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The off switch

Transcendental meditation has enlightened and divided since it made it mainstream in the 60s.

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Brainy facts

There are over 170,000 kilometres of nerve fibres in your brain. Enough to wrap around the Earth 4.5

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Mind games

Awarded memory champion Tansel Ali can memorise entire phone books. Meg Mundell puts him to the test

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Are you getting enough sleep?

Do you get enough sleep at night? Chances are, maybe not.

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Brain myths

There’s a long list of oft-quoted “facts” about the brain that are due for a debunking.

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Bringing your new pet home

Make sure your new furry friend settles in without a hitch.

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5 tips for choosing the right pet for you

Pets bring so much love into your life – but choosing one is a big decision.

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Travelling with your pet – or leaving them behind

Making travel plans as a pet owner takes a little extra thinking.

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Refreshing summer herbal tea ideas

Naturopath Maya Muckalt on the goodness of tea.

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7 ways yoga can help you beat stress

Here's why yoga is a fantastic tool against stress, tension and worry.

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The cholesterol-friendly diet

Here are the foods to focus on – and the ones to avoid.

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How to make (or break) a habit in 3 simple steps

Here's how to create positive habits and kick the ones you want to change.

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How to keep your liver healthy

Your liver works hard to keep you healthy and vibrant. Here’s how to give it some loving care back.

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Stretches for gym enthusiasts

Relax your muscles after workouts by following physiotherapist Charissa Fermelis' list of stretches.

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Stretches for the inflexible

Find a more gentle approach to stretching and develop a habit that will benefit you in the long term.

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Stretches for runners

These are the best stretches for your back, hips and legs after a tiring run.

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Stretches for office workers

These are the best stretches for office workers, designed to relieve stress from idleness.

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The 7 best sleep apps

Tired of counting sheep and losing sleep? Here’s 7 apps to find that deep rest you’re dreaming of.

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Wide-Angle Seated Forward Bend (Pancake stretch)

Physiotherapist Charissa Fermelis shows you a stretch for your hips, groin and legs.

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Wide-Legged Forward Bend

Physiotherapist Charissa Fermelis shows you a stretch for your back, hips and legs.

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Child’s Pose

Physiotherapist Charissa Fermelis shows you a stretch for your hips, back, shoulders, knee and groin.

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Three-Legged Dog

Physiotherapist Charissa Fermelis shows you a stretch for your hamstrings, adductors and calves.

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Downward Dog

Physiotherapist Charissa Fermelis shows you a stretch for your hamstrings and calves.

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Thoracic Extension

Physiotherapist Charissa Fermelis shows you a stretch for your arms, shoulders and back.

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Candle Stretch

Physiotherapist Charissa Fermelis shows you a stretch for your neck and shoulders.

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Thoracic Rotation

Physiotherapist Charissa Fermelis shows you a stretch for your chest, back and shoulders.

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Camel Stretch

Physiotherapist Charissa Fermelis shows you a stretch for your chest, abs, neck, hips and thighs.

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Wide Leg Squat

Physiotherapist Charissa Fermelis shows you a stretch for your hips, legs and back.

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C-curve

Physiotherapist Charissa Fermelis shows you a stretch for your neck, upper back and ribs.

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Kneeling Hamstring Stretch

Physiotherapist Charissa Fermelis shows you a stretch for your legs and back.

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Butterfly Stretch

Physiotherapist Charissa Fermelis shows you a stretch for your inner thighs, knees and groin.

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Squatting Internal Rotation

Physiotherapist Charissa Fermelis shows you a stretch for your hips and back.

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Bridge

Physiotherapist Charissa Fermelis shows you a stretch for your neck, shoulders, hips and thighs.

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Sky Squat Reach

Physiotherapist Charissa Fermelis shows you a stretch for your hips and back.

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Backbend

Physiotherapist Charissa Fermelis shows you a stretch for your chest, back, abs and hips.

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Piriformis Stretch

Physiotherapist Charissa Fermelis shows you a stretch for your hips.

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Backward Roll

Physiotherapist Charissa Fermelis demonstrates a stretch for your arms, shoulders and back.

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Lying Hip Rotation

Physiotherapist Charissa Fermelis shows you a stretch for your hips, lower back, waist and legs.

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90/90 Hip Stretch

Physiotherapist Charissa Fermelis shows you a stretch for your hips and lower back.

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Extended Side Angle

Physiotherapist Charissa Fermelis shows you a stretch for your legs, hips, waist and shoulders.

