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