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Lifestyle

13 August 2018
Does wearing a fitness tracker help with motivation?

The technology of fitness trackers is booming at the minute. We know they work to track your goals, but do they motivate you to meet them? Deakin finds out.

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Lifestyle

06 August 2018
What you need to know about gut health

Gut health is the new buzz topic in the research world. Deakin’s Dr Elena George reveals it’s more complex than you thought, and how you can improve it.

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Lifestyle

19 July 2018
Psychologist or an app? Strategies to improve your mental health

The rise of technology brings new age solutions for mental health. Dr Jade Sheen explores which apps can really help you and if they can replace therapy.

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Lifestyle

11 June 2018
How to help a friend struggling with their mental health

Chances are, at some point you’ll be called upon to support a mate who’s struggling. Assoc. Prof. Matthew Fuller-Tyszkiewicz gives tips on how you can help.

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women looking at smartphones

Lifestyle

04 June 2018
Quiz: are you addicted to your smartphone?

Australians check their phones more than 35 times a day on average. Which begs the question: are you addicted to your smartphone?

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Lifestyle

22 May 2018
Are nuts making you fat?

Nuts are often shunned as a fattening snack, but Deakin’s Dr Dr Sze-Yen Tan explains how they can actually be an important part of managing your health.

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beetroot juice

Lifestyle

14 May 2018
Can beetroot juice really aid weight loss?

Although results are encouraging, Deakin’s Dr Dominique Condo explains why the beetroot health trend should be taken with a pinch of salt.

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Lifestyle

09 May 2018
What does boredom do to your brain?

It’s not a pleasant state, but if we’re to believe the age-old theory that every emotion has an evolutionary benefit – then what’s the point of boredom?

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women sitting in activewear

Lifestyle

13 April 2018
Can you blame your friends for your health habits?

When it comes to exercise and eating healthily, what others are doing around you really counts. Prof. Kylie Ball explains how ‘social norms’ impact health.

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Two women wearing masquerade masks

Lifestyle

05 April 2018
Top tips for planning the perfect party

There can be a lot of pressure to organise a memorable event. Deakin’s Dr Kershaw gives her top tips on how to plan the perfect party with minimal stress.

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