Health & Fitness

  1. What 1,200 Calories looks like (Protein Special)
    29 Sep, 2018
    What 1,200 Calories looks like (Protein Special)
    SNACK Prep Time: 10mins Cook Time: 15mins Total Time: 25 mins INGREDIENTS  1 tablespoon olive oil 1 cup red pepper measured after chopping 1 cup green pepper measured after chopping 1 cup yellow onion measured after chopping 2 cups baby spinach - roughly chopped measured/packed before chopping 1 cup mushrooms measured before chopping 2 cloves garlic minced salt to taste 4 whole eggs 4 egg whites hot sauce optional for drizzling on top! DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a
  2. The Push Up
    05 Nov, 2017
    The Push Up
    The Push Up What is a Push Up? A push-up (or press-up) is a common calisthenics exercise performed in a prone position by raising and lowering the body using the arms. Push-ups exercise the pectoral muscles, triceps, and anterior deltoids, with ancillary benefits to the rest of the deltoids, serratus anterior, coracobrachialis and the midsection as a whole. Push-ups are a basic exercise used in civilian athletic training or physical education and commonly in military physical training. They are
  3. Chicken Cashew
    02 Nov, 2018
    Chicken Cashew
    CHICKEN CASHEW INGREDIENTS 3 tbsp. Cashew Butter 2 tbsp. soy sauce 2 tbsp. Maple or Agave Syrup 2 cloves garlic 1 tsp. Chinese five spice 4 chicken breasts (diced) 1 head broccoli (cut into florets) 40g cashew nuts 2 red chillies (diced) Handful fresh coriander 300g basmati rice (cooked) DIRECTIONS  1. Preheat oven to 200°C or 180°C for fan-assisted. In a large bowl, whisk together cashew butter, soy sauce, maple syrup, garlic and five spice. 2. Add the diced chicken and broccoli florets to
  4. Food Label
    04 Mar, 2018
    Food Label
    Use the labels on food packaging to make healthier choices Nutrition information panels and ingredients lists are a good way of comparing similar foods so you can choose the healthiest one. Nutrition information panels always list: energy (kilojoules), protein, fat (total), saturated fat, carbohydrate (total), sugars and sodium. Other nutrients like vitamins and minerals, fibre and other types of fat (unsaturated, trans, cholesterol) can also be listed, usually to support any nutritional
  5. Freezer Friendly Foods
    05 Feb, 2018
    Freezer Friendly Foods
    Here are some freezer friendly recipes we have found. Give them a try and let us know how you go.
  6. Foam Rolling "Self-myofascial release"
    29 Jan, 2018
    Foam Rolling "Self-myofascial release"
    What is Foam Rolling?? Foam Rolling also known as “Self-myofascial release,” has transformed a once mysterious technique used only by top professional athletes, coaches, and therapists into a familiar everyday practice used by people at all fitness levels. Recent research, and introduction of affordable products has introduced an increasing array of training and recovery methods to assist the average person. Foam rolling aids in the therapeutic release of lactic acid build up generally caused
  7. Is your trainer full of it?
    01 Dec, 2017
    Is your trainer full of it?
    How many times have you heard "Today we have Cardio it's good for you TRUST me"? Is it really good for your goals?
  8. Does sweating actually make you lose weight?
    05 Nov, 2017
    Does sweating actually make you lose weight?
    Does Sweating Mean That You Are Losing Weight? What is SWEAT? Quite simply put, it is perspiration  this can be considered the body’s very own cooling system. During any exercise, your body’s internal temperature slowly rises. If your temperature remains elevated for too long, it can have dangerous effects on your organs. To avoid these risks, your body automatically begins producing sweat in response to temperature changes. Once sweat is produced, it leaves your skin through tiny pores. As the
  9. How many hours do you sleep at night? Do you think that you sleep too much or not enough?
    17 Oct, 2017
    How many hours do you sleep at night? Do you think that you sleep too much or not enough?
