Chicken and Vegetable Stir-fry with Hoisin Sauce

(Serves 4) Ingredients 500 grams chicken thighs, boneless and skinless 2 Tbspn peanut oil 1 head of broccoli, washed and cut into florets 4 bok...

Tomato and Bacon Open Omelette

(Serves 4) Ingredients olive oil 1 red onion, peeled and diced 1 clove garlic, peeled and chopped finely 2 rashers lean bacon, rind removed and...

MUST READ

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 ...

Exercise Myths

Females will ‘bulk up’ if they weight train: False – To gain significant bulk  requires high levels of testosterone and women simply don’t have...

Summer Punch (non alcoholic)

Ingredients 1 litre pineapple juice (no sugar added) 1 litre orange juice (no sugar added) 1/3 cup Lime Juice Cordial 2 litres diet lemonade ...

“I’m Out All The Time… So How Do I Manage My Weight Loss?”

We are a social and habitual species, going out with friends for dinner, or having a few drinks after work or getting an ice...

What to Wear when Working-Out

What to wear can be a dilemia not matter what the situation! When it comes to what to wear when exercising there are a...

Grilled Marinated Chicken with Kiwifruit Salsa

(Serves 2) Ingredients 2 chicken thighs, boneless and skinless, halved 2 Tbspn sweet chilli sauce 2 Tbspn reduced-salt soy sauce 1 Tbspn honey Kiwifruit Salsa 3...

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...

Can I exercise if I have a cold?

Generally it’s ok to exercise if you have a cold, as long as you don’t have a high temperature as well. Avoid over exerting...

Role Models of Exercise

Teachers need to find the time to exercise despite their demanding schedules. Research has proven time and time again that people who take part in...

Get Moving – Exercise

The Fitness Guy's first step to feeling so much better was to get moving - exercise. He shows you the variety of cardio exercises...

Spinach and Feta Muffins

(Makes 12) Ingredients 2 eggs ¼ cup olive oil ½ cup unsweetened yoghurt 1 ½ cups self-rising flour 100 g Feta cheese, crumbled ¼ cup...

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),...

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...

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...

FOOD

Work Related Stress

Work-related stress affects us all at some point and it can cause serious health problems if it’s not dealt with.  There are some basic...

Are you ‘Too Dressy’ or ‘Too Saucy’?

If so, you could be adding extra, unwanted calories to your meals. A healthy and nutritious meal can be altered dramatically, making it laden with...

Asian Beef Stir Fry

(Serves 4) Ingredients 3 Tbspn soy sauce 2 Tbspn rice wine ½ tspn corn flour 1 Tbspn vegetable oil 1 Tbspn fresh ginger root, finely...

Summery Thai Chicken

(Serves 4-6) Ingredients 2 cups cooked chicken, shredded 1 medium carrot, peeled and grated 1 spring...

Craving Control

Do you feel overwhelmed by your need for certain foods (usually junk food) at certain...

Work Related Stress

Work-related stress affects us all at some point and it can cause serious health problems...

Resistance training…do I need to do it?

The Fitness Guy explains what resistance training is and why it needs to be included...

Can I exercise if I have a cold?

Generally it’s ok to exercise if you have a cold, as long as you don’t...

HEALTH

Oils Are Good For Health

Many people believe that oils (like fats) are bad for you.  However, some oils are essential for good health. It is the quantity you...

SCIENCE

How Does Alcohol Affect Your Body?

We are all aware of how alcohol can affect us.  I‘ve heard people say things like: “A couple of drinks at the end of...

Alcohol – Do You Really Want To Add These Calories?

The Fitness Guy explains the amount of exercise you have to do to burn off the calories you take on board when you consume...

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...

Stress and Weight Gain

If you've read our article on De-Stressing then you know that there are two types of stress: Good Stress which helps keep us alert...