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Quit smoking and reinvent your self-image

We can all be happier versions of ourselves by increasing our well-being. It's not uncommon for us to visit a public venue, such as a bar or a shopping mall, and to feel envious of people who "seem" to have it all. What we might not realize is that they're putting on a cheerful face, and their reality is radically different. Overall, we could be more content than they are, but we've caught...

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How Quitting Smoking Benefits Your Overall Well-being

Certainly, when anyone stops smoking there are a wealth of physical benefits that come along with this healthy lifestyle choice. According to the Australian Government Department of Health, after just 20 minutes after your last cigarette, your heart rate will slow down and your blood pressure will decrease. Within a week, your lungs will start the natural cleansing process and within 2 to 5...

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Skin Damage and Smoking: Is "Smoker's Face" a Myth, Or Real?

While we all know smoking does numerous bad things for our health, sometimes you'll hear about things fitting somewhere in the middle of real and myth. One particularly health aspect to smoking you've probably heard about is Smoker's Face, which you can describe in various ways.

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Wellbeing and Quitting Smoking: Improving Mental Health in Australia

You may equate smoking mostly with physical ailments and improving those conditions once quitting cigarettes. What we don't see enough of is discussions about the mental aspects to smoking and related functions with smoking cessation.

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9 exercises to revitalise your body and keep you focused on quitting smoking.

Having access to all the high-tech equipment of any one of Australia's 3,400 gyms, health clubs and fitness centers is great. But what about those times when you don’t have an hour or more to go there for a formal workout – but still are yearning for a bit of a workout?

According to cancer.org you might have a lot of pent-up energy while trying to quit and stay tobacco-free.

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Meditate to Stop Smoking and relieve Stress

“Simply put, meditation techniques are tools for knowing, shaping and liberating the mind. In the same way that cardio or weight-training helps you cultivate a healthy, strong, and flexible body, meditation practice helps you cultivate a healthy, strong, and flexible mind. It also give you access to a subtle level of awareness (your own inner wisdom), from which you’re able to perceive...

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Yoga as a distraction to quitting smoking

Did you know … that yoga is Australia’s fastest growing fitness activity? As of June 2016, one in ten Australians (age 14+) practice yoga. In fact, these days there are more Australians practicing yoga, than there are Australians playing soccer, cricket, golf or tennis. Whether it means fifteen minutes at home before heading off for work; or a class at a local gym or recreation center; ongoing...

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8 Exercises to Take your mind off Smoking

 Not everyone is the gym type. The Australian Health Department, though, has published a report relating that almost 70 percent of Australian adults were sedentary or did not exercise enough. The latest information was from the years 2011-2012. The Australian Heart Foundation found that Australian women over the age of 15 led a more sedentary lifestyle, and they were mostly from New South...

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From Seed To Fruit: 6 Ways To Achieve Your Goals

Whatever your goal may be, and its associated motivation, now the question is: Will this seed take root, blossom and bear fruit? Will your resolve translate into action, and then gain momentum as an ongoing habit? Here are some tips to help you achieve your goals:

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Power over Addiction

Stop It!

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Manmade EMFs & Your Health: What You Need To Know

Of the various factors that contribute to our overall quality of life, the quality of the air we breathe must certainly be counted as one of the most important. With every inhalation, we provide our body with life-sustaining oxygen – which makes its way from our lungs into our bloodstream; and from there to every organ, tissue and cell.

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4 Ways Australians Can Live Healthier and Happier Lives

Living a healthy and happy life is something every Australian should want, yet achieving this goal is sometimes a life-long struggle. While there are many factors involved in achieving this goal, there are some simple and effective ways that Australians can focus on in their efforts. In this regard, let's discuss 4 ways Australians can live healthier and happier lives.

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8 Surprisingly Legit Ways to Reduce Your Risk of Getting Cancer

We all know that stopping smoking is perhaps the single biggest thing you can do to reduce your risk of getting cancer. We welcome you to download our free stop smoking checklist to see if you're ready.

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Also, by implementing a healthy and cancer-conscious lifestyle and adopting a few simple habits, you can significantly reduce your risk of...

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Is Your Cellphone as Dangerous as a Cigarette?

Australian's love their cell phones. They're fun and they keep you connected to everything that's important throughout your business and personal life. However, are cell phone's safe to use?

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Lower Back Pain and How Smoking plays a role

As people age, it's common to hear complaints of lower back pain, but age is not necessarily the main cause. Read on for ten healthy tips about this condition that you may not know (and should).

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Quitting Bad Habits from Personal Conviction Brings Lasting Victory

Nearly everyone has dealt with quitting bad habits, some more difficult to overcome than others. Many times, the mindset of the person wanting to quit is what has to change. This is why quitting bad habits from personal conviction brings lasting victory.

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Heroes in Your Grocery Aisle

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Healthy Eating for the Eyes and for the Whole Body

When it comes to taking care of their bodies, many Australians overlook eye care. While regular visits to the eye doctor are part of comprehensive eye care, there are other measures you should take at home to ensure you are taking the best care of your eyes. A big part of home eye care has to do with the foods you eat. If you're not getting the proper nutrition, your eye strength will begin to...

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How Travelling Makes You Healthy: Five Scientific Facts

Travelling is a popular hobby for millions of people all over the world, but no culture beats Australians for their love of travelling. Actually, they are world-famous for it. Australians took over 8 million overseas trips in 2014 and the numbers continue to grow every year. So, what is it about travelling that makes it so popular? Some answers are simple, people have the money and they have...

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Should the Australian Government Do More to Help Citizens Lose Weight?

Australians are finding it harder to keep their weight down. Citizens are calling on the government to develop a new obesity prevention policy.

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