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21 NovHow to pack a Healthy Lunch Box

We spend around 8 hours a day at work, and often eat more than half of our meals and snacks in the workplace. So what you eat at work can really impact your overall nutrition and health! See the tips below for navigating a healthier lunch. Vegetables 90% of Australians…

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14 NovWhy you don’t have to be an ‘Exercise Person’

As an Exercise Physiology, a common phrase I often hear is “I am not a gym/exercise person. I just don’t enjoy it.” I believe this is a perfectly reasonable statement. Gym-type activities are so mainstream and prevalent in our society, and as a result we can often get caught up…

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07 NovTouch – Not just a Sentimental Human Indulgence

Once a week I visit a local retirement village where the average age is 68 years young. My day begins treating stress, headaches and migraine, back pains, leg aches and the moans and groans of hips that don’t quite move like they used to. It ends with a spring in…

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30 OctAre You Hydrated?

As it starts to heat up in Brisbane, are you getting enough fluid? Optimal hydration is a cornerstone of good health. We need good hydration helps to flush the kidneys, remove the body’s waste products, prevent water retention, and plays a role in heat regulation. Another excellent reason to be…

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24 OctGreen Exercise

When I am talking to people about increasing their activity and exercise levels, I encourage them to include some green exercise into their weekly routine. There are so many benefits to regular exercise both physical and mental. But in our world that is full of technology and constant stimulation, incorporating…

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17 OctThe Benefits of Social Exercise

The benefits of exercising with others bring an element of mental and social engagement to our activity. Exercise is not meant to be something we dread! It can be enjoyable, and is meant to make us feel great! It is important to recognise that exercise is not only beneficial for…

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28 AugHow can I reduce my risk of developing Cancer?

There are a number of risk factors that elevate the likelihood of developing any type of cancer. Some of these we are not able to influence (meaning they are non-modifiable), however many are within our control (meaning they are modifiable). Having one of more risk factors does not mean you…

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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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