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How to stop midlife spread – in your 30s, 40s, 50s and beyond

How to stop midlife spread – in your 30s, 40s, 50s and beyond

The good news is that no matter what your age, you can do something about weight gain.

  • by Lauren Libbert

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How to create autumn splendour in your garden no matter its size

How to create autumn splendour in your garden no matter its size

From potted trees to climbers, vivid foliage can flare in the tightest of spaces - you just have to be selective.

  • by Megan Backhouse
I went to a stretch therapist. I hardly recognised my body afterwards

I went to a stretch therapist. I hardly recognised my body afterwards

The most obvious benefit of assisted stretching is its impact on flexibility and mobility; but it also helps your nervous system, blood pressure and mental wellbeing.

  • by Evelyn Lewin
Why exercising before getting a vaccine is a good idea

Why exercising before getting a vaccine is a good idea

As the COVID-19 vaccine rollout continues, scientists say regular exercise – even training close to the time of an injection – has been shown to be beneficial for vaccination efficacy and side effects.

  • by Sophie Aubrey
I’m not ready to let go of my ‘Sunday blues’ life hack
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I’m not ready to let go of my ‘Sunday blues’ life hack

Since being forced to work from home last year, I’ve found myself soaking in an unfamiliar sense of tranquillity on Sundays. And it seems I’m not the only one to discover this mind trick.

  • by Sophie Aubrey
One of Australia’s oldest native gardens can be found in suburbia

One of Australia’s oldest native gardens can be found in suburbia

A century-old park in suburban Melbourne now has the word botanic in its title and a florilegium to its name.

  • by Megan Backhouse
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These four mates paddled 332 kilometres. What they found was spectacular

These four mates paddled 332 kilometres. What they found was spectacular

Their goal: use their COVID-19 lockdown sea-kayaking hobby to cross Bass Strait. Their experience? A rare, scary and fantastic adventure.

  • by Garry Maddox
To make the most of your snippets of downtime, start with a pause

To make the most of your snippets of downtime, start with a pause

Downtime can often seem like a laughable concept in our busy modern lives, but with some planning there are ways to carve out time to do what we love.

  • by Kimberly Gillan
How music can help you tune into your ‘emodiversity’

How music can help you tune into your ‘emodiversity’

Immersing ourselves in a world of sound doesn’t just allow us to tap into our emotions. It’s also good for our soul. Here’s how to start.

  • by Evelyn Lewin
Running outside is better for you – and means you’ll run further

Running outside is better for you – and means you’ll run further

Even the body works harder when running outdoors compared to on a treadmill, running outside feels easier and you’re more likely to feel more motivated to keep going.

  • by Laura Hill
Plotlines: what’s on this week

Plotlines: what’s on this week

News and events from the world of gardening.

  • by Megan Backhouse