Slow Cooker Black Bean Chicken Chilli

This chilli recipe is one of those wonderful “dump and go” recipes for the slow cooker – meaning you can just dump all of the ingredients into the basin of the slow cooker, turn it on, and you’re done. It doesn’t…

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Winter Superfoods You Should Be Eating Right Now

Hold the bread basket! Here’s 10 winter superfoods you should be eating instead. And fear not – carbs are still on the menu! Garlic Hold the bread – keep the garlic. This flavoursome superfood contains vitamins C and B6, manganese,…

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Foam Roll Like a Pro

Foam Rolling, or more technically, SMR (self-myofascial release) is essentially a more affordable way to give yourself a deep tissue massage. It’s used to increase flexibility, joint range of motion, and decrease unwanted muscular tension. By slowly rolling over various areas of…

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  • Slow Cooker Black Bean Chicken Chilli

    Recipes

    Jul 4, 2018

    Slow Cooker Black Bean Chicken Chilli

    This chilli recipe is one of those wonderful “dump and go” recipes for the slow cooker – meaning you can just dump all of the ingredients into the basin of the slow cooker, turn it on, and you’re done. It doesn’t…Read more

  • Winter superfoods you should be eating for better health

    Nutrition

    Jul 4, 2018

    Winter Superfoods You Should Be Eating Right Now

    Hold the bread basket! Here’s 10 winter superfoods you should be eating instead. And fear not – carbs are still on the menu! Garlic Hold the bread – keep the garlic. This flavoursome superfood contains vitamins C and B6, manganese,…Read more

  • How to foam roll properly

    Fitness

    Jul 4, 2018

    Foam Roll Like a Pro

    Foam Rolling, or more technically, SMR (self-myofascial release) is essentially a more affordable way to give yourself a deep tissue massage. It’s used to increase flexibility, joint range of motion, and decrease unwanted muscular tension. By slowly rolling over various areas of…Read more

  • 15 Tips to get you through an alcohol free month

    Health

    Lifestyle

    Jul 4, 2018

    Off the sauce

    Deciding to give up alcohol is one thing – actually achieving it can be another. We all fall into habits with drinking: get home from work and pour a nice beer, a wine, a G&T and sit down – the…Read more

  • Tips to increase your endurance quickly

    Fitness

    Jul 4, 2018

    Here’s how to build your endurance (fast!)

    Got a long-distance fitness challenge coming up and your training’s been – well – non-existent? First of all – don’t panic! Sometimes there’s nothing better than a little last-minute pressure to kick your motivation into gear. But with only a…Read more

  • man working out on rowing machine

    Fitness

    Workouts

    Jun 3, 2018

    Express Rower Workouts

    If you’re looking for a fast and effective exercise that burns maximum calories in minimal time, look no further than the rower! According to our National Fitness Manager Kate Allott, “the rower requires equal effort from both the upper and lower…Read more

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    Jun 3, 2018

    Want to get up to $400 cash back for working out?

    The more you do, the more we’ll give back to you. Not only does myOwn offer a great range of hospital and extras covers (including being able to claim up to 70% back from any recognised provider on its top…Read more

  • WinterMotivation

    Fitness

    Lifestyle

    Jun 3, 2018

    How to stay motivated to work out in winter

    In winter, the cooler temperatures and shorter days often mean it’s hard to stay motivated and stick to your workout regimen. But winter doesn’t need to be an exercise spoiler. Follow these tips to stay motivated, fit and most importantly,…Read more

  • Recovery

    Fitness

    Health

    Jun 3, 2018

    The art of recovery: your new post-workout plan

    From infrared saunas to stretching classes, it’s clear that recovery is having a moment. And for good reason, according to the national fitness manager of Anytime Fitness, Kate Allott. She says giving your body time to de-stress and repair is…Read more

  • Winter-Diet

    Nutrition

    Jun 3, 2018

    6 winter food rules

    Here’s 6 simple and effective tips to maintain a healthy and balanced diet through winter, so you can avoid seasonal weight gain and kick those winter blues! Sooth your soul with a starter of soup  Having a small bowl of…Read more

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    Jun 3, 2018

    Hungry? Eating clean and strapped for time? Refuel Guilt-Free with Mad Mex’s Exclusive Anytime Fitness Offer

    Mad Mex have just launched an exclusive offer for Anytime Fitness Members. You can grab their Naked Burrito, one of Mad Mex’s most nutritional dishes OR their famous Burrito, both can be filled with roasted, grilled and slow-cooked meats, or…Read more

