A day in the life of Emily Skye

We chat to our January cover model, Emily Skye about what she loves about exercising, how she relaxes and a day in her shoes. MOVE I love how exercising makes me feel – mentally and physically. When you reach a point where you’re happy with your fitness level, you can just maintain it, which is […]
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Jess Sepel’s FebFast tips

We chat to clinical nutritionist Jess Sepel on how to stay on track this FebFast – are you up for the challenge? The festive season is over, the January hangover has slowly subsided and it’s time to rekindle the healthy routine you’ve been avoiding so far in 2016. Lacking motivation? The annual Febfast event encourages […]
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4 ways to improve sleep

What you do during the day, not just in the hours before bed, determines whether you’ll go straight to sleep.  Ditch the macchiato, cupcake and Thai “Avoid caffeine in the afternoon and avoid large quantities of food, particularly heavy, fatty foods immediately prior to sleep that may make you feel uncomfortable and prevent sleep,” says […]
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Breathing techniques to reduce stress

Controlled breathing – a technique designed to slow your breathing – can reduce stress, fast. Psychologist Damien Adler, from Victoria’s Mind Life Clinic, says it works because when we get stressed, we start to breathe faster. While in the old times this would have been helpful because it would have given us the energy to […]
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6 ways to beat cravings

Retrain your brain to decrease those unwanted cravings with these 6 tips. If your food choices disappoint your tastebuds, you’re more likely to resort to an unhealthy sweet treat to make up for feeling deprived. Here’s how you can reduce those hunger pangs. 1. Choose low-GI foods “Foods with a lower glycaemic index (GI) of […]
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Detoxing: the good, the bad and the informative

Before you jump on the detox bandwagon, it’s important to look into the potential side affects to a full body cleanse. Here, the experts help us unpack the pros and cons to this weight loss phenomenon. Starving yourself is not the way to go Most detoxes promote a reduced calorie intake, which can quickly turn […]
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The Pill: a word of warning about overseas travel

Travel can seriously mess with key mechanisms of oral contraceptives such as The Pill, rendering travellers susceptible to unplanned pregnancy. The most direct way they fail is through malabsorption due to travel maladies that induce diarrhoea or vomiting. Antimalarial doxycycline and high doses of vitamin C found in some jet lag pills can also inhibit […]
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What is leaky gut?

You think you have leaky gut because you’re bloated, gassy, achy and crampy. We ask three doctors to define this ‘grey area of medicine’. What is leaky gut? Leaky gut is still a grey area of medicine. The term has become popular in the last 10 or 20 years to explain how gut substances literally […]
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Birth control – pill, patch or implant?

With birth control options expanding faster than Angelina Jolie’s brood, choosing the best birth control option is getting tricky. Find your perfect pill, implant or patch with our birth control personality inventory. Hands up if you’ve been on the same birth control for more than 10 years and keep your hands up if the reason […]
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How to check yourself for skin cancer

Skin cancer occurs when skin cells are damaged, for example, by overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun. Between 95 and 99% of skin cancers are caused by exposure to the sun. How often should you check? Dermatologists advise to check your own skin once a month if you have been identified as being […]
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