this is a higher...

Stay out of sun, warns victim

CANBERRA mother of five Lorraine Burrows has an important message for teens – get sun smart. At 38-years-old, Lorraine was diagnosed with ocular melanoma (melanoma...

Beware the ‘kilo creep’

SPRING is the ideal time to reassess diet and lifestyle habits, according to low-fat cookbook author, Annette Sym. The author of the “Symply Too Good...

Success runs on huffing

IN an attempt to tackle the obesity crisis, children across the ACT are participating in the Active Kids Challenge. An initiative of The Physical Activity...

Cindy’s fighting for her dad

CENTRAL West farmer Michael Ridley is a fairly typical Australian bloke in that it takes a lot for him to go and see a...

Bollywood dancing workout

Bollywood dancing is great fun for people of all cultural backgrounds and it’s taking off in Canberra.

Canberra Cycle Chic

Grab your fixie, throw away your lycra and pump up those skinny tyres; “style over speed” is coming to Canberra with the upcoming launch of cycle chic website, thanks to prolific mummy blogger and photographer, Trish Smith.

Lake walk’s new lease of life

THE annual Terry Connolly Organ-ised Walk around Lake Burley Griffin has been renamed The DonateLife Walk, and organisers expect it to attract even more than the 1600 participants who attended last year.

Cadel comes to Canberra to eat a muffin

From the French Alps to London Circuit, Australian world cycling champ Cadel Evans has been spotted eating a muffin at capital coffee institution Tosolinis. When...

Green Machine flag flying

National pride rivalled local pride at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade when departmental secretary and Canberra Raiders Board Member, Mr Dennis Richardson, raised...

Fun Run: my legs hurt

Today is a day for celebration and jubulation, this morning at 7.20am I completed the final training session for the Canberra Times Fun Run. Hoorah!

Fun run: open letter to my former self

Dear former self, I'm sorry to have abandoned you somewhere by Lake Burley Griffin, but we weren't really getting along anymore and frankly you were holding me back.

Run, run, run as fast as I can

It's been about five years since I did any form of organised exercise and probably ten since I ran anywhere, but in an irrational, ill conceived moment of insanity I not only signed myself up for the Canberra Times Fun Run, but also the regimented training sessions and created a team for the ACT Wonks*. If you're going to run, you might as well run properly.

Road trip for mens’ health

WHAT started off as plans for a road trip to Australia’s biggest music festival amongst nine friends, has turned into a campaign to raise awareness for men’s health issues.

Police vs firemen: coming to a mall near you

Canberra as a city is full of the weirdest events, performances and fundraisers you are ever likely to see. You want to see circus performers?...

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