This week's feature stories

Community

Yoga for the boys

Yoga makes you a better man, say the BOYS OF YOGA.

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Community

Closing the gap

Let's work together to create a future with health equality for all Australians.

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Community

Jessie + Jillian

When Jessie got on a plane to Indonesia, she didn’t know it would change her life... and her mother's.

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Community

Blizted ’em! How Peter FitzSimons lost 45 kg

The sports writer shares a few gems of wisdom gained.

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Community

Living thoughtfully: Matt and Lentil

How to grow, cook, preserve, trade and live well.

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Community

A conflicted community

In the Colombian mountains armed forces have been in constant conflict for over 50 years.

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Community

The playful community

Play-based projects have taken to the streets changing the way communities connect.

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Community

The online community

Online communities can be unexpected places of support and friendship.

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Community

Community of like minds

Whatever your interests and passions, there's a like-minded community out there waiting for you.

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Community

Leading a community

Former principal of Punchbowl Boys High School reflects on the power of community in the classroom.

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Community

Smith & Daughters on making vegan food delicious

The Melbourne eatery is on a mission to make vegan food bold, creative and delicious.

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Community

CancerAid: A new tool for cancer patients

A new app brings a personalised touch to cancer treatment.

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Community

Sydney Story Factory

A creative writing centre that provides workshops, programs and small-group tutoring for kids.

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Community

The history of the condom

A look condom use throughout history reveals a lot about changing attitudes to sexual health.

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Community

7 apps to make you happier

Boost your mood and release stress with these clever apps.

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Community

Cadel Evans on the art of cycling

Australia’s greatest cyclist gives us a peek inside the pages of his new memoir.

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Community

What it’s really like to float in a sensory deprivation pod

Recharge your mind and body by floating in a dark, soothing bath.

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Community

Pool to pavement: Mack Horton on fitness success

The Olympic swimming champion shares his best tips for staying in fighting form.

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Community

Meet the Lunch Lady

We caught up with the gourmet blogger to talk all things foodie-focused.

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Community

The history of washing hands

It's been barely a century and a half since hand washing was adopted as common practice by doctors.

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Community

Meet the joggers and walkers of Melbourne’s Tan track

The Tan track is a jogger's Mecca, with runners and walkers pounding the pavement morning and night.

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Community

Can urban greening make us happier and healthier?

How can more city-greenery improve our lives? Professor Richard Fuller explains.

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Community

Walking in Tasmania

Helen Collier describes a trek through Tasmania's Tarkine wilderness.

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Community

Squashing the competition: Sarah Fitz-Gerald

Squash champion Sarah Fitz-Gerald reflects on her latest role off-court.

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Community

A new neighbourhood: Hetty McKinnon

Sydney salad-maker Hetty McKinnon shares how she has taken her delicious creations to New York.

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Community

4 ways to create a healthy family lifestyle

Teach your kids to love fresh food, try new things and enjoy running around in the fresh air.

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Community

Is a career in fitness right for you?

If you love being active, a career in fitness can be a really rewarding pathway.

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Community

The art of drinking tea for mindfulness

Here’s how to create a calming ritual out of the simple act of drinking tea.

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Community

Visit Glenmore House: A garden in full bloom

Macarthur farm estate opens its doors this October in a celebration of the beauty of spring.

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Community

Indoor skydiving: Flying without the fear factor

Have you always dreamed of skydiving? Indoor skydiving is the adventure activity for you.

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Community

How essential oils can help you relax and recharge

Soothe your mind and boost your vitality with beautiful, natural scents.

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Community

Stand up paddle boarding: Your new favourite workout?

Clear your mind and strengthen your body with an afternoon out on the water.

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Community

Why you need basic first aid skills

In an emergency, five minutes can save a life.

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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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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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People of parkrun: David

David was obese and out of confidence, but turned his life around after attending a Parkrun.

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5 reasons to run in the morning

Understand how running in the morning can change your life, and why you should start now.

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People of parkrun: Trish

Even after weight loss, it wasn't until Trish started attending Parkrun that she made real progress.

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People of parkrun: Melissa

Be inspired by Melissa's story, showing how mental resilience can guide you past adversity.

