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08 AugWhy I don’t like Meal Plans – Part 2

Following on from the last blog post about my concerns around meal plans, the question is then if you don’t use a meal plan, how do you achieve your health or diet goals? Here’s a few different strategies that can be really successful. 1.      Knowledge – educate yourself on what…

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10 JulWhy I don’t like Meal Plans – Part 1

I’ve been a dietitian for nearly 10 years and it’s probably one of my most asked questions; ‘Can you do me a meal plan? I just need something I can follow…’ I don’t like meal plans. It’s not to say that I won’t write them or that they’re not useful,…

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04 JulWhat Exercise is Best for Osteoporosis?

One of the most effective lifestyle strategies to reduce losses in bone mineral density is physical activity and exercise [3]. Having a direct impact on bone properties means that exercise can not only play a role in prevention, but it can improve quality of life for those with osteoporosis and…

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27 JunSleep – Are you getting enough?

  So, we all know that sleep is important to our health and well-being– in fact it is 3rd in the list of the 4 pillars of good health next to nutrition and exercise.  Statistics currently indicate that four out of 10 Australians regularly have insufficient sleep impacting greatly on…

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19 Jun4 Reasons you should include Fibre in your diet

June is bowel cancer awareness month! Which makes it a fabulous time to touch on fibre and the many ways this incredible nutrient is so important to your health. There are 3 different types of fibre to include in your diet (soluble, insoluble and resistant). Below is a run-down on…

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06 JunThe Gym is not the Problem! It is our Friend!

The 4 keys to reducing unnecessary fatigue and soreness in the gym · Graded intensity · Rest days · Slow and controlled movements · Consistency Graded intensity simply means start out easy and very gradually increase over a period of time. This will either be with the weight that you…

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30 MayRemedial Massage therapy during the cool Winter Months

With the winter days creeping in, now is the perfect time to enjoy the many benefits of a warming winter massage and not just because it feels good. Remedial Massage therapy during the cool winter months will help keep you feeling well and nurtured giving your immune system a timely…

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23 MayTAKE YOUR WORKOUT OUTDOORS TO AGE BETTER

Australians are living longer than ever before. By 2056 it’s estimated that one in four Australians will be over 65 years old. Many will still be in the workforce or starting to transition from full-time work to having more leisure time available. Either way, staying active and strong enhances participation…

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13 MaySedentary behaviour – What it is and why should we do less of it?

Sedentary behaviour is the time you spend sitting or lying down (apart from sleeping). This can be at work, at home, during travel, and for leisure. The Australian guidelines recommend minimising the time spent being sedentary every day to, and breaking up long periods of sitting for as long as…

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