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Category: Health & Wellbeing

Newcastle Weekly
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Flipping the perspective on elderly and exercise

Christine is 73 and can deadlift more than 50 kilograms. It’s all thanks to Karl Versteeg and the team at Carrington’s Groundwork Fitness. When she first started at the gym in December 2020, she...

Belmont the next mass vaccination centre

A former Bunnings warehouse in Lake Macquarie will be transformed into the NSW Government’s second mass vaccination centre, further boosting the vaccine rollout across the state. The mass vaccination centre will be located...

Nutritionist shares tips for a healthy winter

If you are worried about getting sick this winter, you are not alone. New research has revealed that many Australian parents are worried about their family as we head into the colder months. According...

Piratti Sourdough bakery launches with people over profit model

Ethics, social enterprise and regenerative culture aren’t usually terms associated with sourdough bread, but for Newcastle’s Piratti, prioritising people over profit is at the forefront of every bake. The innovative not-for-profit group of...

Small consistent changes make big difference

How easy can you get up out of a chair or off the lounge? Perhaps you even let out a little groan when performing this task? If this sounds like you, there is...

Xavier’s spreading good karma

Xavier Neil may only be 10 but over the past three years he has raised more money for charity than most.  The youngster is passionate about helping people who are impacted by cancer,...

Program to help women find their strength

Helping women stand strong and realise their potential is the aim of a special martial arts program.  Running over four weeks next month, Hunter Valley Martial Arts Centre’s Women’s Empowerment Program is for...

Variety is the spice of life

They say that variety is the spice of life and, personally, I couldn't agree more. When we are young, variety is not a problem as we are constantly having new experiences. As we get...

Webinar to discuss indigenous ceremonies and rituals

A highly-respected indigenous cultural advisor and advocate will share important insights around the “sacred circle of life, our humanity” during a webinar this month.  CEO and founder of the Gaimaragal Group Susan Moylan-Coombs...

Weave Projects to host inaugural nature event

Jess Miller believes connecting with nature is the best thing for the soul, and sharing stories about it completes us. As a conservationist and artist, the 37-year-old Novocastrian is launching a project combining...

Breathe easy with a bit of meditation

When was the last time you thought about your breathing? Like most people you have probably never given it a second thought. Controlled by the Autonomic Nervous System it happens automatically so why...

A good sleep makes all the difference

Regular columnist Stephen Smith, from Merewether Fitness Studio, writes about the importance of sleep. I love my bed, which is great because I love my sleep. Sleep is such a vital part of every person's...

Lunchbox is key to beating childhood obesity

An international study has found a key to reducing childhood obesity can be found within the lunchbox. Led by University of Newcastle Laureate Professor Clare Collins, the study was a world-first review of...

Kids’ health and fitness in 2021

Something that would be great to encourage this year for kids are walks, jogs and bike rides which are great for their health and fitness.

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.
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