How to exercise (even when you don’t feel like it)

Do you ever see those people jogging at 6am on a rainy weekday morning and think to yourself; what is wrong with some people?! Obviously, not everyone is a fitness …

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Maintaining a healthy weight when you have IBD

Part of living with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) means thinking about food a great deal; trigger foods, safe foods, nutrient intake and counting calories can all be part of maintaining …

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The power of sleep

The healing power of a good night’s sleep cannot be overstated for people with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Studies have shown that people with IBD who experience disturbed sleeping patterns …

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What not to say to your friends with IBD

So your friend has just been diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and you’re wondering what that means (for the both of you). Don’t worry! Life will surely go on …

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Juggling school and chronic illness

Whether you’re at high school, TAFE, college or uni, the endless cycle of classes, studying and exams is stressful enough. When you combine that with a chronic illness such as …

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Affirmations and a positive outlook: your armour against the IBD blues

We all have bad days. You know, those ones where you just want to stay inside with the doona pulled over your head? We bet that most people with inflammatory …

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Surviving family dinners (when your kids have IBD)

When you’ve got young kids sometimes the dinner table (or kitchen or school lunchbox) can feel like a war zone. We’ve all heard of the fussy eaters who will only …

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Body fuel when you have IBD

The key to any good workout is nutrition. It’s the balance of what you’re putting into your body that determines what you get out of your exercise routine, be it …

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Living loud and proud as an ‘ostomate’

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is often referred to as an ‘invisible’ condition; it isn’t widely understood by the general public and the pain and discomfort felt by those afflicted is …

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The importance of pampering yourself when you have IBD

The simple truth is stress exists everywhere. Unlike your diet, it’s harder to control but that shouldn’t stop you from trying. For sufferers of inflammatory bowel disease (IDB), higher levels …

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