Step out into the Sun! : 3 Health Benefits of Sunlight

As the sun peeks out from behind the clouds (ever so slightly!), it’s time to start making the most of it! Australians spend just 10% of our time outdoors (and this is a pre-COVID statistic). This is quite a common number for industrialised countries, aside from New Zealanders who spend 30% of their time outdoors. […]

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Ready to Bust a Dance Move?

Dancing Dad sensation Chris Starky went viral with his daughter in 2020, lifting the mood of many viewers with their sense of humour and awesome dance moves.  It turns out that not only is dancing good for physical health, it also has a number of mental health benefits. An article by John Hopkins University explains: […]

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6 Tips for a Super Restful Sleep

Getting 8 hours sleep a night but not waking up feeling rested? You’re not alone!  Here’s the reason for it (drum roll…). It turns out that sleep and rest are not the same thing at all! Physician, Researcher, and Author Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith, sheds light on the topic in her book Sacred Rest, and her […]

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Is Cold Water Swimming Good for You?

Numbers of cold water swimmers have soared since the beginning of the pandemic.  What used to be the small committed group of winter swimmers at Melbourne’s beaches has now turned into a vast array of daily participants.  But is it actually good for you?  The anecdotal evidence is clear.  If you’ve a friend who takes […]

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Working from Home? Keep Movin’!

Settling in to another caffeine-fuelled morning of work, but quietly dreaming of your next run in the winter sun? You needn’t wait to get moving!  Often thought of an exercise class just for retirement homes, chair yoga is actually an extremely beneficial activity for all office-bound humans!  And it only takes five mins or so […]

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Scents to Keep you Zen (and Sleepy!)

Have some essential oils on a shelf somewhere? Finding it hard to sleep lately? Perhaps it’s time for a scent revival!  The importance of a good night’s sleep has never been as vital as it is now. According to The Guardian, 70 years ago less than 8% of the population was trying to survive on […]

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Can “Sensehacking” Improve Wellbeing? 

Can “Sensehacking” Improve Wellbeing?  Sensory overstimulation (particularly digital devices) is a hot topic these days. How much time are you spending on your phone?  Do you still randomly scroll through Facebook? Do you have a digital detox day, or hour or two? These questions often come up in conversations with friends and family.  But have […]

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Why Laughter is the Best Medicine

Will Smith’s Facebook viral post “laugh like no-one is listening” is hilarious. Also a huge advocate of how to manage stress during coronavirus, Smith is definitely onto something.   How can Laughter Reduce Stress? Laughter can be a great stress release. It reduces the level of stress hormones such as cortisol, epinephrine (adrenaline) and dopamine. […]

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