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Neck stretch

Physiotherapist Charissa Fermelis shows you a stretch for the neck and shoulders.

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Revolved Crescent Lunge

Physiotherapist Charissa Fermelis shows you a stretch for your legs, hips, waist and shoulders.

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Half Pancake Stretch

Physiotherapist Charissa Fermelis shows you a stretch for your hips, groin and legs.

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How prenatal pilates can benefit mums-to-be

Here's why prenatal pilates is about more than just exercising.

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What to expect when you have a colonoscopy

An idea of colonoscopy is daunting, but as Medibank member Libby shares, the idea’s the worst part.

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7 nutrition trends – and what dietitians really think

From superfoods to ancient grains, here’s how to combine food trends with expert recommendations

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7 products to recharge your health

Here’s 7 products to kickstart your spring journey towards a fresh, healthy and energised lifestyle.

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10 best mental health apps

Top apps for managing anxiety, boosting your mood and checking in with your mental wellbeing.

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Resistance training workout

Get strong legs and great posture for explosive riding power.

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HIIT bike workout

A short, speedy workout designed for fast fitness results.

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Pilates style workout

Simple movements for a powerful core.

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The best dairy-free milks

We compare six of the most popular non-dairy milk alternatives to choose from

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10 ways to bring mindfulness into your day

Mindfulness isn’t just about meditation – here’s how to incorporate the art into your everyday life.

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How mindfulness makes you calm, clear and focused

Ready to silence your mind, untangle your nerves, and really connect with your world? Here's how.

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Clare Bowditch on finding balance

The Australian singer-songwriter on bringing calming energy and mindful connectedness to every day.

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4 ways to relieve back pain

Medibank member Brit shares her cost friendly strategies for easing desk-related back pain

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5 products to recharge your workout

Love your fitness gear? These new products are sure to get your workout pulsing.

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Advanced running guides

Advanced training guides for 4km, 5km, 10km, 12km, half marathon and marathon events.

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Intermediate running guides

Intermediate training guides for 4km, 5km, 10km, 12km, half marathon and marathon events.

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Beginner running guides

Beginner training guides for 4km, 5km, 10km, 12km, half marathon and marathon events.

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Who’s on your fitness team?

You don’t have to be an elite athlete to have a support team on your journey to the finish line.

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Acupuncture for sports training

Chinese medicine practitioner explains how acupuncture can benefit your running and training

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6 strength exercises for runners

Simple conditioning moves that should be part of any runner’s training routine.

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A food lover’s guide to training

Dining for success to achieve your fitness goals when preparing for a race

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5 cold and flu remedies

What vitamins and nutrients really help? Dietitian Emma Williams compares a list of natural options.

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10km 10-Week Advanced Running Guide

This training guide will get you improving your 10km time in 10 weeks.

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10km 10-Week Intermediate Running Guide

This training guide will get you improving your 10km time in 10 weeks.

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10km 10-Week Beginner Running Guide

This training guide will get you running 10km in 10 weeks, one step at a time.

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5km 10-Week Advanced Running Guide

This training guide can improve your 5km time in 10 weeks.

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5km 10-Week Intermediate Running Guide

This training guide will get you running 5km in 10 weeks, one step at a time.

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5km 10-Week Beginner Running Guide

This training guide will get you running 5km in 10 weeks, one step at a time.

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12 km beginner running guide

This training guide will get you running 12km in 8 weeks, one step at a time.

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4 km advanced running guide

This training guide will get you improving your 4km time in 8 weeks.

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4 km intermediate running guide

This training guide will get you improving your 4km time in 8 weeks.

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4 km beginner running guide

This training guide will get you running 4km in 8 weeks, one step at a time.

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Marathon 12-week advanced running guide

This training guide will get you improving your marathon time in 12 weeks.

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Marathon 12-week intermediate running guide

This training guide will get you running a marathon in 12 weeks, one step at a time.

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Marathon 12-week beginner running guide

This training guide will get you running a marathon in 12 weeks, one step at a time.

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12 km advanced running guide

This training guide will get you improving your 12km time in 8 weeks.

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12 km intermediate running guide

This training guide will get you improving your 12 km time in 8 weeks.

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10km intermediate running guide

An 8-week training guide for people looking to improve their 10km time.

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Marathon advanced running guide

This training guide will get you improving your marathon time in 18 weeks.

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Half marathon advanced running guide

This training guide will get you improving your half marathon time in 12 weeks.

