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10,000 steps a day may not be enough to stay healthy and pain-free as we age

10,000 steps a day may not be enough to stay healthy and pain-free as we age

All Australians should incorporate strength training into their weekly routine, but it is especially important for those aged over 40.   The recommendation of 10,000 steps a day is well known as the key to staying fit and healthy, however walking and aerobic activities are only part of the story. The Australian Physical Activity Guidelines

Spring is around the corner

We are probably all feeling the fatigue from what seems a very long and very cold winter. And while usually Melburnians don’t like to admit it actually gets cold here, this winter we’ve seen many don the winter jacket and scarf to escape the icy wind ripping up from the back of Flinders Street Station.

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By Kathryn Anderson Fast for the hungry Remember those weekends as a teenager, surviving on nothing but barley sugar and water? Cast your mind back to your teen years and the words “40 Hour Famine” might conjure up fun weekends raising money for World Vision and this year marks its 40th anniversary. To raise awareness

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By Kathryn Anderson Going dry this July Dry July is now in its eighth year. Dry July encourages all of us to quit booze for a month. As well as the health benefits that can be gained by going alcohol-free, the main aim of Dry July is to raise money for 47 beneficiaries to support

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Can you kickstart my health campaign? Why do I need a health campaign? People start a health campaign to lose weight. However, even those who are not overweight should dedicate consistent time to their health. Research shows that purely by having a sedentary, desk-based job we are at higher risk of health issues later in

Fancy some free Bollywood?

Fancy some free Bollywood? As part of the City of Melbourne’s “100 Ways to Move” program, Melburnians get an opportunity to channel their inner film-star! Bollywood dancing is a great opportunity to immerse yourself in the Indian film culture while getting some extra exercise and, thanks to Shebeen in Manchester Lane, you can try it

Kickstart your 2015 Campaign

By Kathryn Anderson Time to grow It’s always one of my favourite events in Melbourne as the Town Hall Veggie Patch is planted and the City Square becomes a tranquil garden of culinary delights – yes, the Grow Show is happening again this year between February 7 and March 1. As part of this year’s

Get outdoors

By Kathryn Anderson Wiggle your hips If you prefer sensible shoes to the wheeled variety, then the Salsa Foundation’s intro classes might be more up your alley! As a dance company which is “dedicated to teaching you how to love dancing” the Salsa Foundation has opened its doors to the open air from November to

Walking works

By Kathryn Anderson Next time take the stairs We all know the benefits of taking the stairs to break up your work day, but have you thought about taking that to the next level? Australia’s biggest vertical race, the annual Eureka Climb, presented by OsteoEze takes place on Sunday, November 15 and by joining in

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