Health Parks, Healthy People

Summer is a great time to exercise in our many leafy parks and urban gardens.

With emerging research outlining that it’s not just how you exercise but where you exercise that increases health benefits, ‘Healthy Parks Healthy People‘ is a timely online resource for people looking to increase their outdoor activity. Read the latest research on exercising outside, discover the parks’ active communities and keep track of events on their website. With a shared focus on encouraging physical activity and community connectedness, the Medibank Community Fund supports ‘Healthy Parks, Healthy People’.

For more information visit hphpcentral.com

Recommended reading - Issue Eight Winter 2014

Community

Going the distance: Liz Blatchford

Liz Blatchford on training, mental strength and the transition from Olympic to longer distances.

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Travel

3 historic restaurants across Europe

These classic establishments in historic European cities have barely changed in centuries

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Community

Parkinson’s Walk in the Park

Take a walk in the park on 31 August in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane and help make a difference.

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Community

Herbert Peabody: An educational adventure

This book uses the enchanting tale of Herbert Peabody to teach children where their food comes from.

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Recipes

Miso eggplant with soba noodles and walnuts recipe

Let Hetty McKinnon’s simple yet hearty recipes inspire your home cooking.

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Lifestyle

How healthy are smoothies?

How to make your smoothie better for you

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Lifestyle

A beginner’s guide to stargazing

There’s a wonderland of galaxies and constellations overhead. Why not take time to discover them?

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Lifestyle

17 ways to help someone on their health journey

Looking beyond your own wellbeing can make for more gratifying and healthier outcomes for all

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Lifestyle

The history of the hypodermic needle

Causing people to squirm since ancient rome, Nick Snelling traces the hypodermic needle’s history.

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Community

Community cooking

Creative salad-maker Hetty McKinnon on her love for delicious veggie combinations.

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Community

Fireside Festival

Warm up your winter and lift your spirits at Canberra’s regional Fireside Festival this August.

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In Brief

National Diabetes Week – Reduce your diabetes risk

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

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