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Community

What the Merry Medic knows about health

The Merry Medic on his latest book and some valuable lessons learnt

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Onsen Ma: Soaking and shiatsu

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

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Community

Uncle Bob Randall

A Yankunytjatjara elder, a traditional caretaker of Uluru, and survivor of the stolen generation.

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Community

Lessons on wheels: Why schools are getting behind bikes

Discover various programs making exercise through bike riding accessible for primary school children.

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Community

A balancing act: Teaching kids to ride

Realize why you should teach your children to ride a bike, and how it can benefit them in the future.

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Community

Words of the wise

Be inspired, be motivated, be bolder. An online collection of interviews redefining age and wisdom.

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Community

Wayapa: Mindfulness and movement

Based on traditional Aboriginal teachings, this wellbeing practice encourages deep connection.

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Community

Get fit and flexible with hot yoga

Benefits to your body and mind that the listed types of hot yoga offers you.

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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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Community

Growing young Koorie health ambassadors

Health meets play in Coach, an early childhood program committed to educating young Koorie children.

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Community

Community Rules

Let’s start at the very beginning. What is a community?

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Community

Milkwood

Hands-on workshops in the city and the country that reshape our relationship with the natural world

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Community

The secrets of healthy home cooking

Emily Rose Brott lets us in on her secrets for simple yet nutritious home-cooked meals.

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Community

Forecasting the future of health

How Medibank's Chief Actuary uses data, trends and patterns to help the mission of better health.

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Community

How happy is your melon?

Follow yoga teacher Masha Gorodilova in the journey into the art of yoga and mindfulness meditation.

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On track to better health

A new online tool pools info on nutrition and exercise for healthy living and cancer prevention

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Smiling Mind: Mindfulness made easy

Making mindfulness meditation free, Smiling Mind improves the mental wellbeing of young Australians

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Happy Melon Studios: Mindfulness meets exercise

Discover the yoga, pilates and meditation centre Happy Melon Studios.

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Community

Moved to make a difference

Can everyday people make a difference for victims of domestic violence?

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Maggie Beer on autumn flavours

Looking to incorporate some seasonal produce this autumn? Maggie Beer has some ideas to share

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Community

Meet the beekeeper

Love honey? Read on for insights into Maya Sunny Honey's raw honey and the wonders of bees.

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Community

How to deal with uncertainty

Mountaineer Patrick Hollingworth shares the value of accepting disorder in a highly uncertain world

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Tastes of the Amazon

Sambazon is an acai company who has a fair trade partnership to protect the Amazon rainforest.

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Community

Master and commander

An insight into sailor Jack Macartney's experiences, including capsizing during a race.

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Community

Mobile mindfulness

We look at how technology, meditation and mindfulness can work together.

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Community

What I learned from a month without sugar

What giving up sugar to raise money for charity taught Medibank member Kamna Muddagouni.

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Community

Keeping up with the kids

For Rose and Min Chong, caring for their grandchildren keeps them young at heart.

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Community

Fishy business

How does your fish get from ocean to plate? Organic fish farmers This Fish share their philosophy

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Community

A life of plenty

Passion, people and purpose are at the heart of health food company Table of Plenty.

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Kara Rosenlund: The call of home

Capturing inside stories through photographs of buildings across Australia.

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Community

Wildcard dreaming

Two young tennis stars have won a tournament offering them wildcard entry into the Australian Open.

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Matt Preston: Secrets for better cooking

From summer spuds to juicy roast chooks, Matt Preston shares his tips for simple, delicious dishes.

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Community

The Huddle: Engaging youth through sport

The Huddle engages youth from migrant and refugee backgrounds using Medibank's Community Grant.

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Laneway Learning

Ditch the classroom for Laneway Learning: providing classes held in bars, cafes and creative spaces

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Community

How Men’s Shed improves men’s wellbeing

Men's Shed has a mission to reduce social isolation by providing camaraderie, skills and support.

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Community

How trekking across New Zealand changed my life

A search for simplicity took travel writer Laura Waters on a 5 month journey to reset and reassess.

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Community

Why Orangetheory Fitness is the new workout you have to try

Discover Orangetheory Fitness, an extensive workout that will push you to your limits.

