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...

Fruit and Veges – Beautiful!

The Fitness Guy reinforces that fruit and veges are so good for you and you need at least 5 servings a day. "When I...

MUST READ

Bran and Sultana Slice

(Makes  24) Ingredients 150g lite butter 1/4 cup sugar 1  1/2 cups breakfast bran flakes 1  1/2 cups sultanas 1 Tbspn cocoa 1 cup wholemal...

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...

Seed crackers

Ingredients: ½ cup sunflower seeds ½ cup pumpkin seeds ¼ cup poppy seeds ¼ cup flax seeds (linseeds) ¼ cup chia seeds ½ teaspoon...

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...

Improving Your Chances Against Cancer

There is no rhyme, no reason when it comes to cancer, it is indiscriminate. I’m sure we all know someone who has been touched by...

Fresh Spring Rolls

Ingredients 1 large carrot, peeled, cut in half and julienne cut 1 Lebanese cucumber, slice ends off, cut in half and julienne cut 1...

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...

Why can’t I sleep?

Struggling to get a good night’s sleep? Can’t even get to sleep? Waking up during the night and unable to get back to sleep? It...

How to Keep Exercise Part of Your Daily Routine

It’s a similar story – Started out with a hiss and a roar, going to the gym four or five times a week, jogging...

Our Top 5 Abdominal Exercises

1.  Bicycle Crunch Lie on your back on the floor or your mat. Feet flat on the floor, knees at a 45° angle. ...

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...

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 ...

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’...

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...

FOOD

Roasted Vegetable & Bulghar Wheat Salad

Ingredients 1 red onion, peeled and thickly sliced 2 red capiscums, deseeded and halved 1 yellow capsicum, deseeded and halved 1 cup cherry tomatoes ...

Fresh Spring Rolls

Ingredients 1 large carrot, peeled, cut in half and julienne cut 1 Lebanese cucumber, slice ends off, cut in half and julienne cut 1...

Teachers – Eating Healthy Can Be Easy

Teachers are extremely busy, attending to students all day long and often staying late to finish tasks.  It can be challenging to find the...

Mexican Chicken Wraps

(Crockpot recipe) (Serves 4) Ingredients 6 chicken thighs, boneless and skinless 35g packet Salt Reduced Taco seasoning...

The Power of Positive Thinking

What is Positive Thinking? Positive Thinking is basically having a ‘can-do’ attitude towards life and living....

Setting Fitness Goals – Where I do start?

No matter what your fitness objectives are: gain muscle, improve running times or weight loss,...

Calories versus Exercise

We all know that exercise should be done as a means of keeping fit and...

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...

HEALTH

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...

SCIENCE

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...

Nutty Rice Salad with Sesame Dressing

(Serves 4-5) Ingredients 1/2 cup basmati rice 1/2 cup quick cooking brown rice 2 cloves garlic, peeled and finely chopped 4 spring onions, sliced 150g...

Roasted Vegetable & Bulghar Wheat Salad

Ingredients 1 red onion, peeled and thickly sliced 2 red capiscums, deseeded and halved 1 yellow capsicum, deseeded and halved 1 cup cherry tomatoes ...
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...