Medibank Wave Warriors 2015/16

Future Ironmen and Ironwomen, get ready to make a splash! Medibank Wave Warriors is a fun and social surf lifesaving challenge for U9s to U15s, designed to get young athletes involved in an iconic Australian sport.
Created by Ironman champion Zane H… …read more

Zane Holmes: Making waves

How did you get the idea to start Wave Warriors, a surf lifesaving challenge for kids?
The concept of Wave Warriors was born out of a frustration for the lack of quality events on offer for nippers across the country. As a former nipper myself, I wa… …read more

The best hostels around the world

While the humble hostel may have lost a little of its shimmer in the rise of share-house mega-watt Airbnb, there are still plenty of advantages to choosing one to bunker down in. Often in enviable locations, hostels today are incorporating beautiful,… …read more

6 new healthy snacks

1. Dark Cacao Chia Pods
The Chia Co’s latest offering in their expanding Chia Pod range is the Dark Cacao Chia Pod. It gets top marks for its rich, dark colour and gooey, chocolatey consistency, making it feel like a much naughtier afte… …read more

The history of the suture

Getting stitches is a rite of passage as a kid. Fall off your BMX, run into something sharp or gouge yourself leaping out of a tree, and you were off to the doc quick-smart, wincing and wailing as they sewed you back up. But did you ever stop to cons… …read more

Banana bread recipe

This recipe is gluten, dairy and refined sugar free.
4 ripe bananas
¼ cup coconut oil, melted
¼ cup almond milk
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon rice malt syrup
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Recovering from injury

When we are injury-free, life is good. Exercise is enjoyable and motivation levels are high. We are focused and committed. We feel good, look good and personal goals are continually challenged. We have an endorphin-fuelled, positive mindset with a bo… …read more

Meet the meats

Meat and meat alternatives make up one of the five food groups recommended in the Australian Guide to Healthy Eating. Meat products are a source of nine essential nutrients, and are considered a good quality source of protein given its complete amino… …read more

Zucchini and mint soup recipe

Serves: 4
1⁄4 cup cold-pressed extra-virgin olive oil (plus extra to drizzle if you like)
2 cloves garlic, crushed
2 leeks, pale part only, sliced
6 zucchini, sliced
1⁄2 teaspoon chilli flakes
1⁄2 teaspoon ground … …read more


Someone asked me once what it’s like watching your children grow up. The thing is, you don’t. It just happens around you. Like the sapling from next door’s back yard you once couldn’t see, until the day comes when the branches… …read more

5-minute DIY health check

If you think all health checks involve getting poked, prodded and some level of disrobing, think again. There are some simple ways to check your health by yourself at home.
While health starts on the inside, experts can do ‘eye-ball&rsqu… …read more

Yoga workout

Yoga is a great way to stretch and strengthen the body, build mind-body connection and slow down or stop the mindless chatter to create a blissful state of relaxation.
This yoga sequence builds on basic sun salutations to warm up and awaken t… …read more

Pilates workout

Pilates uses bodyweight as resistance to tone, stretch and strengthen the body, with emphasis on your abdominals, posture and alignment. It lengthens and stretches all the major muscle groups in the body to improve flexibility, strength, balance and … …read more

Bubacise workout

Bubacise is an amazing mum and bub workout that tones and strengthens all the important bits you need and want toned after childbirth – thighs, glutes, back and arms.
Why it’s good for you
It’s gentle yet effective, designed wi… …read more

Affirmation workout

Affirmation is a flowing sequence of yoga and pilates-based exercises accompanied by positive and empowering affirmations. The intention of this workout is to empower and inspire while developing functional strength throughout the body.
Why it… …read more

A spin class with a fresh twist

As we emerge from winter, many of us will be looking for new ways to breathe life into an exercise routine that has faltered during the colder months.
If you’re anything like me, it is all too easy to make excuses for letting exercise dr… …read more

How body fat works

The inner journey of digested nutrients is a baffling, complex process. Possibly the simplest part is the convoluted transit route fat passes from the lips to the hips. Fats cover an incredible array of different types of compounds that give cooking … …read more

Glorious green smoothie recipe

2 stalks kale (remove the stems and just use the leaves)
1 cup coconut water or filtered water
A handful of fresh mint leaves
1 cup baby spinach leaves
1⁄2 green apple
Juice of 1⁄2 lemon
2 tablespoons chia seeds
1 teas… …read more


It doesn’t take much to ask: “Are you okay?” But this simple question has the power to start conversations that could make a real difference to someone who is having a tough time. R U OK Day, held this year on 10 September, is a… …read more

Greek dim sims recipe

This dish brings back memories of my childhood where my mother used to roll these lahanodolmades by hand, while the cooked cabbage leaves where still boiling hot
Serves: 6 (about 20 rolls)
1 cabbage
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 medium o… …read more

Healthy weight loss for women

Did you know the average Australian woman will put on an extra five to seven kilograms every 10 years as she ages? It’s so common it has a name: kilogram creep. If left unchecked it can have a big impact on your long-term health.
Being o… …read more

Spicy Greek bean medley recipe

My dear friend Mary Amiridis, inspired by the fresh seasonal beans that are abundant during the summer months, combined a selection of fresh beans with flavoursome tomatoes and a little chilli to bring together this protein and fibre rich salad.
Ser… …read more

Nutty cranberry muesli recipe

This homemade muesli is wonderful on its own as a snack, or you can add fresh kiwifruit, banana or stone fruits for a delicious, healthy breakfast.
This is a bulk recipe, making about 4.5 kg of muesli, and should last a good few months.
Ingredients… …read more

Why dog owners need pet insurance

No matter how well we take care of our beloved dogs – walking them, monitoring their diet, showering them love with affection – they can experience health complications. And let’s face it, those complications can get expensive.
Pet insurance c… …read more

What your dog says about you

Here are a few of our favourite dog types, and what they say about their owners.

1. Pomeranian/toy poodle
You’re fashion conscious and love the latest looks. But your puppy (like you) is more than just a pretty face. Sure, it can fit in a d… …read more

New life: A celebration

“Our oceans are teeming with life. From the smallest organism living in a rock pool to the largest marine mammal traversing the globe, new life is created every day, and has been for millions of years. For many people around the world, the se… …read more