3 Simple Weight-loss Tips

2017-07-10T19:32:12+00:00 25 May 2015|Categories: EAT, LIVE, MOVE|Tags: , , , , , , |

weight loss tips Photographer: Darren Wirth

You’re probably going to think these tips are all things you’ve heard before, but I urge you not to glaze over them! They really do make a huge impact on your health and weight.

1. Do something active every day.
Find something you enjoy so you won’t skip it! Yes, resistance training and high intensity interval training (HIIT) are the most effective forms of exercise for dropping body fat, but if you can’t stand them you can still get good results from other types of exercise. The

My Approach to Eating

2017-07-10T19:32:30+00:00 18 May 2015|Categories: EAT|Tags: , , , , |

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My diet has progressed from me having no idea what I was doing in my teens, to being overly strict in my early-twenties, to now in my mid-twenties being a little more relaxed. I now understand that being overly-obsessive with your diet can cause guilt, anxiety and affect your social life, which is just as detrimental to your health and well-being as a bad diet.

I have also learnt that being a food perfectionist is unnecessary to reach my goals. In my experience, you can

Tips for Healthy Weight-Gain

2015-05-04T09:00:07+00:00 4 May 2015|Categories: EAT, LIVE, MOVE|Tags: , , , , |

yoga outdoors Yoga, a form of low intensity exercise which won’t cause excessive stress on the body or a high calorie burn. Photographer: Focus on Images.

I know most people are wanting advice about the opposite: how to lose weight. Over the years, however,  I have come across people who are wanting to gain weight. The most common examples are teenage boys wanting to look a little less skinny and people recovering from a sickness or stressful period in their lives which caused them to lose weight. Here are my top

Review of ‘That Sugar Film’ by Damon Gameau

2017-07-10T19:33:30+00:00 13 April 2015|Categories: EAT|Tags: , , , , , , |

That Sugar Film Review

 

Recently I went to see this very successful Australian documentary with one of my health-enthusiast friends. I found it engaging, playful, eye-opening, well-made and thought-provoking. The film is directed by and stars Damon Gameau. Damon is an Australian director and actor. After the film, Damon himself was available for a Q&A session which was very interesting and exciting

3 Nutrition Myths I used to believe

2017-07-10T19:33:51+00:00 30 March 2015|Categories: EAT|Tags: , , , , |

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I originally learnt about nutrition in 2007 when studying to become a personal trainer and also in more detail in 2008 -2011 while completing my Exercise and Sports Science degree. I was taught a lot of things which I now know aren’t true! Unfortunately, it’s like that in the field of science.

Here are three ‘facts’ we were taught which I now know are myths:

Myth 1: Saturated fats are the worst type of fat and should be avoided.

Actually, trans fats and

My Take on Fruit Juice

2017-07-10T19:37:27+00:00 9 February 2015|Categories: EAT|Tags: , , , , |

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I only have fruit juice if it is 100% fruit juice with nothing else added to it, like sweeteners or preservatives. Obviously these things aren’t good for your health!

However, I very rarely have even 100% fruit juice because it is high in sugar and calories and has less fibre and nutrients with it than a whole piece of fruit. Most fruit juices have the

Post-Holiday Tone Up Program

2017-07-10T19:37:53+00:00 26 January 2015|Categories: EAT, MOVE|Tags: , , , , |

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I have recently returned from an amazing three week holiday in Switzerland and France. As always, during a holiday I enjoy a few more less-beneficial foods than normal (think chips, ice cream, chocolate and pastries!) so, of course this causes fat gain. I never feel regretful or upset because I know as soon as I get back to my normal healthy

My Health Philosophy

2014-10-27T08:00:00+00:00 27 October 2014|Categories: EAT, LIVE, MOVE|Tags: , , , , |

Your body is a reflection of your lifestyle quote Photographer: Darren Wirth Photography

Updated August 2015.

I believe a health philosophy should include these three aspects:

1. Always open to tweaking. The research and science is always changing. So should your health philosophy.
2. Personal. What works for someone else won’t necessarily work for you. Yes, there are some general principles and lifestyle factors that should be a part of everyone’s health philosophy, like eating a large amount of vegetables and being regularly physically active; however, I

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