Live Better
 
 

The best of be. magazine 2015

As 2015 comes to a close, we remember the best of this year at be. magazine.

Woman doing yoga at sunset, lotus position

salad jars

Food

6 healthy and delicious lunch ideas

Some days a tuna salad in the lunchroom just doesn’t cut it. Mix up your workplace lunch with these creative and healthy ideas from Accredited Practising Dietitian Jenna Obeid.

Will the real superfoods please stand up?

Do superfoods actually give us superhealth? Associate Professor Tim Crowe takes a close look at these nutrient-packed morsels and dissects which ones are worth the hype.

How many kilojoules should I eat each day?

We each have a daily kilojoule ‘budget’ that can be estimated based on our age, weight, height and our general activity level. This calculator helps you work out how much you should be eating each day.

running couple

Exercise

Resistance training workout

Get strong legs and killer posture for explosive riding power. Tour de France winner and Medibank ambassador Cadel Evans steps out of the saddle to share his top tips for successful resistance training.

be. running guides

Whether you’re a beginner, a pro or somewhere in between, these training guides will get you pounding the pavement and smashing your personal best – one step at a time.

How to walk 10,000 steps

Taking on the challenge to walk 10,000 steps a day is a great decision for better health. Here’s how to make reaching that goal a breeze.

girl waking from restful sleep

Wellbeing

6 ways your brain can help you lose weight

Professor Claire Collins explains why your mind can be your most powerful asset when it comes to making positive lifestyle changes.

5 ways to sleep better tonight

Sleep. It’s something we all need – and often something we don’t get enough of. Sleep specialist John Toomey shares some gems of wisdom about why we’re all so tired, and how to get a rejuvenating night’s rest.

Laser eye surgery

Do you dream of seeing clearly? Vision correction specialist Dr Michael Lawless shares a few little-known facts about laser eye surgery.

As 2015 wraps up, we take a look back over the most popular food, exercise and wellbeing articles of the year.

Recommended Reading

Is strength-based parenting right for you?

Psychologist Dr Lea Waters explains this parenting approach.

Read more

Calculating your BMI

How to calculate your BMI

Read more

How to set goals that matter

Why you should choose goals with your real values in mind.

Read more

The foolproof way to change a habit, according to science

Your action plan for changing the habit loop.

Read more

The 6 most magical places to travel in 2018

Add these destinations to the top of your travel wishlist.

Read more

What causes bad breath?

Find out how to keep your mouth so fresh and so clean

Read more

Why do we yawn?

Have you ever wondered why yawns are contagious?

Read more

Should you be worried about seeing floating spots?

Here's what you should know about eye floaters.

Read more