JOG TO IT: FIND A PARKRUN TO DO ON SATURDAYS IN SYDNEY!

Parkruns are a fantastic way to get fit, make friends and challenge yourself. The 5km timed runs take place every week on Saturdays in beautiful parklands. What’s more, they’re FREE! Find a Parkrun, then find your pace! Recently, even journalist and author Peter Fitzsimons got in on the Parkrun action in beautiful Mosman. ‘I googled it, joined, Read more…

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FOX SPORTS’ MURRAY SHAW PREVIEWS THE 2016-17 HYUNDAI A-LEAGUE TEAMS (PART 2)

The A-League season has begun. Coaches, players and fans alike are dreaming of success for their clubs. But here, Murray Shaw, Executive Producer of Football at Fox Sports, predicts who has a realistic chance of lifting the silverware this season. In Part 2 of this series, Murray Shaw reviews the remaining five Hyundai A-League teams. How will the Phoenix stack Read more…

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FOX SPORTS’ MURRAY SHAW PREVIEWS THE 2016-17 HYUNDAI A-LEAGUE TEAMS (PART 1)

The A-League season has begun. Coaches, players and fans alike are dreaming of success for their clubs. But here, Murray Shaw, Executive Producer of Football at Fox Sports, predicts who has a realistic chance of lifting the silverware this season. In Part 1 of this series, Murray takes a look at five Hyundai A-League clubs, including last year’s champs, Adelaide Read more…

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COULD YOUR CHILD STOP THEMSELVES FROM DROWNING?

Whenever we hear of a drowning tragedy, it immediately brings to mind any young people we know and their swimming ability. Many of us have pools, or friends or neighbours with one, and then there are the countless beaches and other waterways where we like to cool off and have fun. Of course, we try to watch Read more…

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RECIPE: NIN’S ZESTY ZOODLES

Meet Sophie Manolas, a straight-talking, down-to-earth clinical nutritionist who is passionate about showing people how they can eat their way to being the greatest, healthiest version of themselves. Here she shows us her (or her older brother Nin’s, to be precise) tasty zucchini noodle recipe, as seen in The Essential Edible Pharmacy cookbook. Nin’s Zesty Zoodles Read more…

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CYCLIST-FRIENDLY COFFEE STOPS ACROSS SYDNEY

Devotees of the bean and bike certainly love their cafes. Members of cycling clubs, MAMILs (middle-aged men in Lycra) and social riders can be seen gracing coffee stops, refuelling after a lengthy or leisurely cycle. So, where do they go? This list may offer a few clues… Cycling in the city, north, east south or west, we have you covered Read more…

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WHAT BALL SIZE DOES YOUR CHILD NEED FOR THEIR SPORT?

As your sporty child grows, their ball needs to grow with them. So, to help them be the best at their game, here is a snapshot of what ball size is recommended for sports at various ages.  AFL U9-U11 – Size 2 U12-U13 – Size 3 U14-U15 – Size 4 15+ females – Size 4.5 15+ males Read more…

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SPINNERS ARE GRINNERS! TRY IT DIY

There are loads of spin classes on offer at gyms around the city, but if you can’t make one at a time that suits, then spin class DIY. Just jump on a bike at the gym or at home and give this 45-minute class a spin… Before you start… Make sure you have a doctor’s ok to Read more…

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SYDNEY SPORT’S GUIDE TO SPRING SCHOOL HOLIDAY SPORTS

Sydney Sport’s Guide to Spring School Holiday Sports features exciting sports activities and programs for boys and girls of all ages. A fantastic way to help the kids burn energy while keeping them entertained over the school break, they’ll also have the opportunity to refine their motor skills, learn new game play, and may even make a few new friends, too! Browse the Read more…

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SHOULD I LET MY CHILD PLAY HIGH-CONTACT RUGBY UNION OR LEAGUE?

