Issue Ten Summer 2014/15

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Warm nights, festive celebrations, sultry days at the beach… we love summer, and we’re sure we’re not alone! For this issue of be. magazine, we’re celebrating everything fun, fresh and vibrant about the warmer months, with plenty of ideas, stories, recipes and expert advice to help you have your best summer yet.

Summer calls for fresh, juicy food – and we’re pretty excited about all the colourful fruits and veggies blossoming into season. Get inspired by recipes from Matt Preston and Karen Martini, from the classic pav to a yummy soba noodle salad. We also take a peek at what a dietitian eats each day, while our experts explore the pros and cons of the popular paleo diet, how to decode all the nutritional information on food labels, and more.

Lifestyle

Almost everything you didn’t know about blood types

Are you A-positive person? Health humorist Nick Snelling explores the history of blood transfusions

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Community

Nature photography tips

We chat to renowned photographer David Oliver about capturing nature on film

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Community

The role of a GP

The driving force behind Australia’s health: why a regular General Practitioner is key

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Recipes

Roasted capsicum and heirloom tomato salad recipe

The Australian Farmers’ Markets Association shares a simple summer salad

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Lifestyle

Art for wellbeing

Exploring the link between creativity, wellbeing and enrichment

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Community

The new inventors

Turning the spotlight onto the brains behind 2 Aussie products born from Melbournian culture

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Community

Lifestyles of the retired and active

Be. magazine spoke to Medibank members Betty and Cyril about keeping fit in retirement village life

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Lifestyle

Refreshing summer snack ideas

Keep your cool this summer with deliciously light warm-weather snacks

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Community

Keeping it raw

A culinary countdown with raw foodie and founder of Enmore’s Sadhana Kitchen

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Experts

How to prevent eye injuries

Keep those eyes safe during sport. The Vision Eye Institute shares some expert advice

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Experts

Is that a meal or a snack?

How the old-fashioned, humble approach to morning or arvo teatime has changed.

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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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Community

Nature photography tips

We chat to renowned photographer David Oliver about capturing nature on film

Read more
Community

The role of a GP

The driving force behind Australia’s health: why a regular General Practitioner is key

Read more
Recipes

Roasted capsicum and heirloom tomato salad recipe

The Australian Farmers’ Markets Association shares a simple summer salad

Read more
Lifestyle

Art for wellbeing

Exploring the link between creativity, wellbeing and enrichment

Read more
Community

The new inventors

Turning the spotlight onto the brains behind 2 Aussie products born from Melbournian culture

Read more
Community

Lifestyles of the retired and active

Be. magazine spoke to Medibank members Betty and Cyril about keeping fit in retirement village life

Read more
Lifestyle

Refreshing summer snack ideas

Keep your cool this summer with deliciously light warm-weather snacks

Read more
Community

Keeping it raw

A culinary countdown with raw foodie and founder of Enmore’s Sadhana Kitchen

Read more
Experts

How to prevent eye injuries

Keep those eyes safe during sport. The Vision Eye Institute shares some expert advice

Read more
Experts

Is that a meal or a snack?

How the old-fashioned, humble approach to morning or arvo teatime has changed.

Read more
Experts

Diet for type 2 diabetes

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

Read more

Recommended reading - Your guide to working out

Advice

6 strength exercises for runners

Simple conditioning moves that should be part of any runner’s training routine.

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Community

5 ways to mix up your training

Revamp and turbocharge your workout by adding a little variety.

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Community

7 unconventional fun runs

These unique fitness events put a twist in the running experience.

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Advice

4 tempo-based running apps

Sync your music to your pace with these clever apps.

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Community

Top 5 running tips from elite Australian runner Liam Adams

Australian runner and exercise scientist Liam Adams is training for his first marathon this year.

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Lifestyle

10 fitness and wellbeing podcasts to get you inspired

Supercharge your motivation, learn something new, and be entertained with uplifting health podcasts.

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Lifestyle

High intensity interval training: The fast track to fitness results

Here’s how to use HIIT to improve your fitness, strength and fat burning in just 30 minutes.

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Lifestyle

4 ways to prevent running injuries

Look after your body while you run. Here's how to lower your chances of getting injured.

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Advice

Nine tips for bouncing back after exercise

Exercise can hurt, not just during a session but also for several days afterwards.

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Lifestyle

Your quick-start guide to running training

Whether you're gearing up for a marathon or your first 5 km, prepare your mind, body and wardrobe.

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Community

Tips for training success

Olympic triathlete Brendan Sexton on how to reach your potential as an athlete.

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Community

What I learned from marathon training

From training plans to race day, dietitian Daniel Thomson discusses his marathon challenge.

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Community

Why Orangetheory Fitness is the new workout you have to try

Discover Orangetheory Fitness, an extensive workout that will push you to your limits.

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Community

5 reasons to run in the morning

Understand how running in the morning can change your life, and why you should start now.

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Lifestyle

7 easy ways to get active in winter

Take a look at a list of activities to keep your heart racing during the dreary winter months

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Experts

Having your cake and eating it too

How to let go of guilt and enjoy good food – the healthy way.

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Lifestyle

How to work out together, apart

5 ways Fitbit will help you stay connected with your partner while running solo.

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Community

On track to better health

A new online tool pools info on nutrition and exercise for healthy living and cancer prevention

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Community

Work, drive and train with Paul Dumbrell

CEO Paul Dumbrell reveals how he learnt to balance business, exercise and professional motor racing.

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