How to Improve Your Balance

  Many of us don’t even think about our body’s ability to balance – isn’t it just the elderly that have to worry about it? Balance...

What is Type 2 Diabetes?

What is Type 2 Diabetes? It is a condition where the body fails to produce enough insulin, or the cells in the body do not...

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Simple Ways to Improve Your Self-Esteem

What is Self-Esteem?    It is a term used to indicate a person’s assessment of his or her own value.  It incorporates emotions and beliefs...

Chilli Chicken & Basil Curry

(Serves two) Ingredients 2 chicken thighs, boneless skinless, cut into bite sized pieces 1 Tbspn rice bran oil 1 medium onion, finely chopped 1tspn chilli...

Delicious Muesli Slice

Ingredients 100g unsalted butter, chopped into cubes 7 Tbspn honey 2 cups rolled oats 1/2 cup dried cranberries 1/2 cup dried apricots, chopped 1/3...

“How Long Do I Have To Keep This Up For?”

I was talking with a friend in the weekend that has just started to watch what they eat and do some exercise in order...

Malaysian Beef and Noodles

(Serves 4) Ingredients 1 large onion, peeled and diced 2 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed olive oil 2 tspn minced chilli 1 Tspn fresh ginger,...

What are ‘Good’ Fats & What are ‘Bad’ Fats?

I thought all fats were bad? We actually do need fat in our daily diet.  Fat provides a concentrated source of energy, it’s essential for...

Exercise Ideas for Inside

There’s no reason why you can’t stay active on rainy days - there are plenty of options for exercising inside, whether it be in...

What is Interval Training? And why should I do it?

What is it? Interval Training is a cardiovascular workout session that involves bursts of high intensity work alternated with periods (or intervals) of low...

Easy Healthy Coleslaw

(Serves 4 ) Ingredients 2 carrots, washed, trimmed and grated 1/4 Chinese cabbage, finely shredded 1/4 red cabbage, finely shredded 4 spring onions, trimmed and...
children and exercise

Children and Exercise: Quick Tips to Get the Kids Moving

Why do children need exercise? As children spend more time indoors either watching TV, playing electronic games or on the Internet, they are spending less...

Is it ok to cut carbs?

Bottom line – No! Cutting carbohydrates seems to be the thing to do when on the ‘Diet Band Wagon’  . Diet fads seem to come and...

Emotional Eating

What is it? Emotional eating is a fairly common problem for both men and women. Large quantities of food (usually ‘comfort’ or junk food) are...

Tasty Zucchini Muffins

(Makes 12 muffins) Ingredients 1 cup flour 1 cup wholemeal flour 4 tspn baking powder 1/4 tspn sea salt Freshly ground black pepper 1/4 cup...

Burning the Fat and Losing the Weight

Looking in the mirror you wonder... How did I get like this? Where did I go wrong? How on earth did this happen? What happened...

FOOD

Teachers – Avoiding Injuries

Many people would think that teachers are at low risk of injuring themselves while at work. However, during the course of the day many...

Poor Posture – Good Posture

Poor posture can be caused by everyday activities such as sitting incorrectly in office chairs, being hunched over computers or laptops and driving or...

Are you… Grinning & Bearing It? or Enjoying Healthy Eating & Exercise?

We all know that losing weight, done correctly, is a slow process.  Yet, after only a short time, we are hopping on the scales...

Cholesterol – The Good and The Bad!

What is Cholesterol? We hear this word being banded around and usually when people are talking...

Healthy Breakfast Options

1 cup cooked porridge with handful of raisins, 3-5 fruit pieces and trim milk 2 poached...

Healthy Nibbles Platter

Ingredients Pita Bread Rice crackers (plain or seaweed) 2 carrots 1 red capsicum (or yellow ...

Ten Top Excuses not to Exercise

It’s too cold and dark in the mornings and I’m too tired after work. I don’t...

BBQ Mince Koftas

  (Serves 4 to 6) Ingredients 500g lean beef/lamb mince 1 medium onion- grated and squeezed (discard...

HEALTH

Work/Life Balance – The Wheel of Life

Work/Life Balance is about effectively managing the demands of work and having time for other activities that are important to us, such as spending...

SCIENCE

“Those Boys are Just So Naughty”

I seem to hear this comment quite a lot in primary school staff rooms and I wonder why? Sure there are many factors to consider...

Mexican Chicken Wraps

(Crockpot recipe) (Serves 4) Ingredients 6 chicken thighs, boneless and skinless 35g packet Salt Reduced Taco seasoning mix (mild, medium or hot – your choice!) 400g...

Mediterranean Salad

  Ingredients 1 punnet cherry tomatoes, halved 2 small cucumbers, quartered length wise, diced 400g canned butter beans, drained and rinsed 1 small red onion,...

Understanding Food Labels

We all know we need to eat healthy well balanced meals and the food packed onto supermarket shelves promises us they are ‘healthy’, ‘low...