Issue 38

Get Active and Healthy: with! is your guide to keeping active and healthy in Brisbane. Visit to find great ways to stay fit and healthy in your local area with our Active and Healthy events calendar.

Participate in Brisbane City Council's citywide Active and Healthy Parks program offering free or low cost activities for people of all fitness levels throughout Brisbane's beautiful parks and gardens.

Use the Active Brisbane Directory to find a huge range of sporting and fitness activities, from adventure rock climbing to motor sports, water activities and more.

Check out our Sport and Fitness section to find a whole range of information on sporting clubs in Brisbane. There is also lots of interesting Health and Wellbeing information.

Clickhere to sign up for our Active and Healthy e-newsletter and keep up to date with all the great sport and lifestyle activities happening around Brisbane. You'll find great competitions, recipes, health tips and great articles on how to keep active and healthy and maintain your wellbeing.

Sign up now and enter our footy season kick-off competition for your chance to win a family pass to see the Brisbane Lions play the Bulldogs in July - the seats are great - right on the half-way line! - it's your Active and Healthy city online.


Enjoy The Day Spa Lifestyle: Check out your local Day Spa!

Now you can enjoy the spa lifestyle close to home and on the road, any time when your mind, body and spirit demand to be nurtured, pampered, rejuvenated, refreshed, recharged... No more excuses, like "I don't have a week or even a few days to get away". Spa services and programs are now easily found whenever you want and need them. Wherever you may reside or your travels take you, Day Spas are emerging in large metropolitan areas, suburbs and shopping malls.


Brisbane (inner City) :

The Dome Retreat - City

Brisbane Holistic Health centre - City

Outshine - New Farm & West End

New Farm Holistic Health Centre - New Farm

Mosaic Hair Body Skin Make-up - West End

Brisbane (West):

Beauty on the Park - Rosalie

Brisbane (North)

Ascot Inner Faces - Hamilton

BodynBeauty - Clayfield

Beyond Beauty: Aspley and Ferny Hills

Belle affair skin therapy & day spa - Albany Creek

Clear Mountain Sanctuary Spa : Clear Mountain

Atrium Natural Health & Beauty Spa: - Carseldine

Brisbane (Southside)

Stephanies Natural Beauty - Bulimba

ICE Hair Beauty Body - Bulimba

Brisbane (East)

Total E! - Cleveland

Gold Coast:

The Golden Door Spa & Health Club at Mirage Resort




HYPNOSIS & Physical Change: With John Suess!

One of the more challenging issues that a person can present to a hypnotist is a chronic, refractory condition like psoriasis, or ichthyosis (fish scale disease - which is supposed to be a genetic disorder) , or perhaps some other physical change like to enlarge the mammary glands (breasts) , or to just change the shape of a part of the body.

Such a request could seem to be beyond the capability of the mind even with hypnosis but all of the issues referred to above are on record as having been accomplished.

If a hypnotist is presented with a skin disorder one possible avenue for solution might involve the following.

After thoroughly hypnotizing the person and consolidating the response potential the person may be instructed to experience 'painless' sunburn of the skin and upon returning to apparent usual consciousness to retain the ability to modify the skin until the mind discovers how to cause the skin to function normally that is, without the continuance of the skin disorder. IT works!!

Hypnosis is a peculiar condition that occurs in a special relationship where critical analytic mind functions temporally shuts down and Fantasy becomes vastly more important and indistinguishable from reality. The mind becomes receptive to Fantasy as if it were actual experience and functions as if it were true.

John SUESS is a Master Hypnotist & trainer and Master Practitioner of NLP. He has been providing clinical services with hypnosis & NLP for 30 years. He has providing training in Hypnosis & Neuro Linguistic Programming for 26 years.

For further information please contact John by clicking here or call 07 3397 7395.



Lean without Burning Fat part 2: with Quantum Physiques!

In our last instalment clickheretoview we explained why the 'cardio' route to fat loss was short lived and, as many of you have discovered, not the Holy Grail to fat loss that is promised. The simple, back-to-basics principles we revealed were:

  • Food determines your body weight
  • Strength determines your muscular weight
  • Fat is simply the difference in between

    So, if you want to be lean - that is, you want a low bodyfat percentage then you need a proportionately high lean (muscular) weight. Whether you realised it before or not, low in fat means proportionately high muscle! Which is why a one sided focus on reducing fat won't make you lean - you have to work on your muscles!

    So whether you want to diet your body weight down, or lift your lean weight up, you have to work on your strength and that means weight training.

    Unfortunately, most gym instructors don't get the chance to emphasise the importance of increasing the weights you lift. The fact is, the rate you increase your weights in the gym is the rate your body improves!

    And don't think you are going to accidentally wake up looking like a professional bodybuilder - whether you want to or not! It will never, ever happen!

    At Quantum Physiques, we forecast what our clients will have to be capable of lifting to create the bodyshape they want. Using the bench press as an illustration: men most often want a physique requiring the capability to lift 120kg! Women typically want a figure capable of lifting 60kg! And these aren't even close to the weights for looking like a big bodybuilder. These are the weights that (along with sensible eating) guarantee a very nice, lean, healthy body. And the good news is, they are readily attainable with less time, and less boredom than running on the treadmill!

For details on training with Quantum Physiques call 07 3252 2100. Simply follow our plan and achieve your goals and we will give you 25% cash back. Conditions apply so visit us or call for further details. Email or Visit us at 29/25 James Street Fortitude Valley or online

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Characteristics of traditional diets

Nutrition researcher and author of "Nourishing Traditions", Sally Fallon reveals the wisdom of the ancients, in this concise article outlining the characteristics of all traditional diets. This wisdom passed down from generation to generation kept primitive groups around the world in peak physical condition. By following these few simple guidelines you too can live a long, happy and healthy life click here for more.

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Short and Sweet: Cheese Inari Sushi Serves!


2 spring onions 60g Shitake mushrooms 6 shiso leaves (Japanese mint) 4 aburage 100g Australian Shredded Cheese salad oil cherry tomatoes and chives, for garnishing ponzu sauce, for serving.


1. Chop spring onions, mushrooms and shiso. 2. Boil aburage for 1 minute, drain and open out. 3. Combine chopped vegetables with cheese and place a tablespoon of the mixture into the centre of each aburage. 3. Gather ends to form a pouch and tie with spring onions or chives. 4. Place pouches on a tray and drizzle with oil. Grill until golden. 5. Garnish with cherry tomatoes and serve with ponzu sauce. 2 spring onions 60g Shitake mushrooms 6 shiso leaves (Japanese mint) 4 aburage 100g Australian Shredded Cheese salad oil cherry tomatoes and chives, for garnishing ponzu sauce, for serving

Serves: 4


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Laughter is the best medicine!


I noticed my husband standing on the bathroom scale,sucking in his stomach. Thinking he was trying to weigh less with this maneuver, I commented,"I don't think that is going to help" Sure it does, he said "It's the only way I can see the numbers!"


Quote of the month!

What we do not see, what most of us never suspect of existing, is the silent but irresistible power which comes to the rescue of those who fight on in the face of discouragement.

Napoleon Hill

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In the next issue of "Naturally Happy"

  • The Float Centre
  • Temomin
  • Harmony in Motion
  • Brisbane Personal Trainers
  • Short and sweet!
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