This week's feature stories

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Natural light: A simple way to boost workplace wellbeing

One simple key to creating a healthier, work environment? Exposure to natural light.

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parkrun Australian Open competition winner

Congratulations to our winner, Tarja Clarke from QLD!

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Measuring and supporting corporate wellbeing

Introducing a new tool to help companies understand, measure and improve workplace wellbeing.

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Fast and furious on court

Caitlyn Nevins on the 2016 Fast5 Netball World Series, coming up on October 29 and 30 in Melbourne

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A new step in cancer research

Susan Clark from the Garvan Institute explains new steps in cancer research.

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CareComplete: Support for chronic health conditions

How Medibank helps members with chronic health conditions take positive steps forward every day.

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Young basketballers shine bright

Austalia's best young basketballers were in action at the Medibank National Junior Classic.

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Introducing the Medibank Better Health Index

Australia’s biggest quarterly health index provides valuable insights into our nation’s well-being.

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Cyclone Pam (Vanuatu) 2015 Red Cross Appeal

Here’s how you can help the Red Cross assist the ten thousands of people affected by cyclone pam.

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Medibank awards 2016 Indigenous Grants

Four community projects receive grants to help improve Indigenous Australians wellbeing.

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Why Australian kids need to learn more about food

Concerned about your children's food choices? A survey suggests more food education is needed

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Melbourne HIV clinic expands services

Fitzroy LGBTIQ-friendly sexual health clinic PRONTO! embraces a game-changing HIV prevention method.

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Pride and passion on Facebook

Facebook stats show a swell in Australian’s identifying with and supporting the LGBTIQ community.

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Pitching in for a good cause

The Luke Batty Foundation raises awareness for domestic violence, and Medibank helped raise funds.

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Australians are going to hospital more than ever before

Medibank data shows the increasing costs of hospital admissions and our most common procedures

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Healthy partnership with Sydney Mardi Gras

Medibank are proud partners in Australia’s leading celebration of diversity, respect and inclusion.

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The challenge to end childhood obesity

1 in 4 Aussie kids are overweight or obese. Here’s how Medibank supports local programs to help.

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Cricket for a cause

Join us at the Medibank Celebrity 20Twenty Cricket Match in support of The Luke Batty Foundation

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Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race

Embrace a passionate, two-day cycling course along Victoria's scenic coastline.

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5 myths about HIV/AIDS

Your understanding can generate essential change. This world AIDS day, make sure you know the facts

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Second Serve

Medibank's Second Serve encourages people to donate their second-hand tennis racquets.

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It’s time to hit play

Medibank hopes to encourage healthier habits through innovative methods.

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Vote To Get More Kids Playing

Which projects should share in $500,000 to get kids active in the 2016 Medibank Community Grants?

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That finish line feeling: Medibank Melbourne Marathon Festival

A congratulatory message to the thousands who participated in the Medibank Melbourne Marathon.

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How we can work towards a healthier Australia

Medibank’s Chief Medical Officer shares her ideas for improving the health of all Australians.

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Sweat and smiles at the Medibank Family Fun Run

The Medibank Family Fun Run came to Sydney to promote healthy living through exercise.

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Get spinning at the Orange Blossom Festival

Head down to this vibrant Sydney Hills festival and join in Medibank’s fresh, fun spin classes.

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A fantastic day out at Perth City to Surf

Congratulations to everyone who took part in the Chevron City to Surf for Activ.

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6 ways to prevent eye problems

When was your last eye check-up? This JulEYE, make an appointment to check for eye health concerns

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The Intolerant Cooks

Food sensitivities or intolerances? There’s a new cooking show just for you

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Gendered violence support at the tap of a button

Meet Daisy: an app connecting women experiencing violence with support in a safe, secure way.

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The World’s Largest Spin Class

This week, 270 Australians joined Medibank to spin their way into a new Guinness World Record.

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The new Healthy Eating Pyramid

Sugar is out. Here’s what you need to know about the Healthy Eating Pyramid’s latest makeover.

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Storytime for good nutrition

Boost young children’s fruit and vegetable intake through storytime

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Australia’s next rising tennis champ

Meet Casey Hoole, the young tennis star with the opportunity of a lifetime.

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Films to fight antibiotic resistance

Film and med come together in a Tropfest-backed short film competition, with up to $10k in prizes.

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Teaming up for better cancer care

Medibank members now have access to a unique cancer treatment centre, The Chris O’Brien Lifehouse.

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8 research projects improving Australian health care

Medibank has awarded $750K to 8 research grants focused on preventative health and patient care.

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7 reasons to work at Medibank

The 2017 Medibank Graduate Program is open for applications. Here’s a few reasons you should apply.

