Workout while you work

Ever wanted to ‘trick’ your body into exercising? After all, it’s the motivation that is the hardest part in maintaining an exercise plan. Although there is no magic pill or miracle method, there is an easier way to exercise that maximises your time so you barely notice you’re working out. It’s a ..

Stand Up For Your Health

Spending more of your day standing could reduce the risk of obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer. Research is showing that the impact of sitting all day as the average office worker does for six hours or more can be associated with a whole range of health problems, from obesity to diabetes to cancer. What’ ..

Why we should be eating fat

For generations we have been told that eating fat is bad. But now, some scientists are starting to question whether it is in fact the real enemy. Time Magazine (http://time.com/2863227/ending-the-war-on-fat/) reports that fat is not what is hurting our health. A 2014 article from the British Medical Journal (http://www.bmj.com/content/347/bmj.f ..

How to move your body, even at a desk

We now know that sitting for long periods (http://www.cardiotech.com.au/_blog/Latest_Fitness_News/post/is-sitting-is-the-new-smoking/)can be harmful for our health. We also know that even if we exercise outside of work hours, it may not undo all the hours spent on our backsides. Yep, that's right. Our bodies are designed to move, and there  ..

Do you know your risk?

Two million Australians are at high risk of type 2 diabetes. You might think of Diabetes as something to worry about later in life. But it’s what we do right now that can put us at risk of developing it. Type 2 diabetes can be prevented or delayed in up to 58 per cent of cases through early detection and lifestyle modification. In or ..

The truth about sugar

It's addictive, potentially harmful and absolutely everywhere. But is sugar really a poison? About 35 years ago, the developed world made a radical change in its diet. We stripped away fat, and added sugar. For instance, since 1990, consumption of sugar in Britain has increased by 31 per cent - now eating 1.25lbs per person a week. Th ..

The New Side Effect of Sugar

Looking for a reason to unhand that éclair? Here’s your sugar takedown du jour: A new global study published in PLoS ONE found an independent, direct link between sugar in the food supply and our risk of developing diabetes. Researchers from the Stanford University School of Medicine, the University of California Berkeley, an ..

Winning the war on sneaky weight gain

Carrying unhealthy extra weight can play a role in the development of chronic health conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, joint problems and some cancers, reports the Department of Health and Ageing (http://www.health.gov.au). But you already knew this. It’s why you eat fruit and vegies daily, own a pair of well-used  ..