Sitting versus standing

Evidence is growing to show that spending too much sitting increases your risk of diabetes, certain cancers, heart disease and early death. Many people know when...

Are synthetic fragrances really safe?

What makes your shampoo and conditioner smell so good? Chances are, it's not an essential oil you are smelling, but a fragrance synthesised in a laboratory...

Does hand sanitiser have a downside?

In a world ever increasingly aware of the spread of coughs, colds and other more nasty illnesses, it's understandable that many of us chose to...

Should we be bathing daily?

At least 80 per cent of Australians bathe or shower at least once daily. However, a hot daily shower can damage your skin, according to Associate Professor Stephen...

Plants in your bedroom to help you sleep better

If you have trouble sleeping at night, there are lots of benefits to having more plants in your home including: Better air quality Reduced stress and anxiety Better smell Headache...

We need to look after our kidneys better

Most of us underestimate the contribution our kidneys make to our good health. Kidneys are a feature-packed, highly efficient filtration and waste elimination system as well as the source...

Eight hours is enough sleep from middle age

Sleep is vital for good health but more of it may not always be better for everyone. Research recently published in the journal Neurology...

4-7-8 breathing to keep you calm

A strong correlation exists between emotions and breathing. People who are anxious or upset breathe rapid, shallow, noisy and irregular breathes. It’s easier to regulate...

Learn to fall asleep In under 1 minute every night

Learn the “4-7-8″ breathing technique This method was developed by a wellness practitioner, Harvard-educated Dr. Andrew Weil, who studies meditation, breathing, and how it can be used to...