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LifeStyle

Wellbeing

Researchers use sound waves to treat shin splints

LARISSA NICHOLSON It is a painful condition which plagues runners, but an effective treatment could be within reach.

Food festivities

Healthy Easter treats

Sweet easter

Whether you are a raw foodist, part of the popular Paleo brigade or on a sugar-free crusade, you don't have to miss out on the foodie festivities over Easter.

Paleo push

Food for thought in fad diets

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SARAH BERRY It turns out that there is good food for thought behind many so-called fad diets. In addition to this they are not as different as first appearances suggest.

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Chew on this

Let them eat hemp

Hemp Seeds

Paula Goodyer If the Americans, Brits and Canadians are allowed to eat hemp, why aren't we?

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Disaster diets

Disaster diets: don't try these food fads at home

It's a lemon: the lemon-juice detox diet can be dangerous.

Damon Cronshaw Health experts have warned against crazy fad diets, after reports of people eating orange-juice soaked cotton balls and losing teeth from a lemon-juice detox.

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Nutritional science

Biggest food myths

Two halves of a coconut

Susie Burrell Here are a few big myths of the moment and what nutritional science has to say.

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Feelgood effects

Eating for optimal energy

All Is Love

Susie Burrell How simply getting the right balance of nutrients can improve your energy levels.

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Bob Carr's wild oats

Steel-cut oats

Bob Carr's new autobiography is packed with peculiarities. It also contains an inordinate amount of information about his diet.

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What's your nutrition IQ?

Hand holding a red apple

Sometimes what's best for us, from a nutritional point of view, isn't quite so obvious.

Why muscles make good medicine

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Paula Goodyer If you think exercise is an optional extra, this could change your mind

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Strong at every age

Weights

Paula Goodyer The debate is over - the key to health and fitness is to get moving, whether you are three or 73.

Salt remains hidden killer in fast foods

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Kate Hagan Though fast foods are becoming less salty, many items including pizzas and burgers still contain very high levels of salt, prompting calls for targets to achieve further reductions.

Strong at every age

Why everyone should 'bulk up'

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Paula Goodyer If you still see exercise as an optional extra, not a health essential, science is finding more reasons to change your mind - including new research that suggests strong muscles are good medicine.

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Some gyms are fit for danger, don't follow Fitness Australia guidelines

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Bridie Smith, Kim Arlington Researchers have raised concerns about the number of gyms and fitness centres failing to comply with industry guidelines to minimise the risk of injury when exercising.

Being 'calorie aware' is key to weight loss

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LIVIA GAMBLE Many people believe that eating several smaller meals a day aids in weight loss, but a new study suggests otherwise.

Calories and kilojoules

Are kilojoule counts on fast food helping us eat better?

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Paula Goodyer The hope is that we're getting a better grasp of how many kJs we need each day - and which foods make us overshoot the mark

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Nude yoga: the naked truth

Nude woman in yoga position

SARAH BERRY Look, any excuse to get our kit off in public, right?

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Building blocks for healthy eating

Mouse eating cheese of the trap

NICKY PHILLIPS Australian researchers are leading a rethink on what a balanced diet really means.

An anti-breast cancer diet? Watch this space

Vegetables with eggplant caviar

Paula Goodyer Plant foods may help protect against breast cancer - but they don't undo the risk of being overweight.

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Planet Fitness: Woman too trim for gym

Tiffany Austin.

A woman whose body was considered too trim has fallen foul of the ''no gymtimidation'' policy of a large American health club franchise.

Horoscopes

Cancer horoscope

If you manage kids or employees, you may be too strict with them today. Don't tense up when someone doesn't fulfill your expectations.

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