The best of be. magazine 2015

As 2015 comes to a close, we remember the best of this year at be. magazine.

salad jars

Food

6 healthy and delicious lunch ideas

Some days a tuna salad in the lunchroom just doesn’t cut it. Mix up your workplace lunch with these creative and healthy ideas from Accredited Practising Dietitian Jenna Obeid.

Will the real superfoods please stand up?

Do superfoods actually give us superhealth? Associate Professor Tim Crowe takes a close look at these nutrient-packed morsels and dissects which ones are worth the hype.

How many kilojoules should I eat each day?

We each have a daily kilojoule ‘budget’ that can be estimated based on our age, weight, height and our general activity level. This calculator helps you work out how much you should be eating each day.

running couple

Exercise

Resistance training workout

Get strong legs and killer posture for explosive riding power. Tour de France winner and Medibank ambassador Cadel Evans steps out of the saddle to share his top tips for successful resistance training.

be. running guides

Whether you’re a beginner, a pro or somewhere in between, these training guides will get you pounding the pavement and smashing your personal best – one step at a time.

How to walk 10,000 steps

Taking on the challenge to walk 10,000 steps a day is a great decision for better health. Here’s how to make reaching that goal a breeze.

girl waking from restful sleep

Wellbeing

6 ways your brain can help you lose weight

Professor Claire Collins explains why your mind can be your most powerful asset when it comes to making positive lifestyle changes.

5 ways to sleep better tonight

Sleep. It’s something we all need – and often something we don’t get enough of. Sleep specialist John Toomey shares some gems of wisdom about why we’re all so tired, and how to get a rejuvenating night’s rest.

Laser eye surgery

Do you dream of seeing clearly? Vision correction specialist Dr Michael Lawless shares a few little-known facts about laser eye surgery.

As 2015 wraps up, we take a look back over the most popular food, exercise and wellbeing articles of the year.

Recommended reading - Stretching for wellbeing

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90/90 Hip Stretch

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Backbend

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Backward Roll

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Bridge

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Butterfly Stretch

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

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C-curve

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

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Camel Stretch

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Candle Stretch

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

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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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Downward Dog

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Community

Collective wisdom: Exercise

Our favourite insights on all things exercise, fitness and making active living a part of every day.

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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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Sky Squat Reach

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

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Squatting Internal Rotation

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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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Flowing vitality: The Chinese medicine approach to exercise

How to balance gentle movement and intense exercise for energy, flow and nourishment.

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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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Up-facing dog

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

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Thoracic Rotation

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

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Three-Legged Dog

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

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Wide Leg Squat

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

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Wide-Legged Forward Bend

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Piriformis Stretch

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