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Community

Summer kitchen refresh guide

Fill up on a colourful bounty of summer foods with juicy flavours and hydrating ingredients.

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Recharge your fitness this summer

10 quick tips on keeping exercise fun and taking care after your workout.

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Community

How to feel your best this summer

Be mindful this summer and take some time to pause, rejuvenate and focus on your wellbeing.

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Community

Melbourne’s best healthy food cafes

Melbourne is a treasure trove of quirky, colourful, healthy eateries. Here are some of the best

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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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Community

To market, to market

With a shared passion for beautiful produce, Talia Smith and Lorraine Borg are partners in taste.

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Community

Three Blue Ducks: Real food

Chef Mark LaBrooy on fresh spring flavours and everyday wellbeing

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Community

Straight from the source

A peek inside a flourishing Melbourne bulk wholefoods store – and the couple who brought it to life

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Community

Take a step for premature babies

Walk for Prems uses exercise to show compassion for the thousands of premature newborns every year.

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Community

Guy Andrews: Fit for life

Former Ironman Guy Andrews talks about how he's kept fit after competition and offers advice.

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Community

Why I Run: Chris Walker

Chris Walker explains why he continues to run and raise funds for various causes.

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Why I Run: The Wilson Family

The Wilson family on combining their love for the outdoors with a special cause close to their hearts.

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Why I Run: Peter Ryan

Peter Ryan on why he's been running marathons since 1978.

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Starving Artist: Sara Zin’s delicious drawings

Beautiful illustrations and scrumptious recipes go hand in hand for artist and foodie Sara Zin

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Community

Why I Run: Enrique Suana

Enrique Suana on how his passion for running allows him to give something back to the sport he loves.

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Why I Run: Deb and Gerred Sherwood

Deb Sherwood and son Gerred share why they will be running at the Medibank Family Run.

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Community

Why I run: Annie Crawford

Annie Crawford's philanthropic contributions created Can Too, which raises money for cancer research.

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Community

Creating connections for youth mental health

How technology, support and community can help improve the mental wellbeing of young people.

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Community

Zane Holmes: Making waves

Founder of Wave Warriors discusses why he created the event, his career, and tips when at the beach.

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Community

Medibank Wave Warriors 2015/16

The Medibank Wave Warriors is coming soon to a beach near you.

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Community

Jessica Sepel on clean, green living

How food blogger Jessica Sepel keeps her kitchen fresh, light and delicious

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Community

6 new healthy snacks

Satisfy your post-lunch cravings with our pick of the latest nourishing snacks to hit the shelves

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Community

How Jesinta Campbell stays active, nourished and healthy

From fitness moves to favourite foods, Jesinta shares the things that keep her feeling her best.

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Recommended reading - Issue Two Summer 2012

Experts

What you can do to reduce your risk of dementia

Being socially active, managing weight and exercising are some ways to reduce the risk of dementia.

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Travel

Active travel in the great outdoors

We share some of our favourite things to do in America's incredible national parks.

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Experts

Cutting your cancer risk

A diet rich in unprocessed grains and meats, fruits and veggies can reduce your risk of cancer.

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Experts

Sun safety: How to protect your skin this summer

Keep your skin safe and healthy while you're enjoying the beautiful outdoors.

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Community

Expert advice to help you swim, bike, run

Danielle Stefano from the Victorian Institute of Sport shares some advice for your first triathlon.

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Travel

Hitting the road with your pet

Bringing your pet with you on a trip makes exploring new surrounds double as fun!

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Travel

Auckland – Top 10 city to visit in 2014

Making Lonely Planet's 'Best In Travel' for 2014, we highlight the best spots to visit in Auckland.

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Recipes

Vietnamese salad recipe

A fresh, healthy summer salad that’s perfect for lunches.

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Recipes

Simple berry bircher recipe

A bircher muesli that takes 2 minutes to prepare - leave overnight and enjoy for breakfast.

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Community

A chef’s travels with Peter Kuruvita

Peter shares his most memorable food experience and what inspires his cooking over summer.

