Issue Four Winter 2013

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In this edition of be. we explore how to age exceptionally and the perils of high heels, discover how much sun we really need over winter and share Medibank members’ reviews of new health products and fitness workouts.

We’ve included a range of health stories from nutrition extraordinaire Catherine Saxelby to media superstar Eddie McGuire. Catherine explains how her 26 years in the world of nutrition has taught her to keep things fresh and simple and Eddie shares how he manages to focus on his and his family’s health while working incredibly long hours.

Community

Letters from a young doctor

 “The promise I made during my visit to Swaziland was to return to Australia to tell the stories…”

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Experts

Adequate vitamin D over winter

Keeping vitamin D up during the winter months has a range of health benefits for bones and muscles.

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Experts

Beating cancer step by step

Research suggests physical activity may help improve survival after a cancer diagnosis.

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Travel

Hats off to Lake Wanaka

Drive north just over an hour to explore New Zealand’s picturesque Lake Wanaka.

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Recipes

Spinach and pumpkin risotto recipe

Pearl barely risotto packed with spinach and pumpkin.

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Experts

Diabetes myths busted

Busting some of the common myths associated with diabetes.

Read more
Recipes

Chocolate mandarin cake recipe

This dairy free, gluten free chocolate mandarin cake is a tasty crowd pleaser.

Read more
In Brief

Possible flu cure unveiled

A new drug is proving effective in preventing the spread of different strains of influenza.

Read more
Experts

Myopia: How to treat short-sightedness

What causes myopia? Can it be fixed? Ophthalmologist Dr Colin Chan explains.

Read more
Community

The best places to ski in Australia

Here are some of the best spots in Australia for a snow trip.

Read more
Community

Healthy eating made easy

Simple tips to make healthy eating easy.

Read more
In Brief

Health advice as easy as ABC!

Double your dose of be. over winter with the new A-Z Guide - For Better Health.

Read more
Lifestyle

Keep your pet toasty in winter

Just as we feel the cold and need to rug up in winter, so too do our furry friends.

Read more
Lifestyle

Sight set on eye health

Aussie rocker Kirk Pengilly discusses eye health, specs and health challenges of touring.

Read more
Community

How dense are you?

As Patron of Osteoporosis Australia, Helen Dalley is turning our focus towards bone health.

Read more
Recipes

Beef and winter veggie stew recipe

A tasty one pot winter warmer to soothe the soul.

Read more
Experts

Killer heels

Some women confess to feeling more confident in heels, but at what cost to the feet and body?

Read more
Community

Clear the mind, tone the body with reformer pilates

How reformer pilates can help you get long and lean – and move better every day.

Read more
Experts

Chinese medicine for the four seasons: Winter

Get through the winter months with Chinese medicine.

Read more
In Brief

What man flu?

Do men exaggerate the symptoms of the common cold? The research is in!

Read more
Experts

Exceptional ageing

By 2020, 18% of Australia's population will be over 65 and by 2050 this will be well over 24%.

Read more
In Brief

Eating fish for a longer life

Study reveals another reason to incorporate fish into your diet.

Read more
Community

Kitchen Cabinet Gatherings

How you can join the Stephanie Alexander’s Kitchen Garden Program community.

Read more
Recipes

Silverbeet, chickpea and ricotta rolls recipe

Healthy vegetarian alternative to the classic sausage roll.

Read more
In Brief

The Australian Dietary Guidelines explained

Here's how to make sure you're eating a wide variety of nutritious foods from the five food groups.

Read more
Community

9 snow gear essentials

Stay warm and protected from the elements with the right gear. Here's what's on our winter wishlist.

Read more
Lifestyle

Park City style

We reflect on the spectacular snowfields at Utah's Park City Mountain Resort.

Read more
Lifestyle

The history of the x-ray

Health humorist Nick Snelling uncovers the origins of the Röntgen ray.

Read more
Community

Action for healthy outcomes

Don't let joint pain get the better of you.

Read more
Experts

Super-foods!

Your mum was right, eat your greens!

