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Use Screen Time to Get Kids Active

A Brisbane Mum and personal trainer have created an online family fitness program in hopes of using screen time to get families healthy.  Kids Fit Australia and Family Fit Online founder Leah Chandler believe the best way to instil healthy habits into your children is to lead by example. “It can be hard to create healthy habits in ourselves, let alone our kids because life is so busy,” Leah says. “Our 4-wee ...

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Well, Well, Well // Tracey Holland

Learn a little something from our ever-changing panel of haven health and wellness experts. Your wellbeing will thank you for it. Tracey Holland Reflexologist, Japanese Cosmo Face Lifting When you think of reflexology, you naturally think of feet. Tracey Holland is one of only a few Brisbane reflexologists trained in the art of Japanese Cosmo Face Lifting. During the treatment, facial muscles and underlying ...

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Well, Well, Well // Kate Watt & Melanie Porteous

Learn a little something from our ever-changing panel of haven health and wellness experts. Your wellbeing will thank you for it. Kate Watt & Melanie Porteous Co-founders, Bubbles Organic Skincare As a passionate aromatherapist (among other feathers in this talented lady’s cap), Kate Watt of Bubbles Organic says it’s near impossible for her and Bubbles Organic business partner Melanie Porteous to choose ...

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Beyond The Games

Well April has arrived and the Gold Coast, Brisbane and indeed Queensland is on show for the long-awaited Commonwealth Games. GC2018 is here! I have lived in South-East Queensland all my life and as an aspiring athlete I attended the 1982 Brisbane Commonwealth Games with my family - an experience I have never forgotten. So, I am excited to be heading to the athletics track this month to see the athletes per ...

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Competitive Spirit // Good or Bad?

Dear Tanya: My daughter rarely competes in any events as she has the mindset that she will be no good and fail - how can I get her to have a go and know it’s ok to? My son is a very competitive person - whether it's extra-curricular sport or even just around home doing chores and playing with his sister. I'm wondering if this is a good/bad behaviour and whether it needs addressing? Competition is one of the ...

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Fuelling Sporty Kids

Keep your active minis fuelled with these hints and tips from an expert naturopath mum who’s speaking from experience. I don’t know about you, but my schedule is currently dominated by kids sports. My 13-year-old daughter has a serious passion for swimming that has her dragging me out of bed at 4.30am! Yes it is early, but she’s committed, so I can’t help but oblige! So I thought I’d share tips on the impor ...

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Cleaning Without the Nasties

Being house proud is one thing. But when you have tiny feet running around the place it’s great to know you aren’t compromising on health for the sake of a sparkling home. Supermarket cleaning products contain loads of chemicals which come with lots of promises - aka clever marketing! The most common chemicals found in these products - and the ones you should avoid - are sodium lauryl sulfate, benzalkonium ...

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Well, Well, Well // Bernadette Cliff

Learn a little something from our ever-changing panel of haven health and wellness experts. Your wellbeing will thank you for it. Bernadette Cliff Style director, Toni & Guy Broadbeach Being sun smart these days is second nature – especially compared to the generations before us. Nowadays, it's routine to lather our faces and bodies in SPF50+ and also make sure our kids are coated from ear holes to big ...

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Well, Well, Well // Livia Garcia

Learn a little something from our ever-changing panel of haven health and wellness experts. Your wellbeing will thank you for it. Livia Garcia Owner/director, Holistic Acupuncture Got a recent issue or long-term concern that you’ve been putting off booking an appointment for? Chances are, acupuncture could help you on the road to recovery. Beyond simple muscle or joint pain, acupuncture can be used to effec ...

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Healthy Habits Start at Home

When we talk home healthy habits, what springs to mind? Washing hands?  Bathroom etiquette? Rubbish in the bin? Keeping rooms tidy? What about healthy habits or rituals that effect our overall health? Mind, body and our entire wellbeing? As parents and carers, we strive to teach our children to eat well, exercise and get into the sunshine and fresh air. These health principles are echoed at school and child ...

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