If you’re born in Australia this year, you can expect to live for 83.5 years. Lucky you, as you’ll statistically out-live the Swedes, French, Germans and Kiwi’s. Back in 1950 a person could expect to live for 68.7 years, so we’ve come a long way.
But living a long life is quite different to living a healthy, long life. Do you really want to live those extra years unwell and unhappy?
Play your health cards right and you can be living longer living stronger, disability-free until advanced old age. Remember genes are one factor but adopting good lifestyle practices are even more important in the quest to help you stay mentally and physically fit.Read more...
Sweating is the body’s built-in air conditioning system. When our internal temperature rises, our sweat glands release water to the surface of our skin. As the perspiration evaporates, it cools the skin and blood underneath. Sweat arises from one of three instances - when we exercise, when we have a fever, or when we are anxious and stressed.
We all have around 4 million sweat glands that excrete a mixture of water, salt, amino acids and other substances. The exact composition of sweat varies from person to person based on hormone balance, physiological changes, and any bacteria and viruses in the body.Read more...
Ironically, I started writing this article a while back. A series of back-to-back work trips had me suddenly exploring workout videos and apps I could use alone in my hotel room. Whilst it wasn’t the same as stepping foot in the gym, I have become quite the convert. I realised that online training offered me an effective way to maintain my fitness when I couldn’t get to the gym. Other pluses were the versatility to fit into my schedule, it was time-saving, could suit my hotel environment and the lack of available equipment.Read more...
Do you want to live a healthier and happier life this year? Do you want to feel better, have more energy and move more easily? Perhaps you want to sleep better, get your blood sugars under control, feel less moody or anxious or have a happier outlook. All of this is within your reach and I’m going to show you how with just three simple pieces of health advice.
Firstly, here’s what you DON’T need in 2020. A fad diet, anything extreme, weird or that makes you feel uncomfortable.
What I do focus on are the things you can do for yourself right now to bring about the most dramatic improvement in your health and wellbeing. Bringing together sensible eating and basic lifestyle modifications across nutrition, body and mental wellness, will help you towards a longer, healthier and happier life in 2020.Read more...
If you’re wondering what direction food and health is going in this year, wonder no more. Here are some key trends you can expect in 2020 so you can get ahead of the curve. Want to buck the trends? Great, this article is for you too! I’ll finish off with some no-nonsense advice to help you experience great health in the year ahead, regardless of whether you buy into the fad products or not.Read more...
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.Read more...
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.Read more...
Marketers do a great job making products more appealing to consumers, especially on the shelves of your local supermarket. Thankfully it’s my job as a nutritionist to help you cut through the hype and sort fact from fiction.
These days, choosing healthy options is a minefield of competing product claims, making it virtually impossible for anyone without a Food Science degree to make sense of it all. But not anymore.Read more...