Health and Lifestyle

Live Better: 5 Steps to Transform Your Routines into Habits

What turns a routine into a habit? Desire. Or better yet, the value we intrinsically put on a routine. If it’s enjoyable, moving or pleasurable, if we can see a benefit, if it lessens consequences down the road, there are values that push us to stick with it, to practice and to cultivate. But it…

Top 6 Hikes in Perth to Get You Moving

Hiking is somewhat of an Australian pastime. It’s a customisable activity that gets you outside & moving. It’s also known to help foster creativity, increase cardiovascular health, and promote happiness. What’s more? Immersing yourself in nature on a hike is an easy and inexpensive way to clear your mind and get your blood flowing –…

5 Stunning Hikes in & Near Melbourne to Get You Moving

Getting out into nature refreshes the body in mind in more ways than one. It can improve focus, mental clarity and mood. If you decide to embark on a bush walk or hike, you’ll also get your muscles working. If you live in Melbourne or are visiting the area, several locations will provide you with…

5 Simple Lifestyle Changes for a Healthier You

It can seem daunting to start a healthy lifestyle. Making a change appears next to impossible if you’ve been eating unhealthy food and neglecting exercise for years. It’s not uncommon to feel stuck in an unhealthy lifestyle, but this doesn’t have to be your reality. There are a few easy ways you can change your…

Mental health first aid: How to pick yourself back up

“Note to self: every time you were convinced you couldn’t go on, you did.” Sometimes when we fall, we fall hard. It can happen for so many reasons: a fight with a friend, the death of a family member, losing a job, a bad breakup, even an amicable breakup. There’s no right or wrong reason…

How to Keep Your Mind As Strong As Your Spirit When Getting Older

If you’re over the age of 40, you’ve doubtlessly started to notice your mind slipping at times. Phrases might not be as readily available as they once were, and remembering where you put something could be a half-hour adventure. This experience doesn’t have to be your reality, though. You can reverse the effects of ageing…

Tossing and Turning? 14 Ways to Sleep Again

In an ideal world, we’d all get between 7 and 9 hours of sleep each night. As most busy Australians can attest to, that doesn’t always happen. In fact, experts estimate that one-third of Australians will experience insomnia at some point, though only 5% will require professional treatment. If you’re tossing and turning all night,…

6 Easy Recipes to Help You Lose Weight

After a long, hard day of work, it can feel nearly impossible to come home and cook an actual meal.    It’s way easier to pick up something quick and easy on the way home or resort to the readily available microwavable meal. You justify not making a nutritious home cooked meal because you’ll get…

How to Quit Smoking for Good

Did you know that nicotine is one of the most addictive drugs out there? In fact, doctors compare the addictiveness of nicotine to that of cocaine and methamphetamines. And as a chief component of tobacco and cigarettes, nicotine is what makes smoking cigarettes one of the hardest addictions to quit. Though smoking rates for Australians…

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