Charmaine Yabsley

Charmaine Yabsley

Health writer

Charmaine Yabsley is a freelance health writer who contributes regularly to magazines and newspapers
23 articles



Articles by Charmaine

Hungry child Healthier

Why we get "hangry"

Tired? Irritable? Can't concentrate? Maybe you’re ‘hangry’ (an amalgamation of hungry and angry,) which is a feeling usually caused by a lack of… read more

Charmaine Yabsley
Charmaine Yabsley 19 Aug 16 Healthy eating
Sister rubbing baby's tummy Families

Why we're having bigger babies (and what it means for you)

There’s a ‘big baby’ boom in Australia as diet and lifestyle factors seem to be leading to bigger newborns. Here’s what you need to know about having… read more

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Charmaine Yabsley 27 Jul 16 Pregnancy
Family eating together Families

Helping create healthy habits in kids

Healthy eating habits begin at home, and at a young age. Teaching your children healthy eating habits can go a long way to help them live a healthy… read more

Charmaine Yabsley
Charmaine Yabsley 20 Jul 16 Raising children
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5 ways to sleep well tonight

Getting a good night's sleep can be elusive for many of us, which may have serious consequences to our health. Our five tips will help you get to and… read more

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Charmaine Yabsley 01 Jul 16 Wellness
lady at market with pumpkin Healthier

Fresh or frozen: which veggies are healthier?

When it comes to buying vegetables, there are some good reasons to head to the freezer aisle.

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Charmaine Yabsley 24 Jun 16 Healthy eating
Newborn baby with mother Families

Induced labour: what you need to know

If you’re past your due date, or there is potential risk to you or your baby, you may be offered an induction of labour. Here is a quick overview. 

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Charmaine Yabsley 22 Jun 16 Pregnancy
kids playing hockey Families

Keep smiling why kids need to wear mouthguards

When your child participates in contact sports, a mouthguard’s a worthwhile investment to help protect their teeth, mouth, jaw and head.

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Charmaine Yabsley 15 Jun 16 Raising children
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5 ways to lunch like a dietitian

Looking for some lunch inspiration? We peek into five dietitians’  lunchboxes to see what they are eating.  

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Charmaine Yabsley 24 May 16 Healthy eating
Friends supporting each other Families

Postnatal depression: how you can help a loved one

Postnatal depression is relatively common and can happen pretty much any time after having a baby. If you know a new parent here are some signs to… read more

Charmaine Yabsley
Charmaine Yabsley 16 May 16 Parental health
new mum with newborn son Families

What it's really like being a mum

Being a mother isn't always tummy kisses and photogenic babies: it can sometimes be hard work, tiring, lonely and even boring. Yet, on social media,… read more

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Charmaine Yabsley 16 May 16 Babies
Healthy lunchbox being packed Families

What some dietitians put in their kids’ lunchboxes 

Ever wondered what the health professionals pack for their child's lunch? We peeked in some dietitians’ kids’ lunchboxes to find out. 

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Charmaine Yabsley 05 May 16 Raising children
sugar on teaspoons Healthier

Five simple changes to help reduce your sugar intake

Cutting down on sugar needn't be a chore. Here are some simple tips to help ensure your food still tastes delicious, so you won't even miss the sweet… read more

Charmaine Yabsley
Charmaine Yabsley 19 Apr 16 Healthy eating
boy on plane Families

Healthy snacks while on the road

Eating healthily while you're travelling can be challenging. But here are some tips to help. 

Charmaine Yabsley
Charmaine Yabsley 01 Feb 16 Raising children
Man running in park Families

New Dad: Why it's important to keep active

Finding time to exercise when there's a new baby in the house can be a challenge. Here are some tips to help.

Charmaine Yabsley
Charmaine Yabsley 27 Dec 15 Parental health
Crying baby Families

Seven reasons babies cry and how to help soothe them

Learning to understand your baby's cries can help make everybody happier. Here are seven reasons your baby may be crying and tips to help soothe them.

Charmaine Yabsley
Charmaine Yabsley 24 Dec 15 Babies
people exercising outside Healthier

How to make your workout work harder

If your weight loss or fitness levels have plateaued, it may be time to ramp up your exercise routine a  little. Here are some tips to help.

Charmaine Yabsley
Charmaine Yabsley 10 Dec 15 Be active
girl riding bike Families

Healthy presents for the whole family

This Christmas why not think fun and fitness  when it comes to filling the kids' stockings? 

Charmaine Yabsley
Charmaine Yabsley 01 Dec 15 Raising children
ladies at work looking over docs Healthier

Tips to get you moving at work

Just because you're stuck behind a desk doesn't mean your fitness has to goes out the window. Here are some ways to get you moving more at work.

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Charmaine Yabsley 24 Nov 15 Be active
planking with kettlebells Healthier

Kettlebells: Adding extra weight to your workout

Could kettlebells – they look like a cannonball with an iron hoop attached – be the answer to ramping up your workout?

Charmaine Yabsley
Charmaine Yabsley 20 Nov 15 Be active
new years list Healthier

Altruistic things to think about this New Year

Make this year a happy one – not just for yourself, but for others too. We look at why altruism is a good way to help keep you positive and healthy.

Charmaine Yabsley
Charmaine Yabsley 18 Nov 15 Mental Health
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Give your health a lift

If you thought trampolining was just for kids, then it's time to rediscover the joys of jumping.

Charmaine Yabsley
Charmaine Yabsley 04 Nov 15 Be active
Kids running at a running track Families

Five tips to inspire your family to make some healthier changes

Finding time to stay healthy can be difficult. Combine this with finding time to spend together as a family, and you probably feel that there are… read more

Charmaine Yabsley
Charmaine Yabsley 31 Aug 15 Raising children
roller skates Healthier

Back to the future fitness

Could the exercises you did years ago be the answer to your workout rut? 

Charmaine Yabsley
Charmaine Yabsley 24 Aug 15 Be active

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