Read more
Community

Amazing eye facts

Optometrists Association Australia provides reasons why you should visit an optometrist.

Read more
Experts

Choosing running shoes

Liam Rothwell goes over the most important things to consider when buying a pair of running shoes.

Read more
Experts

When to buy new running shoes

Podiatrist Liam Rothwell shows us what to look for when deciding whether to replace your shoes.

Read more
Community

Improving healthcare delivery

Doctor Andrew Wilson shares why he is optimistic about the health industry's challenges ahead.   

Read more
Travel

A lesson in Japanese cuisine

Be magazine learns the secrets to balanced Japanese cooking.

Read more
Community

The powder capital awaits

A comprehensive guide to the powder capital of Australia: Mount Hotham.

Read more
In Brief

Million dollar health award

Google and Facebook have teamed up to launch a multi million dollar health award.

Read more
Community

Mighty fighting family man

Former midfielder and father of four, Shane Crawford is all about raising healthy, active families.

Read more
In Brief

Retirement and rural living

A recent NSW study shows that retirement due to ill health is more likely in rural areas.

Read more
In Brief

Australians unaware when it comes to diabetes

Almost half of global diabetes sufferers go undiagnosed.

Read more
Community

Bound to the board

Olympic snowboarder Alex Pullin talks training, recovery and his favourite snowboarding runs.

Read more
Lifestyle

Expanding pooches

Is your pooch watching its waistline?

Read more
Community

Bye bye booze

Comedian Adam Spencer shares how his life changes for the better when he gives up alcohol in July.

Read more
Community

Snowy Mountains are waiting

Perisher consistently delivers near perfect powder at the highest terrain.

Read more
Community

Melbourne marathon course

Complete the Medibank Melbourne marathon in 7 minutes!

Read more
Lifestyle

What is the perfect sandwich?

How to make a humble sandwich healthy and scrumptious.

Read more
Lifestyle

Inspirational and fearless

How a radical incident changed Kathrine Switzer's life.

Read more
Community

A day in the life of Eddie McGuire

Eddie McGuire is living proof that the more you do, the more you can do.

Read more
Community

Dry July

$10 million is 10 million reasons to help adults Australians living with cancer.

Read more
In Brief

The seated alarm

Researchers have come up with a way to remind us to step away from our desks - a chair alarm!

Read more

Bring on the beans and bananas

Are you getting enough potassium in your diet?

Read more
Community

Medibank Melbourne Marathon

Always thought about training for a marathon one day? Now's the time to get started.

Read more
Community

Products in the spotlight

From snacks to self-cooling towels, get the lowdown on new health products.

Read more
Health Check

JulEYE

Turning our focus to the health of our eyes this July.

Read more
Community

SALA Festival

Hundreds of exhibition spaces come alive during SALA festival.

Read more
Lifestyle

Focus back on 2 fruit, 3 veg

Local growers explain how your fruit and veg gets from farm to table.

Read more
Community

City chill

Ice skating, ice hockey and tubing are all on the cards with a trip to the Medibank Icehouse

Read more
Lifestyle

42.195 marathon facts

Some interesting, some informative, some inspiring and some odd, here are 42.195 marathon facts.

Read more
In Brief

Food allergy knowledge, parents and schools…

Would you recognise the symptoms of an allergic reaction to food?

Read more
In Brief

Nutrition info now in search

Make smarter food choices using Google

Read more
Community

Letters from a young doctor

Letters from a young doctor in Swaziland

Read more
Experts

Adequate vitamin D over winter

Keeping vitamin D up during the winter months has a range of health benefits for bones and muscles.

Read more
Experts

Beating cancer step by step

Research suggests physical activity may help improve survival after a cancer diagnosis.

Read more
Travel

Hats off to Lake Wanaka

Drive north just over an hour to explore New Zealand’s picturesque Lake Wanaka.

Read more
Recipes

Spinach and pumpkin risotto recipe

Pearl barely risotto packed with spinach and pumpkin.

Read more
Experts

Diabetes myths busted

Busting some of the common myths associated with diabetes.

