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Category: Health & Wellbeing

Building your wellbeing

You know the saying, “your body keeps the score”? It's the idea that if we treat our body with kindness, it will repay us with good health.

Every moment is a new experience if we pay attention

In her latest column, Australian pioneer of the practice of mindfulness, Charlotte Thaarup, discusses a new experience in life, which, in Buddhism, is called Dependent Arising. Mindfulness helps us understand what is really happening. Mindfulness...

‘If not now, then when?’ It’s time to get moving

Time truly is a funny thing. A single day can seem like it goes on forever, yet years can go by in a flash, writes regular columnist and Merewether Fitness Studio owner...

Playing with the voice of loneliness

In her latest column, Australian pioneer of the practice of mindfulness, Charlotte Thaarup, delves into Mindful Voice Integration and discusses how it can help those who are suffering from loneliness. For many...

How to use your personality traits for health, fitness

Regular columnist Stephen Smith, from Merewether Fitness Studio, shows how you can use your personality traits when it comes to health and fitness. I am a procrastinator. I can also be stubborn (or so...

Check your pressure, advises Stroke Foundation

The Stroke Foundation is urging Hunter residents to check their blood pressure after the region recorded 194 strokes in 2020. That figure means 3217 people in the region are living with stroke. Australians keen...

New Year’s resolutions seem a little shallow after 2020

Regular columnist Stephen Smith, from Merewether Fitness Studio, discusses what we learnt in 2020 and suggests some simple changes you can make this year.

Tips to stay safe in the sun

Throughout the summer months it is incredibly important to protect your skin from the sun’s harsh rays. These tips from the Cancer Council have got you covered, and they are probably something...

Owen Craigie, E Zee on song for Beach 5s rugby

Ex-Newcastle Knights star Owen Craigie has struck the right chord, with the release of the first song to promote his inspirational Chase the Energy initiative. The footballer turned mental health advocate recently partnered...

Face masks “strongly recommended”: NSW Health

Due to increasing COVID-19 case numbers in the state, NSW Health strongly recommends people in NSW wear a mask at all times when in indoor areas. The areas where masks should be...

Tips to maintain your health during the ‘silly season’

Regular columnist Stephen Smith, from Merewether Fitness Studio, offers five tips for surviving the 'silly season'. For many people, the Christmas season is a time of indulgence. Lots of catch-ups with friends and family,...

Kim’s ‘loss’ a positive result

If anyone needs some inspiration to lose a kilo or two, then look no further than Kim Black. The Anytime Fitness Rutherford manager is certainly a great advertisement for her chosen profession. As the...

MP slams Maitland Hospital emergency wait times

If you’ve ever felt frustrated, annoyed or even aggrieved while attending Maitland Hospital’s Emergency Department (ED), then here’s your chance to do something about it. Maitland MP Jenny Aitchison is calling on Lower...

Heavy investment in Hunter’s research capability

The Hunter’s health and medical researchers are set to benefit from a new collaboration. Port Waratah Coal Services (Port Waratah), Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) and Hunter New England Local Health District (HNELHD)...

Kids need to be more active, says fitness boss

John Pirlo believes children need to be more active. With more than 25 years’ experience in the fitness industry, the founder of Ninja Parc says this responsibility lies with adults.   “Whatever we do...

Meditation’s role in resolving life’s hindrances

Columnist and Australian pioneer of the practice of mindfulness, Charlotte Thaarup, discusses how meditation can help see and resolve life’s five hindrances for contentment. Have you ever tried meditation but given up because you...

Owen Craigie’s Chasing the Energy

Rugby league prodigy Owen Craigie faced many challenges throughout his illustrious career – some good, some not-so-good. Once labelled the “best naturally talented player I played with” by eighth Immortal Andrew Johns and...

Hunter woman wins case against disgraced surgeon

After three failed attempts at breast augmentation and the consequent shedding of countless tears, Karuah woman Krystal Bailey has finally had a win. Thanks to her Newcastle-based lawyer Catherine Henry, the young mum...

It might be time to take the stairs

In my last column, I talked about finding the time to exercise, preferably some kind of structured resistance exercise.

Bridging the gap between girls and sport

When Kirsten Ansell launched her inaugural Girls Day Out last Wednesday, she never dreamt it would cause such a stir amongst Novocastrian youngsters. As founder of Host a Surfer, Kirsten was hoping to...

Novocastrians urged to donate blood as stocks continue to drop

Novocastrians are being urged to donate blood to restore record-low stock. The Australian Red Cross Lifeblood says it has 300 appointments it needs to fill at its Maitland and Newcastle donor centres immediately. The...
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