YMCA Healthy Living Magazine

Our YMCA Healthy Living Magazine is a free quarterly publication packed full of healthy, seasonal recipes, easy snacks, nutrition tips, and food the whole family will love. We also give you ideas on how to get active and stay active all year round.

Plus, each edition offers various giveaway competitions – take a look at our terms and conditions below.

Spring 2022 edition

Welcome to the spring 2022 edition of YMCA Healthy Living Magazine. As usual, we’re getting excited about seasonal fruit and vegetables, and bring you an issue chock full of delicious, healthy recipes from Australian dietitians. Browse through and get some meal planning inspiration for the longer days and milder temperatures coming our way.

This issue also has lots of juicy, engaging nutrition content. Nicole Mott shows us how to look after our budget and push back against skyrocketing grocery bills. You can learn about fermented foods with Angela Lee, and how to include more in your diet. Marnie gives us a fascinating insight into the surprising role of sleep in eating and nutrition. Dr Tim Crowe writes about inflammation – a hot topic at the moment in the health landscape. And Melbourne psychologist Seona Ilalio shows us the power of grounding for health and wellbeing, and how we can practice it.

We hope you enjoy our spring at your local YMCA!



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  • Terms and conditions


    Unless otherwise specified, all competition / giveaways contained in the spring 2022 issue commence on 16 September 2022 and conclude on 30 November 2022. Each competition is a game of skill and chance - we play no part in determining the winner. The judge’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. Winners will be selected by the YMCA VIC ACN/ABN 75 092 818 445 Nutrition Program Sponsor, at Unit 502, 990 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill VIC 3128 Australia and winners will be notified by email the week commencing 5 December 2022. The prize includes a Y Gear prize pack valued at $200.00. The prize is not redeemable for cash. To enter, simply tell us your thoughts about the spring 2022 edition of YMCA Healthy Living Magazine in 50 words or less and email this to nutrition.vic@ymca.org.au by 30 November 2022. If your comments are chosen, then you’ll be notified via email during the week commencing 5 December 2022 as the prize winner! Responsibility is on the recipient to check emails to redeem the prize. Failure to respond within one month will result in a forfeit of the prize. The winner may also be announced on social media using a first name initial and surname. Prize can be claimed via an email response to both the YMCA and n4 food and health. Any unclaimed prize may be re-promoted in future editions. Entries will not be subscribed to future editions of the YMCA Healthy Living Magazine unless 'SUBSCRIBE ME’ is included in the entry.

Winter 2022 edition

Our winter 2022 edition has so many delicious warming recipes, you’ll want to try them all! As usual, we’ve included plenty of seasonal ideas to spark joy in the kitchen, warm your soul and fuel your active lifestyle. We explore the nutritional perks of oats, as well as taking a fresh look at the merits of frozen food. If you find yourself in need of inspiration to get out of the house and stay fit and healthy during the coldest, darkest months of the year - we’ve got you covered, with fascinating scientific insights from our inspiring dietitians. 


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Autumn 2022 edition

In the autumn 2022 edition of the YMCA Healthy Living Magazine, we give you practical help on improving diet quality, as well as kitchen inspiration with Joel Feren’s top 10 vegetarian foods. We introduce new seasonal favourites; including beetroot, eggplant and sweet potato. Plus, we serve up some delicious treats – with carrot cake muffins and sweet potato brownies on the menu. While that's the foodies sorted, we’re featuring exercise physiologist Stephanie Frade, who dives into a very topical subject: exercise and immune health.


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Summer 2021-2022 edition

In the summer 2021-2022 edition of the YMCA Healthy Living Magazine is here, you'll find summer recipes, festive gift ideas, how to find balance during the festive season, as well as how to take your exercise outside this summer.


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Spring 2021 edition

In the spring 2021 edition of the YMCA Healthy Living Magazine, you'll find spring menus, information about multivitamins, how to make the most of nature's blue-green spaces to keep well, as well as how to dance your way through lockdown.


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Winter 2021 edition

In the winter 2021 edition of the YMCA Healthy Living Magazine, you'll find something for every age group - from nutrition for teenagers, to advice for older adults on aches and pains in winter. Plus, we have some insightful nutritional advice on mindful eating and healthy diets.


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Autumn 2021 edition

The autumn 2021 edition of the YMCA Healthy Living Magazine features health advice on how to do a walking meditation, as well as nutritional advice on autumnal eating - this edition is packed with great content.


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Summer 2020-2021 edition

The summer 2020-2021 edition of the YMCA Healthy Living Magazine has health and nutritional advice to help you start the new year with a spring in your step and support your long-term health and wellness goals.


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Spring 2020 edition

The spring 2020 edition of the YMCA Healthy Living Magazine is full of the usual health and nutritional advice, plus you’ll find some inspiring stories and delicious recipes to try in lockdown.


Read the spring 2020 edition