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Meet Caroline ‘Caro’ Tahana

With the finale of The Block 2015 drawing nearer, we caught up with Townsville’s own ‘Caro’ (AKA Caroline Tahana) — master budgeter, renovator and Ironman athlete — to get to know this time-maximising chocolate-devotee better. …

Food, glorious Burdekin food

I love food. As in, really, really, love it. But not just any old food — fresh, delicious and nutrient-packed goodness that tastes amazing and leaves your body feeling fuelled and nourished. That’s why we …

Meet Jerry Vella

Local bike addict and qualified prosthetist Jerry Vella is combining his passions to ride 700km from Townsville to Cairns and back — non-stop — and raise funds for Limbs 4 Life — a cause close …

Get Your Happy Back

Every day an increasing number of Australians experience disabling low back pain, neck pain and headaches, limiting their ability to work and engage in an active healthy life. As a member of the Chiropractors’ Association …

Meet Andy Roberts

Thirteen years ago Andy Roberts decided to listen to that niggling feeling in his gut. While he was rampantly climbing the career ladder in corporate finance in Sydney and London, a number of push and …

Meet Daina Clark

Just five years ago Daina Clark was told she should never ride or run again after a major stack on her mountain bike resulted in debilitating back injuries. Fast forward to 2015 and the podiatrist …

Australia by Kayak

Originally from California, Teresa Diehl always longed to come to Australia’s shores – now she’s not only living here; she’s kayaking around them. The whole country. Solo. Unassisted. She’s been going for two months, has …
Nicole, Bec and Juan

A Hub for Wellness

With stress, fatigue, weight loss, digestion and fertility being issues that rear their heads time-and-time again with Bec Dore’s yoga students, the owner of Lighten Up NQ is embracing her dream of opening a one-stop-shop …

Mastering mindfulness

The world seems to be abuzz with the concept of mindfulness at the moment, from the offices of Google through to primary school classrooms. But what is mindfulness and what are the physical and mental …

Meet the Trainer: Harry Normand

Spark Movement Studio, Level 1, 80 Denham Street, Townsville Qualifications: Cert IV PT, C.H.E.K Institute Practitioner Level II, Remedial Massage Therapist, Yoga Instructor Years in the fitness industry: 15 “Some people are being driven mad …

Tender tendons

This article is supplied by Shannon Chown, senior physiotherapist at Livewell Pain Management Centre Townsville. I had a client in the clinic recently with an all-too-familiar pain picture: a three-month history of gradual onset Achilles …

Is stress making you fat?

This article is supplied by James Jensen, owner of GNC Townsville. Understanding stress and how it affects your body could be the key to unlocking a better, trimmer version of you. Whether we realise it …