Healthy Breakfast Ideas

"What shall I have for breakfast to lose weight or feel great?" Naz is In the Kitchen showing you and explaining some healthy breakfast...

Injuries – What to do when you fracture a bone?

A fracture is a broken bone and will require medical attention. What are the signs and symptoms? The pain is different for everyone, depending on age,...

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“My Mum Was Always Dieting”

As a child, my Mum was always yo-yo dieting, always trying the ‘latest’ diet that was ‘guaranteed’ to shed the weight with very little...
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...

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...

Keeping Your Cool (while exercising)

During the warm summer months it’s great to be exercising outside. It’s uplifting, motivating and it has that feel good factor!  However we do...

Shoulder Injuries

Types of Shoulder Injuries The shoulder is a complicated area of the body made up of four joints, many muscle groups, tendons and ligaments. Injuries...

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,...

Tasty Fish Pie

(Serves 4) Ingredients 500g fish fillets (such as tarakihi or hoki) 1 medium onion, finely diced 1 medium carrot, thinly sliced 1 stalk celery, thinly...

Homemade Hamburgers

(makes 6 patties) Ingredients Hamburger Patties 500g lean mince 1 onion, finely diced ¾ cup wholemeal breadcrumbs 1 Tbspn Worcestershire sauce 1 Tbspn tomato or chilli...

Lean Grilled Steak with Roasted Vegetables on Cousous

(Serves 2) Ingredients 2 lean steaks (palm size) 1 cup wholemeal couscous rice bran oil 1 red onion, peeled and quartered 1 eggplant, cut into...

Why Diets Don’t Work

Many people who make the decision to lead a healthier lifestyle will turn to some type of fad diet. Many universities have studied the...

Sweetcorn Fritters

(Serves 4 - Makes about 12) Ingredients 425g can whole kernel sweetcorn 4 egg whites 1/2 tspn minced chilli paste (or 1 Tbspn Sweet Thai...

All-Spice Tomato and Lentil Salad

Ingredients 1 Tbspn olive oil 1 onion, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, crushed ¼ cup sultanas ¼ cup pine nuts 1 tspn ground allspice ...

Mushroom & Asparagus Tart

Ingredients 1 Tbspn low-fat spread 1 onion,  finely sliced 1 clove garlic, chopped finely 2 cups asparagus, halved 1 cup mushrooms, sliced 8 eggs ...

What’s the Difference Between Simple and Complex Carbohydrates?

“Eating carbs will make you fat!” “Cut carbs from your diet and you’ll lose weight easily”. Like fats, carbohydrates have been made out to be the...

FOOD

Healthy Breakfast Options

1 cup cooked porridge with handful of raisins, 3-5 fruit pieces and trim milk 2 poached eggs with 1 slice of thick grainy toasted bread...

Diet Conscious Snacks – What are they really?

When shopping for healthy snacks some items come readily to mind: yoghurt, nuts, muesli bars, or something sweet like a muffin or diet soft...

Injuries – What to do when you have a sprain or strain?

What is the difference between a Sprain and a Strain?     Sprain – is an injury to the ligaments and other soft tissues around a joint,...

Our Top 5 Abdominal Exercises

1.  Bicycle Crunch Lie on your back on the floor or your mat. Feet...

Food Myths

Healthier foods are more expensive: False – although some healthy ingredients can be more expensive,...

Role Models of Exercise

Teachers need to find the time to exercise despite their demanding schedules. Research has proven time...

Please Help the Obesity Fight!

The 2002 Children's Nutrition Survey showed that about one third of New Zealand children between...

Healthy Eating = Healthy State of Mind

I’m sure we have all heard the old adage “We are what we eat”. These few...

HEALTH

De-Stressing

We all have it in our lives; it is a normal part of the busy lives we lead. However, there are two different types...

SCIENCE

What’s the Difference Between Simple and Complex Carbohydrates?

“Eating carbs will make you fat!” “Cut carbs from your diet and you’ll lose weight easily”. Like fats, carbohydrates have been made out to be the...

Rainbow Power Salad

Ingredients:     2 large beetroot peeled and grated     3 large carrots peeled and grated     2 courgettes grated    ...

Workout Mistakes to Avoid

Successful workouts are not just about the time you spend at the gym or pounding the streets, it’s about correct form and being focused....

Working out with a Swiss ball

They have been around for a while now and are fun to use, versatile and an effective way to workout because such a huge...