Geelong Medical & Health Group News

Train For Strength In 4 Easy Ways

July 27 2017

Strength training is a set of physical exercises that specialize in the use of resistance to build muscle strength. In turn, the body is able to burn calories more efficiently, thus reducing body fat. Strength training is important as we grow older as it helps to preserve and enhance both muscle and bone mass. The...


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Simple Ways to Squeeze in 30 Minutes of Exercise a Day

July 27 2017

Looking for the best ways to maximize your workout? Want better results in less time? From full body circuits and plyometrics to HIIT, there are plenty of workouts that can be completed in minutes. Most of them require no equipment and can be done anywhere. They are just as effective as traditional gym workouts. The...


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Lifestyle Changes to Speed Up Weight Loss

July 26 2017

According to health experts, lifestyle changes beat diet when it comes to weight loss. If you want to shed fat for good, commit yourself to healthy eating. Forget the D word and make smart food choices each day. Regular exercise is crucial, so stick to your workouts and avoid prolonged sitting. Ready to give it...


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4 Easy Ways to Boost Your Metabolism

July 26 2017

Have a hard time losing fat? Are you tired and lacking energy? If so, you might have a slow metabolism. Crash diets, stress, poor sleep, bad eating, and certain drugs can slow your metabolism, which in turn, affects your mood and energy levels. People with a low metabolic rate find it harder to lose weight...


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Healthy Snacks to Curb Cravings

July 25 2017

Nutritionists recommend eating small, frequent meals for a good reason. This habit keeps your metabolism up, wards off hunger, and fuels your body. Ideally, you should have three to four meals and two snacks a day. But not any snack will do. To stay lean, choose high-protein and high-fiber snacks that keep your blood sugar...


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Top 5 Best Foods You’re Not Eating

July 25 2017

Tired of eating the same food? Want to keep your diet varied and try new flavors? Nowadays, we have access to an abundance of foods that are not only healthy but delicious too. Yet, we stick to the same flavors or indulge in processed foods that harm our health. Packed with nutrition, the following foods...


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5 Healthy Fats You Should Be Eating

June 6 2017

Do you avoid fat in your meals? Big mistake! Certain fats can actually help you slim down and boost your health. Omega-3 essential fatty acids are known for their ability to lower bad cholesterol, increase satiety, and restore hormonal function. Omega-6s are beneficial too. The only fats you should avoid are those found in pizza,...


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What Does a Healthy Diet Really Look Like?

May 23 2017

Take five different health magazines and you’ll find five different perspectives on good nutrition. Nowadays, it’s easy to get confused on what healthy eating looks like. For a vegan, good nutrition involves going meat free. Athletes will tell you that a balanced diet should be high in protein and complex carbs. Some experts claim that...


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7 Tips For A Heart Friendly Diet

March 20 2017

  7 Tips for a Healthy, Heart-Friendly Diet   Diet, for someone with heart disease, is quite a big deal! Together with other healthy habits, it can slow or potentially reverse the narrowing of the heart’s arteries thus helping prevent further complications. The ideal diet for someone with heart disease is one that curbs bad...


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Australian Healthy Weight Week – What is it, and how does it relate to me?

February 13 2017

Australian Healthy Weight Week (AHWW) is an initiative designed to raise awareness to Australians of the importance of achieving and maintaining a healthy weight and lifestyle. Research shows that being a healthy weight lowers your risk of chronic conditions such as Type 2 diabetes and heart disease. The places where body fat is stored can...


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