The listed health benefits of positivity include lower rates of stress and depression, greater resistance to common illnesses or more serious chronic disease, improved coping skills during times of hardship and greater psychological and physical wellbeing.
A recent Australian study has shown that we are more digitally connected than ever with an estimated 87% of Australians accessing the internet every day. There are some huge positives to digital connection with it now far easier to stay in touch with family and friends over Facebook, share photos over Instagram or find and meet new people with the same interests on a whole range of apps and websites. Yet all this great stuff aside, we are now far less likely to actually pick up the phone to talk to someone or make the effort to meet in person.
An online search for the word ‘fitness’ pulls up page upon page of commercial fitness brands all vying for your attention and ultimately, your dollars. And it’s big business. The fitness industry in Australia has seen an unprecedented boom in the past decade with five times more gyms, studios, bootcamps, boxes or boutiques now competing for a similar consumer share.
The holidays provide precious moments to relax, socialise and think about your future. In doing so, remember all of your successes in 2015 and think about the quick changes you can make to prepare yourself for 2016. Here's to a Healther and Happier You in the New Year!
It's spring - the time where you get out from under the covers and get stuck into those fitness goals that will help you get that perfect summer body. To help you get started, we asked our Fitness Specialist Alisa Wells to share the best ways to ensure that your spring fitness goals become your summer successes.
It's every parent's nightmare - how to keep the kids entertained and the holidays stress-free. We've taken some of the hard work out of coming up with ways to make sure your kids aren’t climbing the walls by the end of week one these school holidays with these five ideas!
The sweetest day of the year is upon us. Whether you’re coupled-up or enjoying the single life this Valentine’s day there’s bound to be a few heart-shaped sweet treats hitting your lips. While a small treat is no big deal, an enormous box of chocolates and a lavish dinner can leave you feeling sluggish and guilty.
It's raining outside, and the kids are stuck in the house. All they want to do is flip on the TV. But before they do that, try out these suggestions on them. They might end up finding something much more fun to do!
Camping is not only a great way to have fun and make new friends, it can be fantastic for a child's development. By challenging young people with exciting new experiences, going on camp can build character in six important ways.
The dreary wet of winter is behind us and we can just start to feel the tingle of summer sun on our skin. Spring has sprung and, I know it’s an age old cliché, but there’s never been a better time to start a new healthy habit.