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  1. Zoe Bingley-Pullin: How to combat stress with good nutrition

    Zoe Bingley-Pullin: How to combat stress with good nutrition

    Do your eating habits change when you’re feeling stressed?  Perhaps, like many, you reach for the wrong foods or maybe you eat virtually nothing at all?  A well balanced diet is actually a powerful stress management tool.  Conversely, when we eat poorly the symptoms of stress can be intensified.

    In this article, I’ll outline the differences between healthy and unhealthy stress and what symptoms you should look out for.  I’ll then cover the key nutrients your body needs to best handle stress and give you my top tips for eating well to stay on top of stress.

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  2. Zoe Bingley-Pullin: High Cholesterol – Symptoms, Tests & How to Improve

    Zoe Bingley-Pullin: High Cholesterol – Symptoms, Tests & How to Improve

    Advice about cholesterol has been controversial and subject to change over the past few decades so understandingly, it can be quite confusing!  In this article I’ll cover the cholesterol basics, testing and lifestyle modifications you can make to improve your health outlook and reduce your cardiovascular disease risk.

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  3. Sugar: Poison or Passion? Top tips for cutting back.

    Sugar:  Poison or Passion? Top tips for cutting back. It may once have helped the medicine go down, but these days, loading up on sugar will put you on a sure-fire path to health disaster. That’s because sugar plays havoc with your blood sugar levels; is packed with calories that can lead to weight gain; has been linked to a wide range of health issues like diabetes, heart disease, depression, cancer, dental decay AND it can even accelerate ageing! Read more...
  4. Zoe Bingley-Pullin: Kick start weight loss for your Summer body

    Zoe Bingley-Pullin: Kick start weight loss for your Summer body

    Have you heard the expression ‘Summer bodies are made in Winter’?  With Spring in the air and Summer not too far away, now is definitely the time to get your act together if you have health and weight loss goals to achieve!

    In this article, I will take you through a few strategies to get you on track for Summer. Firstly, I focus on salads, why they make top weight loss meals and tips for creating a great salad.  For those that are looking for more support with weight loss (and less cooking!), I’ll explore some of the options available that can help you achieve results before Summer arrives.

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  5. Zoe Bingley Pullin: Simple Health and Fitness Tips

    Zoe Bingley Pullin: Simple Health and Fitness Tips

    Interestingly, the two biggest barriers for women not maintaining a healthy lifestyle are a lack of time, and lack of priority.  This week, why not start to make some positive changes that can last a lifetime.

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  6. Live Longer: Dietary Supplements or Food?

    Live Longer: Dietary Supplements or Food?

    In Australia, 47% of women and 34% of men use at least one dietary supplement.  Usage is even greater among older age groups and those with higher education levels.

    By dietary supplement we mean a single vitamin or mineral, a combination multi-vitamin, herbal or traditional products, or a sports nutrition or weight loss product.

    Most users take supplements by personal choice, rarely by doctor’s recommendation.  This is great news for supplement manufacturers!  Globally, the industry raked in over $150 billion last year alone and it’s growing.

    But the big question is - will they help us live longer or healthier lives?

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  7. Body, mind and the occasional shiraz: Red wine benefits

    Body, mind and the occasional shiraz: Red wine benefits

    We’ve all heard that wine is good for us but how good exactly?  And how much is enough?  And what type is best? 

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  8. Lazy day turned into a lazy week?

    Lazy day turned into a lazy week?

    Top 10 tips on how to overcome laziness, stop procrastinating & get productive!

    Have you asked yourself recently, ‘why am I so lazy lately?’ Are you lazy when it comes to work, study, exercise, eating well or cleaning (or perhaps other things as well)?   We can all get a little lazy at times and that’s ok.  Some laziness can actually be good for us, offering us a mental break, a physical escape or some contemplation time.  But when that laziness spills over from one day into the next and the next again, the danger is it becomes the norm rather than the exception.  Maybe it’s time to do something about it?

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  9. Zoe Bingley-Pullin: How to beat the afternoon slump

    Zoe Bingley-Pullin: How to beat the afternoon slump

    Tick, tock….are you getting sleepy, very sleepy?  It’s an hour or so past your lunchtime and your eyes are becoming droopy, your attention is wandering and you just want to curl up under your desk for a quick kip.  You may fight the urge to snooze and win, but still, your ability to concentrate has been undermined, affecting your productivity and performance.

    Feeling a little sluggish in the afternoon is actually pretty normal.  Luckily there are some things you can do to boost your afternoon energy levels and prevent (or at least minimise) the slump.

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  10. Work took away your workout? Office exercises you can do at your desk

    Work took away your workout? Office exercises you can do at your desk

    Did you start today with the best intentions to obtain your recommended 30 minutes per day of exercise? And then a work crisis derailed your plans? Don’t worry, we’ve got some strategies to help restore your aims and save you from guilt.

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