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10 km advanced running guide

This training guide will get you improving your 10 km time in 8 weeks.

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5 km advanced running guide

This training guide will get you improving your 5 km time in 8 weeks.

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Marathon intermediate running guide

This training guide will get you running a marathon in 18 weeks, one step at a time.

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Half marathon intermediate running guide

This training guide will get you running a half marathon in 12 weeks, one step at a time.

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5 km intermediate running guide

This training guide will get you improving your 5 km time, in 8 weeks.

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Marathon beginner running guide

This training guide will get you running a marathon in 18 weeks, one step at a time.

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Half marathon beginner running guide

This training guide will get you running a half marathon in 12 weeks, one step at a time.

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10 km beginner running guide

This training guide will get you running 10 km in 8 weeks, one step at a time.

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5 km beginner running guide

Calling all triathlon junkies! The ultimate multi-sports expo is coming to Sydney in September 2017.

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4 tempo-based running apps

Sync your music to your pace with these clever apps.

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Mindful eating

Slow down your eating and really experience the flavours, textures and sensations.

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6 ways to improve your game

You know your way around the court – here’s how to take your performance up a notch.

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6 tips for a better serve

Give your serve explosive power with tips from record-holder Sam Groth.

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Mindfulness in tennis

Play better by bringing your attention to the present moment.

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Playing it safe

Enjoy the benefits of tennis while reducing your risk of injury.

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Recommended reading - Warm up recipe guide

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Chai spiced almond milk recipe

A soothing wintry beverage, with just the right blend of spices.

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Baked Pumpkin, Chickpea and Brown Rice Salad with Crispy Pumpkin Seeds recipe

A comforting winter salad, with an invigorating blend of textures and flavours

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Pink snapper and potato cakes with salsa verde recipe

Deliciously light and full of succulent flavour – this is not your average fish and chip shop feast

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Coconut roasted pumpkin and apple soup recipe

A hearty, belly-warming soup to rejuvenate and nourish

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Quinoa, berry and yoghurt porridge recipe

Blend up a revitalising morning feast – this porridge is bursting with flavour and goodness

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Stuffed breakfast mushrooms recipe

Start your day out right with this filling, flavoursome breakfast.

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Pear crumble tea cake recipe

The classic tea cake gets a fresh makeover from Thoroughly Nourished Life

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Pecan, buckwheat, coconut and date granola recipe

Superfoods ahoy! This refreshing, crunchy blend is one sure way to get your morning fired up

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Vegetarian laksa recipe

Fill up on colourful winter veggies in a light, creamy laksa

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Porcini mushroom and kale buckwheat risotto recipe

A creamy, comforting risotto, full of the flavoursome goodness of mushrooms

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Warm coconut and caramel pudding recipe

A soft, wholesome pudding overflowing with natural caramel – now that's our kind of dessert

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Chipotle sweet potato soup with black bean salsa

This spicy, fragrant sweet potato soup will banish any thought of the winter chills.

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Minty lemon and banana hot cakes recipe

What Sunday mornings were made for – luscious, wholesome pancakes, with the perfect amount of zest

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Ultimate roasted vegetables recipe

Roast those root veggies with the perfect infusion of herbs and spices

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Peach cobbler recipe

Savour the sweetness of this scrumptious, fruity treat

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Goji and coconut bliss balls recipe

Bliss out on the super-goodness of these delectable treats

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Mushrooms and feta on toast recipe

Wake up to the succulent flavours of crumbly feta, fresh greens, and sautéed mushrooms

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Aromatic and spicy Indian lamb curry recipe

Fragrant spices, succulent lamb, and slow cooking at its most nourishing

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Quinoa chocolate cake recipe

Soft and succulent, this cake is a decadent delight. Trust us, nobody will guess it's quinoa

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Apple and oat pancakes recipe

Warm, oaty pancakes served with rich stewed apples – the perfect way to brighten up your weekend

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Shakshuka baked eggs recipe

Breakfast, lunch or dinner, this invigorating, spice-infused dish is a warming feast

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Ginger coconut black rice pudding with roasted rhubarb recipe

A vibrant, fruity dessert with a twist of Indonesian flavour

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Curried cauliflower soup with toasted chickpeas recipe

The nutty goodness of chickpeas takes this creamy soup to delicious new levels

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Winter turmeric elixir recipe

Feel strong and vibrant this winter with a powerful, gingery mix

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Bean and chorizo soup

A smoky, beany soup to warm up the coldest winter's day.

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