Wellbeing

What South Korea Can Teach The World About Living Well

March 30, 2018

Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters The culture that dreamed up K-pop, kimchi and taekwondo has a lot to share with the rest of the world about prioritizing the mind and body. In fact, South Korea is home to some of the best health care, entertainment and wellness wisdom in the world. Below are a few things the 2018 […]

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How one meal a day could be the key to losing more weight

October 19, 2017

IMAGINE if you only needed to worry about food once a day? No more snacks, or planning lunch or worrying about what you were going to eat all day. All you need to consider is eating whatever you want or feel like, once a day. Such is the proposal by a British doctor, Dr Van […]

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Why detoxing is a load of crap

October 19, 2017

DETOX diets and cleansing regimes are swamping the internet. And their message is clear: to be our best selves, we need to rid our bodies of toxins, like pollution, pesticides, synthetic chemicals and processed foods. But, my podcast, Science Vs, asked: is there any science behind these detoxes? Can we do anything to help cleanse our […]

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Pasta not fattening, Italian study find

October 19, 2017

Pasta has gained a bad reputation among many dieters, who believe eating a bowl of spaghetti will make them gain weight. However, a new Italian study, published in the Nutrition and Diabetes journal, has found pasta is not fattening. In fact, the researchers found those who ate pasta had a lower body mass index (BMI) […]

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Can’t do vegetarian? Try flexitarian, which also has health benefits

October 19, 2017

From black bean burgers on restaurant menus to eight varieties of hummus at the supermarket, the meatless movement shows no signs of slowing down. The first real blip of vegetarianism in the United States started in 1971 when Frances Moore Lappé published Diet for a Small Planet, and explained that meat-based diets can be harmful for our […]

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Paddle Pop and Sakata snack makers fined by ACCC for misleading health claims

October 19, 2017

The makers of Streets Paddle Pop ice-creams and Sakata rice snacks have each paid a penalty of $10,800 after exploiting school canteen guidelines to create a “health halo” around their processed products. What does ‘canteen-approved’ mean to you? Australian mums are concerned and confused by the labelling of snack foods as ‘school canteen-approved’. The Australian Competition […]

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Sports programs expose children to ‘unhealthy’ food messages, study finds

October 19, 2017

More than 1.25 million children involved in sports programs across Australia are being exposed to “unhealthy” messages from the food and drink companies that sponsor them, a study has found. How much exercise to burn off a McWrap? To burn up the kilojoules contained in just one McDonald’s wrap, Fairfax’s Peter Munro has to run for longer […]

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Workplace support can positively influence parents’ well-being

September 11, 2017

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Employers who support working parents and their personal lives can positively influence the well-being of those employees and help them have more positive perceptions of their personal lives, according to a Penn State study. The findings suggest that workplace support can provide employees with resources that not only enhance their time […]

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