Why we should grow our own food

Knowing where something comes from is important. It allows us to identify and understand it. And recognising where our food comes from is imperative – we put food into our bodies so we expect it to be good for us and to be safe.
But recently we&rsqu… …read more

5 reasons to work on your sleep

How do you wake up in the morning? A screaming alarm right next to your ear? A nudge from your partner? Your flatmate crashing around in the kitchen?
The way you wake up can impact how rested you feel. If you are jolted out of a deep sleep cyc… …read more

5 reasons to walk to work

The morning commute doesn’t generally bring to mind words like ‘relaxing’ or ‘healthy’. For many of us, it involves sitting in lines of traffic, or hiding underneath someone’s armpit on the bus. If you’re luc… …read more

Personalised medicine

The term ‘personalised medicine’ is a new buzz phrase in health care. Most people are aware that personalised medicine is said to be the future of health care – a revolution in the way we diagnose and treat disease. However, how many of u… …read more

Spring quinoa risotto recipe

Risotto used to be my favourite thing to cook, but the traditional version would leave me feeling heavy and bloated. Alas, I needn’t have ditched my favourite dish! I’ve discovered a way to make a nutrient packed, lighter version that I d… …read more

Why I Run: The Wilson Family

The Wilsons love being outdoors. This year’s Medibank Melbourne Marathon Festival is the perfect chance for the family of six to get active together – and to support a cause close to their hearts at the same time.
“Our family life is bus… …read more

Why I Run: Chris Walker

Chris ran a lot as a teenager, and considers himself a good runner back then. “Now I consider myself an adequate jogger,” he says.
Nevertheless, he took on the challenge of a half marathon, signing up for the Medibank Melbourne Marathon … …read more

Guy Andrews: Fit for life

In the world of surf Ironman comps, there’s a handful of Aussie names synonymous with the sport, and one of those is Guy Andrews.
Three-time Uncle Tobys Ironman series winner, Guy inspired a generation of athletes with his string of gut-… …read more

Chocolate walnut cake recipe

2 cups fresh cherries
2 cups vodka
small jar
2 cups walnuts
4 tablespoons breadcrumbs
8 eggs
1 large lemon
1 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 tablespoon butter
spring-form cake pan
Chocolate filling and topping
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Why I run: Annie Crawford

Annie has been in love with running since her 20s. Every morning, she runs through her Manly neighbourhood, and she says running is the best way to get to know a place. “It’s a way to see a city wake up, in its raw form,” she says.
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Why I Run: Enrique Suana

Enrique has been passionate about running for a long time. In 2012, he found a unique way to share that passion with others – as a guide for vision impaired runners.
“It’s been absolutely great to give back to the sport that I love… …read more

Food for active kids

Getting children involved in sport not only develops skills and coordination, gives them a sense of accomplishment, builds healthy bodies and encourages healthy self-esteem – it also helps to put nutrition on their radar.
Whether children do a sport… …read more

10 best mental health apps

1. ReachOut Breathe
Free – iOS
When you’re feeling anxious or stressed, taking a few moments to focus on your breath can help to calm down your mind and body. By slowing down your heart rate, you can reduce the physical symptoms of anxiety, l… …read more

Feed the family on a budget

Feeding a herd of growing kids can add up. From filling lunch boxes, to satisfying starving kids after soccer practice, to catering for those fussy eaters, a fully-stocked fridge is essential in the family home.
So how can you do this without … …read more