Summary

Wellbeing is important to all of us and is vital to the health and performance of any person. The term 'not just a job' could not be more accurate than when describing life in the military. Military life brings with it layers of challenges. Whilst highly rewarding, the military member will juggle extraordinary and often competing priorities. An individual will balance requirements for physical fitness, training and education schedules, long stints away from home, frequent relocations, and dedication to a service beyond reproach, just to name a few. This doesn't include the 'other' serving members - their family, without whom service would be less effective. The Runway focus is on reputable professional and academic sources that provide practical and authoritative guidance that can help motivate and inform your decision to reflect often, plan the changes necessary, and ultimately improve your physical, mental, and social wellbeing.  


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Wellbeing

New Australian vaping research finds 'suite of chemicals' in liquids used in vapes, some at 'dangerously high' levels

Often popular with teenagers because of its different flavours, many users consider ‘vaping’ to be safe, but research shows otherwise.
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Wellbeing

Why do people run marathons?

The UK’s BBC examines the reasons why people run marathons.
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Wellbeing

Do brain training apps, games and puzzles enhance brain health?

Some studies continue to demonstrate that mentally stimulating activities can help reduce and delay cognitive decline.
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Wellbeing

The mood-boosting power of crying

Crying is usually associated with children or sadness in adults, but could it be good for us?
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What is a rapid antigen test? Where can you buy them in Australia and how much do they cost?

Very soon, Australians may no longer have to line up for hours to be tested for COVID-19.
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Wellbeing

Vaccines that grow on leaves and don't need needles: A look at COVID jabs you may not have heard of

A lot of things is going on in COVID-19 research, with a few countries developing their own vaccines, including some that are needle-free.
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Wellbeing

The world is desperate for new antibiotics, and New Zealand’s unique fungi look promising

With antibiotics becoming increasingly resistant to infections, New Zealand's biodiversity might provide a solution.
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Wellbeing

Why exercising on an empty stomach won't necessarily burn more fat, and other weight-loss myths

This article explores some of the many myths surrounding the best way to lose unwanted body fat.
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Wellbeing

Toxic ‘forever chemicals’ contaminate indoor air at worrying levels, study finds

New research has found that manufactured chemicals, per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), can be transmitted in the air, which could become a significant risk due to the amount of time we are now spending indoors.
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Doctor mental health concerns increase as COVID surge hits hospitals

Concerns are increasing about rising rates of mental health problems and suicide among doctors.
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