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Walk it off: local walking and running groups to join

Autumn is a beautiful time for walks and runs around Manly and surrounds. While a solitary stroll can be a great way to grab a breather, the benefits of sharing a regular constitutional with others is well-documented.  We've pulled together a few examples of locals leading the way...

Luke McLeod on why curiosity calmed the cat

He’s the ex Bachie and Manly resident who now runs a successful mindfulness business. Here Luke McLeod gives his top tips on dealing with stress. More regular short breaks “A study by the Draugiem Group, which used a computer application to track the work habits...

Fitness for new mums: reader offer from Manly’s Buggy Bootcamp

Bootcamp after birthing a bub? It's not as loopy as it sounds. We popped down for a complimentary session with the Manly mum fitness experts Buggy Bootcamp along the beachfront, with kid in tow, on a perfect winter's day and were seriously impressed with the...
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Beaches bravado masks pain

Rebecca Sharp

Guilt about feeling miserable despite ‘living the good life’ on the Northern Beaches has proven a barrier to good mental health outcomes, explains Manly psychotherapist Rebecca Sharp.

There is no better place to dust off the working week and unleash our inner health nut than along our Northern Beaches. The true peak hour of Manly is along our beaches just after sunrise – what a glowing, active, healthy lot are we! But how healthy are we in our minds?

In my work as a psychotherapist in Manly and surrounds I’ve learnt a thing or two. Unfortunately,  I think this outward display of good health is masking a health issue in need of immediate attention. Read Article>>