Rugby union and rugby league are typically both high-contact, high-collision sports, and it can invoke dread in many parents when their son (or daughter) decides they want to play one of these codes. So do you wrap up your child in cotton wool and say ‘no!’ straight out to them playing? Here’s a little more info to help with your decision-making. Read more…

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30 WAYS TO FIT 30 MINUTES OF EXERCISE INTO A DAY

You really can find time to exercise. Sure, it’s very easy to come up with a string of excuses as to why you can’t, but when it comes down to it, most of us can honestly find at least 30 minutes a few times a week to get our moves on. And the benefits to our Read more…

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TOTALLY YUM LOW-CARB PUMPKIN SOUP

Traditional pumpkin soups are really high in carbs, and when you serve it with bread the carb content is even higher. Sutherland Shire dietitian and founder of NuActive Health, Joanne Turner, shows you how you can have your soup, and make it guilt-free, too. Now, carbs are great, but if you are watching your weight or the amount Read more…

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50 SPORTS BARS IN SYDNEY

Keen to watch a game and not sure where to go? Then take a look at these 50 sports bars spread all over Sydney. Many have big screens and show both national and international competitions. So, whether you lack Fox Sports, Sky or ESPN at home, or just want to soak up the atmosphere with other fans, take your pick Read more…

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TOP 20 SPORTS PLAYED AROUND THE NATION

No doubt about it, certain sports are more popular in particular areas and age groups. But, as a whole, which sport do you think tops the list in all people above the age of six? And is it a team or non-team sport? You might be surprised… Age 6-13 years In the 6-13 age group surveyed by Roy Morgan Read more…

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ENTER TO WIN ALL THREE FOOTBALLS!

COMPETITION CLOSED … If you love your footy – soccer, rugby union and AFL – then enter our easy competition and you could win all three footballs, thanks to Ozsale, valued at more than $100! For your opportunity to win a prize pack containing a Kooga rugby union ball, Sondico soccer ball, and Regent Australian Rules Football, simply: ‘Tell us about Read more…

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A LEG UP ON SHIN SPLINTS…

Any social or professional athlete who has experienced shin splints will tell you … it can really hurt! It can also reduce training and game time. As one of the most common sports injuries, affecting everyone from runners to netballers, footballers and tennis players, here are some tips on preventing and treating this painful injury. What are shin splints? Read more…

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STAINS: HOW TO GET GRASS, BLOOD & DIRT OUT OF SPORTS GEAR!

Stains. They may be worn as a badge of honour during a match – proof of a well-fought game – but when it comes to laundry time, they can be a bugger to get out. So, here are our tricks to getting those grass, blood and dirt marks out of your sporting gear, so that it becomes a blank canvas again Read more…

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27 ACTIVITIES TO GET YOUR KIDS MOVING MORE

If you’re like most parents, tearing your children away from screen time to spend a few hours playing or getting involved in physical activities and team sports can feel like an ongoing battle. And never more so than when it’s wet or cold outside. But persist we must, so here are some great ideas to help Read more…

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8 CARDIO EXERCISES THAT ARE EASY ON THE KNEES

If you have a sports injury or suffer knee pain, you can’t realistically pound the pavement, join your mates on the footy field or play a round of tennis – therefore running and jogging are out for a while. And even though a run or a jog may be terrific for cardiovascular fitness, they aren’t the only exercises that can get the Read more…

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NEW FOOD LABELS WILL HELP US SUPPORT OUR AUSSIE PRODUCERS

From 1 July, our food labels are becoming clearer (yee-ha!). The Aussie government is making these changes so that we will all know – at a glance – where the products we buy are produced, grown, made or packed. This is great news for those of us extra conscious of what we put into our mouths and Read more…

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FEMALES IN FOOTBALL EDGING THEIR WAY TO SUCCESS

Over the past few years Australia has witnessed an escalation of females playing football, rallied by the success of our national girls’ team, the Matildas. Sydney’s Football Edge – developed to inspire female players and drive participation in the game at all levels – has welcomed the change. And here, its camp director, Pippa Algar, discusses the historic boom. David Gallop, chief executive of the Football Read more…

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SYDNEY SPORT: JULY SCHOOL HOLIDAY SPORTS

Sydney Sport: July School Holiday Sports is a go-to guide featuring exciting sports activities for boys and girls of all ages that are sure to help them burn energy while keeping them entertained over the school break. Children will also have the opportunity to refine their motor skills, learn new game play, and may even make a few new friends, too! Browse the featured July school Read more…

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FITNESS FIRST PARRAMATTA: 5 REASONS BURPEES SHOULD BE YOUR FAVOURITE EXERCISE

What do extreme athletes, gym junkies and footy teams all have in common? They all embrace burpees and regularly include them in their work-out routines. Lots and lots of burpees. But burpees aren’t just beneficial for hardcore athletes or certified badasses, say the fitness experts at Fitness First Parramatta. They’re for everyone! Not only will burpees turn you into an Read more…

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