Training

Tips and tricks

Five reasons your training may be failing

Susie Burrell We hear it time and time again, the more exercise you do, the better it is for your metabolism, your body and your mind.

Wellbeing

The ultimate cross-training activity?

A woman jogs through the city.

Charmaine Yabsley Get your five-a-side together and shoot for a great workout, writes Charmaine Yabsley.

Hypnotherapy and weight-loss

Training your mind to lose weight

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Cassy Small Hypnotherapy can unlock the potential of the mind to promote and sustain weight loss, according to a new book.

Baby food

Training tiny taste buds

Baby food: Indiana Gualdi 14 months (left)  and  Cody Taylor 9 months taste test the organic fruit and vegtable puree sachets from The Organic Baby Food Company.

Paula Goodyer Commercial baby food has its place - but for training babies to eat a wide range of foods, home cooking is best.

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Pump iron

Weight training

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Charmaine Yabsley Pumping iron regularly assists weight loss and strengthens bones.

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Only in moderation

Extreme fitness fad has run out of puff

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Victoria Lambert Victoria Lambert welcomes a trend that encourages us to exercise only in moderation.

Can we train our brains to sparkle for brussel sprouts like they do for cupcakes?

Sparkle-brain: the brain 'hyperactivates' at the thought of kilojoule-rich foods.

Sarah Berry Cupcakes make our brains sparkle. Seriously. But can we teach them to do the dopamine dance for brussel sprouts instead?

Candice Swanepoel

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

Candice Swanepoel: eats food!

Quelle horreur. Even an angel eats.

The fat fad

Greased lightning: High-fat diets take off

Tim Reed

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”...

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Reality check

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

Be careful not to pile on extra weight in winter.

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

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

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

Get ready for summer

Weird and wonderful health hacks

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Livia Gamble Winter is just about over and as hard as we tried, some of us became victims of the cold. We exercised less and stayed in bed more.

Healthy habits that hold back the clock

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Paula Goodyer There’s growing evidence that what we do to boost our health on the inside can improve how we look on the outside too.

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Dame Helen Mirren's 12 minute exercise plan

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Olivia Parker Helen Mirren swears by a 12-minute fitness plan, but will it work for everyone

New Aussie invention

Want to ditch your junk food habit? There’s an app for that

Mental exercise: A new app could help you train your brain to make better food decisions.

Rachel Clun Exercising self-control can be hard, especially when it comes resisting your favourite guilty pleasures.

Ice dependence

Ice: The drug that’s hard on the head – and hard on families

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Paula Goodyer It’s never easy when someone you love becomes dependent on a drug – but in the case of ice, you also have to cope with their chaotic behaviour.

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Questionable claims

Just eat well - most exercise supplements are bunk

Vitamins and supplements: are they worth it?

Stuart Gray I am always amazed by the wide range of sports nutrition products on sale in gyms.

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Truth serum

No more excuses - it's time to exercise

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Susie Burrell After working in weight loss for more than 15 years, it is safe to say that plenty of excuses have crossed my path.

It's possible to have too much healthy food

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Susie Burrell It's possible to have too much of a good thing - even healthy foods.

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Surprising tips for running a race

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Sarah Berry You can get good gains from doing nothing, you may be better off steering clear of gel packs and blisters can be a very bad sign; the tips for making it through a big race are rather surprising.