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Exercise: Your Brain's Best Friend - Insights from Wendy Suzuki's TED Talk

Exercise: Your Brain's Best Friend - Insights from Wendy Suzuki's TED Talk

Neuroscientist Wendy Suzuki reveals the groundbreaking impact of exercise on cognitive abilities in her TED Talk. Uncover the immediate benefits of physical activity on mood enhancement, focus, and concentration. Suzuki delves into the science behind how exercise fosters the growth of new brain cells, bolstering cognitive function and fortifying the brain against aging and neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's.

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Discover Victoria's Stunning Upcoming Coastal Trail

Discover Victoria's Stunning Upcoming Coastal Trail

6 months ago

Get set for an enchanting new journey in Victoria with the upcoming Yallock-Bulluk Marine and Coastal Park trail. Stretching a spectacular 32km from San Remo to Inverloch, this multi-day coastal walk is more than just a stroll by the sea. It's an adventure through breathtaking scenery, rich cultural heritage, and diverse ecosystems. With an $8.33 million upgrade enhancing the existing George Bass Coastal Walk, the trail will offer stunning views from newly added lookouts at Punchbowl, the Arch, and Eagles Nest.

What is parkrun: The Ultimate Guide

What is parkrun: The Ultimate Guide

7 months ago

parkrun is more than a run; it's a celebration of community, fitness, and inclusivity. Started with just 13 runners in 2004, it has since grown into a global family of six million participants. The beauty of parkrun lies in its openness – whether you're a child, a fitness enthusiast, or simply looking to give back, there's a place for you. You can run, jog, or walk at your own pace, even with a stroller. But parkrun isn't just about the physical activity; it's about building a stronger, healthier, and more connected community.

Embracing Mental Health Month: We All Have a Role to Play

Embracing Mental Health Month: We All Have a Role to Play

7 months ago

October is not just about crisp autumn leaves and pumpkin spice lattes; it's a time to embrace something even more important—our mental well-being. Mental Health Month is here, reminding us that we all have a part to play in fostering healthier minds and communities. In this blog post, we'll explore how simple acts of kindness, self-care, and seeking support can lead to a world free from stigma and a life filled with mental resilience. Join us on this journey of discovery, as we learn why 'We all have a role to play' in nurturing our mental health.

Discovering Nature: Victoria's Beginner Camping Hotspots

Discovering Nature: Victoria's Beginner Camping Hotspots

7 months ago

Camping is one of the best activities you can enjoy as a family. Go back to basics, explore nature together and toast delicious marshmallows on an open fire - there's no better feeling than an active outdoor adventure! You don't need to be a camping pro to enjoy camping. Whether you're into glamping or prefer family-friendly caravan parks with all the comforts of home, Victoria has something for every newbie camper.

Tigst Assefa Breaks Women's Marathon World Record in Berlin

Tigst Assefa Breaks Women's Marathon World Record in Berlin

7 months ago

In the heart of Berlin, amidst cheering crowds and an electrifying atmosphere, history was rewritten. Tigst Assefa, the Ethiopian sensation, shattered the world record, setting the streets ablaze with her lightning-fast pace. But that's not all.

Getting Started with Playing Pickleball in Melbourne

Getting Started with Playing Pickleball in Melbourne

8 months ago

Dive into the world of pickleball in Melbourne, Australia's cultural epicenter. With a scene that mirrors the city's fervor for arts and sports, pickleball is quickly gaining traction. Whether you're a newcomer or a seasoned player, Melbourne has a diverse range of venues waiting to be explored. From the stylish South Yarra courts to the community hubs near Hampton beach, there's a spot for every enthusiast.

Jean Hailes Women's Health Week 2023 - September 4 to 8

Jean Hailes Women's Health Week 2023 - September 4 to 8

8 months ago

In 2022, Jean Hailes Women's Health Week marked its remarkable 10th anniversary as Australia's premier event for women's, girls', and gender-diverse individuals' health and wellbeing. As we eagerly anticipate the 2023 event from September 4th to 8th, the theme "Grow Your Knowledge" underscores the importance of informed choices in women's health. Let's explore the essence of this event and how you can engage with it for your benefit.

How to use Self Care to Improve Your Mental Health

How to use Self Care to Improve Your Mental Health

8 months ago

In the hustle and bustle of our daily lives, it's all too easy to overlook the most crucial aspect of our well-being: our mental health. We race through deadlines, navigate personal challenges, and juggle the never-ending demands of the modern world, often neglecting the one person who needs our care the most - ourselves. This is why self care is the key to a happier, more balanced life and this is how you achieve it.

Serving Up Fun: Where to Play Pickleball in Sydney

Serving Up Fun: Where to Play Pickleball in Sydney

8 months ago

Sydney has embraced pickleball, a new leisure trend attracting
followers of all ages and talent. This new paddle sport, which
combines elements of established sports like tennis, badminton,
and table tennis, has taken the city by storm. Whether you're a
seasoned sports enthusiast or just looking for a fun way to remain
in shape, Sydney's pickleball courts offer an exciting opportunity
to join this dynamic and engaging sport.

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