Top Five Super Snacks to Boost Health and Performance

Tip of the Day - Wednesday 4th July A mid morning snack is a great way to keep you focused and energised through until lunch. So dump the cakes, biscuits and muffins and try some of these health-boosting alternatives: 1. Berries: Full of antioxidants compounds that support your immune system and protect you from the ravages of free radicals – unstable molecules produced by environmental pollution, radiation from the sun and computer screens, smoking and burnt food – which damage cells. … [Read more...]

Why Eating Fat is Good for You

Tip of the Day - Tuesday 26th June Avoiding fat is one of the biggest nutrition mistakes you can make. A common misconception is that fat is fat, it's all the same, and everyone needs to eat less of it. That could not be further from the truth and if you want to boost brain power, promote hormonal harmony,  a healthy heart and glowing skin then fat 'balance' is a key nutritional concept. … [Read more...]

Are Energy Drinks Making You Tired?

Tip of the Day - Wednesday 20th June The other day I was standing in the queue at the supermarket. In front of me was a teenager grasping a bag of donuts and TWO 1.5 litre bottles of energy drink. Apart from the general lack of nutrition in what I think might have been his lunch, it also got me thinking about another popular misconception, namely that energy drinks are somehow 'healthy' and provide, well, energy! … [Read more...]

Get off Your Backside and Move!

Tip of the Day - Monday 18th June Recent research based on data collected from more than 220,000 Australians over the age of 45 suggests that your risk of dying from all causes increases the more time you spend sitting each day (1). Fair enough, you might think, but I go to the gym/run/swim/play tennis/(insert your fitness activity here), so this won't apply to me. Well, it does. … [Read more...]

Exercise is NOT Optional

Tip of the Day - Wednesday 30th May There is evidence that cardio-respiratory fitness is a better predictor of mortality than obesity. In other words, a fit but overweight person will probably live longer than an unfit person who is an ideal weight. Exercise improves just about every physiological marker you can think of. It lowers cholesterol and blood pressure, lowers heart disease risk and reduces the risk of developing diabetes. Then there's the numerous positive effects on your mental … [Read more...]