Geelong Medical & Health Group News

All About HbA1c

August 4 2017

Have you ever heard this term called HbA1c? Every time you eat, your body breaks down the carbohydrates into glucose, which enters your blood stream. The glucose will then attach naturally to haemoglobin forming Glycated Haemoglobin or what is also call as HbA1c. The amount of glucose that combines to the haemoglobin is directly proportional...


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Simple Ways To Reduce Portion Sizes Without Feeling Hungry

August 3 2017

Portion control is one of the most important yet overlooked factors involved in weight loss. Learning what a portion size actually looks like can make all the difference. Most people either overestimate or underestimate the amount of food consumed. On top of that, restaurants and fast food bars offer oversized portions. Eating too much not...


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How Does Exercise Benefit Your Brain?

August 3 2017

Struggling with stress? Need an emotional lift? Then it’s time to get moving! A growing body of research shows that exercise boosts brain health, prevents cognitive decline, and improves memory. It also lifts your mood and balances emotions, leading to a better quality of life. Working out is one of the easiest, most effective ways...


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5 Reasons Why You Need HIIT

August 2 2017

Have you ever tried HIIT? This intense workout burns a ton of calories in as little as four minutes. It’s a perfect choice for those who are short on time or simply hate cardio. Also known as high-intensity interval training, it offers a full body workout and boosts overall fitness. All you have to do...


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3 Moves to a Simplified Pilates Work Out

August 2 2017

Mr. Joseph Pilates invented this mental and physical form of exercise that targets the core muscles of your body, such as your Lower back, Abs, and the Pelvic muscle. It scientifically proved to help build lean muscle and aid metabolism, which important for burning calories. For any beginner embarking on any form of workout, there...


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An Apple a Day, Keeps the Scales Away

August 1 2017

Gone are the days when healthy eating meant that your meals tasted like cardboard and to maintain your weight you had to weigh your already tiny portion of food. Knowledge is key when it comes to healthy eating for a healthy weight. The two go together like a horse and carriage. Healthy eating simply means...


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Why You Should Add More Healthy Whole Foods To Your Diet

August 1 2017

You have probably heard people talking about changing their diets to focus on healthy whole foods. But do you really know what they are? In a society where eating processed and manufactured food is the go-to option, there may be some genuine misunderstanding as to what exactly qualifies as whole food. Even for the health...


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Simple and Healthy Breakfast to Kick Start Your Day!

July 31 2017

When we write a “To Do List” for the day, we often forget about us. Literary speaking, one would need all the energy and concentration to deliver 100%! Breakfast is the first meal of the day with all the health benefits the body needs to run throughout the day. When we take time to eat...


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Is It Possible To Burn Fat Without Cardio?

July 31 2017

Go to the gym and you’ll see crowds of people doing cardio on the treadmill, stair master, or stationary bike. Yet, only a few actually look fit. Contrary to popular belief, cardio isn’t the ultimate solution to weight loss. It does help, but there are better ways to torch fat and keep it off. Too...


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Diet Myths That Make You Fat

July 28 2017

Wonder why you can’t lose weight? Do you eat healthy and stick to your workouts? If so, you’re doing something wrong. Millions of dieters are still clinging to old, outdated ideas on nutrition and weight loss. Common mistakes, such as eating diet foods, eating too much honey, or snacking on energy bars, can slow your...


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