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Recipes

Barbecued island beef recipe

A dish inspired by coconuts and green pastures

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Lifestyle

Salsa verde recipe

This classic condiment by Peter Kuruvita is great with anything, especially barbecued meat

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Lifestyle

Snapping the journey

There’s nothing like travelling the world and documenting the journey.

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Community

The history of the ambulance

Medibank health humorist Nick Snelling explores the history of the ambulance.

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Recipes

Cucumber and corn salsa recipe

A refreshing corn salsa perfect for summer.

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Community

Double power in the kitchen: Isabella and Sofia Bliss

Talented twins share summer favourites and why it’s important for children to grow up cooking.

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Recipes

Prawn ravioli with tomato, rocket and lemon sauce recipe

A mouth-watering prawn ravioli recipe from junior Masterchef stars.

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Lifestyle

Protect your pet this summer

RSPCA shares its top tips for keeping your pet safe this summer.

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Experts

Chinese medicine for the four seasons: Summer

Advice from Dr. Katie Molloy on how to make a healthy transition from spring to summer.

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Community

Made by athletes for athletes

2XU co-founder Jamie Hunt talks about product development and changes in compression technology.

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Experts

9 post-exercise recovery tips

Professor David Cameron-Smith shares nine simple ways to reduce muscle pain and speed up recovery.

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Experts

The importance of bowel cancer screening

How a simple test can help detect bowel cancer, one of the most preventable forms of cancer.

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Recipes

Pettole (Italian fruit donuts) recipe

A delicious treat by Junior Masterchef stars Sofia and Isabella Bliss

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Community

Swim, bike, run this summer

From Caloundra to Latrobe, discover the events that can help you get ready for triathlon season.

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Travel

Auckland’s east and west

Beyond Auckland’s city limits, there is so much waiting for you to explore.

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Community

Your first triathlon: Tips from Brendan Sexton

Olympian Brendan Sexton shares some helpful advice for your first triathlon.

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Community

Healing hands

Four surgeons across four medical specialties reveal their tools of the trade.

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Community

Health matters with Ita Buttrose

Ita Buttrose raises awareness of the importance of good health.

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Community

Music and the mind with Something for Kate

Paul Dempsey shares how he handles the mental and physical pressures of being a musician.

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Community

Australian Open

A highlight of the sporting calendar, the Australian Open is set to thrill spectators once again.

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Community

Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain Ironman & Ironwoman Series

Watch top athletes from around the country compete in one the world's most gruelling competitions.

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Community

Putting on a grand slam

Craig Tiley reveals what goes on behind the scenes to host an event like the Australian Open.

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Lifestyle

Latest health and lifestyle gadgets

Keep your finger on the pulse with these health and lifestyle gadgets.

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Lifestyle

Health shelf – Lisa Weightman

Whether it's on the track or in the office, Lisa Weightman knows how to set—and reach—her goals.

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Lifestyle

Visualising health with Courtney Hancock

Courtney Hancock comes from stellar sporting history and is the 2011 Australian Ironwoman champion.

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In Brief

be. magazine Summer 2012

The summer edition of Medibank be. magazine is here to inspire, motivate and encourage.

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Community

Nike+ SportsWatch GPS

Medibank member Kim reviews the Nike+ SportWatch GPS.

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Community

A couple of sports stars – Trent Copeland and Kim Green

Competitive even in marriage, Kim Green and Trent Copeland have learned to love each other's sport.

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Community

Working to achieve better health

People who undertake jobs that contribute to a healthier life find fulfilment in them.

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In Brief

Health Parks, Healthy People

Summer is a great time to exercise in our many leafy parks and urban gardens.

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In Brief

Watsi

How you can donate life-saving medical treatments to people in need.

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In Brief

Bright Hearts

Design and medicine combine to help sick kids.

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Community

Unpacking the role of a dietitian

What is a consultation with a dietician like?

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In Brief

Super-sized soda ban in New York

Bigger is apparently not better as super sized sodas are banned in New York.

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Community

Celebrate Health

A healthy flavoursome teriyaki sauce without the added nasties.

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Lifestyle

Health Shelf – Jenna O’Hea

Jenna O'Hea discusses some of her favourite books, from inspirational memoirs to fantasy novels.

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