Issue Eight Winter 2014

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There’s something so cosy about winter, isn’t there? The soft patter of rain on frost-covered windows, the soothing crackle of a fireplace, the rich aromas of warm, slow-cooked meals … Winter is the perfect time to recharge, take care of yourself and your loved ones, and get in touch with your health.

In this issue of be. magazine we’ve brought together a wealth of ideas, stories, recipes and expert tips to keep you feeling your best, even when it’s icy out. From using complementary medicine to care for your body, to getting a good night’s sleep, to using spices in your cooking to improve your health, we explore some ways you can work towards feeling stronger and more vibrant this winter.

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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Travel

3 historic restaurants across Europe

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

Read more
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.

Read more
Community

Herbert Peabody: An educational adventure

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

Read more
Recipes

Miso eggplant with soba noodles and walnuts recipe

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

Read more
Lifestyle

How healthy are smoothies?

How to make your smoothie better for you

Read more
Lifestyle

A beginner’s guide to stargazing

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

Read more
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

Read more
Lifestyle

The history of the hypodermic needle

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

Read more
Community

Community cooking

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

Read more
Community

Fireside Festival

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

Read more
In Brief

National Diabetes Week – Reduce your diabetes risk

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

Read more

Recommended reading - Focus on diabetes

Experts

10 tips for diabetes-friendly food

Top ten food tips to manage or prevent diabetes and enjoy a healthy life.

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Travel

7 tips for travelling with diabetes

Dr Jane Read shares some simple strategies to keep your blood sugar levels under control.

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Experts

5 simple ways to cut back on sugar

Sweeten the deal naturally – here's how to reduce added sugar in your diet

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Experts

Diabetes myths busted

Busting some of the common myths associated with diabetes.

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Experts

Diet for type 2 diabetes

How to prevent and manage type 2 diabetes through diet, exercise and lifestyle changes

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Experts

Diabetes shopping tips

How to be savvy in the supermarket and make healthy choices.

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Experts

How to reduce your risk of diabetes

Simple lifestyle changes to reduce your risk of diabetes.

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Community

Hit 100: Diabetes-friendly eating made easy

Hit 100 takes the frustration out of diabetes-friendly eating for a happier, healthier life.

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Experts

Food principles for diabetes management

Diabetes is a condition in which your body can’t regulate the amount of glucose in your blood.

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Experts

How a healthy diet can prevent chronic disease

Chronic disease is often discussed in terms of four major disease groups

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In Brief

Mediterranean diet for diabetes prevention

Filling up on healthy fats favoured in the Mediterranean may help reduce your risk of diabetes.

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Community

Preventing type 2 diabetes

For Stephanie Jang, positive fitness, diet and lifestyle changes helped reduce her diabetes risk.

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Experts

Myokines: The secret way exercise boosts your health

Professor Mark Febbraio explains how exercising helps you stay healthy in more ways than one.

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Lifestyle

What are the signs and symptoms of diabetes?

Diabetes often goes undiagnosed because the signs can be confusing. Here’s what you need to know

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Lifestyle

6 soft drink alternatives

Fun and fruity alternatives that satisfy your sugar cravings, look impressive and the kids will love

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Recipes

10 delicious, low-sugar desserts

Desserts so delicious and fresh, you won't even notice they are low-sugar.

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