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Vipassana Meditation : Health on Web Wombat Fitness: The Road to Paris Brest Paris 2015

After completing my first Paris Brest Paris (PBP) qualifier ride of 600km I was left questioning whether long distance riding held any fitness benefits.. Read more...

 

Three Peaks : Fitness on Web Wombat Fitness: Three Peaks Challenge 2015

Craig, our intrepid new cycling reporter, details his experiences racing the Three Peaks cycling classic in the Victorian Alps. While his time would make most (and I do mean most) people envious, he says there are still valuable minutes to be gained. Read More ...

 

Vipassana Meditation : Health on Web Wombat Health: Vipassana Meditation

Vipassana meditation originates from Buddhist teachings, and is said to eliminate the three causes of unhappiness: craving, ignorance, and aversion. Read More ...

 

Learning to Overcome Uncontrollable Anxiety : Health on Web Wombat Health: Learning to Overcome Uncontrollable Anxiety

The first thing you need to do is to seek the services of a professional and/or counselor who can teach you how to manage your fears and give you the help that you need. Read More ...

 

Exercise Myths : Fitness on Web Wombat Fitness: Exercise Myths

Exercise can be a hit or myth affair. You can either try it and love it or be put off from even giving it a go by the myths perpetrated largely by the couch potatoes of this world. Read More ...

 

Exercise The Heart : Health on Web Wombat Health: Exercise The Heart

It's not just heart muscle and tissue that degenerates in humans - the arteries that serve the heart are also at risk, which in turn, puts the major organ in the firing line. Read More ...

 

Confronting Depression : Health on Web Wombat Health: Confronting Depression

Some people have a difficult time in confronting their depression. Sometimes, their depression and fears can get best of them. Here is a short list of techniques that a person can use to help confront their depression. Read More ...

 

Pre Menstrual Tension : Health on Web Wombat Health: Pre Menstrual Tension

As many as 8 out of 10 women have the physical and emotional symptoms of PMT. The remedies that suppress the symptoms of all these crazy hormones creating havoc throughout your body are many and varied. Read More ...

 

Fad Diets : Health on Web Wombat Health: Fad Diets

Liquid Diets have been around for a while now. These drinks are now containing most of the nutrients a healthy body needs but in a 'milkshake' form. These are ideal if you don't like chewing food and that is about all. Read More ...

 

Quit Smoking : Health on Web Wombat Health: Quit Smoking

You can't freely smoke in people's houses, in their cars; you haven't been able to toke away in good restaurants and cafes for years and the time when your local pub stash the ashtrays is over forever.. Read More ...

 

Simple Cardio Exercises : Fitness on Web Wombat Fitness: Simple Cardio Exercises

Exercise comes in many forms - it doesn't necessarily have to involve gyms or aerobic dancing classes. Brisk walking, stair-climbing, gardening and even heavy housework all qualify. Read More ...

 

Burning Off Kilojoules : Health on Web Wombat Health: Burning Off Kilojoules

About three-quarters of the energy you burn every day comes from what your body uses for its basic needs, such as sleeping, breathing, digesting food and reclining. Read More ...

 

Medicines & Driving : Health on Web Wombat Health: Medicines & Driving

The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia warns that legally prescribed drugs for everyday ailments such as migraines, colds and high-blood pressure can cause problems for drivers. Read More ...

 

Childhood Immunisation : Health on Web Wombat Health: Childhood Immunisation

In today's modern world there are still many people who oppose vaccinations for children, fearing the side effects that can strike a small percentage of young ones, but as James Anthony reports, health authorities and governments are heavily in favour. Read More ...

 

Tone Your Body For Summer : Fitness on Web Wombat Fitness: Tone Your Body For Summer

The days are getting longer, the climate's warming and now is the perfect time to tone up your body for the fantastic summer months: Tips for her and him inside. Read More ...

 

Cannabis Users Not So Mellow : Health on Web Wombat Health: Cannabis Users Not So Mellow

As Sara Templeton writes, "The common perception that marijuana or cannabis users are chilled out cats... has been debunked." With the potency of modern day 'hydro' cannabis increasing, more and more users are experiencing aggressive outbursts. Read More ...

