Do you envy those people with steel-trap memories, who are sharp as a tack despite their age? You can be that way too, if you know what nutrients to feed your brain, says dietitian Tracy Morris. A note from Australia Healthy Food's Advisor, Dr Samir Samman. Most of us don’t spend too much time thinking about the health of ou ..
Along with parties, pressies and warm weather, hangovers can be a common feature of the holiday season. Nutrition director from the Australian Healthy Food Guide, Catherine Saxelby, checks out popular hangover cures to reveal what works best. You probably know that too many wines cause dehydration, resulting in all sorts of nasty side effec ..
Did you know that dehydrating a muscle by 3% can cause a 10% loss of strength? Drinking regularly during exercise can prevent declines in concentration and skill level, improve perceived exertion, prevent excessive elevations in heart rate and body temperature and improve performance - good justification to make fluid replacement a key prio ..
Oh-Wow! Holiday Sweets Of all the holiday food challenges, nothing can kill willpower for most people like nutritionally void sweets. Following are some amazing treats that address the cookie and calorie conundrum. These goodies can also serve as a perfect host/hostess gift. Nut–Butter Dates With Macadamia Nuts (vegan, gluten ..
The plank exercise is a great way to build endurance in both the abs and back, as well as the stabilizer muscles. Your core strength is vital to your everyday wellbeing. Think of your core muscles as the sturdy central link in a chain connecting your upper and lower body. Whether you’re hitting a tennis ball or mopping the floor, th ..
With Christmas around the corner, the festive season is just about to kick off with end of year parties and other celebrations that usual kill our fitness & nutrition goals. But if we plan for them now, there are ways to keep calories in check and find time to continue the exercise routine. Here are some tips. Eating: • Use ..
We’ve all heard about the rising epidemic of childhood obesity. The reality is once a child is overweight or obese it is unlikely that they will spontaneously revert to a healthy weight, predisposing them to serious health concerns as adults. So here are a few ideas to get the little ones moving throughout the day: Play outdoors, r ..
Whether you’ve just got one delivered or you’ve had it for a while, here are our top tips to maximize your machine and get motivated today. 1. Placement You may not think twice about where your treadmill lives in your home, but it can have a positive or negative impact on your motivation to start exercising or to stay at it. ..
When loading up at the supermarket, steer your cart clear of unhealthy choices that can take years off your family’s lives. Here are 5 grocery items that should never make it through the checkout line. 1. Simple Sugars or Carbs and Unhealthy Fats Skip foods laden with simple sugars, also called simple carbohydrates. Sugary break ..
With more and more people turning to home fitness these days, we investigated some of the most common reasons why people buy a cross trainer to improve their health as well as the health of their family. The top 10 reasons to buy cross trainers are: 1. Weight loss and improved fitness. Cross trainers have helped millions of people ..