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...

Weight Loss Management Guidelines

Eat a well-balanced diet from all four food groups each day. Breads and cereals (whole meal & whole grains) Milk and other dairy...

MUST READ

Get Moving – Exercise

Chicken Quesadillas

(serves 4) Ingredients Olive oil (for frying) 1 red onion, peeled and chopped finely 1 large garlic clove, peeled and crushed 2 tspn ground cumin ...

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....

The Importance of Keeping a Food Diary

Trying to lose weight? Struggling to stay on track? Wanting to eat healthier? A personal food diary is a great way to keep yourself...

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...

Lamb Chops and Tomato Casserole

  (Serves 4 - 6) Ingredients 1 kg lamb chops, trimmed of fat 1 leek, washed and sliced 1 tspn smoked paprika 420g can Wattie's condensed...

Bounce Back from a Set Back

At one time or another we have all experienced a setback, that unavoidable obstruction, that bump in the road.  However what sets us all...

Foods To Avoid

Think about what you ate yesterday and the day before that and the one before that ....... No doubt there was probably some ‘fast food’...

Resistance training…do I need to do it?

The Fitness Guy explains what resistance training is and why it needs to be included in your workouts...not only to lose weight but to...

Kiwifruit Muffins

(makes 12 medium sized muffins) Ingredients 150 grams apple sauce (no added sugar) 1 cup low fat milk 2 eggs 1 cup kiwifruit, peeled and...

A Mother’s Wellbeing

It’s a full time job being a Mother and yet we often hold many more titles – Employee, Employer, Taxi Driver (to the children),...

Summery Thai Chicken

(Serves 4-6) Ingredients 2 cups cooked chicken, shredded 1 medium carrot, peeled and grated 1 spring onion, thinly sliced 1/4 cup fresh coriander, coarsely chopped ...

Chicken Penne Bolognaise

 (Serves 4) Ingredients 400 g penne pasta* 600 g chicken mince 2 Tbspn olive oil 2 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed 1 medium onion, finely...

“I Just Can’t Fit Exercise In”

We all have busy schedules: children to get ready for school, work, after school activities, shopping, preparing meals, washing, ironing… the list goes on. If...

Exercise and the Mind

Exercise not only benefits the body but the mind as well.  When you are physically active for a period of time (20 to 30...

FOOD

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...

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....

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...

Understanding Food Labels

We all know we need to eat healthy well balanced meals and the food packed...

Keeping Your Cool (while exercising)

During the warm summer months it’s great to be exercising outside. It’s uplifting, motivating and...

Two Cheese Quiche

(Serves 6-8) Ingredients Pastry 225g plain flour, plus a little extra for rolling 115g reduced-fat spread pinch...

Spinach and Feta Muffins

(Makes 12) Ingredients 2 eggs ¼ cup olive oil ½ cup unsweetened yoghurt 1 ½ cups...

Tandoori Meatball Curry

(Serves 4) Ingredients Meatballs 500g lean lamb mince 1 medium onion - peeled & finely chopped 1...

HEALTH

Top Ten Trim Teachers Tips

To trim down, stay fit or have more energy follow these useful tips. 1. Join in with the children during fitness - high heels need...

SCIENCE

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,...

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...

How to Stop the Cycle of Guilt

Guilt is probably one of the most destructive and negative emotions. Guilt stops us from changing our unwanted behaviours and prevents us from thinking and...

Summer Fruit Salad with Creamy Yoghurt

(Serves 4) Ingredients 1 punnet strawberries 1 punnet blueberries 1 punnet raspberries 2-3 nectarines (or apricots) slice of watermelon low fat, thick Greek yoghurt runny...