Category: Health & Lifestyle

Travel sickness cures

August 11, 2015 - 3 min read

Tired of suffering from travel sickness? Check our tips to ease your suffering. CAUSES The medical reason behind motion sickness is quite complex. To keep it simple, motion sickness occurs when mixed signals are sent to the brain by the eyes and the inner ear. If you cannot feel the motion your eyes see or […]

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Carry-on luggage essentials for domestic flights

August 11, 2015 - 3 min read

One outfit: Pack one spare outfit (including underwear) in the event the airline loses your luggage. By the time you need to change again, hopefully your luggage has been returned or you have had time to purchase more clothing. Snack and water: A snack such as a muesli bar, protein bar or popcorn will keep […]

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Work, rest and play in Wollongong

August 11, 2015 - 2 min read

Wollongong is a great destination to take things slow and escape from the fast-paced city life for a while. There are so many places to visit in this beautiful coastal area, while you’re not working on your tan or catching a fish for the night’s dinner, be sure to check out these places. Where to […]

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How eating food can change your mood

August 9, 2015 - 3 min read

Happy foods If you’re looking to raise the levels of happiness in your life start consuming more vitamin B6 and vitamin B12. The B vitamins lower your homocysteine levels (higher levels have been linked to depression) and help your body produce more adrenaline enabling you to better control stress. Also, consuming more chromium and serotonin […]

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Golf tips: Improve your putting game

August 8, 2015 - 3 min read

Get it right Before you attempt to master the putt, you need to get the fundamentals right. Head to your local Townsville golf course for a lesson and have them teach you the correct putting grip, ball positions and swing techniques. If you’re using the wrong techniques, the amount you practise will be irrelevant. Practise […]

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Hangover Facts and Fiction

August 7, 2015 - 3 min read

FACT: A hangover used to be called a “crapulous” Prior to 1904, the hangover as we know it was called a “crapulous” and the medical term is veisalgia, which literally means pain and uneasiness after debauchery.   FICTION: Hair of the dog Unfortunately, drinking another alcoholic beverage the morning after a night of excessive drinking […]

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Best workout tunes for every exercise

August 7, 2015 - 3 min read

Jogging Choosing the perfect song for a jog is all about the BPM (beats per minute). While everyone will have a different stride and speed, most people find a BPM of 160 pretty comfortable for some good old cardio. Try these songs for the perfect running speed: HeyYa – Outkast Happy – Pharrell Williams Shake […]

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How to get the rockabilly look

August 7, 2015 - 2 min read

Here’s how you can get that glamorous pin-up look without too much hassle! It’s all about getting the basics right, so let’s begin! Dressing the part Organising a pin-up wardrobe can be difficult if you’re not sure where to start. To get the right clothes, draw inspiration from the 40s and 50s—where the hourglass silhouette […]

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Get the best post-workout shake

August 7, 2015 - 2 min read

Your guide to choosing a post-workout shake Tip 1: Consider what’s in it Post-workout shakes are all about restoring lost energy and helping you repair muscle burn. Depending on your end goal (staying healthy, losing weight, building muscle or other), your needs are going to change. Generally you want a shake that includes varying levels […]

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5 life-changing DIY beauty hacks

August 7, 2015 - 3 min read

Band-Aid nail art The little holes found on Band-Aids can be used to make beautifully simple polka dot nail art. Just paint a base coat on your nails, wait for the to nail polish to dry and press the Band-Aid onto your nail (the part with the holes). Paint a contrasting colour over the Band-Aid […]

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