Category: Health & Lifestyle

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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Shape those brows to perfection

August 6, 2015 - 2 min read

Ready to tackle those brows with a set of tweezers? Read on for 7 steps to shaping the best brow. Step 1: Take a long-handled brush or a pen and use this to create a guide for your brow shape. Grab an eyebrow pencil or eyebrow pen to make marks (refer to the image above […]

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Techniques for battling a dry scalp

August 6, 2015 - 3 min read

Before treating your dry scalp, you need to rule out any underlying health issues. Head to your local Tamworth medical centre and have your GP take a look at your scalp. Rinse properly Nothing irritates and sucks the moisture out of your scalp more than failing to completely wash out shampoo. Always remember to thoroughly […]

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9 handy hints for reducing stress

August 6, 2015 - 3 min read

Music If you’re feeling overwhelmed, grab your earphones and start listening to some soothing, calm music. This will help your brain and body to relax, as well as lower your blood pressure and levels of cortisol (a stress hormone) along the way. Phone a friend It’s not good to keep your worries and concerns bottled […]

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Real or fake: the tan debate

August 5, 2015 - 2 min read

Not convinced that a fake tan is the best option for you? Read on and we’re sure you’ll change your mind. They’re instant There’s no lying around in the sun for days on end for this tan. A fake tan is a great way to go from pale to tanned in an instant (some new […]

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