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Category: Health & Wellbeing

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.

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...
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