Lifestyle

10 days of silence: What I learnt on a Vipassana retreat

A silent meditation retreat isn't easy – but it may just change your life.

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Lifestyle

A second chance at love: Why adopt an older pet

Kittens and puppies are very cute, but adopting an older pet can be really rewarding – for both of you.

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Lifestyle

Is laughter really the best medicine?

There's some truth to the saying – laughter really is good for you.

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Experts

10 weight loss goals to focus on (that aren’t your weight)

Don't be a slave to a number – here are a few other ways to track your progress.

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Advice

6 low impact exercises (that are actually fun)

Gentle moves can still give you a good workout. Here are some ideas to get you going.

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Experts

What you need to know about cataract surgery

Cataract surgery can seem scary – but it's more common than you think.

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Experts

Can a healthy diet help cancer survivors?

How eating a nutritionally balanced diet can support you on your cancer journey.

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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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Experts

New breakthroughs in breast cancer research

Leading scientists from the Garvan Institute of Medical Research share the latest developments.

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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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Experts

Goal setting 101: A psychologist’s hacks

The science-backed secrets to getting the results you want.

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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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Experts

Clenching and grinding: How jaw pain can be treated

Don't put up with stiffness, soreness or clicking of the jaw. Your dentist and physio can develop a treatment plan.

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Travel

Private island buyer’s guide to the Philippines

Imagine making one of these 7,100 islands your own dream retreat.

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Travel

3 ethical conservation projects to check out in Malaysia

From elephants to orangutans, get close and personal with majestic rainforest creatures.

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Travel

5 South African safaris for all tastes and budgets

Explore stunning wilderness and get up close with lions, elephants, rhinos, leopards and more.

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Travel

5 tips for enjoying Malaysian street food (without getting sick)

Sample delicious Malaysian flavours to your heart's content.

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Travel

Dragon spotting in Indonesia

Komodo National Park is perfect for snorkelling, diving and exploring – and discovering these amazing creatures.

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Travel

The best ski resorts in China

Hit the slopes at these fantastic destinations.

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Travel

How to access Facebook and Instagram from China

It’s not illegal – it just takes a little know-how.

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Travel

Cape Town: the cosmopolitan coastal city

From the heights of Table Mountain to a colony of African penguins, here are just a few things to discover.

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Travel

Staying safe while seeing South Africa

There’s a perception that South Africa is a dangerous country to visit – but is it true?

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Travel

Lombok: Bali’s quiet cousin

Indonesia’s Lombok and Gili Islands are perfect holiday destinations for a relaxed, authentic tropical break.

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Travel

The ultimate festival of wine

Every year, on the third Thursday of November, something marvellous happens in central eastern France.

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Travel

Inside Intramuros: the walled city of Manila

Intramuros, the walled city at the heart of the current day capital, Manila, was the birthplace of Filipino independence.

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Travel

3 incredible New Zealand hikes to tackle

Get tramping through these wildly different landscapes.

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Travel

The coldest hotel in Canada

Every winter, just outside Quebec, the Hotel de Glace is freshly constructed from ice and snow.

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Travel

Top tips for visiting the Taj Mahal

It's one of the most spectacular sites in the modern world. Here's how to make your trip seamless.

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Travel

How to tackle jet lag like a pro

Jet lag is a natural part of international travel, but it doesn’t have to ruin your trip.

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Travel

The 10 best New Zealand travel Instagram accounts

Spectacular accounts to inspire your NZ adventure.

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Travel

Travelling to India for the first time

Bright, majestic India can be a culture shock. Here's how to prepare.

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Travel

Singapore: Ecotourism in the big city

Go beyond the skyscrapers and discover rainforests, wetlands and a unique night safari.

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Travel

7 must-have travel apps

The best apps for planning and navigating like a pro.

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Community

Living thoughtfully: Matt and Lentil

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

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Lifestyle

The effects of kindness

Can a lawyer change his life by reading a short stack of self-help books in one week?

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Travel

5 essential things to do before travelling to the USA

The USA can be a little different to other countries. Here’s how to prepare.

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Travel

5 lesser-known extreme sports to try in New Zealand

Thrill-seeking adventures for when you've done it all.

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Experts

4 simple ways to make your work day better

Small things could be impacting your wellbeing at work, Medibank Medical Director Dr Cheng explains.

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In Brief

Natural light: A simple way to boost workplace wellbeing

One simple key to creating a healthier, work environment? Exposure to natural light.

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Experts

The importance of cross-cultural cancer communications

The Cancer Council Victoria explains why knowledge is power.

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Experts

Overwhelmed? Here’s how to beat stress and find focus

Psychologist Alison Hill shares how to boost productivity – and your wellbeing.

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Advice

Bringing your new pet home

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

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Health Check

Can pets make your kids healthier?

Studies show spending time with pets could actually improve kids' health as they grow up.

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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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Experts

Could exercise help beat ovarian cancer?

New studies show promising signs, says Dr Tim Crowe.

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Advice

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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Lifestyle

Can origami help you achieve mindfulness?

Fold your way to a calmer mind. The soothing art of origami can double as a mindfulness tool.

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Experts

Bowel cancer: 5 facts every man should know

Bowel symptoms aren't a fun topic of conversation – but knowing the facts could save your life.

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Travel

The 7 best Australian beaches

How many of these spectacular beaches have you ticked off your list?

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In Brief

Measuring and supporting corporate wellbeing

Introducing a new tool to help companies understand, measure and improve workplace wellbeing.

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Travel

5 ways to eat healthy while travelling

Here are a few tips to make good food choices while still enjoying new flavours when holidaying.

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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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Experts

How to support a loved one through cancer

Here's how to support a loved one through difficult times.

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Experts

Your 5-minute plan for a healthier day

Ask yourself these four questions each morning and set your day on the right track.

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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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Recipes

The art of making broth

Get simmering with rich, flavoursome broths and stocks.

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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

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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Experts

The real reason you feel hungry

Professor David Cameron-Smith explores how hunger works.

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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

Do you really need vitamin supplements?

Nutrition expert Professor Tim Crowe explores when vitamins and supplements can improve nutrition.

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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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Lifestyle

5 relaxing yoga poses for the work week

This relaxing sequence of yoga poses will have you feeling rejuvenated.

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Advice

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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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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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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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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Travel

The best bike-friendly cities

Discover the most bike-friendly cities of the world.

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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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Lifestyle

Making the decision to Donate Life

Talk to your loved ones about your wishes and register your decision online.

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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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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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Community

What the Merry Medic knows about health

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

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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

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

6 essential apps for mind and body

Want to fuel your body, reach those targets and tune your mind? Let these apps sweat it out for you.

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Lifestyle

How to create the perfect morning routine

Mornings deserve to be designed - here are 5 tips to curate the start to a perfect day.

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Experts

Laser eye surgery alternatives

Laser surgery not an option? Here are some alternatives.

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Experts

Food to fuel your snow trip

Quality carbohydrates and rehydration could be the key to enjoying your snow trip.

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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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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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Experts

Warm up with Chinese medicine

Take time for self-care this winter with nourishing foods, energising movement and deep reflection.

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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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Advice

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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Lifestyle

10 fitness and wellbeing podcasts to get you inspired

Supercharge your motivation, learn something new, and be entertained with uplifting health podcasts.

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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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