Category Archives: Health

NEW FLU SHOT FREE FOR THOSE AT RISK

The vaccine is being rolled out by the federal government, and is an upgrade rom the previous three-strain vaccine following the arrival of the Brisbane flu strain last year. Minister for Health Sussan Ley said up to 4.48 million free doses of the new flu booster will be available. “Last year we saw the arrival… Read More »

New program for fit bodies, healthy minds

Launching on April 30, the “Fit Body, Healthy Mind” 12-week program provides individuals with a collaboration of exercise science, strength and conditioning and yoga as well as ongoing nutrition and behavioural change workshops. Hayley from The Fitness Movement AU creates individualised programs based on exercise science and functional strength and conditioning methods, and aims to… Read More »

ARE YOU A RUSHING WOMAN?

This happened to me recently when I started reading some of the work of Dr Libby Weaver. She is a PhD-qualified nutritionist who has focused her whole practise and education around what she has coined “Rushing Woman’s Syndrome” (although we could lump a lot of fellas into this category too). I started researching as part… Read More »

Groundbreaking eye treatments available

“We’ve had treatments for ‘wet’ macular degeneration for 10 years and these drugs have more than halved the blindness rate,” OPSM Waurn Ponds principal optometrist Rowan Prendergast said. “However, for the majority of AMD patients, there has been little potential, apart from monitoring their vision loss. “Now we finally have the possibility of treatment options,… Read More »

Excitement at Newcomb Central Pharmacy

During the past four years Newcomb Central Pharmacy has grown in many directions but it has definitely found a niche in giftware. There are changes every week in store with new and exciting products ranging from scarves, handbags, children’s toys, clothing, cushions, throw rugs baby products, candles and the list continues to grow daily. The… Read More »

ARE YOU SLEEPING YOUR WAY TO AN EARLY GRAVE?

The Easter break was a welcome holiday; a chance to catch up with friends and family, enjoy some great food and wine and to sleep. I find when holidays come round, I’m exhausted and my body forces me to use the time to sleep. This isn’t what I want on my holidays and evidently it… Read More »

Bikram Yoga goes Upstate

Geelong and Torquay’s Bikram Yoga studios are undergoing a transformation and will relaunch this month as Upstate Yoga. Due to the studios’ quick expansion, sisters and business partners Gail Asbell and Charelle Cuolahan found the name Bikram Yoga no longer reflected all it has to offer. Now known as Upstate Yoga, the studios are still… Read More »

CHOCOLATE WITH CHOCOLATE THE PERFECT MATCH

Talk about city rivalry – the classic case of Melbourne vs Sydney has nothing on the clash between Geelong and Vancouver in the weather stakes. Thank goodness that for the eight days our Canadian friend had to “endure” day after day of absolutely perfect weather just recently. We’d been boasting about it belligerently, reminiscing how… Read More »

OUR ENVIRONMENT IS NOT OUR DUMPING GROUND

Every now and then something I learn totally pulls the rug out from underneath me. I feel like sometimes my focus is so inward, what’s going on inside the body, its physiology and biochemistry. Yes we look at diet and nutrition, stress and lifestyle factors, but perhaps what we don’t look at enough is the… Read More »

GREAT WHITES FOR EASTER

Ooh, I hope that heading isn’t an omen for the Rip Curl Pro this Easter – yikes! As we know, Easter is a truly fantastic time to be down on the coast. We love to see the sets rolling in and hear “Hells Bells” cranked out over the beach at Bells and see the pros… Read More »