Wellbeing

What is ‘Perma’? The five-step wellness approach that really works – and the psychology behind it

The wellness movement appears to have the answers that our burnt-out minds need. However, psychological research and practice suggests that a superficial focus on candles, juice cleanses, and a “good vibes only” approach to life is unlikely to create meaningful changes to your wellbeing.

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How to use nature as a mood booster

As we continue to learn more about the benefits of getting out in nature, there are some tricks and tips to make sure you are getting the best for your health.

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Summer’s over, so how much sun can (and should) I get?

As we slide of out summer, you might be wondering how careful you need to be about sun exposure. Excessive exposure causes skin cancer, but sun exposure also has benefits. How do you balance the two?

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Does intermittent fasting have benefits for our brain?

Intermittent fasting has become a popular dietary approach to help people lose or manage their weight. It has also been promoted as a way to reset metabolism, control chronic disease, slow ageing and improve overall health.

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Why did menopause evolve? New study of whales gives some clues

Menopause is a rare trait among Earth’s species, known to exist in only a few. Humans are one. Killer whales and four other toothed whales are the others.

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Sailing Towards Wellness: Navigating Health and Well-Being at Sea

The more time we spend on the ocean, the better we feel. And with cruise companies now offering the best in wellness treatments on the water – everything from cool pools to high-tech spas, hot tubs and a plethora of soothing hands-on treatments – you’ll be so rejuvenated, relaxed and pampered, you’ll never want your trip to end.

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Gwyneth Paltrow’s next step in wellness journey

Gwyneth Paltrow has felt the intense glare of the Hollywood spotlight from a young age. And by her own admission, Paltrow tends to worry – a lot.

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Kate Winslet Admits to Secretly Battling Eating Disorder

Kate Winslet has opened up about the painful subject revealing she kept her struggle to herself because she was getting so many compliments about her appearance that were all linked to her weight.

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How can I stop overthinking everything? A clinical psychologist offers solutions

Are patterns of rumination or overthinking affecting your life?

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Losing weight associated with an increased cancer risk – a closer look at the study

Being overweight is linked to many health issues, including cancer. Studies have shown that obesity is associated with at least 13 types of cancer.

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Five Soothing Yoga Asanas to Alleviate Anxiety

In the whirlwind of modern life, stress and anxiety often seem like constant companions.

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Gut microbiome: meet Asaccharobacter celatus – the brain health bug

There’s a great deal of interest from scientists and the public alike in how we can keep our minds sharp and our brains healthy as we get older.

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The one simple breathing exercise to use in stressful situations

Here’s the one simple breathing exercise you’ll ever need. Try it the next time you’re feeling stressed, going for an interview or speaking in public.

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Does Your Lower Back Pain Make You More Clumsy?

New research from RMIT University explains that lower back pain could affect leg balance and coordination.

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Australia to allow workers to ignore after-hours calls from bosses

Australia will introduce laws giving workers the right to ignore unreasonable calls and messages from their bosses outside of work hours without penalty, with potential fines for employers that breach the rule.

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Rising Temperatures, Rising Risks: Heatwaves Associated with 11.7% Surge in Cardiovascular Deaths

With 2023 earning the title of the hottest year on record and Australia experiencing escalating heatwaves in frequency, intensity, and duration, our well-being is in jeopardy.

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The ‘Sleepy Girl Mocktail’ Has Gone Viral: Is it Worth the Hype?

Many of us wish we could get a better night’s sleep. Wouldn’t it be great if it was as easy as a mocktail before bed?

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The Top 10 Wellness Trends For 2024: From ‘hardcore’ biohacking to empowering sports

Research from the Global Wellness Summit reveals the top 10 wellness trends likely to make their mark in 2024.

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Your body already has a built-in weight loss system that works like Ozempic

Wegovy, Ozempic and Mounjaro are weight loss and diabetes drugs that have made quite a splash in health news. They target regulatory pathways involved in both obesity and diabetes and are widely considered breakthroughs for weight loss and blood sugar control.

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The Vital Importance of Rest and Recovery After Surgery: Insights from Medical Experts

Undergoing surgery is a significant and often necessary step in the journey towards improved health. However, what comes after the procedure is equally crucial – the period of rest and recovery.

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What’s the best diet for healthy sleep?

A nutritional epidemiologist explains what food choices will help you get more restful z’s.

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Spas embrace bathing rituals and mineral hot pool immersion for skin and wellness benefits

Take a dip – either hot or cold – and embrace the health and beauty benefits at the newest bathing spas and bathhouses.

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Music Can Help Ease The Blues – But What Should You Listen To?

What type of music should you turn to in order to boost your mood?

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5 dental TikTok trends you probably shouldn’t try at home

TikTok is full of videos that demonstrate DIY hacks, from up-cycling tricks to cooking tips. Meanwhile, a growing number of TikTok videos offer tips to help you save money and time at the dentist. But do they deliver?

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