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Jesinta Campbell's top 10 tips for Canberra Times fun run

Happy selfie: Enjoy it! It's called a fun run for a reason.

12:00am Jesinta Campbell reveals her training tips for The Canberra Times Fun Run on September 7.

Aussies are bigger boozers than the Brits, but Belarus tops the list

Bottoms up: Australia is not the only nation with a heavy drinking culture.

SARAH BERRY Australian culture is marinated in alcohol, but where do we sit in the worldwide list of biggest boozers?

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A day in the life of a food addict

Food addiction ... it's a very real thing.

Jennifer Garth It starts first thing in the morning. The moment you open your eyes you’re bombarded with food thoughts.

How to age happily

To age happily, eat well, stay fit and listen to One Direction

One Direction members smoke marijuana on video (Thumbnail)

John Bingham Experts on the process of ageing are recommending a dose of One Direction as part of their prescription for a happy and successful old age.

How to eat

World's Best Diet revealed by scientists

Fish features heavily in the 'World's Best Diet'.

Paula Goodyer Scientists from the University of Copenhagen believe a higher protein/ lower carbohydrate pattern of eating is the way to go.

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Reality check

Why diets don’t work – three things you need to know...

Tip the scales on weight loss: with your mind.

Dr Peter Steidl Neuroscientist Dr Peter Steidl explains how we can overcome our brain's barriers to achieve our weight loss goals for good.

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Health tonic?

Is camel milk the new superfood?

Is camel milk set to be the next big thing?

Sandy Smith Substituting cow’s milk for camel milk might not sound that appetising but a look at the health benefits and you might be queuing for a camel latte sooner than you think.

Salt: the single most harmful substance in food?

Salt: so good, but so bad?

SARAH BERRY New study links salt to 1.65 million deaths annually. So how much is too much and is salt really as bad as they say?

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Enough already

Have we reached 'peak gratitude'?


CATHERINE RODIE Unless you are a social media pariah, you are probably aware that gratitude has taken over social media.

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Sexercise: an exciting alternative to the gym


MATTY SILVER Sex should be considered a significant exercise for burning calories – that’s the happy conclusion reached in a study.

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Combination drug therapy could help weight loss

Bruce Thompson

JULIA MEDEW Thousands of Australians could benefit from a combination of two drugs that help people lose weight, but only if they can tolerate side-effects including depression, heart palpitations and insomnia, new research suggests.

Preventing bowel cancer

Preventing bowel cancer: why you need beans with the barbecue

Steak sandwich with tomato, rocket and mayonnaise

Paula Goodyer The research linking meat-rich diets to a higher risk of bowel cancer often raises more questions than answers.

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Graphic fat advertisements target Victoria's obesity problem

Live lighter campaign

Graphic "toxic fat" television ads will be splashed across Victoria in a bid to tackle the state's growing obesity problem.

Pedometer for your mouth

One mouthful at a time: 100 hundred bites a day for weight-loss?

SARAH BERRY Chewing our food is effective and free. Well, it used to be.

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High-intensity fitness

What is the appeal of 'extreme exercise'?

Breaking barriers: the appeals of extreme exercise.

SARAH BERRY Overheating, vomiting, enduring electric shocks, dehydration, bruises, cuts, kidney-failure and cardiac damage are just some of the potential risks of such high-intensity forms of fitness. So why are people drawn to them in droves?

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Sex re-education

Sex re-education: What you need to know about contraception


It’s probably been a few years since you sat in a sex-ed class in high school, learning about all the different contraceptives and how they work.

The fat fad

Greased lightning: High-fat diets take off

Full fat: slow burn food?

Theo Chapman At 5am, before he begins his six-hour training session, Tim Reed tucks into a breakfast of four eggs, sausages, full-fat yoghurt and some nuts washed down with a “bulletproof” coffee (coffee with butter and coconut oil).

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Green powders: the 'ultimate' lifestyle supplement?

Greens powders: the ultimate supplement?

SARAH BERRY You have to be a fully fledged unsalvageable freak to enjoy green powders like spirulina or chlorella.

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Cinderella Tissue: the most critically ignored part of the body?

Treating fascia: the answer to tension and tightness?

SARAH BERRY We are literally surrounded by the stuff. Matrix-like, it wraps around all 600 muscles in the body connecting them to each other and to our bones.

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Candice Swanepoel

Victoria's Secret model Candice Swanepoel shocks the world by ... eating

Candice Swanepoel: eats food!

Quelle horreur. Even an angel eats.

Sugar swaps

Sugar swaps: Are alternative sweeteners better for you?


Paula Goodyer Sweetening the breakfast oats or baking banana bread used to be simple; just use a little sugar or honey. But sweeteners have become more complicated as more sugar alternatives appear in health food stores and supermarkets.

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Healthier lifestyles could reduce the risk of dementia

Pump it up: Exercise is good for your brain at any age.

LIVIA GAMBLE Wrinkles indicate we are getting older but signs the brain is ageing aren’t as obvious.

Healthy? Really?

How a Kit Kat is classified as 'healthy'

Tiny Teddies

Harriet Alexander Food companies are advertising products such as Kit Kats and Coco Pops to children because they are classified as healthy under their own nutritional standards.

Paleo craze

Nutritionists warn of dangers in Paleo dieting


Sandy Smith The Paleo diet might be heading for extinction, like the cavemen who inspired it, after the country’s leading nutrition body warned Australians that the popular eating plan is potentially dangerous.

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Surprising food facts

10 foods that actually make you hungrier

Woman eating a cookie.

RACHEL CLUN Here are some foods that you should avoid if you want to stave off hunger pangs.

Chew on This

Finding the proof that diet improves mood


Paula Goodyer We've known for a while that exercise can improve depression but could a healthier diet also help tame the black dog?

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Mocktail matches: Alternatives to alcohol


Olivia Riordan Adventurous sommeliers are leading the way in offering apt alternatives to alcohol, writes Olivia Riordan.


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