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Healthy Hits are quick hits of health information that cuts the crap when it comes to the way we eat, move, sleep & smile. No gimmicks, no crap, however, it may contain thoughts, ideas, opinions & most importantly, evidence.

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RUOK? A step based guide on how to ask, how to answer, and how to act!

This year, as the nation continues to cope with changes to our way of living, working, connecting and recreating, this question is a crucial one to ask. It's also a year where the answer to our question is more likely to be in the "not really" or "absolutely not" category. So let's explore some ways in which we can ASK & ANSWER this important question in order to have an impact.

Are you cutting your life short?

Whilst most of us are stuck in some form of lockdown, now is a great opportunity to make a positive change to our mental and physical health. Steptember is here to help you on your way to achieving 10,000 steps a day. It's also one step towards increasing your lifespan by 14 years!

Men's vs Women's Health. Why the difference?

Men die more than women at any age, starting from birth & the men in your life are likely to live a shorter life compared to the women in your life. Why is that the case? Is it behaviour? Do men misbehave more when it comes to health? Is it genetic? We work through the causes in the video below, as we currently understand, along with what we can all do, brothers & sisters alike, to lead a healthy happy life in our 20's, 40's, 60's and beyond.

The "in's and out's" of Prostate Cancer

What is prostate cancer? Why do men get it? Are you at risk? Should you get tested? A little prick or a little poke? To get the facts on all things Prostate Cancer check out this quick 6 minute video.

Four things to do more of when it comes to feasting

Often in the world of nutrition, we focus on what not to eat. Well, the last 20 years have clearly shown us, it doesn’t work. The latest research tells us we should be focusing on what we can eat more of. In other words what foods give us a boost when it comes to health, wellbeing & vitality? Consider these four simple steps to do more of when it comes to our diet.

10 steps to beat COVID Stress

Stress is equivalent to one of the seven wonders of the human body. From survival through to prosperous growth, humans have always needed stress. But not too much!

10 reasons why you should go dry in July, & 1 reason why you shouldn't...

10 reasons to (& 1 why not to) go grog free for Dry July That's right - Dry July is just around the corner. So we thought we would share with you some crazy stat's along with ten compelling reasons to participate and in fairness, 1 reason why you wouldn't. Alcohol has been around for 1000’s of years. It was…

The biggest challenge of our lifetime. Can we adapt?

What is resilience & how do you get it? More than ever before these two questions are key to surviving one of the most profound and wide-reaching social disruptions to affect modern society. The first is a lot easier to answer than the second. For us, resilience is


Ask any group and 90% will tell you pretty accurately the amount and type of exercise needed for a health benefit. Ask that same group how many people are content with their exercise and who thinks they should be doing more and almost the same amount of people (90%) put their hand up. What we have learnt over the years…

Corona Virus (COVID-19) Survival Guide

It's completely understandable that you are concerned. We all should be. However, there is also a tremendous amount of misinformation, hype and "experts" giving false or misguided information. Here are our survival tips for getting through this period of uncertainty...

Will you suffer from a "lifestyle" hangover?

We all do it, overindulge, over-consume or enjoy things a little too much from time to time. Public holidays, personal leave and festive seasons bring many opportunities for family and social gatherings which often have the effect of opulent food, flowing wine, restricted sleep or reduced activity. It's called the Lifestyle Hangover. The good news is there is an antidote and ironically, lifestyle is the syringe.

Grab life by the balls

It will come as no surprise that Testicular cancer affects men; however, you may be surprised that it's one of the biggest killers in young men. The problem with testicular cancer is that there is no known cause. Let's take a look inside, or perhaps, down below.

The low down on prostate cancer

Through its location and the problem it causes, the prostate can be a pain in the arse! As it's one of the most common cancers in men, it's important to find out what you can do to keep your prostate cancer-free and whether you should get tested (or not).

Five reasons why people plan to get fit, but don’t

Unfortunately, one of the first things people drop when life presents itself will be exercise. We can’t control everything, but rolling with the punches, understanding there will be setbacks and challenges can go a long way towards building that sustainable habit of moving regularly. We asked Ben Larner, our resident expert on all things exercise, strength & fitness to run through his top five reasons why people plan to but are unable to stick to their exercise routine

The subtle art of giving thanks

At the start of the year, I set myself the challenge of listing five things I was grateful for that day, and they had to be different from yesterday. As a way of holding myself accountable, I would post it to social media via Instagram. What I have learnt will stick with me forever

Diabetes; Know your risk

If diabetes were a country, it would the 3rd largest country on earth. The problem is that for every 2 cases of diabetes, 1 is preventable. The really scary fact though is that often a person with Diabetes doesn't even know they have it!

Six steps to prevent Bowel Cancer

We all know an apple a day keeps the doctor away, but so to do your number 2's, at least ones that are fluffy & floaty!

Coffee & Cancer

Coffee & Cancer? Not again... Many of us still remember the dark, scary day we heard the headlines: “Bacon causes cancer”! Could it be about to happen all over again, to the very thing many of us turn to each morning (afternoon & evening)? What are we on about? For a while, science has been questioning the potential health benefits and consequences…

10 must do's to live lean for a healthy weight

Most of us know of the importance of a healthy weight, & waist. The fact however, is that many of us aren't able to achieve it. This is partly because of the volume of information out there. Food is highly political and to be an expert on nutrition, all you need is a TV show or a bunch of followers on…

A glass half full for heart health

16th January 2015 The good old glass half empty or half full observation has been raging since they invented the glass - well perhaps even longer than that! We all know someone who is doom and gloom about the future but we've always wondered what affect this may be having on someone's health. Well, we are finding out the answer to…

HealthStyle Guide to Prostate Cancer

Through its location and the problem it causes, the prostate can be a pain in the arse! As it's one of the most common cancers in men, it's important to find out what you can do to keep your prostate cancer-free and whether you should get tested (or not).

Do workplace gyms help or hinder quality of life?

Workplace wellness centres, otherwise known as onsite gyms in Australia, whilst not multifaceted or behaviour change focused in their approach, can assist those who are ready and willing (preparation, action & maintenance) to increase their activity and fitness levels. Outcomes of such approaches when used in their own right appear to be minimal, however when used in conjunction with other, more systematic strategies, fitness related outcomes can be achieved. However how those increases in physical performance transfer to quality of life has received little attention.

The Mediterranean diet & brain power

The Mediterranean diet & brain power The Mediterranean diet is now a recognised nutritional recommendation inspired by the traditional dietary patterns of southern Italy, Greece, and Spain.The traditional way of eating was first recognised for its health benefits due to a paradox: that although the people living in Mediterranean countries tend to consume relatively high amounts of fat, they have…

Kava, Anxiety & Science

Kava has had a topsy turvey past. Proponents of the traditional drink claimed many health benefits, many backed by science, with minimal side effects, which lead to the development of Kava extract and other medicines.

Walking vs running, whats the best to prevent a broken heart?

For years health professionals have promoted the benefits of physical activity in its many shapes and sizes. The problem though is that different intensities and types have been thought to convey different benefits. This has resulted in an ongoing debate as to whether walking or running is best when it comes to health benefits we receive.

Will increasing food taxes tighten our belts?

There has been much debate on what we can do to improve the health of our nation in recent years as the Obesity Epidemic has ramped up with it's associated diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and some cancers. Many experts are putting forward the notion of taxing foods that have a negative impact on your health as part of the solution. But does it work?