How to prepare for spring fitness challenges

This spring there are plenty of fitness challenges to choose from, making it the perfect time to really test yourself and see how you handle the demands of one of these races.

Whether you choose to do the City2Surf, Tough Mudder or one of the many marathons on offer in Sydney or Melbourne, preparation is a must. 

Nutrition

Before the lead up to any big sporting or fitness event it is essential you are fuelling your body with the right foods.

What better time than to consider a junk food or sugar fast? Instead of eating sweet treats, opt for healthier…

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The FOMO phenomenon

FOMO - or fear of missing out – is an affliction that can affect us all at some point. Whether you are scared of skipping out on a dinner with friends or feel an urge to check your mobile the minute it beeps, this can permeate every aspect of your life.

Although more common in teenagers, this problem can be seen in adults, too.  Essentially, it is the fear that someone else is doing something more interesting than you, and worrying about missing out on every opportunity at your fingertips.

Why should you be concerned about FOMO?

Sometimes FOMO can prevent you from…

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Just how pervasive is social media?

social media pervasive

Social media has become an integral part of many people’s lives, affecting their behaviour and even the language they use as they go about their day-to-day lives.

So, just how pervasive is this habit? You may be surprised to learn just how deep its roots are and how it affects you.

Users check in regularly

A major sign that a technology has become pervasive is how often it is used over the course of an average day. Research by the Business Insider Australia Intelligence has revealed an engagement index for all the major social networks.

This shows that our American peers spend more time on…

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Our silly season survival guide

silly season

The silly season is just around the corner and with it comes a range of temptations from sweet treats to alcoholic beverages. It can be tricky to balance your lifestyle needs with your desire to fit in at parties and partake in what’s on offer.

However, here are a few tips to help you out during this period.

Relax

With weekly parties to attend, countless presents to buy and assorted relatives to organise, it’s no wonder things can seem busier than normal around the Christmas and New Year period. In order to make the most of this time, why not

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Top 5 smoking myths busted

smoking myths

It won’t come as a surprise that smoking comes complete with a myriad of health risks. However, there are still a few myths circulating about this habit and how it affects the human body.

Here is the dirty truth about smoking and some great reasons why you should consider quitting.

1. Smoking less can improve health

The Cancer Council Australia reveals a common thought to be false – that cutting down on the smokes can help to improve your health outcome. It advises that there is no safe level of smoking.

2. There is no harm in social smoking

Even if you only light…

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