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The Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program reaches 800 schools

10% of Australian primary schools are now involved in Stephanie Alexander’s food education program

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Walking groups for better health

Joining a walking group is one of the best ways to improve your health, new research shows.

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Walk 4 Water

Pledge to walk 10,000 steps a day to make a contribution to a world-changing cause.

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Bad night’s sleep? Take two power naps

Send this study your boss's way. Two half-hour naps a day may improve workplace productivity.

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Walk your way to fresh rewards

Get moving this March to earn $100 worth of fruit and veggies from Coles or 20,000 flybuys points.

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Yoga for heart health

Adverse to aerobics? A Harvard University study suggests Yoga may have the same cardiovascular perks

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Reading, writing, arithmetic – and health education

Aussies want more health and wellbeing lessons in primary schools to equip students for adult life

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Men’s Final #WEPLAY: Australian Open 2015

Pint-sized Djokovic and Murray recreate the best moments from the 2015 Australian Open Men's Final.

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Cadel’s last ride

Congratulations to cycling champ and Medibank #Genbetter ambassador Cadel Evans on his last pro ride!

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Women’s Final #WEPLAY: Australian Open 2015

Pint-sized Sharapova and Williams recreate the spectacular 2015 Australian Open Women's Final.

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Venus and Serena Williams: #WEPLAY

The #WEPLAY kids celebrate the most beautiful rivalry between the best sisters in the game.

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Maria Sharapova: #WEPLAY

Maria Sharapova had to refocus to get past Eugenie Bouchard – and victory was sweeter than ever.

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Novak Djokovic: #WEPLAY

Watch as we recap Novak’s dominating journey to the semifinals at the Australian Open 2015.

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Andy Murray: #WEPLAY

Watch as our little tennis star tributes Andy Murray for his 2015 Australian Open performance.

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Nick Kyrgios: #WEPLAY

The #WEPLAY kids celebrate Aussie Nick Kyrgios for his efforts at the 2015 Australian Open.

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Medibank #WEPLAY: Trending in Week 1

The most talked about moments from the 2015 Aus Open, Week 1.

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Stan Wawrinka: #WEPLAY Week 1

In week one of the 2015 Aus Open, defending champion Stan Wawrinka is just warming up.

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Rafa Nadal: #WEPLAY Week 1

Nadal's first week of the 2015 Australian Open was a frenzied whirlwind from illness to victory.

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Vika Azarenka: #WEPLAY Week 1

Victoria Azarenka was back in a big way for the first week of the 2015 Aus Open.

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Medibank #WEPLAY: Days 1-3

Watch the kids as #WEPLAY the first three days of the Australian Open 2015.

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Don’t want another drink? You don’t need an excuse

Chances are your friends love a drink - but don’t let that pressure you to drink more than you want

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Medibank #WEPLAY

Catch up on all the action from the Australian Open 2015 with the Medibank #WEPLAY.

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What Australians think about body image

A new report by Medibank reveals 48% of young Aussies worry more about body image than actual health

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2015 Australian Open

From 19 January to 1 February 2015, Melbourne Park is the place to be for any tennis fan.

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Kelly Cube: Gourmet meals in 10 minutes

Feeling uninspired? Kelly Cube delivers farm-to-plate ingredients and easy-to-follow gourmet recipes

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My Food Bag

Everything you need to create delicious healthy meals, delivered to your door

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Drive less, be happier

Commuting by bike or foot, or even public transport, makes you happier, new research suggests

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Medibank Community Grants – Vote for your favourite project

Vote for your fav local health and wellbeing initiative to receive a 2015 Medibank Community Grant

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7 food safety tips

How hot or cold should you keep your food? Make sure you understand the Temperature Danger Zone.

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Vitasoy Coconut Milk

Make your morning a little more tropical with this deliciously drinkable coconut milk.

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Bakers Delight Healthy Loafstyles

Get your carb fix with a new range of delicious breads, packed full of seeds and wholegrains.

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Medibank Melbourne Marathon 2014 wrap-up

A diverse range of people competed in Melbourne's favourite running festival on Sunday 12 October

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Mental Health Week

This Mental Health Week, Medibank’s reaffirming its commitment to better mental health nationwide

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Fruits and vegetables for mental health

Eating five serves of fruits and vegetables each day boosts your mental health and wellbeing.

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What are the signs of a stroke?

A stroke is always a medical emergency - take a moment to make sure you can recognise the signs.

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How a dinosaur helps kids get active

Meet Mimi the muttaburrasaurus: Medibank’s newly created play space in the Yarraville community.

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Women’s health, hospital visits and mental illness

Go figure: women live longer than men, yet are 7.8% more likely to be admitted to hospital

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Is your favourite TV show making you overeat?

What we watch on TV affects our waistline, new research shows.

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Medibank Health Research Fund

Medibank is pledging $400,000 a year to provide funds for important health research projects.