  • Avocado-Recipe

    Food

    Recipes

    Jun 3, 2018

    Steak Bearnie – Avo Style

    A healthy twist on the classic béarnaise sauce! Serves 2  – Cooking Time 50 mins – Preparation Time 10 mins Ingredients  1 avocado, cut into 1cm cubes ½ small red onion, finely chopped 1 tbs fresh tarragon, leaves finely chopped…Read more

  • DanConnWellness

    Exercise

    Health

    May 3, 2018

    This is what exercise does for your brain

    I’m not shy in my advocacy for exercise as a therapy for mental health. It’s something I talk about often, something I’ve experienced first-hand, a topic I’m passionate about, and over the past few years, something I’ve continued to research…Read more

  • Diet&Mood

    Food

    Nutrition

    May 3, 2018

    Eat your way to a healthier mind

    By Kristen Beck – Registered Nutritionist Fact: our brains are highly sensitive to what we eat. Not only does our diet influence our brain function, it can even change the structure of our brains. Recent research from Deakin University shows…Read more

  • HIIT Workout

    Fitness

    Workouts

    May 3, 2018

    Boost your mood with a HIIT workout!

    What is it about high intensity interval training (HIIT) that leaves us feeling so good? There really is no greater feeling than that buzzy bliss that follows a satisfying sweat session. And apart from the fact that we’re left with…Read more

  • Morning Routine

    Lifestyle

    May 3, 2018

    Brighten your day with a morning routine

    Not everyone is a morning person. While some people naturally wake up refreshed and ready to go, most of us would probably snooze right through our morning meetings if we had the option. While it might feel great to get extra…Read more

  • BlackDogSwim

    Exercise

    Lifestyle

    May 3, 2018

    My black dog can’t swim

    My name is Judith, and I’m in my mid-forties. When I was a teenager the Black Dog of depression started hanging around and, after a while, became a regular visitor in my life. As I got older and faced some…Read more

  • Magnesium

    Supplements

    May 3, 2018

    Why magnesium is so important for your muscles

    This article is brought to you by Bioglan. Magnesium is involved in over 300 chemical reactions making it an essential mineral for our bodies to function, however one of its top uses is to help relieve muscle aches and cramps. Our…Read more

  • Acovado, artichoke, kale dip

    Food

    Recipes

    May 3, 2018

    Avocado, artichoke and kale dip

    In this recipe, avocado provides the creaminess and rich flavour that you can expect from your traditional artichoke dip, while also doling out a hearty dose of nutritious fats that promote stronger bones, improved eyesight, glowing skin, and healthy hair! Servings:…Read more

  • Liftingweights

    Exercise

    Fitness

    Mar 27, 2018

    7 reasons you should be lifting weights if you’re over 40

    Let’s get one thing straight – when it comes to weight training, age is nothing but a number. As we age, weight training is just as important – if not MORE important – than it was in our younger years.…Read more

  • Beginner'sStrengthTraining

    Exercise

    Workouts

    Mar 27, 2018

    Beginner weight training workout

    If you’re a beginner to weight training, incorporating pin loaded machines into your workouts is a great option to start building your strength. Not only are the movements on pin loaded weight machines easy to master, but their guided path…Read more

  • AthleteWorkout

    Fitness

    Workouts

    Mar 27, 2018

    Train like an athlete workout

    Whether you’re a runner, cyclist, swimmer or gymnast, to maintain a high level of strength or power output over a period of time, it’s important to train max power output, max capacity output, and overload. This athlete workout focuses on…Read more

  • EnergyBoostingFoods

    Food

    Nutrition

    Mar 27, 2018

    Energy boosting foods that athletes swear by

    By Kristen Beck – Registered Nutritionist Elite athletes understand that a healthy diet is vital to perform at their best.  Diets high in protein allow for muscle recovery, while carbohydrates are vital for high intensity exercise.  Whether you’re an elite…Read more

  • KetoDiet

    Nutrition

    Mar 27, 2018

    Is the Keto Diet for you?

    Originally published on anytimefitness.com It’s generally accepted that our bodies are carbohydrate burning powerhouses, using glycogen stored in the liver and muscles to fuel our lives – and we’re really efficient at it! But what happens when intake of carbohydrates…Read more

  • WearableTech

    Fitness Tech

    Mar 27, 2018

    Find the wearable fitness tech that’s right for you

    This article is brought to you by Garmin. From tracking your steps through to monitoring your heart rate, wearable health tech is fast becoming a must-have accessory for everyone from competitive athletes through to the everyday health conscious. But what…Read more

  • HealthyAnzacBiscuits

    Food

    Recipes

    Mar 27, 2018

    Healthy Anzac Biscuits

    By Kristen Beck – Registered Nutritionist This healthier version of traditional Anzac biscuits combines cholesterol-lowering, high-fibre oats, heart-healthy monounsaturated fats from olive oil and almonds, and lower GI sweetness from maple syrup. The combination of high fibre, healthy fats and…Read more

