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Community

Yoga for the boys

"Some guys think yoga makes you less of a man. The truth is, it makes you a better one."

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Advice

9 ways to get more from your workout

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

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Lifestyle

Play like a girl: 8 AFLW players you need to know

Keep an eye on these amazing women making Australian sporting history.

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Advice

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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Travel

3 incredible New Zealand hikes to tackle

Get tramping through these wildly different landscapes.

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Lifestyle

6 ways to sneak exercise into your work day

No time to exercise? Here are some easy ways to get moving at the office.

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Lifestyle

13 easy ways to be more active at work

Here are some simple ways you can get moving throughout the day.

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Lifestyle

How runner Gen LaCaze stays motivated and focused

The steeplechase champ describes how she achieves her best – physically and mentally.

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In Brief

parkrun Australian Open competition winner

Congratulations to our winner, Tarja Clarke from QLD!

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Experts

Why exercise recovery hurts – and what helps

Professor David Cameron-Smith explains the science of post-workout soreness.

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Lifestyle

5 reasons to try an outdoor gym

Like a playground, but better. Here's why you should give outdoor fitness a go.

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Experts

Could exercise help beat ovarian cancer?

New studies show promising signs, says Dr Tim Crowe.

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Lifestyle

5 outdoor adventures you have to try

The mountains, rivers and hiking trails are calling.

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Experts

Want stronger bones? This exercise will help

Bones need more than just calcium to stay strong. Here's how exercise can help prevent osteo issues.

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Lifestyle

How to create your perfect summer fitness plan

Reboot your fitness this summer and feel strong, bright and energised.

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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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Travel

Going on a trek? Here’s what to eat

Before you set off on your outdoor adventure, make sure you’ve got a good plan.

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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 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

Walking in Tasmania

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

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Experts

How to help young athletes manage training load

Managing load to avoid injury and burn out is essential for young athletes.

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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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In Brief

Fast and furious on court

Caitlyn Nevins on the 2016 Fast5 Netball World Series, coming up on October 29 and 30 in Melbourne

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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

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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Experts

Why you should try TRX suspension training

Ready to challenge your body with a fun, strength-building workout?

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Experts

The best foods to eat before and after your workout

Boost your energy before you start, then nourish and replenish for recovery.

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Lifestyle

7 ways to get active in spring

Here are some fun ways to mix up your workout in the warmer months.

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Travel

8 ways to exercise in a new city

New to town? Take the opportunity of a fresh start to revamp your workout – and explore everything.

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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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Travel

The best bike-friendly cities

Discover the most bike-friendly cities of the world.

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Lifestyle

Parkrun: What to expect

Want to give parkrun a go? Here's everything you need to know for your first time.

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Lifestyle

4 ways to prevent running injuries

Look after your body while you run. Here's how to lower your chances of getting injured.

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Community

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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Lifestyle

How to start running with your kids

Find out how exercising with your kids is beneficial for both of you.

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Community

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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Community

People of parkrun: Melissa

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

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Community

People of parkrun: David

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

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Travel

8 breathtaking hiking trails around Australia

Discover your love for the great outdoors with this list of stunning hiking trails.

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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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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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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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Advice

Stretches for gym enthusiasts

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

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Advice

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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Advice

Stretches for runners

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

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Advice

Stretches for office workers

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

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Lifestyle

How to choose a bike helmet for your child

Cadel Evans tells you what you need to look out for when purchasing a bike helmet.

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Lifestyle

Keeping kids safe: Bike and road safety essentials

Cadel Evans touches on bike equipment safety and being observant on and around roads.

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Lifestyle

Kids’ bike maintenance 101

Few are more qualified than Cadel Evans to give tips on maintaining your bike.

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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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Travel

Australia’s 7 best places for a family bike ride

Get pedalling as a family in these gorgeous locations around Australia.

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Lifestyle

How bike riding boosts kids’ health

Discover why bike riding is good for children and the different ways it helps them to develop.

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Lifestyle

6 reasons why every kid should learn to ride a bike

Get Cadel Evans' insight on why every kid should learn to ride a bike.

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Lifestyle

6 reasons why balance bikes are great for kids

Need to know why your child should learn to ride bikes on a balance bike? Cadel Evans answers

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Lifestyle

How to choose a balance bike for your child

A guide to buying the best bike for your little one.

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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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Lifestyle

Forward Fold with a Twist

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

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Advice

Wide-Legged Forward Bend

A stretch for your back, hips and legs.

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Advice

Thoracic Extension

A stretch for your arms, shoulders and back.

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Advice

Child’s Pose

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

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Advice

Thoracic Rotation

A stretch for your chest, back and shoulders.

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Advice

Three-Legged Dog

A stretch for your hamstrings, adductors and calves.

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Advice

Wide Leg Squat

A stretch for your hips, legs and back.

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Advice

Downward Dog

A stretch for your hamstrings and calves.

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Guides

Up-facing dog

A stretch for your abs and back.

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Advice

Candle Stretch

A stretch for your neck and shoulders.

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Advice

Sky Squat Reach

A stretch for your hips and back.

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Advice

Camel Stretch

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

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Lifestyle

Side Lunge

A stretch for your hips and legs.

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Advice

C-curve

A stretch for your neck, upper back and ribs.

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Advice

Butterfly Stretch

A stretch for your inner thighs, knees and groin.

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Lifestyle

Pendulum Stretch

A stretch for your hamstrings and inner thighs.

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Advice

Bridge

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

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Advice

Lying Hip Rotation

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

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Advice

Backbend

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

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Advice

Extended Side Angle

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

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Advice

Backward Roll

A stretch for your arms, shoulders and back.

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Advice

Revolved Crescent Lunge

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

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Advice

90/90 Hip Stretch

A stretch for your hips and lower back.

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Advice

Half Pancake Stretch

A stretch for your hips, groin and legs.

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Advice

Neck stretch

A stretch for the neck and shoulders.

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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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In Brief

Young basketballers shine bright

Austalia's best young basketballers were in action at the Medibank National Junior Classic.

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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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Lifestyle

How to play better basketball: Advanced tips

Want to improve your technique when going for that three-pointer? Aimie Clydesdale shows you how.

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Lifestyle

How to play better basketball

Warm up and shoot like a pro with tips from professional player Aimie Clydesdale.

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Lifestyle

How barre workouts get you long and lean

Barre founder Cat Woods sits down for an interview to discuss how to prepare for her workouts.

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Experts

5 ways to treat sports injuries

Physiotherapist Kara Demmrich gives advice on how to treat sports injuries.

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Lifestyle

Good Cycles

A bike shop and mobile mechanic that helps disadvantaged people build their skills and find employment.

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Community

Happy Melon Studios: Mindfulness meets exercise

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

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Lifestyle

High intensity interval training: The fast track to fitness results

Here’s how to use HIIT to improve your fitness, strength and fat burning in just 30 minutes.

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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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