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Did you know that 18% of Australians have experienced food insecurity in the past 12 months? And that 26% of those receiving food relief are under the age of 19? Hunger is a hidden crisis in Australia and charities are struggling to meet the growing issue, and each month 65,000 Australians seeking food relief are unable to be assisted. This is an issue that we're incredibly passionate about at tonika health. So we're helping by running a Christmas food drive (led by Nina, our friendly front-of-desk and student nutritionist). This is your chance to help families,...

Are you working hard at your desk? Or perhaps staring at a computer all day long? And maybe sitting most of the day with minimal breaks? Office life is a reality for many of us, and as a result, the end of a work day often leaves us not only mentally exhausted, but also physically tight, sore and achy. So, what's a little something you can do that'll make the world of difference? Stretching, of course! To avoid pain, feeling worn out and essentially burnt out...

Keep calm and stimulate your what? Your vagus nerve! It's an important nerve in your body that stems from your brain all the way down into your abdomen. It plays a part in all sorts of functions, from regulating your heart rate to digesting your food. In fact, the vagus nerve runs your parasympathetic nervous system (your body's own personal peace guru, or the 'rest and digest' system), signalling a sense of safety and calm to your body and mind. This system runs in opposition to the sympathetic, or 'fight or...

Lunch can be hard to get right. Many of us get side tracked by work and other happenings, meaning we often don’t end up having something wholesome prepped for our midday meal. For those times when taking a healthy lunch from home just doesn’t seem possible (or for when you fancy eating out), we’ve prepped this nifty list for you of our favourite spots in Surry Hills. Fishbowl Sashimi 298 Crown St and 1/50 Reservoir St Poke is taking the foodie world by storm. Regardless of whether it’s a fad or not, we love...

Did you know that one of the most useful tools for promoting relaxation and managing stress is something that we all do each and every day (actually, each and every second)? Breathing is an excellent and incredibly simple tool that we can all use, anywhere and anytime, to help calm our nervous system and reduce stress and anxiety. The next time you feel wound up / upset / anxious / etc, try one of the breathing exercises below and see if it helps you.   Coherent Breathing Inhale for six seconds. Exhale for six seconds. Repeat. A...