Get some tips this Dry July!

Top five tips for keeping hydrated during Dry July

By SodaStream on

The Dry July month is the perfect time to reassess all of your health and wellbeing goals for the rest of the year.

Hydration is a key element to ensuring physical and mental performance as our body water content declines with age, from about 75% in babies to 60% in adults.

According to research conducted by Sodastream, there is mass confusion around the effects of dehydration, with only a third (35%) of Australians recognising key symptoms like lethargy, despite the majority (80%) suffering on a regular basis.

Despite many believing that two litres is the recommended daily amount for all, the amount needed varies, dependent on individual factors including age, diet, climate and levels of physical activity.

Sodastream put together 5...

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A Bloke's Guide to Surviving Dry July

By Dry July on

So the thought of drinking mocktails makes your stomach turn, heading to yoga class is the last thing you want to do on an early Sunday morning and Euro 2016 finished this morning. How do you make the most of the clear headed, hangover free mornings during Dry July? Well we rounded up the blokes in the Dry July office – who are seasoned Dry Heroes, to give us their tips on surviving and thriving during Dry July:

  • Socialising doesn’t just have to be in the pub. Why not go out for a winter surf, hit the trails on your mountain bike this weekend, bring your A-game to the table and host a sober poker night.
  • Host a BBQ - believe it or not there are some really good non-alcoholic beers around, We're fans or Erdinger
  • Be the designated dryver to...
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Fast Ed's Lower Sugar Chocolate Walnut Brownies

By Fast Ed on


  • 250g unsalted butter
  • 110g dark chocolate
  • 150g brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp natural vanilla extract
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 1/4 cup dark cocoa powder
  • 120g walnuts
  • 100g white chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 170C
  2. Melt the butter and chocolate gently, then beat in the brown sugar, eggs and vanilla.
  3. Sift in the flour and cocoa, then beat until smooth.
  4. Mix in the walnuts and choc chips, then spoon in to a lined 27cm x 17cm slice pan.
  5. Bake for 25 minutes, until just set, then cool in the pan.
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21 Days to Change Your Ways: Just Keep Swimming

By Kirsty Welsh on

Anything great takes time. We look at the best parts of others and compare them to the worst parts of ourselves. Quick fixes, gadgets, ab crunchers, weight-loss shakes, we are suckers for the overnight ‘answers’ to our health issues! No one is healthy and happy without some long-term effort. But the cool thing is, small and realistic changes over time can create massive shifts in our wellbeing! So no matter where you’re at in your health journey, just know that so long as you’re making consistent and positive changes, you’re doing a fab job!

I personally find 21 to be a magic number. It is well known that it takes ’21 days to make or break a habit’ although there doesn’t seem to be any clinical research behind it, but I also find that...

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How to Relieve Stress without Booze

By Staff Writer on

Everybody has different methods of dealing with stress. Doing Dry July may be particularly difficult for those who use a drink or two to unwind at the end of the day. Here are some alternative techniques for stress management that don’t include alcohol: 

Be Mindful

The buzzword in the mental health world lately is “Mindfulness”. Different mindfulness techniques include focusing on your breathing or other senses in order to clear your mind, doing an Adult Colouring Book (you can find these pretty much anywhere), and of course, meditation. These techniques can be done in no more than 15 minutes, so do them in the office if you have to. The idea is to get all the stressful things off your mind and replace them with calming thoughts,...

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The Brisbane

By The Brisbane on

Location: Perth CBD WA

Website: www.thebrisbanehotel.com.au

Mocktail: The Brisbane


  • 30ml Lemon juice
  • 30ml Grapefruit juice
  • 30ml Sugar syrup
  • 3 Dashes Australian Bitters
  • Sparkling water
  • Lemon


Dry shake, Dump into zombie glass. Fill with ice, top with sparkling water. Garnish with

2 lemon slices and a big mint sprig.

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Smoked LLAB

By PS40 on

Location: Sydney CBD

Website: www.ps-soda.com

Mocktail: Smoked LLAB


  • 20mls of PS smoked lemonade syrup
  • 80mls of soda water
  • 10mls of fresh lime juice
  • 4 dashes Australian Bitters


Built in a highball over ice Garnished with a rosemary sprig and lemon wedge

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Hibiscus Fizz

By Post Office Hotel on

Location: Coburg VIC

Website: www.thepostofficehotel.com.au

Mocktail: Hibiscus Fizz


  • Hibiscus syrup
  • Lime juice
  • Mint
  • Soda Water
  • Australian Bitters


Combine all ingredients in a tall glass. Top with ice and soda water, garnish with a sprig of mint.

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The Bitter End

By The Carlisle Wine Bar on

Location: Balaclava VIC

Website: carlislewinebar.com.au

Mocktail: The Bitter End



Sugar Syrup Ingredients

240g castor sugar

500ml filtered water

1 orange quartered and burned on chargrill

1 red chilli burned on chargrill

Place all ingredients in a pan and reduce by 1/3rd

Mocktail Ingredients

60ml fresh pink grapefruit juice

30ml sugar syrup

4 dashes Australian Bitters

Stick of rosemary


Place fresh pink grapefruit juice into a mocktail shaker,

add sugar syrup and Australian Bitters. Grab a brandy glass and burn a 2 inch stick of rosemary, capture the smoke and place a glass upside down on a napkin Turn over the glass and add 1 large cube of ice. Pour over the mix from the shaker into the glass and...

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