  • Cheese Ball

    Food

    Recipes

    Mar 4, 2018

    Spinach Parmesan Cheeseball

    Impress your guests with this secretly healthy cheese ball! Because nothing says entertaining like cheesy deliciousness. Makes 1 large cheeseball (about 16 servings) Ingredients 230 grams Philadelphia Cream Cheese Light 2/3 cup plain, low-fat Greek yogurt 1 cup shredded mozzarella…Read more

  • Dieting Myths

    Fitness

    Health

    Nutrition

    Weight loss

    Mar 4, 2018

    10 of the biggest dieting and fitness myths unveiled

    Ever feel like you’re on a health and fitness challenge with no finish line? You’re not alone. Up to 50% of women are on a diet at any given time(1) and 72% of Australian women say they want to lose…Read more

  • Love your legs

    Fitness

    Workouts

    Mar 4, 2018

    Love Your Legs Workout

    Love your booty and thighs with this complete lower body workout. Perfect for toning, tightening and perfecting those pins – in all the right places! Complete each exercise one after another with a 30-60 second break at the end. Repeat…Read more

  • Food Swaps

    Food

    Nutrition

    Mar 4, 2018

    5 simple food swaps to aid your weight loss

    The basic principle of weight loss is pretty simple – exercise more and eat less. But healthy weight loss shouldn’t just focus on kilojoules. Here’s 5 simple food swaps that will not only cut your kilojoules, but also boost your…Read more

  • Emotional Eating

    Nutrition

    Mar 4, 2018

    How to overcome emotional eating

    Originally published in Women’s Fitness  One of the biggest challenges people face when trying to make healthy lifestyle changes is falling into the trap of emotional eating. Food should be nourishment for our bodies, but we all know that food…Read more

  • Healthy Schedule

    Lifestyle

    Wellness

    Mar 4, 2018

    Try these time-saving hacks for a healthier work-life balance

    Ever feel like there just aren’t enough hours in the day? Try these time-saving hacks for a healthier work-life balance. Complete your morning checklist the night before: Whether your first stop is the gym or the office, save yourself some…Read more

  • HealthHoliday

    Fitness

    Lifestyle

    Mar 4, 2018

    5 Ways to Keep Fit on a Tropical Holiday

    Staying on track and keeping fit while relaxing on a beach is easier than you think! Here are a 5 tips that are easy to achieve. So you can let yourself go, without letting yourself go! 1. Keep active – improvise your…Read more

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    Fitness

    Workouts

    Feb 5, 2018

    7 exercises to try with your workout partner

    Whether it’s with a friend, a co-worker or your significant other, training with a partner can be just the motivation you need to get to the gym and through a tough workout. Plus, let’s be honest, sometimes it’s good to…Read more

  • AF0118_BLOG

    Health

    Lifestyle

    Feb 5, 2018

    Kissing your way to better health

    Over 90% of the world’s population engages in kissing in one form or another. And we’re not alone! Chimpanzees will often kiss one another after a fight, Bonobos have been observed engaging in French kissing and countless other species –…Read more

  • AF0118_BLOG4

    Nutrition

    Feb 5, 2018

    Is there a place for sugar in a healthy diet?

    Most of us instinctively know what’s healthy and what’s not, so on those days (or sometimes weeks or months) when our diets somehow spin out of control, not only do we experience the direct nutritional impact (fluctuating blood sugar levels,…Read more

  • AF0118_BLOG3

    Health

    Feb 5, 2018

    15 random facts you never knew about your heart

    It’s the engine that keeps our body ticking, but just how well do you actually know your heart? These 15 facts are likely to surprise you! 1. To start with, your heart isn’t located where you think! Placing your hand…Read more

  • AF0118_BLOG5

    Recipes

    Feb 5, 2018

    Guilt free desserts

    Who said dessert can’t have a place in a healthy diet? Dessert can be that sweet crescendo that tops off a special occasion! And when eaten in moderation, it doesn’t need to be something to feel guilty about! Spoil your…Read more

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    Fitness

    Feb 5, 2018

    Why training with music can amplify your workouts

    ATTENTION ALL MUSOS: the jury is out and we have some good news! Listening to music while working out isn’t just a good excuse to break it down to your favourite tracks (in between sets of course) – evidence actually…Read more

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    Fitness

    Health

    Wellness

    Dec 21, 2017

    Building YOUR perfect wellness program

    What’s the perfect fitness program? It’s a question I’ve been asked countless of times. And in all honesty – I don’t have the answer. That’s because there is no perfect fitness program to suit everyone. No two people are exactly…Read more