July’ employee of the month was awarded to Robyn Smith from Brygon Medical Centre. Robyn was nominated for showing great initiative and for always being willing to go above and beyond to ensure the surgery run well. Congratulations Robyn, keep up the great work.
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?
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.
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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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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
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
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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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
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
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
500 ml EasiYo unsweetened Greek style yogurt
Garlic clove, crushed (add more cloves if desired)
½ cucumber, deseeded and finely sliced
Juice and zest of half a fresh lemon
Bunch of mint, roughly chopped, and extra leaves for garnish
Salt and pepper to taste
Olive oil to garnish (optional)
1. Place the sliced cucumber over a …read more
Even if you’re a regular exerciser, there’s a chance you have experienced the deep ache of muscle soreness that can last for days. The pain experience can vary depending upon the exercise – from ‘it’s painful just to get dressed’ through to the discomfort of sitting down and …read more
Cooking time: 10 minutes
Prep time: 20 minutes
600 g turkey steaks
6 thin slices pancetta
3 nectarines, stone removed and diced into 1cm pieces
1 cup toasted walnuts, roughly chopped
1 cup watercress leaves
2 tablespoons chives cut into 1cm pieces
1 buffalo mozzarella, roughly torn into pieces
¼ cup walnut oil
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 …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
1 cup raw quinoa
1 ½ cups water
4 tomatoes, diced
1 small red onion, peeled and finely diced
1 long red chilli, halved, de-seeded, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, peeled and finely chopped
2 large handfuls of coriander, washed and chopped
1 handful of parsley, washed and chopped
60 ml extra-virgin olive oil
1 lemon, juiced for …read more
3 large green capsicums
3 large red capsicums
2 shallots, very finely chopped
1 large garlic clove, crushed
½ teaspoon dried oregano
Small handful flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped
1 teaspoon salt flakes
½ teaspoon ground black pepper
2 ½ tablespoons sherry vinegar
80 ml extra-virgin olive oil
1. Heat a chargrill pan over high heat, add the whole …read more
We live in a beautiful country with lots of sunshine, fresh air and space. Yet many of us spend hours sitting indoors, often in front of a screen.
With warmer days and a new year upon us, now is the perfect time to head outdoors with the family and establish …read more
1. Classic guacamole
Whip up this summer entertaining staple with ripe avocado, lemon and salt. Add some coriander and chilli for extra zing.
2. Vegan mayo
Blend avocado, white vinegar, lemon juice and salt with some garlic and onion powder for an easy, yummy mayonnaise.
Freeze avocado overnight then puree …read more
1 kg fresh cooked tiger prawns
½ cup hazelnuts
2 medium zucchini
1 medium bulb fennel
1 cup picked basil leaves
1 cup picked flat parsley leaves
1 cup picked mint leaves
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper
1 bunch dill, picked
1. Peel the prawns, leaving the tail intact.
2. Preheat the …read more
Medibank Australian Open Survey
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Start date: 01/02/17 at 09:00 am AEDT
End date: 08/02/17 at 11:59 pm AEDT
Entry is only open to Australian residents who are 18 years and over.
How …read more
Bringing a new furry family member into your life is an exciting decision. No doubt you’re already imagining all the cuddles, walks and playtime you’re going to have with your very cute companion. But before you commit to being a pet owner, it’s important to think it through carefully.
Choosing …read more
Some pets love coming along on short trips – especially if those trips involve lots of fresh air, new smells and space to run around. Letting them be part of the family holiday can be a lot of fun, but it will take a bit of planning.
First, make sure …read more
4 large cucumbers, coarsely chopped
2 large handfuls of mint leaves
6 limes (juiced for 1 cup lime juice)
1 cup sugar
4 cups water
1. Prepare all of the ingredients based on the instructions in the ingredients list.
2. Put all of the ingredients into the blender.
3. Add enough water to fill three-quarters …read more