Health and Wellness

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Every single room at every single QT Hotel is now powered by high-end Dyson technology

August 14, 2022

There are a few less obvious markers that always separate a quality hotel from an average one. We aren’t talking about an overarching design, plush beds or high-end hotel restaurants – although they do all help of course. Quite often the magic is found in the smaller details. And those smaller details – well, they’re […]

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EVEN Hotel – New York Midtown East Review: Where fitness and wellness meet comfort

May 28, 2022

Not far from Grand Central Station in New York City sits a striking, tall and thin 35 floor building with four distinct colour strips on it. This is EVEN Hotel’s New York Midtown East location, one of four IHG have for the growing brand in New York. You enter on the ground floor and are […]

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Suunto 9 Baro Titanium Review: Tough to beat… when it comes to fitness

January 10, 2022

Given smartwatches have now well and truly become an essential purchase for anyone looking to more efficiently track their exercise and gamify their health journey, it’s always worth doing a double-tack at models that have been out for quite some time. These things drop in price regularly, so being able to pick up some of […]

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New Koala Mattress Review: Is customised cushioning the path to better sleep?

January 9, 2022

The best-known mattress in a box brand in Australia, Koala, released three new versions of their popular mattress last year, with the entry-level option simply dubbed the “New Koala Mattress”. This was in addition to the Calm-As, which was a winner at the Product of the Year 2021 awards, and the high-end SoulMate, of which […]

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Self-care tourism is on the rise, and A By Adina has hooked up with Hunter Lab to make sure it’s here to stay

November 17, 2021

With weary Aussies cautiously poking their heads out of mentally-draining lockdowns, it’s perhaps never been a better time to talk about what some call ‘self-care tourism’. Of course, there’s nothing like a great big dollop of escapism to pull our attention into the present moment. Tourism and self-care have always gone hand-in-hand; seeing, feeling, tasting […]

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Whoop 4.0: Everything you need to know about the new digital fitness and health coach

September 20, 2021

Health-coaching fitness bands have been competing nicely with more specc’d out smartwatches for a few years now, and Whoop has been the main driver of that. It’s then no surprise that the next iteration in the company’s range, Whoop 4.0, is getting plenty of hype thanks to a heavy list of features helping boost value […]

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Win a Hydragun Percussive Massage Gun worth $600

August 23, 2021

With wellness tech steadily growing and getting stronger as a sector, there are many choices on the market for those seeking premium massage guns to help with muscle recovery, relaxation, and improve circulation. In the past few years, the demand for these massage guns have skyrocketed. There’s a few choices out there, but the general […]

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Koala Modern Sofa Review: Modular design reigns supreme moving forward

August 23, 2021

Modern thinking has long aligned furniture and home design with wellness, and with work-from-home becoming a better established approach to daily life it’s important to look at the ways we can design our spaces to better complement stress reduction, mindfulness, and an overall feeling of wellbeing. Koala slots into that mentality nicely, seeing as it […]

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MACROS meal delivery: the healthier choice

August 19, 2021

After a long day at work, it’s easy to lean towards UberEats and takeaway overcooking and clean-up. While that may be fine as a treat, making it a daily ritual quickly affects us all not only monetarily, but also with regards to our health. That’s where MACROS comes in. Their ready-made meals make it easy to […]

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A guide on how to pick furniture for a more mindful, meditative home design

June 7, 2021

Marie Kondo’s undeniable popularity and her status as a cultural icon should tell you all you need to know about the importance and popularity of home design. It’s now gone beyond aesthetic, but it’s always been that way. How integral design is to concocting a more mindful, harmonious, and hence nourishing home environment cannot be […]

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QT Bondi and Slow House partner up to offer guests holistic wellness staycations

May 25, 2021

There’s something about beautifully styled boutique hotels that can immediately shift guests from stress to rest in a way larger hotels can’t. Want proof? Just walk into the humble lobby of QT Bondi and feel the day’s worries melt like fine butter on a hot summer’s day. That goes double now that the boutique has […]

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Soulara: Plant-based microwave meals are a life-saver for the health-conscious worker

