Issue Eleven Autumn 2015

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A crisp breeze, brilliant colours, the crunch of leaves underfoot… autumn is such a refreshing time of year. In this issue of be. magazine, we’re celebrating everything cosy and invigorating about the leafy season, bringing together plenty of ideas, stories, recipes and expert advice to keep you feeling inspired.

If there’s one thing to love about autumn, it’s all the rich seasonal flavours brewing in our kitchens. From soups to salads to lunchbox fillers, this issue features nourishing recipes from Matt Wilkinson from Pope Joan, Stephanie Alexander, Kenko Kitchen and Il Fornaio. We also try out a mozzarella making class and have a go at cooking with the fragrant goodness of chestnuts. Plus, our resident nutrition expert Tim Crowe takes a close look at ‘superfoods’, and shares which ones are worth the hype.

With the summer heat fading, now is the perfect time to refresh your workout routine. Whether it’s yoga or ballet or outdoor adventure travel, there are plenty of ways to get active and get your heart racing this autumn.  We also shine a light on GymBetter, and exciting new product that makes it easy to get to the gym – without contracts, joining fees or expensive casual prices.

Better health is about more than just eating well and being active. From tips for sleeping well, to lessons in skin care, to boosting your fertility and losing weight, our panel of expert contributors share their best wellbeing advice to help you thrive. And as always, we have some great travel inspiration to get you planning your next adventure.

For more features, reviews, stories and recipes between issues, head to bemagazine.com.au and follow us on Twitter @medibank. We’d love to hear your ideas too, so join in the conversation about all things food, fitness and wellbeing using #GenBetter.

We hope you enjoy this issue of be. magazine.

Feel free to contact us at editor@medibank.com.au

Community

Mr Wilkinson’s autumn salads

Matt Wilkinson of Pope Joan chats about autumn ingredients, balcony gardens, and his new cookbook

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Community

Il Fornaio: The fresh touch

How does a local eatery keep things fresh? We take a moment with Il Fornaio head chef Simon Turner

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Experts

Hunger, appetite and cravings – what’s the difference?

Our needs, desires and cravings can easily get tangled together. Here's how to take back control

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Experts

Gut feelings

Consumed by food cravings? It might be your gut bacteria talking

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Lifestyle

The art of the perfect dinner party

Natalie Hayllar of Eat, Read, Love shares her secrets for social dining with a special something.

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Experts

Tree of life

Just as trees need nourishment, our bodies need consistent, loving care to grow a healthy future.

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Recipes

Carrot and miso dressing recipe

A delightful salad dressing from Il Fornaio, blending the flavours of miso and orange blossom

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Community

The wholefoods way

Kate Bradley from Kenko Kitchen takes a moment to share some of her healthy secrets

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Recipes

Chestnut and hazelnut cake recipe

The crumbly qualities of chestnuts lend themselves to much more than simply being roasted

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Community

The traveller’s life

Portuguese blogger Sofia Machado lives life on the road, fuelled by the pure human desire of travel.

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Lifestyle

A healthy getaway

Feeling lacklustre? A retreat focusing on nutrition and wellbeing could be what your body needs.

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Community

The art of resilience

Matthew Johnstone tackles life’s tough questions with his endearing warmth and wit.

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Community

Mr Wilkinson’s autumn salads

Mr Wilkinson's top ideas for autumn salads

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Community

Il Fornaio: The fresh touch

How does a local eatery keep things fresh? We take a moment with Il Fornaio head chef Simon Turner

Read more
Experts

Hunger, appetite and cravings – what’s the difference?

Our needs, desires and cravings can easily get tangled together. Here's how to take back control

Read more
Experts

Gut feelings

Consumed by food cravings? It might be your gut bacteria talking

Read more
Lifestyle

The art of the perfect dinner party

Natalie Hayllar of Eat, Read, Love shares her secrets for social dining with a special something.

Read more
Experts

Tree of life

Just as trees need nourishment, our bodies need consistent, loving care to grow a healthy future.

Read more
Recipes

Carrot and miso dressing recipe

A delightful salad dressing from Il Fornaio, blending the flavours of miso and orange blossom

Read more
Community

The wholefoods way

Kate Bradley from Kenko Kitchen takes a moment to share some of her healthy secrets

Read more
Recipes

Chestnut and hazelnut cake recipe

The crumbly qualities of chestnuts lend themselves to much more than simply being roasted

Read more
Community

The traveller’s life

Portuguese blogger Sofia Machado lives life on the road, fuelled by the pure human desire of travel.

Read more
Lifestyle

A healthy getaway

Feeling lacklustre? A retreat focusing on nutrition and wellbeing could be what your body needs.

Read more
Community

The art of resilience

Matthew Johnstone tackles life’s tough questions with his endearing warmth and wit.

Read more

Recommended reading - The power of yoga

Lifestyle

40 days of yoga

Medibank member Liz shares her experience two weeks into a 40-day yoga challenge.

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Community

Get fit and flexible with hot yoga

Benefits to your body and mind that the listed types of hot yoga offers you.

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Health Check

7 minute yoga routine

Clear your mind, soothe your soul and revitalise your body with a simple daily yoga practice.

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Community

Wintertime yoga

Bring flowing movement indoors during the cooler months and start a home yoga practice.

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Lifestyle

Yoga for strong bones

Get balanced – research suggests yoga can help to prevent, slow and even reverse osteoporosis.

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Lifestyle

The benefits of yin yoga

Get grounded and nourish your body with the gentle, deep practice of yin yoga.

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Experts

The power of Yin yoga

How the practice of Yin yoga can revitalise our lives through inner stillness and sensory awareness

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Lifestyle

Yoga for runners

Enrich your running training with restorative yoga positions before and after your workout.

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Lifestyle

Which style of yoga should you try?

Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Iyengar – confused? We untangle some of the most popular types of yoga

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Community

What do you love about yoga?

We asked what yoga does for our community members - we were inspired by what we heard.

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Travel

The 10 best travel destinations for yoga lovers

Rejuvenating travel destinations, perfect for practising your warrior pose.

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In Brief

Yoga for heart health

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

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Community

Letting go with aerial yoga

The things you learn while hanging from a soft, silk hammock in the air.

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Community

How yoga can change your life

Corrine has cleared up her skin, lost weight, toned up and improved her mental health with yoga.

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