    Too much sleep When it comes to sleep, can you have too much of a good thing? It's true a good night's sleep is essential for health. But oversleeping has been linked to a host of medical problems, including diabetes, heart disease, and increased risk of death. Researchers are careful to note, however, that two other factors -- depression and low socioeconomic status -- are strongly associated with oversleeping. Those two factors may be the reason for the observed negative health effects. For
  10. Fat
    01 Sep, 2017
    'Research suggests that high-carb diets don't work'
  11. Emotional Eating
    03 Aug, 2017
    Emotional Eating
    How to beat emotional eating  All of us, at some time, have found ourselves eating when trying to deal with emotional issues. When these times come, are you feeding your stomach or feeding your feelings? Often the answer is both. We need to eat to fuel the body, but sometimes we eat to satisfy our feelings. It could be particular foods because we're happy, sad or even bored, but when we eat for reasons other than physical hunger, it's emotional eating. Eating when we're not really hungry
  12. Barcodes
    25 Jul, 2017
    Barcodes A week or so ago, Current Affair did a Report on frozen vegetables imported from New Zealand.  As it turns out if it is a Coles or Woollies home brand there is a more than good chance that the product has come from China.  Products made by McCain’s, Birdseye and other supposed reputable companies from New Zealand are now purchasing vegie products from China and selling that product under their name. Basically check where it is produced by the comments on the back of the pack and if
  13. Cellular Nutrition
    12 Jun, 2017
    Cellular Nutrition
    BODY CELLS & CELLULAR NUTRITION "YOU ARE WHAT YOU ABSORB"  Cellular nutrition acts at the cellular level and offers all the essential nutrients that the body needs in order to function properly. As we age, our body cells get covered with toxins every single day, and our metabolism slows down which makes it very hard for the body to absorb all the essential nutrients from foods, in order for the body to function properly and maintain an optimal weight and health. Cellular nutrition helps to
  14. Winter Warmer
    07 Jun, 2017
    Winter Warmer
    A refreshing tea hot or cold, instant herbal beverage. Key benefits: Antioxidant and thermogenic benefits of green tea and botanicals* Provides an energy boost. A refreshing and delicious beverage that low in calories. Compliment your weight management efforts. Keep warm in the cold mornings. Why do you need it? Carbonated beverages, tea and coffee that are widely consumed by many, contain a LOT of sugar. Instant Herbal Beverage is a low-calorie, refreshing and exhilarating herbal beverage
  15. The Power Band / Resistance bands
    28 May, 2017
    The Power Band / Resistance bands
    The Power Band / Resistance Band Resistance band exercises are ideal for home exercise programs and a great way to add variety to a workout routine. Resistance bands provide constant tension on the muscle - which sometimes is not possible with the free weight exercises. Build explosive strength by using them in conjunction with barbells, dumbbells, and machines to provide progressive resistance during traditional exercises (squats, bench press, etc). Heavy duty workout bands can also be used
  16. The Plank
    15 May, 2017
    The Plank
    7 Benefits Of The Plank What Will Happen if You Start Doing Planks Every Day? Planks are one of the most effective exercises you can do. Why? Because they take up such a small amount of time on your part, and can be done anywhere at anytime with great results if consistantly done. So, what will happen when you start doing planks every day? 1. You’ll improve core performance Planks are an ideal exercise for the abdominal muscles because they engage all major core muscle groups including the
    01 May, 2017
    It's becoming more and more like we are  living in some kind of protein run world. Supermarket shelves are weighed down with powders, bars, and drinks full of the stuff, and companies are increasingly trying to hook us in by pumping super-size doses into products like chips, coffee, and cookies. You can even buy protein beer.  The reason for this protein hysteria is that we need a lot of it. Current recommendations hover 0.8 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight, or 0.36 grams per pound.
  18. Beat Depression with Exercise
    26 Apr, 2017
    Beat Depression with Exercise
    How to Beat Depression With Exercise Socializing can be exhausting and at times overwhelming even when we’re not depressed. But regular contact with a friend can be a great source of emotional support and compassion. Meeting a friend for a walk can be a great way of combining casual social interaction with moderate physical activity. Even if your friend doesn’t know you’re
  19. 4 Reasons Why BUPEES are Good for You and You Should Love Them!!!!
    21 Apr, 2017
    4 Reasons Why BUPEES are Good for You and You Should Love Them!!!!
    Burpees Bodyweight exercises get a bad rap from most gym-goers. Why do press-ups when you can bench press? Do squat jumps really build my leg muscles as well as squats? These are the kinds of questions Iv heard SOO many times. If your goal is to add some muscle while stripping away fat to get that bigger more leaner body, then bodyweight exercises should  have a big role to play in your exercise programming. And none (in my opinion) is more important than the burpee. This move works your
    17 Apr, 2017
    If you’ve ever struggled with weight loss, you know how challenging it can be to build up the motivation and courage to get moving and keep it up. What can be even more difficult is pushing through a grueling workout on your own, without really knowing if what you are doing is making any difference at all. There are so many different workout plans out there that are confusing and intimidating especially on YouTube. The best plan is the one that is exciting enough to keep you motivated. It may

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