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Health & Wellbeing

Breast surgeon Associate Professor Sanjay Warrier opens new clinic in Bondi

Leading breast health and breast cancer surgeon, Associate Professor Sanjay Warrier, has announced the opening of a new clinic in Bondi, Sydney.    The new clinic is located at the Bondi Junction Medical Practice, 231 Oxford Street, Bondi Junction and will provide an additional location for men and women to visit Associate Professor Warrier for issues involving breast health.  The location is centrally located next to Westfield Bondi Junction and includes ample nearby parking and public transport options.  “I am pleased to be finally opening my new clinic in Bondi.  COVID slowed my plans somewhat, but now that life is returning…

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Health & Wellbeing

5 Popular Essential Oils For Wellbeing

Essential oils have long been used for traditional wellbeing practices and aromatherapy. Usage of botanical extracts can be dated back to at least 4500BC in Egypt. More recently, essential oils have become mainstream as new medical research confirms some of their long-claimed benefits. Essential oils are concentrated compounds extracted from various plants. These extracts typically smell strongly of the plant they come from, and each has its own therapeutic or medicinal application. Some of the areas essential oils can help with include skin conditions, mental wellbeing, pain, and respiratory problems.  Here are five popular essential oils and how you can…

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Health & Wellbeing, Parks & Playgrounds

Check out these new indoor sports courts in Alexandria

The city of Sydney has opened 2 new indoor courts as Perry Park continues to transform into a bustling sporting precinct We’ve brought more of our courts indoors at Perry Park Recreation Centre so lovers of netball, futsal, badminton, volleyball and basketball can play and practice year round, no matter the weather. International level futsal games can be hosted at the centre for the first time and tiered seating for bigger crowds is now available. 4 indoor courts at the centre are now available for sports competitions and hire. Work on a FIFA-sized multipurpose sports field, spectator seating and an…

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Health & Wellbeing, Pregnancy & Birth

From Preconception to Postpartum:

Acupuncture to Support Women Throughout their Transition into Motherhood Preconception Care & Early Pregnancy  Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine work in unison to prepare the body for conception and pregnancy. Preconception care at The Dao consists of Acupuncture treatments to support the menstrual cycle, support ovulation, undertake any necessary investigations including functional pathology in an integrative healthcare setting. If a patient is in a couple, we encourage both parties to begin their preconception acupuncture treatments at least 3-months before planning to conceive to optimise the quality of her eggs and improve sperm health. However, our Preconception treatments can commence as…

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Health & Wellbeing, Parks & Playgrounds

Four Fantastic Outdoor Fitness Options in Coogee

Coogee is easy to get to by bus from the city and Bondi Junction, or walk the coast path around from Bondi in the north or Maroubra in the south. If you have to drive, be warned that parking is a real headache on weekends and holidays [there’s still no meters in most streets though]. The promenade is great for walking, cycling and just people-watching: early mornings bring out the boot campers and sand sprinters, beach volleyball is set up on the sand and on the grass in the afternoons there are performers practising slack line walking, drummers, buskers, Latin…

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Health & Wellbeing, Inspiration

3 Apr 2022 – Daylight Saving Time Ends

3 Apr 2022 – Daylight Saving Time Ends, Clock Changes in Sydney. When local daylight time is about to reach Sunday, 3 April 2022, 3:00:00 am clocks are turned backward 1 hour to Sunday, 3 April 2022, 2:00:00 am local standard time instead. Sunrise and sunset will be about 1 hour earlier on 3 Apr 2022 than the day before. There will be more light in the morning. Also called Fall Back and Winter Time. More info: Australia & New Zealand End DST

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Health & Wellbeing, Pregnancy & Birth

10 Important Things to Consider When Planning a Pregnancy

Planning a pregnancy is an exciting time. I’m sure you’re thinking of all the things that will change in your life, what this new family member might be like, talking about names and planning a nursery. Having time to pre-plan your pregnancy is also a great opportunity to ensure you are in the best possible position physically and emotionally to have a healthy and rewarding experience during your pregnancy. Visit Your GP When you’re starting to think about planning a pregnancy, I always recommend a visit to your GP for a general health check-up and to discuss any considerations that are specific to…

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Health & Wellbeing, Inspiration, Parks & Playgrounds

Five of the best local dog walks

Dogs living in the Woollahra Council area are lucky pooches. Our four-legged fur babies (along with their owners of course) are welcome to explore some of the most stunning beaches, parklands and coastline in Sydney. While there are some paw-fect spots where dogs can enjoy energetic off-leash play, dog carers love taking their pups for on-leash strolls in our beautiful local area. Here are some favourite local dog walks in the Woollahra area and surrounds. Rose Bay Beach and Promenade Rose Bay is a pooch paradise. Rose Bay Foreshore (between Dumaresq Reserveand Percival Park) is pure doggy delight as hounds…

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Health & Wellbeing, Kids, Parks & Playgrounds

Go4Fun, Term 1 Kensington Program

What does Go4Fun involve Free fun and fitness for children above a healthy weight Designed for NSW children aged between 7 and 13 years who are above a healthy weight, Go4Fun is a fun way to learn more about healthier living. The program focuses on making lifestyle changes as a family, encourages healthy eating habits and fitness and improves self-esteem in kids. Best of all, it’s completely free. Just two hours a week, during school terms Go4Fun takes place during school terms, usually after school. It’s run by qualified health professionals, including dietitians and exercise physiologists. Sessions run once a…

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For Mums, Health & Wellbeing, Parenting, Pregnancy & Birth

Matrescence explained: why we all need to know about it

Right now, I’m a mother of a five-year-old. And my mind is blown by the sheer amount of personal growth I’ve achieved during that rather short time, compared to the rest of the rich and rewarding life I’ve had before I became a mum. I never thought motherhood would be such a challenging and transformative experience for me. In hindsight, I realise that it started well before my daughter came into this world. I felt a shift within me as I was trying to conceive, a journey that took two years, lots of tears and a crash course in surrender….

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