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Healthy school lunch delivery

Animal Box delivers fresh, nutritious school lunches right to the doors of Sydney families.

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How to prevent hearing loss

Hearing Awareness Week: hearing loss affects 3.5 million Australians - know your facts.

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Be rewarded for being active

At Medibank, we think you deserve a reward for your healthy choices.

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25 minutes to calm

Feeling frazzled? Research shows even a short meditation session can have noticeable benefits.

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Fun is the key to losing weight

If you're struggling to lose those extra kilos, you should try changing your approach to exercising.

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Giving up smoking improves mental health

Think smoking calms you down? Research shows quitting is much better at boosting your mental health.

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Friendships are in the genes

A new genetic study shows that we share more DNA with our friends than with strangers.

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SAFEMinds for youth mental health

Helping equip parents and teachers to provide better support for young people who may be struggling.

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five:am organic baby yoghurt

This new product from yoghurteer favourites five:am is perfect for bub.

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A few minutes of running for a longer life

Running for just 5-10 minutes a few times a week can add years to your life, researchers have found.

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Meet the incaberry

Move over acai – there’s a new superfood berry in town.

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National Diabetes Week – Reduce your diabetes risk

Healthy lifestyle changes can help reduce your chances of developing type 2 diabetes.

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Medibank Reconciliation Action Plan, 2014-2016

Launching our 3rd Reconciliation Action Plan, Medibank reaffirms our commitment to all Australians

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Yalari Outback Camp

Indigenous students connect with their cultural heritage in the outback, with support from Medibank

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7 steps to better youth mental health

One in five young people may be experiencing mental illness. Strateges to improve youth health.

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How strong muscles improve your health

Keeping your muscles in good condition can benefit your health in a number of ways.

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Eye tests for children made fun

Introducing Penny the Pirate, an interactive children’s book and app by OPSM that checks eyesight.

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Medibank Community Grants: Blind Sports Victoria

Vision impaired children across Melbourne will have more opportunities to participate in sports.

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Recommended reading - Training for all fitness levels

Advice

10 km beginner running guide

This training guide will get you running 10 km in 8 weeks, one step at a time.

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12 km beginner running guide

This training guide will get you running 12km in 8 weeks, one step at a time.

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4 km beginner running guide

This training guide will get you running 4km in 8 weeks, one step at a time.

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Community

5 beginner growing tips

We asked CERES nursery manager Laurel Coad how to get started in the garden.

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5 km beginner running guide

Calling all triathlon junkies! The ultimate multi-sports expo is coming to Sydney in September 2017.

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Beginner running guides

Beginner training guides for 4km, 5km, 10km, 12km, half marathon and marathon events.

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Community

Ballet for beginners

Medibank member Maggie goes back to the barre at a beginner’s ballet class.

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Half marathon beginner running guide

This training guide will get you running a half marathon in 12 weeks, one step at a time.

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Marathon 12-week beginner running guide

This training guide will get you running a marathon in 12 weeks, one step at a time.

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Marathon beginner running guide

This training guide will get you running a marathon in 18 weeks, one step at a time.

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10km intermediate running guide

An 8-week training guide for people looking to improve their 10km time.

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4 km intermediate running guide

This training guide will get you improving your 4km time in 8 weeks.

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5 km intermediate running guide

This training guide will get you improving your 5 km time, in 8 weeks.

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Half marathon intermediate running guide

This training guide will get you running a half marathon in 12 weeks, one step at a time.

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Intermediate running guides

Intermediate training guides for 4km, 5km, 10km, 12km, half marathon and marathon events.

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Marathon 12-week intermediate running guide

This training guide will get you running a marathon in 12 weeks, one step at a time.

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Marathon intermediate running guide

This training guide will get you running a marathon in 18 weeks, one step at a time.

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12 km intermediate running guide

This training guide will get you improving your 12 km time in 8 weeks.

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10 km advanced running guide

This training guide will get you improving your 10 km time in 8 weeks.

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12 km advanced running guide

This training guide will get you improving your 12km time in 8 weeks.

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4 km advanced running guide

This training guide will get you improving your 4km time in 8 weeks.

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5 km advanced running guide

This training guide will get you improving your 5 km time in 8 weeks.

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Advanced running guides

Advanced training guides for 4km, 5km, 10km, 12km, half marathon and marathon events.

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Half marathon advanced running guide

This training guide will get you improving your half marathon time in 12 weeks.

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Lifestyle

How to play better basketball: Advanced tips

Want to improve your technique when going for that three-pointer? Aimie Clydesdale shows you how.

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Marathon 12-week advanced running guide

This training guide will get you improving your marathon time in 12 weeks.

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Marathon advanced running guide

This training guide will get you improving your marathon time in 18 weeks.

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