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  • Just being

    Today I stopped and saw the world through my almost 1 year old son’s eyes. I just stopped and surrendered to the present. When did you last do this? 

    Published: Dec 14, 2009 7:35pm by sharnanigans

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  • Healthy Travelling

    Five Ways to Avoid (Personal) Excess Baggage When Travelling This Holiday Season Airport layovers, road trips and holiday vacations are just waiting to lure you to celebrations of gluttony. Traveling disrupts our usual schedules, and it’s easy to become disconnected from a structured lifestyle. But, with some planning, you can maintain your established pattern of eating and exercising and avoid piling on the pounds over the holidays. No matter where you go or how you get there, it’s critical to be prepared. Expect the unexpected – from a delayed flight to a well-stocked mini bar in your room – and it’ll be easier to stay on track. Car Trips – Skip the ‘road food’, and pack healthy meals and snacks instead. And don’t leave the house until you’ve eaten. “Leaving for a road trip without having a healthy meal first is as dangerous as grocery shopping on an empty stomach,” notes Luigi Gratton, MD, vice president of medical affairs at Herbalife. “If you’re in a rush, take a protein shake with you so you’ll be less tempted by the drive-through,” he adds. Pack Ahead of Time – Easy-to-pack protein bars, fruit, nuts or soy nuts, string cheese and individual packs of baby carrots are good snacks not only for the road, but also if you’re planning to fly. Finding healthy items at the airport is a challenge – fruit, yogurt, salads or sandwiches can be found – but packing your own will save you calories and cash. Fluid Calories Count Too – Staying hydrated, especially if you’re flying, is important – it’s recommended that you drink a cup of fluid for every hour you’re in the air – but if you’re chugging sodas or cocktails, you’ll swallow a bundle of calories. Stick to water, iced tea, or lightly sweetened sports beverages instead. Beware of Mini Bars in the Night – If staying at a hotel, you’ll likely be suffering from a dangerous combination of fatigue coupled with tempting foods from the mini-bar or room service. Don’t even take the key for the mini-bar, and ask about healthy dining options in the area where you’re likely to find the foods you generally eat. Get a Move On – If your flight is delayed, use the time to walk in the terminal rather than letting the restaurants and watering holes beckon you in. Traveling is tiring, but rather than using food as a pick-me-up, go for a walk or hit the hotel gym after you get settled. So whether you’re going over the river or through the woods arriving back home and starting the new year without carrying any ‘excess baggage’ is the best holiday present you can give yourself.  

    Published: Nov 26, 2009 6:24pm by pacwellnesscentre

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  • What is Coeliac disease?

    This blog is about my hubby who has just been diagnosed with Coeliac disease.

    Published: Oct 24, 2009 9:24pm by stlg48

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  • Women have assets?!

    Somehow us women are born and breed to have distorted body image and we sometimes so hung up on those body parts that we fail to see the others  that make us so unique and beautiful. No one has to be the victim of their own self image and you can take small steps at changing your mindset and attitude to feel and look better and be more confident!

    Published: Oct 2, 2009 5:29pm by danielleho

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  • Australia Health Retreat Center

    Camp Eden Health Resort: Camp Eden Health Resort has been in continuous operation since January 1984 as a health and fitness experience in a nature based setting. Both the lodges and the reception centre share similar energy management principles. These include the use of seasonal vegetation, thermally massive materials and appropriate building sitting. Both building types make use of timber trellis with seasonal vines for sun control

    Published: Aug 10, 2009 4:15pm by campeden

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  • Unhappy partners thwart rural health

    Partners of GPs worried about jobs, schools and boredom are a major barrier to addressing the shortage of rural GPs, according to new research.

    Published: May 23, 2009 2:53pm by hunterdundee

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  • Australia’s Health Retreat Centre

    Camp Eden Health Resort is Australia’s longest Established Health Retreat Centre. Our Booking & Enquiries are Open on 8.00am – 6.00pm Monday to Friday AEST (Australian Eastern Standard Time) and 10.00am – 4.00pm Weekends/Public Holidays. Please contact us through our website Links:

    Published: May 19, 2009 5:22pm by campeden

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  • Women Feeling Beautiful

    As women grow older there is a strange phenomenon that happens to them, Julie Carrington of of The Jewellery Gallery says that it is like a ‘cloak of invisibility’ is thrown over them as women realise they are not getting the looks that they used to as they walked down the street. “Women lose their confidence in their beauty and begin to feel less beautiful. When they look into the mirror they see only the parts of themselves that they don’t like instead of seeing the whole picture.” Julie states to me as we sit over coffee discussing the new direction for her baby, The Jewellery Gallery.

    Published: May 12, 2009 12:41pm by jewellerygallery

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  • March Flies, Mossies,Red Back Spiders

    There are lots of Creepy Crawlies in Australia, but if we all learn a few basic rules we can usually avoid the worst disasters.

    Published: Mar 5, 2009 8:16pm by hobbsbarb

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  • Call goes out for healthcare help

    Healthcare workers keen to help out with the Australian bushfire recovery program are being urged to get in touch with Rural Workforce Agency Victoria (RWAV).

    Published: Feb 10, 2009 6:32pm by hunterdundee

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