Health & Fitness

Health & Fitness advertisers in the Northern Valleys

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To grudge or not to grudge?

Following on from April’s Sulking column, let’s talk about taking a sulk to extremes and holding a grudge. The term ‘holding’ a grudge is...


Being in a ‘sulk’ means, according to the Collins English dictionary, “to be silent and resentful because of a wrong done to brood...


It is pronounced “New-You.” It’s bold, to imagine a new you. To envision a future beyond ‘now’ has a kind of power. To hope in...

Maxine’s constructive conversation starter in the wake of grief

Content warning: suicide Maxine Aitken lost her son Adam to suicide at the start of 2022. Driven by a need to ease the tragedy of...

Fire cider

Fire Cider is a tonic, originally made by Rosemary Gladstar in the late 1970’s. She created a base recipe to strengthen the immune system,...

World’s Greatest Shave 2022

Each year, The Leukaemia Foundation hosts The World’s Greatest Shave to raise funds to search for a cure for blood cancers. Over 110,000 Australians...

Flu fighters

The last week the dreaded virus hit our house — it was time to test what I have been preaching! Hot lemon drinks with honey,...

Not so close please…what is isolation as a close contact like?

Receiving a notification that you are close contact of a COVID-19 positive person is a situation more and more of us will be facing...

Join Team Chittering in the World’s Greatest Shave!

This March, a team of Chittering locals are coming together to take part in The World’s Greatest Shave. This annual event, organised by the...

Support for Tanya after MS diagnosis

The new year is looking drastically different for 34-year-old mother of three Tanya Cornelius, who received the news she has multiple sclerosis as 2021...
Woman in her forties wearing a fluffy jumper, care bears face mask and matching brooch. She looks bewildered about her fashion choice

Pondering life with an open border

Nobody would deny that here in the west we have had a smoother run with COVID than the rest of the country, but it’s...
A man with dark long hair and beard and smiling woman holding a wooden display rack with tins of hemp products Pain Balm and Save Your Skin

Healing with hemp

An almost fatal accident five years ago has led Shay Harris and husband Clint to develop a unique product that beautifully blends both their...