January’s employee of the month was awarded to Leonie McKeown from Medicross Coomera. Leonie has received this award for the excellent job she does in the treatment room and for always being eager to help. Congratulations Leonie
Congratulations to the 2017 Medicross Medical award winners. From left to right, Melanie Weatherhead (All Round Excellence Award), Robyn Smyth (Rising Star Award), Rosana Davey (Rising Star Award), Alana Hofman (Rising Star Award), Elisha Harris (Outstanding Performance Award), Heather Sloan (Outstanding Performance Award) and Mario du Plessis (Practice Manager of the Year Award).
You are what you eat… so when we want to feel fresh, vibrant and healthy, filling up on natural foods bursting with nutrients and nourishing antioxidants is an excellent idea.
Be inspired with these healthy new recipes with your very own Eat Clean Recipe eBook by Natascha Elisa, filled with incredibly nutritious and vibrant recipes.
Childhood: a time of grazed knees, cheap milk, guilt-free ice cream, and showbags with quality toys. Exercise wasn’t something you did but something that just happened as you went about your day. So if your grownup exercise routine is feeling like a chore you’d rather avoid, it might be time to resurrect some of your favourite childhood activities.
The winter chill can wreak havoc on your skin’s moisture levels. But there are things you can do to keep your skin looking and feeling its best throughout the colder months.
1. Keep carrying that water bottle
Your thirst response isn’t as active in winter, so despite the fact that you lose a significant amount of fluid when you breathe cold air,
Being an early riser has been touted as the key to success and productivity for centuries. In the words of Aristotle, “It is well to be up before daybreak, for such habits contribute to health, wealth, and wisdom.” Similarly, Benjamin Franklin said, “Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.”
But have we been overselling the influence of early mornings?
June’s employee of the month was awarded to Wendy Liu from Medicross North Maclean and Medicross Jimboomba. Wendy was awarded employee of the month for her professional attitude and for the pride she takes in her role as practice nurse. She is also very flexible and willing to help where ever is needed.
It takes guts to make life changes. Ask Peter FitzSimons, Australian journalist, former rugby union player and author of The Great Aussie Bloke Slim-Down. Peter’s book offers a refreshingly honest and open account of how he got to where he is today.
We had a chat with Peter about what …read more
The joint in the jaw is known as the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and problems in the jaw are commonly referred to as temporomandibular disorder (TMD). These problems typically include pain in the side of the face, grinding of the teeth, stiffness of the jaw muscles and locking, clicking and …read more
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Malaysia’s great rainforests are home to thousands of species of animals not found anywhere else in the world. This rainforest however, is slowly disappearing as ground is cleared for development, mining and farming purposes.
Whilst this is good news for Malaysian people, providing new industries, development, and jobs, some animal …read more
New Zealand is home to spectacular scenery and diverse wildlife, and attracts millions of tourists per year looking to experience its pristine nature.
Here are three of the best ways to experience it all.
1. By road
Self-driving tours of New Zealand are extremely popular. You can drive yourself in a rental …read more
Ever fancied buying your own private island? For the price of a shoebox in Sydney, you could buy one in the Philippines (as long as your boss is okay with you working from home).
It’s estimated that about a thousand private islands around the world hit the market each year, …read more
Hit the trail and see why New Zealand’s artisan cheese industry is blooming, as a new generation of cheesemakers returns to age-old ways to craft the tastiest cheeses.
Beyond the green pastures, New Zealand’s best little cheesemakers will put temptation in your way as you travel the highways and byways …read more
A practical guide to traditional skills in the modern world lies at the heart of Matt and Lentil’s beautiful first book, Grown and Gathered. An ode to thoughtful living, it captures the joy that comes from the simple things – growing summer tomatoes, trading flowers from the garden, preserving …read more
No longer confined to childhood, play-based projects have taken to the streets on a global scale, changing the way communities connect.
In Melbourne’s Federation Square, two adult strangers laugh as they bounce on a giant illuminated see-saw. In Adelaide, a young family explores a local park in a ‘geocaching’ session, …read more
Community gardens have long provided this space, but many of them do so much more.
THE SECRET GARDEN, HAWKESBURY REGION
“When you think of a community garden you often imagine vegie plots or food, but there’s much more going on here,” says Secret Garden coordinator Marianne Farrar.
It’s just after 9am, and …read more
Do you love traveling but hate missing your regular Saturday morning jog? Are you hesitant to go running on holidays because you’re worried about getting lost? Let parkrun be your travel guide, running buddy and personal trainer all in one.
Originating in the UK over a decade ago, parkrun is …read more
Where can you find a tropical highland rainforest, in a city that sits right at sea level? In Singapore, of course! While Singapore is often thought of as a city-state, there’s plenty more natural beauty than you might expect, and the stunning Cloud Forest, part of the Gardens by …read more
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
2 tablespoons AYAM™ Thai Chilli Jam Paste
500 g boneless chicken, cut into strips
2 tablespoons peanut oil
1 onion, thinly sliced
1 red capsicum, deseeded and sliced
1 tablespoon AYAM™ Light Soy Sauce
1 tablespoon lime juice
½ cup roasted cashew nuts
½ cup Thai basil leaves
Steamed rice to …read more
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 1 hr 10 minutes
1 jar AYAM Malaysian Rendang Curry Paste 185 g
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
270 ml can AYAM Coconut Milk
700 g rump steak, diced into 2 cm pieces
Toasted shredded coconuts, to garnish
Steamed rice to serve
1. Heat oil in a wok over medium-high heat.
2. …read more
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The word ‘cancer’ can be scary – even more so in some communities where the topic is regarded as taboo.
But did you know that one third of cancers are preventable? Some of the lifestyle changes that can help reduce your risk include quitting smoking, limiting alcohol, eating a healthy …read more
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I find myself endlessly spruiking the benefits of dairy foods, and with good reason too. Not only are dairy foods downright delicious, they are also extremely healthy – the evidence doesn’t lie.
Dairy foods provide a nutritional punch. They contain more than 10 nutrients important for our general health, nervous …read more
½ cup buckwheat, soaked in water overnight
2 cobs corn, peeled
½ cup whole almonds
1 punnet cherry tomatoes
1 bunch flat parsley, washed, roughly chopped
½ bunch mint, washed, torn
3 shallots, washed, thinly sliced
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Juice 1 lemon
4 fillets snapper approx. 150 g (from a responsible source)
Extra lemon for serving
1. …read more
Genevieve LaCaze has been running since she was a kid growing up in rural Queensland. Representing Australia at the Rio Games in the 3km and 5km steeplechase events, Gen achieved personal best times in the finals for both distance events.
Here, the New Balance ambassador describes how she mentally and …read more
Five Sydney-based doctors have developed a new smartphone app to support cancer patients during treatment. CancerAid helps patients and their families tho to organise their journey with clear, individualised information.
Co-founder Dr Raghav Murali-Ganesh, a radiation oncology registrar, shares why he believes this app can make a difference.
What does CancerAid …read more