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things you should know

Too much junk food for our children

Junk and processed foods are half of children’s daily energy intake, Adelaide health research finds University of Adelaide health researchers tracked the food consumption of 430 children aged nine and 10 over six months. “Children obtained nearly half of their daily energy intake from discretionary foods, which people would know as junk foods — often…

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FIND time

Too busy to exercise? I get it, you’re working full time, you have a family that needs you 24/7, the house needs cleaning as it looks like a bombs gone off and you’re up to your ears in washing. How on earth can you fit in exercise when you have (what feels like) no time?…

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10 tips to boost your metabolism

Rev it up! Ask anyone watching their weight and they tell you they need to boost their metabolism. But, how fast your body burns calories depends on a number of things. Some are born lucky: They may have a naturally fast metabolism Men – they burn fat faster than women For most of us, it…

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in sickness and in health… or not?

So, the dreaded lurgy has caught up with you! Do you hit the gym to “sweat it out” or stay home? Read on to help you decide what to do next time a cold or flu hits you. A quick overview of the immune system: This is the hard working part of the body that…

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Appetite busters

Are you a diet saboteur? Do you find yourself being really “good” with your food during the week, only to let it all come crashing down on the weekend? I have some great tips for you to keep your appetite under control. First of all, ask yourself if you’re really hungry or just thirsty.  Start…

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Exercise, depression and anxiety

Exercise, depression and anxiety Many of my clients have struggled with differing levels of anxiety and depression and since one in five women and one in eight men will experience depression at some point in their lives, I thought it would be useful to explain just why exercise can be helpful. Depression is more than…

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Me-time

It’s time to make it about YOU Do you feel guilty and selfish when thinking about taking “me” time. Why not think about it this way – taking a bit of time for yourself everyday will refresh and reboost you enabling you to keep up with the rest of your busy life and the various…

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Food labels explained

Reading food labels is important if you’re interested in what ingredients / additives you’re buying and feeding yourself and/or your family. Besides the expiry date, the Australian Government requires all processed foods to have full ingredient lists, nutritional breakdown and allergen information on the packaging. But, do you know what you’re looking at on the…

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Sugar makes you old!

Wow! you look amazing vs Are you ok? You look tired? Which would you prefer? Daft question I guess – nobody wants to look old before their time, in fact we’d probably all prefer the “Wow, you don’t look old enough to…” type of comments. Most of us know the usual suspects in the ageing…

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Get pumping!

Do you shy away from the weights room at the gym? Ever wondered how to use the odd looking equipment in the park? Or maybe you’ve noticed a growing trend in women lifting weights in the gym or doing body weight training out in the park. Whatever your level of knowledge or experience, it’s important…

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