Treating depression and anxiety
Paula Goodyer For many herbs and supplements claiming to improve mental health the jury is still out.
Chew on This
Paula Goodyer According to an expert who specialises in eating disorders, tuning into your body's inner appetite signals is more useful than observing external food 'rules'.
Rose Powell An ad alleging links between autism and dairy foods sparks online outrage.
Rushing Women's Syndrome
Sarah Berry Medical professionals have poured scorn on Lisa Curry's claims to suffer from "Rushing Women's Syndrome", saying the condition does not exist and warning the label could be harmful.
Thea O'Connor 'When I tell people I'm a yoga instructor, they usually look at me in a funny way, like I'm joking,'' says Sarah Harry, of Ashwood, Melbourne.
Susie Burrell It often comes as a surprise to clients that it is not the one-off treats or restaurant or fast-food meals that send our diets off the rails, rather it is the poor dietary habits that become so...
Libby McShane There's more to recovering from anorexia than just putting on some weight, writes *Libby McShane.
Sarah Berry Bread with butter, porridge with a good dollop of cultured cream and maple syrup. Wine with dinner. This is my kind of "diet".
Cosima Marriner Boys as young as eight have decided they want to look fit and sporty - and think they will be happier if they do - a new body image study has found.
Despite its benefits, the poses and the chanting can be too much of a stretch for some males.
Dreaming wistfully of a good night’s rest? You’re not alone: insomnia has reached epidemic proportions. Hannah Betts delves into those dark hours when sleep slips out of reach.
Jasper Copping If your pet puts on weight, you might assume it is simply the result of having an animal with a voracious appetite, perhaps combined with being an indulgent owner.
Sarah Berry Sex may be the more exciting exercise equivalent to pounding the pavement. And, when it comes to sex, we hardly need the extra motivation of exercise.
Paula Goodyer We're used to the idea of getting a shot of energy from a drink spiked with caffeine - but how about a dose of tranquillity in a drink with a hit of calming chamomile?
Paula Goodyer After a tsunami of energy drinks, could relaxation drinks be the next wave?
Nanci Hellmich Need more motivation than looking and feeling better? Here it is.
Gretchen Reynolds This year, exercise science expanded and fine-tuned our understanding of how physical activity affects our brains, joints, hearts and even genes, beginning before birth and continuing throughout our...
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.
New year, new you
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.
Paula Goodyer Why exercise is a smart move for your mind, not just your body.