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9 ways to get more from your workout

Make your fitness routine fit within your lifestyle – and get better results.

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Riding your bike to work: Cadel’s top tips

Cycling is an excellent way to fit in a workout and clear your mind. Watch now as Cadel Evans shares some top advice.

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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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Lying Hip Rotation

A stretch for your hips, lower back, waist and legs.

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90/90 Hip Stretch

A stretch for your hips and lower back.

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Extended Side Angle

A stretch for your legs, hips, waist and shoulders.

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Neck stretch

A stretch for the neck and shoulders.

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Revolved Crescent Lunge

A stretch for your legs, hips, waist and shoulders.

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Half Pancake Stretch

A stretch for your hips, groin and legs.

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Wide-Legged Forward Bend

A stretch for your back, hips and legs.

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Child’s Pose

A stretch for your hips, back, shoulders, knee and groin.

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Three-Legged Dog

A stretch for your hamstrings, adductors and calves.

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Downward Dog

A stretch for your hamstrings and calves.

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Thoracic Extension

A stretch for your arms, shoulders and back.

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Candle Stretch

A stretch for your neck and shoulders.

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Thoracic Rotation

A stretch for your chest, back and shoulders.

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Camel Stretch

A stretch for your chest, abs, neck, hips and thighs.

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Wide Leg Squat

A stretch for your hips, legs and back.

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C-curve

A stretch for your neck, upper back and ribs.

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Butterfly Stretch

A stretch for your inner thighs, knees and groin.

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Bridge

A stretch for your neck, shoulders, hips and thighs.

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Sky Squat Reach

A stretch for your hips and back.

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Backbend

A stretch for your chest, back, abs and hips.

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Backward Roll

A stretch for your arms, shoulders and back.

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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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Community

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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Pilates style workout

Simple movements for a powerful core.

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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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Community

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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Sore back? 4 ways to relieve pain

Simple, cheap, at-home techniques to soothe your aches and pains.

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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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A food lover’s guide to training

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

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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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Recommended reading - Issue Sixteen Winter 2016

Recipes

10 ways to enjoy sweet potato

Bursting with flavour and vitamin goodness, sweet potato is a comforting veggie staple.

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Experts

8 things you should know about preventing disease

How can you lower your risk of common health conditions?

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Recipes

Roasted guinea fowl, brussels sprouts, baby beets and quince recipe

A deliciously juicy dish, full of flavour and colourful veggies.

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Community

How your blood can change lives

Blood is a precious resource. Here's why we should all consider donating to people in need.

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Experts

10 ways to reach your running goals

Go the distance and seamlessly achieve your running goals – while protecting your body from injury.

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In Brief

CareComplete: Support for chronic health conditions

How Medibank helps members with chronic health conditions take positive steps forward every day.

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Travel

The best bike-friendly cities

Discover the most bike-friendly cities of the world.

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Community

The healthy food gap

There is not just a healthcare gap in Indigenous communities, but a healthy food gap too.

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Lifestyle

The history of the stethoscope

Brilliant ideas often spring from unlikely places, like the playful history of the stethoscope

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Experts

Caring for braces

Braces will be your best friend (once they’re off your teeth). Here’s a few tips for the meantime.

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Community

Onsen Ma: Soaking and shiatsu

Healing steam from the Japanese mountains settles in the Melbourne laneways Onsen Ma.

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Experts

Eating for a healthy heart

Make heart-friendly food choices for a healthy heart by following these simple guidelines.

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Recipes

Lamb shank and vegetable soup recipe

Need a new soup recipe? This hearty lamb soup beckons with bursts of fresh vegies.

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Lifestyle

Winter bike riding tips

Tour De France winner Cadel Evans tells you how to keep bike riding through the winter months.

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Recipes

Spicy pumpkin and lentil soup recipe

Spice up your soup ideas this winter with a pumpkin and lentil soup inspired by Indian flavours.

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Experts

What pro athletes really eat

Learn why you don't need to make drastic life changes to eat a healthy, balanced diet.

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Experts

Laser eye surgery alternatives

Laser surgery not an option? Here are some alternatives.

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Recipes

Corn fritters with tangy tomato salsa recipe

These cajun-flavoured corn fritters with tomato salsa will freshen up your weeknight routine.

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Lifestyle

Healthy school lunchbox ideas

Healthy kids are happy kids with this innovative school lunch ideas.

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Experts

A guide to good guts

Protecting your gut bacteria with healthy food is vital to overall health.

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Experts

What are macronutrients?

So what exactly are macronutrients? We've got the lowdown.

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Lifestyle

7 easy ways to get active in winter

Take a look at a list of activities to keep your heart racing during the dreary winter months

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Recipes

Curried cauliflower salad recipe

A curried cauliflower salad recipe for something a little fancy.

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Recipes

Lentil soup recipe

Lentil-based dishes like this red lentil soup are not only delicious but are packed with goodness.

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Experts

The best immunity-boosting foods

Want to avoid the dreaded flu this winter? Try these immunity-boosters to strengthen your defenses.

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Recipes

Chicken and white bean casserole recipe

Try this fresh and protein-packed chicken and white bean casserole with pasta or extra vegies.

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Experts

10 tips for diabetes-friendly food

Top ten food tips to manage or prevent diabetes and enjoy a healthy life.

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Community

Hit 100: Diabetes-friendly eating made easy

Hit 100 takes the frustration out of diabetes-friendly eating for a happier, healthier life.

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Recipes

Pea and ham soup recipe

Try this take on a classic soup by seasoning with Himalayan pink salt.

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Experts

10 things you need to know about the body

Our bodies are complex, mysterious, miraculous things. Dr Bridie O'Donnell tells us how they tick.

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Lifestyle

Your quick-start guide to running training

Whether you're gearing up for a marathon or your first 5 km, prepare your mind, body and wardrobe.

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Experts

How to build mental resilience

Life has a habit of testing our limits - mental resilience is your chance to bounce back.

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Experts

Exercise for mental health treatment

Anxiety and depression can be exhausting, but exercise is one fantastic way of fighting back.

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