Australia’s Obesity Crisis

Obesity is on the rise in Australia still! Even with all of the education out there informing people of the dangers of being overweight and obese. In August this year there were figures released on just how bad this is now….. 63.4% of Australian adults (11.2 million!) are overweight or obese, 10% are severely obese. […]

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Dangers of a High Protein, Low Carbohydrate Diet

This type of diet, and there are many versions of them, have been widely promoted as a “quick” way to lose weight through eating 30%-50%, if not more, of your daily calories from protein sources. Whilst this way of eating does help you lose weight quickly, there are many dangers associated with this form of […]

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Lifting Weights to Help Later in Life

Lifting weights isn’t just for the young, or people wanting to look “buff” or sports people. Lifting weights should happen at any age, especially as you start to get older. As you get older everyday activities are more difficult, muscle mass is lost, changes in your body occur which sometimes makes things more difficult and […]

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Coconuts are just the latest unproven dieting fad

Coconut used to be considered a tropical luxury – only available miles upon miles away from your nearest grocery store. But nowadays, store shelves from New York to London are packed with coconut products. There’s coconut water, oil, sugar, milk and yogurt – and the list of foods containing coconut as an ingredient goes on […]

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An Apple a day…!!

Benefits of apples Eating an apple a day slashes the risk of dying early by 35 per cent, a study has found. Women who ate more than 100 grams of the fruit each day – one small apple – were likely to have a longer life expectancy than those who didn’t. Researchers at the University […]

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Finger on the Pulse – Working out your target heart rate

There are equations out there that tell you to work at a certain heart rate to achieve certain results, such as, working at 50% of your maximum heart rate will make you burn more fat. This is way too broad. Let’s take a marathon runner – a 30 year old marathon runner’s max heart rate […]

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The best way to banish back pain? Regular exercise!

I’ve been saying it for years but now a study has been done and scientists have come up with the conclusion that Regular exercise is the best way to treat back pain. The study has shown that stretching, muscle exercises and stamina training are far more successful at tackling lower back pain than other treatments. […]

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