 

Vegetarianism - Get Back to Your Roots : Health on Web Wombat Health: Vegetarianism - Get Back to Your Roots

Turning to vegetarianism can come about from a dislike of eating red meat, or even the sensation of eating any type of flesh. Others just plainly don't like the taste of meat. Read More ...

 

Dental Health & Hygiene - How to Brush your Teeth : Health on Web Wombat Health: Dental Health & Hygiene - How to Brush your Teeth

Recent studies have shown that up until 1996 the dental health of Australian kids' teeth was improving, but since then tooth decay has been on the rise. Read More ...

 

Menopause : Health on Web Wombat Health: Menopause

Menopause is a normal and natural event that takes place in every woman's life when her ovaries cease to function and her fertile years conclude. Read More ...

 

How To Stop Bed Wetting : Health on Web Wombat Health: How To Stop Bed Wetting

In Australia almost a fifth of children wet their beds at age 5, about 5% at age 10, 2-3% at age 14 and 1-2% as teenagers. In the United States, figures show that between five and seven million youngsters wet their beds. Read More ...

 

Yoga : Fitness on Web Wombat Fitness: Yoga

Depending on who you ask, Yoga is either a healthy and cost effective way to purify the mind, body and spirit, or a useless stretching regime for hippies. But as Claire Bertolus explains, ever since the celebrity world embraced the practice everyone wants in. The ancient Hindi practice is relatively easy to start, requires no equipment and any age group can do it. Read More ...

 

Sports Injuries : Health on Web Wombat Health: Sports Injuries

Sport is an integral part of Australian culture, and let's face it, we punch well above our weight in many disciplines, from motorsport to cylcing, soccer, swimming and of course cricket. But playing sport is not without risk. Read More ...

 

Chlamydia : Health on Web Wombat Health: Chlamydia

One of the first world's most prevalent sexually transmitted diseases (STD) is chlamydia, which infects millions of people across the planet, the majority of which are aged under 30. The disease is a nasty bacteria that's prevented by practising safe sex, and can be countered with antibiotics among other things. Read More ...

 

Snake Bites : Health on Web Wombat Health: Snake Bites

There are thousands of cases of snakes biting people in Australia each year, and as most people know Aussie snakes are the most deadly of them all. We look at ways to avoid snake bites and advice on how to deal with victims of the potentially deadly reptiles.. Read More ...

 

Iridology - The Eyes Say It All : Health on Web Wombat Health: Iridology - The Eyes Say It All

Looking into a persons eyes, can give you an idea of how healthy and what type of mood they may be in. Iridology offers an alternative idea on how to improve your health. Read More ...

 

Migraines : Health on Web Wombat Health: Migraines

In Australia the Centre for Applied Economic Research at the University of New South Wales put the cost of migraines at between $302 million and $721 million a year. This is apportioned to loss of productivity and medical costs. Read More ...

 

Acne : Health on Web Wombat Health: Acne

Almost everybody has experienced acne at some stage in their lives and some people get it more than others. In this article we bust a few myths concerning acne, and look at various ways to combat everything from mild to severe outbreaks. Read More ...

 

Excessive Alcohol Consumption : Health on Web Wombat Health: Excessive Alcohol Consumption

Have you ever overdone it with alcohol? The result of excessive alcohol consumption can really make itself felt the next day, when the 'hangover' takes effect. We look at the causes of the headaches and hangovers and some interesting ways in which to limit their effects. Read More ...

 

Acupuncture - Pins & Needles : Health on Web Wombat Health: Acupuncture - Pins & Needles

From Kate Moss, to Gwyneth Paltrow and even Oprah, it seems that celebrities are wanting to be stuck with needles these days. No, not the hypodermic kind. All of the stars mentioned above are, in fact, well known acupuncture patients. Read More ...

 

Reiki : Health on Web Wombat Health: Reiki

In a Reiki session, the practitioner asks the recipient to lie down and relax. The practitioner then purports to act as a channel for energy, theoretically allowing "Reiki energy" to be channelled through the practitioner to wherever the patient is believed by them to require it. It could be joint soreness, lung problems or a range of other ailments. Alison Madison explores the popular alternative therapy. Read More ...

 
 
 

 

 

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