May 24, 2021

Walk into any supermarket now and I’d be surprised if you couldn’t find the ready-to-heat meal section. If any part of your local has seen more variety in the past year, it’s this sector. Yes, microwaveable meals have been around forever, but a recent swell in interest, and a wider push towards portion control, is […]

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Cam Avery has curated a score for one of Sydney’s most luxurious spa treatments

May 24, 2021

Until the end of May (so you only have a week), Sydneysiders will have access to a different kind of luxury spa treatment at The Darling Spa. How different? Well, one of the The Darling Spa’s signature treatments, the 90-minute Li’tya Mala Mayi, has been elevated with a multisensory approach in collaboration with Aussie musician […]

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Fitness brand Peloton are finally launching Bike and Bike+ in Australia

March 16, 2021

New York-born interactive fitness platform Peloton is set to (finally) launch in Australia in 2021, 7 years after the brand first introduced its seminal indoor, high-tech Bike. Both the Peloton Bike and Bike+ will be launching for the Australian market, alongside two tread options, as well as a robust Digital Membership program to found out […]

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Crowne Plaza will let you check out as late as 11pm across Australia

March 15, 2021

“Can I get a late check-out please?”. Perhaps the most common request when checking into a staycation, and one that’s entirely understandable. The folks at IHG Group hotels have obviously heard this one too many times, so to celebrate World Sleep Day they are using their ubiquitous Crowne Plaza brand to offer Australia’s latest check-out. […]

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Barry’s Bootcamp and Chin Chin link up for the ultimate fitness feast in Sydney

March 12, 2021

Fancy your HIIT with a side of scrummy Thai food? I’m not talking overly-sauced takeaway pad see ew after you’ve just flurried your way through sprints and burpees either. The team behind global fitness favourite Barry’s Bootcamp has teamed up with pink-hued contemporary Thai restaurant Chin Chin for just that. HIIT with a side of […]

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Three Health Issues That Depend on Gaming for Therapy

March 3, 2021

Gaming is one of the most popular modern hobbies, with an enormous and diverse collection of titles available to players all around the world.  However, next time you’re settling down for a session on World of Warcraft or COD, you might have to put up with a barrage of complaints from your family who don’t […]

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Withings ScanWatch review: medicale grade ECG major step forward for health tracking

January 12, 2021

Withings have always made the more beautiful watches when it comes to fitness trackers, sticking closer to a more conventional design that doesn’t look like you’re wearing anything too high-tech on the wrist. Withings watches are simple, elegant, and feature-rich, and the ScanWatch is undoubtedly their best offering yet. And that’s no surprise, hype has […]

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Fitbit Charge 4 Review: Plenty of value with this reliable fitness tracker

November 23, 2020

Fitness trackers are steadily adding more sensors to the bank of wearable stacked stacked on your wrist, and while that’s now led to a healthy amount of competition in the market, the pioneers aren’t to be counted out. That’s Fitbit mind you – the company that got the world into fitness trackers to begin with, […]

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Withings Steel HR Sport Review: Still holding strong in 2020

November 2, 2020

Although it’s been available for roughly two years now, Withings’ Steel HR Sport should see some renewed interest now that the company has a new flagship to fawn over, the recently released – and impressively specc’d – ScanWatch. We’re hoping to go hands-on with one of those before Christmas rolls around, but for now we […]

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Withings Steel HR Review: Outstanding looks, but very few hooks

July 21, 2020

A delicate balancing act is evidently difficult to achieve for the hybrid smartwatch. The category is always moving forward, especially with quality offerings from Fitbit, Garmin, Apple, Samsung, Huawei and Withings, but it seems 2-in-1 wearables which aim to be a fitness track and a smartwatch fall too heavily on just one side. We saw […]

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Fitbit Versa 2 Review: Wellness pro, but smart watch amatuer

December 22, 2019

Fitbit are now as ambitious in the world of smart watches as they are dominators of the fitness industry. Ever since 2017’s Ionic product line started the brand who had been, up until that point, only known for fitness tracking wearables started to move towards something bigger and better. They made the mistake of trying […]

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