Tag: lifestyle

Research has found a healthy diet is cheaper than junk food

Many people believe eating healthily is expensive – and more costly than buying junk food. The article featured in The Conversation, discusses the results of new research,...

Why no food, not even kale, is ‘healthy’

Photo by Deb Lindsey for the Washington Post A thought provoking view of the misunderstood but crucial difference between 'healthy' and 'nutrition' when making food...

How to live longer if you are a woman

In most countries in the world, women live longer than men. Women probably have a few things to thank for their longevity: - oestrogen has...

How to best store fruits and vegetables

Researchers at the University of Arizona spent a year tracking families’ food-use habits. Working with the United States Department of Agriculture, they interviewed the...

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...

Are cravings a flag that we need that food?

We have all experienced an intense desire to consume a particular food at some time. In fact, one study of more than 1,000 people...

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...

Exercise safely in the heat

Exercise alone can be hard, but exercising in the heat is a whole lot harder. According to Howard Carter, Research Associate at the University of Western Australia and...

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...