Health & Wellbeing

  • To laugh is to live
    To laugh is to live

    Julie Guirgis

    Open up and say ha ha ha ha. Doctor’s orders. By Julie Guirgis.

  • No laughing matter
    No laughing matter

    Vania Chew

    What are the early warning signs of dementia? And is there any way to prevent it in the first place? Vania Chew says the answers may be simpler than you think.

  • Are you a workaholic?
    Are you a workaholic?

    Bruce Manners

    If you’re a slave to your work, you need the perspective and practical tips offered here by Bruce Manners.

  • The great drug debate (Part 2): Against drug legalisation
    The great drug debate (Part 2): Against drug legalisation

    Gary Christian

    We asked two vocal participants in the drug law reform debate to each contribute an article explaining their position. Both writers offer statistics, historical examples and suggestions on the best way forward. What’s the solution? You be the judge.

  • The great drug debate (Part 1): Why Australia needs drug law reform
    The great drug debate (Part 1): Why Australia needs drug law reform

    Alex Wodak

    We asked two vocal participants in the drug law reform debate to each contribute an article explaining their position. Both writers offer statistics, historical examples and suggestions on the best way forward. What’s the solution? You be the judge.

  • The healing power of green time
    The healing power of green time

    Darren Morton

    Darren Morton says that one way to lift your mood is simply to open your front door and step outside!

  • Smoking out big tobacco
    Smoking out big tobacco

    Suvi Mahonen

    Does your super fund invest in cigarettes? Suzi Mahonen meets a campaigning cancer doctor who’s raising the alarm and hitting the tobacco industry where it hurts.

  • Fasting for weight loss
    Fasting for weight loss

    Sue Radd

    Intermittent fasting has become popular as a weight-loss strategy. But what is it, and how does it compare to continuous calorie-restricted diets?

  • Light therapy for Parkinson’s disease gives new hope
    Light therapy for Parkinson’s disease gives new hope

    Suvi Mahonen

    Who knew so much good could come from a bucket lined with aluminium foil and a few LED bulbs?

  • Feeding the body, starving the soul
    Feeding the body, starving the soul

    Sheila O'Connor

    Sheila O’Connor provides some sage advice to anyone trying to control their diet and lose some kilos.

  • Heart health trends and debates
    Heart health trends and debates

    Sue Radd

    A heart-healthy diet is the cornerstone for preventing heart attacks and strokes. Yet various controversial diets, foods and nutrients have become popular. What does the evidence say?

  • Walk away from the Grim Reaper
    Walk away from the Grim Reaper

    Darren Morton

    Do slow walkers or fast walkers live longer?

  • Go healthy for good - October 2016
    Go healthy for good - October 2016

    Nerida Mckibben

    Wake early on weekdays and sleep in on weekends? Well, you could be increasing your risk of heart disease and diabetes.

  • The brain-immune connection
    The brain-immune connection

    Arlene Taylor

    Research shows what’s good for your brain is also good for your immune system.

  • Standing at work
    Standing at work

    Melody Tan

    The standing desk phenomenon has gained traction in the workplace, but is it really that good for your health?

  • Go healthy for good - September 2016
    Go healthy for good - September 2016

    Nerida Mckibben

    Using a smartphone in bed is not just keeping us up—it's turning us blind. And another reason why dogs really are man's best friend.

  • Role models and cheer squads
    Role models and cheer squads

    Darren Morton

    Want to help children "succeed" and "do well" in life? Then cheer them on.

  • Best diet for diabetes
    Best diet for diabetes

    Sue Radd

    If you’re seeking a dramatic improvement in your diabetes status, the evidence is in: a natural, unrefined plant-based diet will deliver!

  • When to Pull the Plug
    When to Pull the Plug

    Ed Dickerson

    Today's medical technology makes it possible to prolong life beyond that which might naturally occur, but there are many ethical, emotional and spiritual issues involved in making that decision

  • Go Healthy For Good - August 2016
    Go Healthy For Good - August 2016

    Nerida Mckibben

    Nerida McKibben is the host of Hope Channel’s health and wellness show, Go Healthy For Good. To find out more, go to www.hop.ec/gohealthyforgood.

  • The Brain in Your Belly
    The Brain in Your Belly

    Arlene Taylor

    You have two brains – One in your head and the other in your belly.

  • Mental Workout
    Mental Workout

    Darren Cowley

    How science is finally discovering that exercise helps with the prevention and treatment of psychological problems such as depression and anxiety.

  • Maritza Brunt's sugar diaries
    Maritza Brunt's sugar diaries

    Maritza Brunt

    For Maritza, the plan was simple: one month without sugar. The execution of the plan was much, much harder.

  • What We Choose To Eat
    What We Choose To Eat

    Sarah Withrow King

    Every month, our Bible correspondence school instructors delve into the Bible to answer some of life and Christianity’s deeper questions.

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