Bangarra Dance Theatre’s national production, lore, tours this winter, weaving stories of the land and sea into its heartfelt contemporary dance works. Drawing a portrayal of life for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, themes of iden… …read more
After discovering the feel-good perks of a daily green smoothie, Luisa Hammond-Parker, together with business partner Jackie Booth, decided to bottle the goodness in a new business – Where The Wild Things Grow.
Here Luisa describes how this wellbein… …read more
3067, 325 Johnston Street, Abbotsford 3067
Gluten free foodies aren’t left out in Melbourne, where dining out is serious business, and Admiral Cheng-Ho in inner city Abbotsford has plenty to impress. The sister caf&eacut… …read more
1. In 2011-12, 17% of Australians aged 2 years or over (3.7 million people) reported avoiding a food due to allergy or intolerance.*
2. Coeliac Awareness Week runs from 13-20 March.
3. Does wheatgrass contain gluten? While pre-manufactured or powde… …read more
Less than two decades ago gluten was the success story of the grains industry, with wheat varieties rich in gluten all the rage. This exciting, new-world wheat enabled the creation of deliciously fluffy, light breads and pastries, plus that perfect a… …read more
Usually our bodies let us know if something is not quite right. The obvious signs that we are having issues with gluten relate to the response going on in our gut – bloating, abdominal pain, diahorrea and/or constipation are all reasons we … …read more
What flavours embody the spirit of winter for you?
I think slow cooked lamb shoulder on a bed of smoky eggplant puree with Turkish bread. Roasted chestnuts on the fire; I can taste the sweetness in mouth – yum. And a pot of beautiful red lentil soup… …read more
Loosen up, centre your mind, and relax and realign your body with yoga – all while suspended from the ground in a soft, silk sling.
Aerial yoga, one of the latest trends in the wellness world, fuses traditional yoga poses with movements from dance, … …read more
Inside Out Organic Soup Kitchen in Sydney’s Kings Cross offers a weekly dinner and a warm, safe place for people in the community who need it most. The philosophy is “healing from the inside out”, and since opening in 2011, IOOSK&rs… …read more
Slow down. It’s time to take a break and you’ve been meaning to see Uluru FOREVER. More than just a rock in the desert, it’s a slice of Australia just as rewarding to visit as a trip to Bali and beyond that’s easier – and chea… …read more
Choose from a 5km, 10km or 15km course through the scenic bushland of Kew Boulevard on the banks of the Yarra River, in one Melbourne’s oldest and most loved fun runs.
The de Castella Run for Mental Health follows the course Australian maratho… …read more
Being too healthy… it sounds like a misnomer, doesn’t it? Being healthy is a highly desirable trait – surely you can’t have too much of good thing?
A healthy diet and lifestyle can be characterised by eating foods that meets… …read more
This is a sweet solution with a distinct flavour from the juniper berries. It is a good pickling solution for delicate vegetables or for those that require less pickling time, such as those with a higher water content. Red onion, fennel or radish are… …read more
If anyone can help you on your mission to become a better cyclist, it’s Cadel Evans. That’s why we teamed up with the Tour de France legend and Medibank ambassador, along with a number of dedicated personal trainers, to bring you the GymB… …read more
Ride hard and fast with stronger leg muscles, better posture and overall conditioning. This workout is designed for strength and endurance, helping you to tone the whole body.
While lower body strength is obviously a key focus for cycling power… …read more
This workout takes you through short bursts of high intensity riding, with light recovery periods in between. This is a popular training method called High Intensity Interval Training, designed to help you achieve fitness results fast.
To really get… …read more
As mums we are all so busy, and it can be hard to find the time to exercise. But a day at the park doesn’t have to be spent supervising and drinking lattes. The next time you visit your local playground, why not get active with your little ones… …read more
Over the last 40 years, midwife Beth McRae has experienced more than most in a role that has seen her assist women give birth in rural, metropolitan and remote communities of Australia. Throughout the journey, she has amassed an array of astounding a… …read more
3 tablespoons of virgin olive oil
1 onion sliced
2 gloves of garlic
1 small red chilli
1 teaspoon of cumin
1 teaspoon of ras el hanout
1 teaspoon of paprika
1 teaspoon of salt
2 tomatoes, diced
2 tablespoons of chopped c… …read more
For many of us living in big cities, survival during the chilly winter months no longer depends on our abilities to preserve foods – however, when the process is as beautifully laid out as in Simon Bajada’s new cookbook The New Nordic… …read more
Up to 40% of Australians experience a food sensitivity or intolerance of some kind. But that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a rich array of gorgeous, interesting foods. It just means getting a little adventurous.
If you’re looking fo… …read more
550 g medium potatoes (Desirée, King Edward), sliced 550 g large turnips or swede, sliced 500 ml cream (or you can do ½ cream and ½ milk) Parmesan, grated 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves 10 g/10 pinches sea salt 1 g/2… …read more
Have you ever left hospital and felt unsure about how to best manage your after-care and recovery?
The Medibank Health Check #6 – After Hospital Experience asked 1,500 Australians about their experiences (and those of their close friends and f… …read more
Gestational diabetes is a form of diabetes that affects between three and eight per cent of pregnant women. It is a condition where there is too much glucose (sugar) in the blood. This occurs when our bodies are unable to convert the glucose from foo… …read more
Love endurance sport? Get your fix of triathlon fever at the first ever Australian Triathlon, Endurance and Cycling Expo. Be inspired by the greats, like world champion triathletes and event ambassadors Courtney Atkinson and Bek Keat, and s… …read more
Curling up with a book or braving the conditions with an exhilarating run, chilly winter weekends are spent in a variety of ways. We asked a handful of be. magazine contributors to tell us how they spend theirs…
Chinese … …read more
Free – iOS, Android
This interval workout timer app lets you create your own routines, and then guides you through your workout using text-to-speech. The app runs in the background, so you can still listen to music or use other… …read more
Trim for Life is a new app by the Weight Loss and Health Institute, designed to help you get in your best shape and stay there over the long term.
We chat with three contributors behind the app about their own wellbeing journeys, and why t… …read more
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons extra virgin Australian olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
3 parsnips, peeled and chopped
1 Granny Smith apple, peeled, cored and chopped
1 ½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 l… …read more
It’s cold and flu season – and we’ve all been there. The annoying tickle in the back of your throat …read more
Raw food eating is one of today’s popular dietary trends. So does this mean that you should think twice before …read more
Do you get enough sleep at night? Chances are, maybe not. In a recent Medibank study, only 43% of a …read more
Arthritis can be a complex and debilitating disease. In numerous forms, it affects nearly four million Australians and there is …read more
New website be-bolder.com is dedicated to sharing the worldly wisdom that comes with age. Curated by Helen Cathcart and Dominique …read more
In winter it’s a good idea to incorporate more ‘grounding’ foods into your diet. Think root vegetables such as carrots, …read more
If you’re not drinking cow’s milk due to intolerances or other reasons, finding a milk alternative can be a bit …read more
Sydney Harbour was sparkling and the atmosphere was electric as over 270 Australians set a new Guinness World Record for …read more
Australia is spending more on healthcare than ever before as we grapple with an ageing population, more frequent use of …read more
2 big field mushrooms (try to find ones which have quite a hollow centre)
Olive oil spray
4 large basil leaves
2 …read more
Acupuncture is widely recognised to help induce labour, ripening the cervix at full term and shortening the time between expected …read more