Plant, grow, eat: From the backyard to the lunchbox

Encouraging your kids to get into gardening can help top up their lunchbox – and develop a lifelong healthy habit. read more

Susan Martin
Susan Martin 09 February 17 Raising children

What is 'the wall'?

When training for a marathon, you might encounter some unusual terms. Bupa sports dietitian, Nick Green, helps debunk the mystery of ‘the wall’ and provides some tips for how to overcome it. read more

Chris Pavey
Chris Pavey 08 February 17 Be active

Pregnancy myth busters

Is drinking coffee bad during pregnancy? Does eating a hot curry bring on labour? We investigate which pregnancy myths you can ignore. read more

Jane Dickenson
Jane Dickenson 10 February 17 Pregnancy

How to amuse kids while visiting relatives in hospital

It is a fact of life many children will have to visit a relative who has ended up in hospital. As we all become older, our parents and grandparents invariably become incapacitated at one point or another and they love nothing more than being visited by the apples of their eyes, our kids. read more

Suzy West
Suzy West 06 February 17 Raising children
  1. Plant, grow, eat: From the backyard to the lunchbox
  2. What is 'the wall'?
  3. Pregnancy myth busters
  4. How to amuse kids while visiting relatives in hospital

The Blue Room

Welcome to The Blue Room. Whether you’re raising a family, trying to improve your health and wellbeing, caring for an ageing loved one, or living with a health condition, you’ve come to the right place. We have information you can trust, and real stories to help inspire you to live a longer, healthier, happier life.

Caring

If you’re getting older or caring for an ageing loved one, Caring provides advice to help you stay at home longer, make informed decisions about care, be happy, engaged and socially active.

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Helping older loved ones to stay healthy in the air

With preparation, many older people can fly safely. We look at some tips to help keep them healthy in the air.

Jane Dickenson
Jane Dickenson 10 Feb 17 Keep connected
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How do you know when it's time for your loved one to stop driving?

It can be hard to know whether a loved one is still safe to drive on the roads but being aware of when they should stop is an important part of… read more

Jane Dickenson
Jane Dickenson 10 Feb 17 Stay independent
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The secret to 71 years of a loving marriage

A loving couple in their 90s is preparing to celebrate their 71st wedding anniversary this Valentine’s day. The Bupa Aged Care residents have… read more

Christie Cooper
Christie Cooper 09 Feb 17 Keep connected

Families

From pregnancy to birth, babies and beyond, Families provides helpful information and resources to help you raise healthier, happier children.

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6 things your dentist wants you to know (about your kid’s teeth)

Here are 6 tips to make caring for you kid's teeth a little easier.

Vivienne Pearson
Vivienne Pearson 17 Feb 17 Raising children
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Pregnancy myth busters

Is drinking coffee bad during pregnancy? Does eating a hot curry bring on labour? We investigate which pregnancy myths you can ignore.

Jane Dickenson
Jane Dickenson 10 Feb 17 Pregnancy
Boy squinting through telescope Families

11 signs your child needs an eye test

As kids across the country return to school, as many as one in five could have undetected eye problems that could result in learning challenges. Here… read more

James Howe
James Howe 09 Feb 17 Raising children

Healthier

If you’re committed to improving your health, Healthier has the information, inspiration and advice to help you reach your goals.

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Tips for cooking fish and a simple summer fish curry

So many of the people I work with never cook fish. They are scared of choosing the wrong type, over-cooking it, wasting money and find it hard to… read more

Charlotte Miller
Charlotte Miller 20 Feb 17 Healthy eating
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The possible pitfalls of pedicures

Getting a quick pedicure may land your feet in more than just hot water.

Danielle Colley
Danielle Colley 15 Feb 17 Wellness
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Ancient vs modern grains

Perhaps it’s the interest in looking, feeling and living younger, we have gone backwards in time when it comes to food choices too. No, I’m not… read more

Gemma Cosgriff
Gemma Cosgriff 14 Feb 17 Healthy eating

Manage & Recover

Manage & Recover provides information and support to help you or a loved one with a heart condition, cancer or diabetes.

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Under the Jacaranda tree: One family's journey with cancer

In 2015 my wife Teresa lost her decade long struggle with Cancer. My apologies for the drama from the get go but there really is no other way to… read more

Alan
Alan 17 Feb 17 Cancer
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The truth about caring for a child with type 1 diabetes

One mum shares what having an eight-year-old son living with type 1 diabetes is really like – for her, for him and for the whole family. 

Susan Martin
Susan Martin 09 Feb 17 Diabetes
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Five apps to help you manage diabetes

Wish everything that you need to keep on top of your diabetes could be at your fingertips? It turns out there’s more than one app for that. 

Susan Martin
Susan Martin 22 Dec 16 Diabetes

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