How to Get 30 Minutes of Exercise Each Day
How to get 30 minutes of exercise each day

How to Get 30 Minutes of Exercise Each Day

Physical inactivity is the second highest lifestyle-related cause of disease and illness in Australia.As part of our Healthy Lifestyle Challenge, participants must consistently do 30 minutes of moderate intensity, ‘huffy puffy’ exercise each day.What is ‘huffy puffy’ exercise?‘Huffy puffy’ exercise is any movement that gets your heart rate up and makes you sweat. You should be out of breath and…

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Nutritionist vs Dietitian vs Sports Dietitian
Nutritionist vs Dietitian vs Sports Dietitian

Nutritionist vs Dietitian vs Sports Dietitian

What is a Dietitian and Nutritionist?We constantly get asked to explain the difference between a Dietitian and Nutritionist. Yes they're different and yes we will always correct you when you call us a Nutritionist. Read on to find out why we get slightly offended ;)Australia currently does not regulate the professional titles ‘nutritionist’ or 'dietitian', leaving a wide market for…

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Intermittent Fasting: Breaking Down the Evidence

Intermittent Fasting; the latest in diet trends. Claiming health benefits from weight loss to prevention of chronic disease. Is it really the answer to the world’s health problems? We take a look at the evidence... What is Intermittent Fasting? Intermittent fasting encompasses several different dietary behaviours, all of which focus on controlling the period in which food is consumed. These…

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Exercise to Manage Stress and Mood
Exercise to manage stress and mood

Exercise to Manage Stress and Mood

It is well known that exercise increases your fitness and improves your overall health and well-being. Exercise is also an effective way to manage your mood and stress levels.Virtually any form of exercise from weight lifting to running or even yoga has powerful ‘mood-boosting’ effects. Exercise can help:Decrease stress and anxiety levelsWard off feelings of depressionBoost confidence and self-esteemIncrease productivityImprove…

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Why Alcohol is the Hand Break on Your Weight Loss Goals
Why Alcohol is the Hand Break on Your Weight Loss Goals

Why Alcohol is the Hand Break on Your Weight Loss Goals

No-one likes a hand brake.Yet consuming even moderate amounts of alcohol has detrimental effects on weight loss. The biggest problem with alcohol is not simply its energy density, it’s also how alcohol affects our body’s metabolic processes. Most importantly, its capacity to metabolise fat.The reason why alcohol impacts our metabolism is linked to the way in which ethanol is processed.…

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7 Tips to Drink More Water
7 Tips to Drink More Water

7 Tips to Drink More Water

For some, drinking enough water each day is easier said than done. Maybe you dislike the taste, get too busy or just plain forget about drinking until bedtime, when chugging eight glasses is highly impractical (and not advised!). To help you drink more water, we’ve put together 7 tips you can use to develop this healthy and essential habit.1. Buy a…

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Stay on Track in 2017
Stay on Track in 2017

Stay on Track in 2017

2017 is here and motivation is at its peak! It can be easy to jump headfirst into New Year's resolutions, only to run out of puff after a few weeks. If you want long term change, set realistic goals using our top tips to help you achieve them…1. Forget DetoxesFrom colon cleanses to juice fasts (*face palm 🤦‍♀️), detoxes are believed…

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