Matt Allison

Matt Allison

Blue Room Writer

Matt Allison is committed about educating and inspiring  people to live healthier lives. He has worked for more than 15 years in content, communications and freelance journalism roles. Matt is passionate about health and care and he loves to hear stories about real people making a positive difference to their lives. When he’s not working on the Blue Room, you’ll find him running, surfing, reading, or enjoying Melbourne’s sport and food scenes.
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Fartlek training: How to run faster

Are you in a running rut? Are your times stagnant? Why not try the fartlek method. An interval workout designed to make you faster.

Matt Allison
Matt Allison 13 May 16 Be active
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The BluePrint to health and care

Bupa’s new edition of BluePrint magazine aims to guide you towards more informed health and care decisions. 

Matt Allison
Matt Allison 18 Apr 16 Wellness
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Healthy meals for chemo patients

These simple diet tips and easy-to-prepare meal ideas are perfect for when you’re feeling unwell or too tired to shop and cook.

Matt Allison
Matt Allison 02 Mar 16 Cancer
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Embrace your New Year

The latest edition of BluePrint is here! Packed full of great New Year tips on creating balance, it’s the perfect time to recharge and prepare for… read more

Matt Allison
Matt Allison 03 Jan 16 Wellness
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Can Jogging kill me

It’s often said that you can’t have too much of a good thing – but when it comes to running, recent research from the US says that’s not necessarily… read more

Matt Allison
Matt Allison 09 Dec 15 Be active
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Health benefits of owning a pet

Research shows that pet owners are healthier and happier. Read on to find out how your four-legged friend could be your best medicine.

Matt Allison
Matt Allison 25 Nov 15 Mental Health
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If You Do This for 5 Minutes a Day You Might Live Longer

Good news for those of us who are time poor but want to stay fit and healthy – a short run each day could help extend your life span. 

Matt Allison
Matt Allison 18 Nov 15 Be active
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Cruises that won't pile on the kilos

Healthy on-board dining options and an amazing range of activities which can see you returning to shore in fantastic shape.

Matt Allison
Matt Allison 04 Nov 15 Wellness
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Health checks in your 20's and 30's

In your 20s and 30s, thinking about potential health problems can be the last of your worries. But here are a few health checks we recommend having.

Matt Allison
Matt Allison 14 Oct 15 Wellness
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Health checks in your 40's and 50's

Here's a quick list of some important health checks to have in your 40s and 50s.

Matt Allison
Matt Allison 14 Oct 15 Wellness
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Healthy Living BluePrint Magazine by Bupa

Bupa’s new BluePrint magazine aims to guide you towards more informed health and care decisions. 

Matt Allison
Matt Allison 09 Oct 15 Wellness
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Heart health: is your job putting you at risk?

Despite having an active job, a new study found those working in manual labour had the highest ‘heart age’ of the careers surveyed.

Matt Allison
Matt Allison 28 Sep 15 Heart health
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Slow cooked lamb recipe by the Moran family

Matt Moran shares an old family recipe for slow - cooked shoulder of lamb with hummus, tomato salad and mint salsa. 

Matt Allison
Matt Allison 23 Sep 15 Keep connected
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Food, farming and family; a recipe for success

From the city to the country, Matt Moran has never lost his roots, or forgotten how his dad helped him succeed.

Matt Allison
Matt Allison 26 Aug 15 Keep connected
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Hear the warning signs

Some tips to help you protect your hearing from noise-related damage. 

Matt Allison
Matt Allison 26 Aug 15 Wellness
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Caring for a friend with cancer

How can you be there for a friend who has cancer? A survivor shares some useful ways friends can help. 

Matt Allison
Matt Allison 25 Aug 15 Cancer
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When a colleague has cancer

We spoke to a cancer survivor who shared her unique insights to get some tips on how to support a work colleague who has been diagnosed with cancer.

Matt Allison
Matt Allison 25 Aug 15 Cancer
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Top four cycling holidays

Are you part of an increasing trend of holiday makers opting for an ‘active’ holiday over a ‘lounging’ holiday?

Matt Allison
Matt Allison 24 Aug 15 Be active
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Reconciliation: Dr Evelyn Scott's lifelong passion

Dr Evelyn Scott AO has been a tireless advocate of social justice for Indigenous peoples across Australia.  

Matt Allison
Matt Allison 10 Jul 15 Considering care
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7 food swaps for a sweet tooth

Some healthier food swaps for when you find yourself reaching for the chocolate.

Matt Allison
Matt Allison 25 Jun 15 Healthy eating
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Cooking with ease as you age

Handy tips to help your loved ones cook with ease as they get older.  

Matt Allison
Matt Allison 24 Jun 15 Stay independent
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How to help safety-proof a bathroom

Occupational therapist Sharon Howell gives advice on how to help safety-proof a bathroom, a common spot for falls.

Matt Allison
Matt Allison 24 Jun 15 Stay independent
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Could a personal trainer be the answer?

Lack of motivation is only one of many signs it could be time to call a personal trainer to help you with your fitness.

Matt Allison
Matt Allison 02 Jun 15 Be active
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Our top 4 fitness apps

Want a personal trainer who offers encouragement and helps you track your fitness, but isn't going to cost a fortune?

Matt Allison
Matt Allison 27 May 15 Be active
Healthier

Ditch the excuses: It's time to get walking

If you’re looking for a simple and cheap way to stay fit and healthy as you age, walking could be just what the doctor ordered.

Matt Allison
Matt Allison 02 Apr 15 Be active
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How your workplace can help improve your health

Some easy tips to help improve workplace wellbeing.

Matt Allison
Matt Allison 02 Apr 15 Mental Health
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Guy Leech's top five fitness lessons

Retired Ironman champion Guy Leech shares his top fitness lessons. 

Matt Allison
Matt Allison 31 Mar 15 Be active
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5 Tips on How to Ride to Work Stress-Free

Want to cycle to work but feel like it’s all just too much effort? We reveal our tips to help make your commute less stressful.  

Matt Allison
Matt Allison 31 Mar 15 Be active
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Bust a move! 10 ways to be more active

While you may be doing regular exercise, are you moving consistently throughout the day? Here are tips to keep active while going about your daily… read more

Matt Allison
Matt Allison 30 Mar 15 Be active

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