Exercise

5 Ways to Make Time for Healthy Habits

March 20 2019

Making healthier choices is sometimes as simple as making time. If you’re convinced that your day is already over-scheduled and overbooked, think again: There might be a minute or two (or 10!) that you can use to work toward your food or fitness goals. Decide what you truly want, and prioritise your life around it. Use...


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5 Easy Wins When You’re Trying to Eat Healthier

March 18 2019

Changing or overhauling your diet is not easy – but most of those good intentions will crash and burn. That’s because those changes will just be too extreme, not to mention punitive. No sugar or dairy! No carbs after 1pm! Nothing in a package! When those resolutions quickly fizzle, it can feel like you failed....


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5 Exercises to Jump Start Your New Fitness Routine

March 14 2019

Once you’ve made the decision to set a new fitness goal (good for you!), you have to decide how you want to get there. With so much fitness information at your fingertips, it can be challenging to sort through it all to determine a starting place.And in the excitement of starting something new, it’s easy to...


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8 Easy Ways to Beat Bloating

March 11 2019

Bloating is one of the most common (and uncomfortable!) gastrointestinal symptoms. “It generally gives people a sensation of pressure or fullness, and some experience distention, where the belly physically stretches out,” says gastroenterologist Dr Richard Saad. Persistent bloating can be a sig­­n of something serious, such as fluid collection or a growth, and should be checked by...


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6 Exercises to Stretch Your Hands and Feet

March 7 2019

You probably know that it’s important to stretch your legs, arms, back, core – but did you know that your hands and feet need stretching, too? The purpose of stretching is to maintain full range of motion around a joint. When we have full range of motion, we’re less likely to compensate and alter our...


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5 Simple Steps to Maximise Your Brain Health

February 15 2019

5 Simple Steps to Maximise Your Brain Health is an important component of Alzheimer’s Australia’s dementia risk reduction program, Your Brain Matters, and emphasises how preventive health measures can benefit your brain health. It shows you how to look after your brain health and has been developed by Alzheimer’s Australia based on published research evidence....


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5 Things to Know About Your Metabolism, and How to Harness It

February 14 2019

Slow? Fast? Important? Irrelevant? We break down the facts on the ultimate weight-loss buzzword: metabolism. Your metabolism is a complex system. It determines how quickly and efficiently your body burns calories and how much you can eat in a day without putting on weight. Scientists are still gaining new insight into the factors that make...


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Tips for Power Walking

February 12 2019

You don’t have to be a runner to get fit. Try good, fast walking instead. Every hour you spend walking may add 2 hours to your life, research suggests. Brisk walking can help trim your risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, cancer, and depression. To reap the benefits of walking and stay injury-free, try these tips. Wear comfy,...


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7 Tips for Exactly How to Eat Before and After a Workout

February 8 2019

Nutrition pros break down the guidelines for pre- and post-workout eating, so you can maximise the benefits of your sweat session. When it comes to fuelling your workout, experts are in complete agreement—failing to do it properly before and after is a major mistake. “The right nutrition can be your secret strategy to being a...


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