Read more
Recipes

Chocolate mandarin cake recipe

This dairy free, gluten free chocolate mandarin cake is a tasty crowd pleaser.

Read more
In Brief

Possible flu cure unveiled

A new drug is proving effective in preventing the spread of different strains of influenza.

Read more
Experts

Myopia: How to treat short-sightedness

What causes myopia? Can it be fixed? Ophthalmologist Dr Colin Chan explains.

Read more
Community

The best places to ski in Australia

Here are some of the best spots in Australia for a snow trip.

Read more
Community

Healthy eating made easy

Simple tips to make healthy eating easy.

Read more
In Brief

Health advice as easy as ABC!

Double your dose of be. over winter with the new A-Z Guide - For Better Health.

Read more
Lifestyle

Keep your pet toasty in winter

Just as we feel the cold and need to rug up in winter, so too do our furry friends.

Read more
Lifestyle

Sight set on eye health

Aussie rocker Kirk Pengilly discusses eye health, specs and health challenges of touring.

Read more
Community

How dense are you?

As Patron of Osteoporosis Australia, Helen Dalley is turning our focus towards bone health.

Read more
Recipes

Beef and winter veggie stew recipe

A tasty one pot winter warmer to soothe the soul.

Read more
Experts

Killer heels

Some women confess to feeling more confident in heels, but at what cost to the feet and body?

Read more
Community

Clear the mind, tone the body with reformer pilates

How reformer pilates can help you get long and lean – and move better every day.

Read more
Experts

Chinese medicine for the four seasons: Winter

Get through the winter months with Chinese medicine.

Read more
In Brief

What man flu?

Do men exaggerate the symptoms of the common cold? The research is in!

Read more
Experts

Exceptional ageing

By 2020, 18% of Australia's population will be over 65 and by 2050 this will be well over 24%.

Read more
In Brief

Eating fish for a longer life

Study reveals another reason to incorporate fish into your diet.

Read more
Community

Kitchen Cabinet Gatherings

How you can join the Stephanie Alexander’s Kitchen Garden Program community.

Read more
Recipes

Silverbeet, chickpea and ricotta rolls recipe

Healthy vegetarian alternative to the classic sausage roll.

Read more
In Brief

The Australian Dietary Guidelines explained

Here's how to make sure you're eating a wide variety of nutritious foods from the five food groups.

Read more
Community

9 snow gear essentials

Stay warm and protected from the elements with the right gear. Here's what's on our winter wishlist.

Read more
Lifestyle

Park City style

We reflect on the spectacular snowfields at Utah's Park City Mountain Resort.

Read more
Lifestyle

The history of the x-ray

Health humorist Nick Snelling uncovers the origins of the Röntgen ray.

Read more
Community

Action for healthy outcomes

Don't let joint pain get the better of you.

Read more
Experts

Super-foods!

Your mum was right, eat your greens!

Read more
Community

Amazing eye facts

Optometrists Association Australia provides reasons why you should visit an optometrist.

Read more
Experts

Choosing running shoes

Liam Rothwell goes over the most important things to consider when buying a pair of running shoes.

Read more
Experts

When to buy new running shoes

Podiatrist Liam Rothwell shows us what to look for when deciding whether to replace your shoes.

Read more
Community

Improving healthcare delivery

Doctor Andrew Wilson shares why he is optimistic about the health industry's challenges ahead.   

Read more
Travel

A lesson in Japanese cuisine

Be magazine learns the secrets to balanced Japanese cooking.

Read more
Community

The powder capital awaits

A comprehensive guide to the powder capital of Australia: Mount Hotham.

Read more
In Brief

Million dollar health award

Google and Facebook have teamed up to launch a multi million dollar health award.

Read more
Community

Mighty fighting family man

Former midfielder and father of four, Shane Crawford is all about raising healthy, active families.

Read more
In Brief

Retirement and rural living

A recent NSW study shows that retirement due to ill health is more likely in rural areas.

Read more
In Brief

Australians unaware when it comes to diabetes

Almost half of global diabetes sufferers go undiagnosed.

Read more
Community

Bound to the board

Olympic snowboarder Alex Pullin talks training, recovery and his favourite snowboarding runs.

