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5 tips to survive the holidays

5 tips to survive the holidays

Let’s face it. The holiday season can be tough. You’re busy trying to get everything done at work. The kids are no longer looked after at school all day. There are massive financial and organisational pressures. You’re dreading having to spend time with your highly strung alcoholic sister-in-law on Christmas Day. And Christmas shopping? Ha! What Christmas shopping?!?! If only some fat guy in a red suit actually did deliver all the presents. See you at the shopping centre on Christmas Eve, fellow last-minuters. So we thought we’d help the cause by giving you 5 ways to make the most of...

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You're fat because...

You're fat because...

Reasons why you are fat: You consume more energy than you spend. End of blog. … OK… not really. BUT… it is almost that simple. For the large majority of people, our body weight (in particular, the amount of that weight made up by body fat) is dictated primarily by how much energy we consume vs. how much energy we burn. Yes, there are some medical conditions and medications that make weight management very difficult. But for most people, our capacity to manage our body weight comes down to very, very simple maths.... Energy In vs. Energy Out. Plus vs....

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Just HOW important is good quality sleep???

Just HOW important is good quality sleep???

How. Good. Is. Sleep!!! Even though we don’t really get to remember it… or think about it while we are doing it… it’s pretty hard to find someone who doesn’t agree that sleep is one of the greatest joys in life. We look forward to it, we miss it when we don’t get enough of it, and, for a lot of us, we spend a lot of our waking moments wishing we were asleep!! (any new parents reading this?!?!) Sleep is also incredibly important for our health. Sleep is right up there alongside adequate nutrition and regular exercise as key...

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Time to mow the lawn and... clear the mind??

Time to mow the lawn and... clear the mind??

Mowing the lawn on a weekend afternoon is a time-honoured Australian tradition. As men, we are often responsible for this task and a host of others involved in taking care of the garden at home. And whether you do these tasks begrudgingly, passionately, or perhaps just with a small sense of pride… you are actually on the receiving end of some pretty great benefits! Firstly, physical activity! Yay! Lifting, pushing, pulling, sweating, grunting, cursing … yep, getting stuck in to your garden is definitely a physical job! And unless you are a landscaper or gardener by trade, you are probably...

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Stress - the good, the bad & the ugly...

Stress - the good, the bad & the ugly...

Stress has always been a part of human life. Fact. But in today’s society, stress seems to be rampant and unavoidable. Work related stress. Mortgages. Relationship dramas. Personal pressures and expectations. Increasing cost of living. Climate Change... Just being really, really, really busy. It can be hard not to feel as though we are forced to live our lives constantly stressed out by one thing or another - or more likely many things all at once! But maybe being stressed is good for us? You have probably heard someone say they work best when stressed by a looming deadline. Are...

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