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….
I remember arriving home from school ravenous as a child. Growing bodies need lots of energy and I was a particularly active young one. I begged Mum to stop at the newsagent for an ice-cream or a handful of lollies to remedy the hunger pangs.
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.
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.
Navigating the supermarket can be daunting, particularly if you’re trolling the aisles with a couple of kids.
Aussies love a good barbie. On any given sunny day, you can find folks all over Australia firing up the Weber, knocking back a cold one as sausages, steak, and kebabs blacken on the grill. In fact, barbecuing is right up there with vegemite and cricket as one of the cornerstones of Australian culture. But does our love of all things char-grilled come at a cost?
Overeating is one of the main contributors to the current obesity epidemic in Australia. Many of us eat more than is needed to meet our daily nutritional and energy requirements, but that doesn’t mean we all need to go on a diet of carrot sticks and water.
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.