Meditation

Meditation

Is meditation the perfect antidote to our tech-filled lives?

Nisha Lilia Diu As a major study finds meditation can be as effective as antidepressants in relieving anxiety, Nisha Lilia Diu takes part in a mindfulness class.

Meditation a powerful tool against pain: study

Meditation can deliver powerful pain-relieving effects to the brain with even just 80 minutes' training for a beginner in an exercise called focused attention, a study released Tuesday found.

Stars hum praises of meditation's healing power

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WASHINGTON: If it's good enough for Clint Eastwood, it's probably good enough for the average American soldier.

Healing thoughts

Pain relief: meditation better than drugs, study finds

Yoga on the beach, meditation, exercise, fitness, health.

Sarah Berry A new study finds meditation is far more effective than morphine for alleviating pain.

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Bottoms up for beer and yoga

Drinking beer

Sarah Berry I do yoga "so I'm not an arsehole", says yoga trainer to the stars Cameron Shayne.

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The way of the wellness warrior

Image: Hannah Millerick Photography

Sarah Berry Life's wake-up calls rarely come in welcome ways. But when they do come, they can be transformative in wonderful ways.

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New year, new you

The inner body workout

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Michaela Fox Almost everyone starts a new year with plans to exercise more - getting fit is a perennial resolution. But it's not just squats and sweat that deliver results.

The cold-pressed truth: juice cleanses to combat cocaine

Wheat Grass Juice

Sarah Berry We power through our yoga, party at an equally accelerated pace and then furiously go on a fast. We want to have our activated almond nut mylk liquid cake and chew it at least 20 times.

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Holistic fitness

Meet the 'fitness whisperer'

Radley Spring

Amy Molloy Massages, buttery toast, long baths and less workouts... It sounds too good to be true, but Sydney's newest fitness guru says his regime can change your body.

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Money savers

Save yourself

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Amy Molloy Don't have the money to join a gym? There are ways to avoid costly contracts while keeping fit.

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Couch 5k

I did it (well, almost)

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Brigid Delaney Brigid Delaney's eight-week running challenge is over.

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Group sport

Whose team are you on?

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Cassy Small Whether you spent your school days collecting trophies or just barely surviving the terror of being picked last, it's likely that somewhere along the line you lost touch with team sports.

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Mindful eating

Hungry? No, I already medit-ate

Mindful eating

Amy Molloy You've heard of the benefits of meditation for stress relief, but could it also get you bikini-ready?

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Straight to the pointe

Barre class

Paula Goodyer Fitness trainer Adele Rancan likes to quip that exercising with a ballet barre is like horizontal pole dancing.

Chew on this

Straight to the pointe

Paula Goodyer A new strength and flexibility workout mixes dance training at a ballet barre with yoga and Pilates

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Great fitness barre none

Fitness trainer Adele Rancan likes to quip that exercising with a ballet barre is like horizontal pole dancing. She's only kidding.

Ballet burn

Ballet is back for grown-ups

Ballet

Charmaine Yabsley If you dreamt of a tutu when you were a child, then dust off your leotard. Ballet is back.

Weight shame

Are you too ashamed to lose weight?

Fat Fail: It's a crying shame.

Alyce Vayle Is the way you think keeping you fat?

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Uphill battle

Tired but wired: why you can't lose weight?

Stress, tired, depressed, depression, anxious, anxiety, sad, unhappy, woman.

Sarah Berry It's very likely stress, not calories, that underlies your weight problem, says nutritionist.

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Weird science

Method to alternative medicine madness

Evidence of cupping therapy on the back of Chinese Olympic swimmer Wang Qun at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Luke Malone Cupping, leeches, urine therapy. Alternative therapies can be strange - but surprisingly effective.

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