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Brush up on Your Benefits

We’re hurtling towards the ‘pointy end’ of the year and there is an ever-increasing list of things to get done before 2017 is over. Whether your kids are starting a new school next year, you’ve got some seriously neglected New Year resolutions to complete, or you’ve got a metre-long list of Christmas presents to attend to, there’s one thing that you definitely shouldn’t forget about – your health insurance. ...

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Recovery Done Right

There is a new place to hang out with the GC and while they don’t serve coffee, smashed avo or banana bread, they do play a vital role in health and wellbeing. The P3 Recovery Centre opened at Burleigh recently and boasts the latest in recovery therapies and treatments for athletes, weekend warriors, regular exercise enthusiasts or those just starting their fitness regime and the best part is that it’s an a ...

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Making Change Lasting

The Body Life Skills series is a simple and practical, yet very effective three-step program based on understanding and changing behaviour to support lasting behaviour change for any person. The fact is we all use behaviour we would prefer not be using whether we are a child, teenager or adult. Some people’s unwanted behaviours are of a low intensity and others appear extreme, however, let it be known that ...

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Truth About Teeth

It's okay to admit that you've probably gone a bit too long between dentist appointments. but whats hiding in your mouth when you put off your bi-annual dentist examination. We all know that we’re meant to visit our dentist every six months (if you didn’t, you do now!) but with busy schedules and a million-and-one other things to think about, that appointment can keep getting pushed further and further back ...

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Amazing Acupuncture

If you’ve shied away from acupuncture out of fear or even scepticism, there’s a lot you could be missing out on. Turns out, pregnancy’s growing pains and bumps in the road (pun intended) can be seriously eased by a few strategically placed needles… Acupuncturist Livia Garcia completed her Bachelor of Health Science (Acupuncture) way back in 2009, but it was only when she had a child of her own that she real ...

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Superfoods, Straight from The Source

What’s so super about superfoods? haven chatted to The Source Bulk Foods about their personal favourites and ideas for how you can add them to your meals – breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Source offers a range of bulk grocery lines to keep your pantry looking fine. Among the products on offer are many ‘superfoods’ – those power packed gems that modern media will have you know are the keys to good health an ...

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Date Night in Tokyo

Rediscover the lost art of 'date night' at the gold coast's new dating destination. Yamagen offers funky Japanese flair and upscale dining, with plenty of dark corners to cosy up to your special someone. With work, school, stacks of ‘to do’ lists and 'What do you mean I’ve got to start thinking about Christmas presents?!’ occupying most of our attention, date night might feel like a bit of a foreign concept ...

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The Slow Life

We've all had that moment, amidst all the errands, school lunches, appointments, extracurricular activities and meetings, where we stop, take a step back and think, how did things get so busy?. Enter, Brooke Mcalary. She’s swapped fast for slow, more for less and ‘everything at once’ for the bare minimum. Her days start with meditation and end – early – with books before bed. Before you think, ‘That would n ...

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Grow Like a Pro

Have you got a desire to grow your own fruit and veg but no idea where to start? Speak to a farming professional. Currumbin Valley’s David Gower Freeman might have started his career as a military lawyer in the Australian Defence Force, rising to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel while serving in East Timor, Iraq and Afghanistan. He might also have enjoyed a successful career as an international lawyer and Adj ...

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Active Happy Kids

Kids generally don’t need too much encouragement in their early years to get outside with a ball or bat, bike, scooter – keeping them active is easy and we are spoilt for choice when it comes to activities. Encouraging kids to find an extra-curricular activity they enjoy is important not only for their development and health but also for the social aspect by providing a group of friends outside their school ...

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