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Category: Health & Wellbeing

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...

Active kids: learning and practising movements

It’s time to start thinking of what we can do for healthy movement and exercise for our kids over the summer break.

On yer bike Newy tourism

A bike ride with a friend who unlocks nuggets of information, that’s what Ben Ogden is hoping riders will feel when they saddle up for his newest tourism drawcard. The 34 year-old, who...

How’s it growing?: Movember fitness guru’s feeling the itch

When Drew Duggan first became involved with Movember, it was more about supporting a mate than for any personal reason. The 30-year-old exercise physiologist, who was living in New York at the time,...

Bathers Way walk to promote kindness

Michelle Boundy says what the world needs now is kindness. After her son was king hit on a night out in Newcastle two years ago, Michelle has learned that what matters most is...

Surf’s up to soothe the soul

Helena Richardson knew it was time to offer something different when she heard women say they no longer wanted to just be in charge of sunscreen, snacks, and sandcastles at the beach. Her...

Luci’s brave battle with breast cancer

When Luci Mackersey started chemotherapy in February, the mother-of-two had no idea that a global pandemic was about to make her medical journey a little bit tougher. The 33-year-old began her breast cancer...

Sarah’s story: Using mindfulness to overcome depression

New columnist and Australian pioneer of the practice of mindfulness, Charlotte Thaarup, discusses how mindfulness can help you find a peaceful path to living. It is so rewarding when I hear back from clients...

Spring into body weight training

This week, let’s focus on body weight training, eating fresh and nourishing foods and making sure we get enough rest.

Movember: It’s time to get growing

Growing facial hair and playing a board game may be the most masculine way of tackling men's health this month. As Movember launches its annual month-long campaign this Sunday 1 November, those...

Wheels turn on $3.1 million cycling project

Newcastle cyclists will soon move through the gears on a new route as the first stage of a $3.1 million project races along. Construction has begun on the development of a cycleway linking...

Baby magazine supports parents through journey

Daniella Ruru believes the saying "it takes a village to raise a child" has never been more true. As the editor of Newcastle Baby Magazine, Ms Ruru says it was now vital that...

Find time to look after your health

Regular columnist Stephen Smith, from Merewether Fitness Studio, believes that, to say you don't have the time is just another way of saying "I don't want to!" Yes, you guessed it, this week’s topic...

Head for the hills

Team, this week I am going to give you a great workout to do: hill sprints.

New report shows link between hearing loss and dementia

Hearing loss could lead to dementia, a new report shows. According to the 2020 Report of The Lancet Commission released last month, managing hearing loss may help lower a person’s risk of developing...

Foodbank says record numbers going hungry

Young Australians are going without food, with 65% of 18 to 25-year-olds going hungry at least once a week. Foodbank 2020 Hunger Report findings released earlier this week revealed the nation’s Gen Zs...

Making a difference to period poverty

Newcastle’s Sophie Eland is dedicated to making a difference. The 21-year-old is striving to help bring an end to period poverty through her social enterprise, Box Beyond Borders.  “My ultimate goal would be to...

The amazing complexity of the gut

Despite the warmer weather, exercising more, and eating healthy food, you may still feel like something's missing, writes Stephen Smith from Merewether Fitness Studio. I just love spring. That time of year when nature...

What is anxiety and how can you manage it?

New columnist and Australian pioneer of the practice of mindfulness, Charlotte Thaarup, discusses why people become anxious and whether or not it's a bad thing. There are many media and research reports about the...

What is a holding pattern and is it a bad thing?

Columnist Todd Sergeant, a Breakfast Show host at 2NURFM (103.7) and Mentor at Mindset 180, discusses a holding pattern and whether it's a bad thing. I’ve had some great conversations with my clients over the last...
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