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Be active: for a healthy body, mind and spirit

11 Sep 2014 -

When you’re feeling down, stressed, or things seem to be getting a little too much, working out may be the last thing you feel like doing. But, it is probably the best thing for you.

8 benefits of regular exercise

08 Sep 2014 -

We know that regular exercise is good for you, and that it makes you fitter and healthier in some vague way. But you may not be aware of the extent to which exercise can transform your life.

5 tips to starting your fitness journey this spring

06 Sep 2014 -

The dreary wet of winter is behind us and we can just start to feel the tingle of summer sun on our skin. Spring has sprung and, I know it’s an age old cliché, but there’s never been a better time to start a new healthy habit.

Ideas for a healthier, happier Father's Day

03 Sep 2014 -

Did you know the YMCA played host to the first ever Father’s Day? That was back in 1910, in Washington, USA. Here are some suggestions for happy, active Father’s Day.

Healthy changes at the YMCA

28 Aug 2014 -

At the YMCA we think it’s time for a change. A healthy, active lifestyle and fitness oriented change. No excuses. You can make this change at the Y.

5 fitness myths you probably believe

28 Aug 2014 -

So you hought you knew the key to exercise success? Think again. Much of our assumed fitness knowledge is based on hearsay rather than science. To start you off in the right direction, let's make sure you know the difference between fitness fictions and fact.

Portable recipe ideas - good nutrition on the go!

01 Jan 1979 -

We’ve all heard about how important eating well is to support your fitness goals. This doesn’t mean however that you have to spend hours in the kitchen or eat the same bland food every single day.

Protein Pancakes

01 Jan 1979 -

Looking for a quick and delicious post workout breakfast? Or just a yummy (and healthy) snack?

DIY raw chocolate Easter treats

01 Jan 1979 -

Looking for an alternative to sugar-laden chocolate treats this Easter? Give this recipe a try!

What to eat before a swim

01 Jan 1979 -

We’ve all heard stories of elite swimmers heaping piles of spaghetti onto their plate, and consuming family-sized portions. American swimmer, Michael Phelps, is famous for consuming 10 000 Calories (41 800kJ) a day; roughly fives times that of the average adult. While most of us don’t need anywhere near that much fuel, eating enough of the right food before and after a swim can help you perform better and recover faster.

Can your diet protect you from the sun?

01 Jan 1979 -

With summer in full force, there’s no better time to talk about sun protection. By now, many of us are toting around hats, sunnies and sunscreen in our day-to-day swag. These items have been drilled into us as sun protection essentials, but does your diet help protect you against the sun too?

7 ways to outsmart the supermarket (and make your shopping experience more enjoyable)

01 Jan 1979 -

Navigating the supermarket can be daunting, particularly if you’re trolling the aisles with a couple of kids.

8 alternatives to sugar-loaded soft drinks

01 Jan 1979 -

For previous generations of Australians, soft drinks were mostly an occasional treat. But in recent years they have become far more popular and many people now drink them every day.

Workout tip: what to eat and when

01 Jan 1979 -

Food plays an important role when it comes to exercise. What you eat and when you eat it can be crucial to getting the results you’re after.

Why hydration matters more than you think

01 Jan 1979 -

In Australia we are very vigilant about sun protection. Even as an adult, “Slip, slop, slap and wear a cap” still rings through my ears on warm days. But there’s another piece of protecting ourselves against our sunny climate that’s often overlooked: HYDRATION.

Protein - the facts

01 Jan 1979 -

Protein - we’re told we need it, but where can you get it from and how much do you need?

8 easy dietitian-approved meals for busy families

01 Jan 1979 -

With these easy meal options you can be sure your family is eating something both healthy and tasty.

Healthy Holiday Nutrition Tips

01 Jan 1979 -

The holidays are a time to celebrate. As you partake in a few indulgences it is a perfect time to reflect on what you are eating and how a few simple changes could make a real difference now and in the New Year! Try following these healthy eating tips….

Not so healthy "health" foods (and how to avoid them)

01 Jan 1979 -

Some foods sound healthy but are actually loaded with fat or sugar. Particularly when you’re ordering food from a café or restaurant, or buying pre-packaged food, things are not always as they seem.

Are all calories created equal?

01 Jan 1979 -

The science and study of nutrition has been around for a long time. But much of what we thought we knew has changed over the years.

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