Read more
Lifestyle

Expanding pooches

Is your pooch watching its waistline?

Read more
Community

Bye bye booze

Comedian Adam Spencer shares how his life changes for the better when he gives up alcohol in July.

Read more
Community

Snowy Mountains are waiting

Perisher consistently delivers near perfect powder at the highest terrain.

Read more
Community

Melbourne marathon course

Complete the Medibank Melbourne marathon in 7 minutes!

Read more
Lifestyle

What is the perfect sandwich?

How to make a humble sandwich healthy and scrumptious.

Read more
Lifestyle

Inspirational and fearless

How a radical incident changed Kathrine Switzer's life.

Read more
Community

A day in the life of Eddie McGuire

Eddie McGuire is living proof that the more you do, the more you can do.

Read more
Community

Dry July

$10 million is 10 million reasons to help adults Australians living with cancer.

Read more
In Brief

The seated alarm

Researchers have come up with a way to remind us to step away from our desks - a chair alarm!

Read more

Bring on the beans and bananas

Are you getting enough potassium in your diet?

Read more
Community

Medibank Melbourne Marathon

Always thought about training for a marathon one day? Now's the time to get started.

Read more
Community

Products in the spotlight

From snacks to self-cooling towels, get the lowdown on new health products.

Read more
Health Check

JulEYE

Turning our focus to the health of our eyes this July.

Read more
Community

SALA Festival

Hundreds of exhibition spaces come alive during SALA festival.

Read more
Lifestyle

Focus back on 2 fruit, 3 veg

Local growers explain how your fruit and veg gets from farm to table.

Read more
Community

City chill

Ice skating, ice hockey and tubing are all on the cards with a trip to the Medibank Icehouse

Read more
Lifestyle

42.195 marathon facts

Some interesting, some informative, some inspiring and some odd, here are 42.195 marathon facts.

Read more
In Brief

Food allergy knowledge, parents and schools…

Would you recognise the symptoms of an allergic reaction to food?

Read more
In Brief

Nutrition info now in search

Make smarter food choices using Google

Read more

Recommended reading - Smoothie recipes

Recipes

Cherry smoothie recipe

Cool down this summer with a low-fat smoothie packed full of cherry superpowers.

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Recipes

Apple alkalaid smoothie recipe

A soothing and cleansing detox blend, full of green power

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Recipes

Apple pie in a glass smoothie recipe

A fresh and invigorating way to get your pie fix – in a creamy smoothie packed with nutrients

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Recipes

Banana and tahini smoothie recipe

Get a nourishing start to your day with this creamy, flavoursome blend

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Recipes

Chai tai smoothie recipe

Smooth with the perfect infusion of spices, this beverage is a delicious blend of sweet and pure

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Recipes

Creamy orange C smoothie recipe

Recharge with this powerful, citrusy smoothie, alive with antioxidant goodness

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Recipes

Grapefruit-fennel fix smoothie recipe

Put some zest in your morning with this potent flu-fighting smoothie

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Recipes

Banana blueberry smoothie bowl recipe

A refreshing blend, bursting with fruity flavour and a touch of sweet honey.

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Recipes

Green Smoothie Recipe

Get your green fix with this refreshing smoothie, the perfect way to energise your day

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Recipes

Nourishing green smoothie recipe

Try this creamy, nourishing green smoothie for a healthy morning boost.

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Recipes

Macadamia and banana smoothie recipe

Get refreshed - this smooth, creamy breakfast drink is the right way to start the day.

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Recipes

Papaya, Coconut and Flax Smoothie Recipe

Fresh and light, this papaya and coconut smoothie whisks you away to a tropical island

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Travel

Pomegranate slam it smoothie recipe

Fill up on the vibrant flavour and powerful antioxidants of pomegranate

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Recipes

Watermelon smoothie recipe

Refreshing and sweet, this easy-to-whip-up smoothie is a delicious treat.

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Recipes

Green tea smoothie bowl recipe

A refreshing breakfast, full of natural sweetness and energy-boosting goodness.

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