Sarah Berry

Sarah Berry

Sarah Berry is a Life & Style reporter.

Florida researchers test theory that physical exercise aids mental health

Sarah Berry Science tells us that exercise can make us smarter. But is it the exercise or a placebo effect that's improving our minds?

New research

Scientists tackle the puzzle of why exercise leads to weight gain

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Sarah Berry There is a predictor of whether exercise will help you lose or gain weight, a new study has found.

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New beauty treatments bypass the brutal

Long-term beauty: Supportive skin-care.

Sarah Berry No pain, no gain is a mantra that can be applied just as easily to aesthetic procedures as it can to exercise. Well, that used to be the case.

How is size 10 'plus-sized'?

Calvin Klein's 'Perfectly Fit' campaign sparks sizeable controversy

THE SIZE DEBATE: Myla Dalbesio is the star of the much talked about Calvin Klein campaign.

Sarah Berry Myla Dalbesio, a stunning size 10, is under the spotlight as a plus-sized model.

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Health experts are worried

Women using energy drinks to lose weight worries experts

New diet trend disturbs experts.

Sarah Berry The latest trend of women with eating disorders has sounded alarm bells among doctors.

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Exercise in air quality research finds gyms are not a breath of fresh air

Gym workouts: Are they as healthy as we think?

Sarah Berry A new study by researchers in Portugal and the Netherlands has found high levels of air pollutants in gyms.

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Telepressure: why the urge to answer emails after work is making us unhealthy

Take a break: It actually pays to switch off to stay switched on at work.

Sarah Berry It is the flip side of instant gratification on the internet.

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Virtual soothing: The 'tinglehead' trend

ASMR artist: Maria the

Sarah Berry Maria is gazing into the camera pretending to scratch your scalp. She is whispering soothingly that you are appreciated and that she would like to help you to relax and forget about your troubles.

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Visiting a luxury rehab clinic

The face of addiction is not always what you think

Addiction: doesn't always appear as we might expect.

Sarah Berry The face of addiction is sometimes unrecognisable.

Breaking bread: should we all go gluten-free

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Sarah Berry If gluten is the new margarine, as New Yorker Magazine suggested in a new feature, should we all go gluten free?

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Turia Pitt becomes most popular cover girl for Australian Women's Weekly

Turia Pitt on the July 14 cover of the Australian Women's Weekly.

Sarah Berry She was the unlikely cover girl, but Turia Pitt, "the luckiest girl in the world", has proved to be the most popular.

Could eating chocolate save your memory?

Sarah Berry A naturally occurring substance in chocolate may improve the function of a part of the brain related to natural memory decline.

Rogan Josh: the underdog hero of the Melbourne Cup

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Sarah Berry It's not every day a child gets christened by a bus driver using French champagne, and is then named after a horse.

New photo tool

Facing up to alcoholism with new photo tool

Not pretty: the effect of alcohol on our appearance.

Sarah Berry A new photo tool shows you what you will look like if you abuse alcohol.

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This is what Mr Average Australia looks like

Image of man: How does Mr Average Australia compare to other countries?

Sarah Berry Think of a quintessential Aussie bloke and Hugh Jackman or Russell Crowe might come to mind. But, these are not your average Aussie men.

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Wellbeing

What you eat for lunch can make or break your afternoon

Fat and sugar are more appetising when we're mentally depleted.

Sarah Berry It's lunchtime and you're tossing up what to eat. You know that a protein-packed salad or a tuna and hummus and veggie wholemeal wrap are smart options, but Subway or a vending machine sandwich with...

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Conscious consumers: How to have happier meals by eating ethically

Food for thought: Green eating.

Sarah Berry Breatharians unite, let's SAVE THE SALAD, because the ethics of eating plants have been called into question.

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Five ways to prevent burnout and find work balance

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Sarah Berry Most of us struggle to find the work-life sweet spot.

Does reheating pasta make it healthier?

Pasta perfection: Reheat to reap the benefits?

Sarah Berry A test on BBC's Trust Me, I'm a Doctor has found that reheating pasta makes it healthier and may even help us to lose weight.

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Why Richard Branson beefs about giving up meat

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Sarah Berry "More and more people recognise that conventional meat production can have truly devastating environmental impacts."

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