The Origin of 10,000 Steps

The 10,000 steps per day challenge – championed by the NHS, 10,000 Steps Australia, and Steptember – has its origins in a 1960’s marketing campaign in Japan. In the run-up to the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, a company came up with a device which they started marketing to the health-conscious. It was called a Manpo-Kei, which… Read More

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Essentials Oils is Not Just For Aroma, It Cleanses Our Bodies too

Essential Oils are all the rage lately and for good reason. Essential oils are natural and unlike synthetic fragrances which can have harmful effects on your health and the health of your family, they can actually clean and refresh the air in your home while leaving an unbeatable scent that can calm, centre, or energise… Read More

Why Are You Not Losing Weight?

Are you trying hard to lose weight but all your efforts seem fruitless? Do not worry; this is a very common worry among those trying to make a difference. The problem may be more about mindset rather than individual practices. Therefore, the following is a brief outline to clear out some misconceptions people might have… Read More

What is the Effectiveness of Email-based Exercises in Promoting Psychological Wellbeing & Healthy Lifestyles?

Research Paper Title The effectiveness of email-based exercises in promoting psychological wellbeing and healthy lifestyle: a two-year follow-up study. Background Web-based interventions provide a possibility to enhance well-being in large groups of people. Only a few studies have studied the effectiveness of the interventions and there is no information on the sustainability of the effects.… Read More

ADF Educators Guide to Healthy Eating (ADF EDGE)

Research Paper Title ADF Educators Guide to Healthy Eating (ADF EDGE). Executive Summary In 2006, the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) updated the Nutrient Reference Values (NRVs) for Australia and New Zealand (NHMRC, 2006). Recommendations for Military NRVs (MNRVs) were subsequently developed in light of the new NRVs for Australia and New Zealand… Read More