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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Tips for Performing Mobility Training
Tips For Performing Mobility

Tips for Performing Mobility Training

There are several different exercises you can use to enhance mobility.The three key methods include: foam rolling, mobility drills and stretching.Foam rollingUsing a foam roller releases your muscles connective tissue called ‘fascia’. Fascia plays an important role in how a muscle moves, it’s shape and strength. Keeping the muscle’s connective tissue well-hydrated and supple improves joint range of motion (ROM)…

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Healthy Eating for Men
Healthy Eating for Men

Healthy Eating for Men

When men think of healthy eating for some reason, they automatically think they have to eat salad. But we’re here to tell you, you can be healthy without having to resort to boring rabbit food! Men and women aren’t that different when it comes to daily nutrition. Yes, men tend to have more muscle mass which increases their requirements compared…

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Eating for Entrepreneurs
Our Top 5 Tips for Mental Performance

Eating for Entrepreneurs

Our Top 5 Tips for Mental Performance As busy business owners, eating well can often take a back-seat when there’s tight deadlines and a million other things to do! But when you’re busy, stressed and time-poor, it’s even more important to eat well to get the most out of your day. Food is fuel for our bodies and our brain,…

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How to choose the best protein powder
How to choose the best protein powder

How to choose the best protein powder

We have a food first philosophy here at Dietitian Approved but in some instances, protein powders can have their time and place within a healthy and active lifestyle. As a supplement, that’s exactly what they should be used as; an addition to a balanced diet when you can’t get enough protein through real food for whatever reason. Here are some of…

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How to Beet Your Best Time and Get the Competitive Edge
How to Beet Your Best Time and Get the Competitive Edge

How to Beet Your Best Time and Get the Competitive Edge

Beetroot juice was the secret sauce for many athletes competing in the London 2012 Olympic Games. Lots of countries were using it, but it wasn’t until afterwards that the news about beetroot juice became public knowledge...Many athletes are looking for that performance edge over their competitors. Most athletes have heard about it, but don’t know how to use it. If…

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Dietitian Approved Crew – Megan Piccardi
Dietitian Approved Crew- Megan Piccardi

Dietitian Approved Crew – Megan Piccardi

Name: Megan PiccardiCurrent location: BrisbaneProfession background: LawyerSport of choice: Power lifting & sometimes runnerHow many years have your been training for: I have been training for just over 2 1/2 years.What got you into it? For running, I was never really a runner and decided one day that I wanted to push myself and do a fun run. My first fun run…

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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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