Recipe (Throat soothing): Honey Lemon Ginger Cough Drops
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Ingredients ½ cup honey 2 tbsp lemon juice 1 tsp freshly grated ginger Instructions Put ingredients into a small saucepan. Stir frequently until it becomes foamy. Be careful because the honey can burn easily. Remove from heat and continue to stir until the foam reduces. Put the saucepan back on the heat. Repeat this until a sugar thermometer reads 148C. … Read More

What to eat this winter
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If the colder weather has you thinking non-stop about food, why not focus on the seasonal foods that are actually good for you, instead of reaching for unhealthy choices? Below, Jean Hailes naturopath Sandra Villella talks about her tips and winter-food winners, explaining how they can help you through the colder months and how to get more of these ingredients … Read More

Winter Wellness Challenge Day 21 – Celebrate!
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Today is the FINAL DAY of the Life Spark Wellness 21 Day Winter Wellness Challenge and it’s time to CELEBRATE!   Celebrate the small steps made and the breakthroughs you have had over the past 21 days.   Over the past 21 days you have completed challenges, learned from them and perhaps incorporated them into your daily routine. You worked … Read More

Winter Wellness Challenge Day 19 – Make exercise a priority
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Today your challenge is to consider how much you currently exercise – and how much you need to exercise to maintain good health. In order to ensure our health and wellbeing, being active and limiting how much time we are sedentary is essential. Australian guidelines recommend:   Being active on most days of the week Undertaking muscle strengthening activities on … Read More

Winter Wellness Challenge Day 18 – Spend time doing something you love
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As we get older and busier and gain more responsibilities, it’s easy for things we enjoy doing to slip by the wayside and get forgotten while we focus on things we have to and must do.   It’s easy to work all day, come home and plant yourself in front of the TV – but nurturing your interests and even … Read More

Winter Wellness Challenge Day 15 – Eat seasonal fruits
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Many of us have become used to being able to buy most fruits all year round, even when they’re out of season. But, buying seasonal produce will generally be tastier and cheaper, will have less of an environmental impact, and provide better nutritional variety in your diet!   Fruits currently in season include: apples, citrus (orange, mandarins etc), pears, kiwifruit, … Read More

Winter Wellness Challenge Day 14 – Reflect and consolidate
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We have covered two weeks already and have one week to go! Today your challenge is to reflect back on the challenge so far. To refresh your memory, the challenges so far have been” Day 1 – Vision Board Day 2 – Move More Day 3 – Drink More Water Day 4 – Get More Sleep Day 5 – Eat … Read More

Winter Wellness Challenge Day 12 – Spend time in nature
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Sure it might be a bit cool outside at the moment, and it certainly gets light later and dark earlier, however there are great benefits to spending time outside.   Scientists have found that when people spend time in natural surroundings — forests, parks and other places with plenty of trees, they produce lower concentrations of cortisol (a stress hormone), … Read More

Winter Wellness Challenge Day 8 – Eat vegetables that are in season
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Many of us have become used to being able to buy most veggies all year round, even when they’re out of season. But, buying seasonal produce will generally be tastier and cheaper, will have less of an environmental impact, and provide better nutritional variety in your diet! Vegetables currently in season include: Root veges such as turnips and swedes, parsnips, … Read More

Winter Wellness Challenge Day 6 – Reconnect
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Today your challenge is to reach out and connect with a family member and / or friend – outside of social media.   Good social connections with family and friends have been shown to improve health and increase longevity. These relationships not only give us pleasure, they have been shown to influence our long-term health as much as getting adequate sleep, … Read More

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