Spring is in the air!

If you’ve been indulging in a few unhealthy habits during COVID 19, now is the time to start planning your wellness plan, it probably means your fitness intentions have fallen by the wayside, however don’t be too hard on yourself. Spring is about seeking a fresh start, re-energizing, setting fitness goals and looking towards Summer.…

Basal Metabolic Rate

Know your BMR

Metabolism refers to all the chemical processes going on continuously inside your body that allow life and normal functioning (maintaining normal functioning in the body is called homeostasis). These processes include those that break down nutrients from our food, and those that build and repair our body. Building and repairing the body requires energy that…

The 10 Best Snacks for Weight Loss

Eating a snack between meals helps curb your hunger so that you don’t inhale your dinner when you finally sit down to eat a meal. Snacking can also help you get in all the nutrients you need. On the flip side, grazing all day—particularly on foods with little nutritional value—may result in eating too much.…

Exercise and Pregnancy

Carefully planned and monitored exercise during pregnancy can be fun and beneficial for you and your baby.  Health care providers suggest that exercise during pregnancy is safe and beneficial for pregnant women, provided you have an exercise history prior to conception.  Very unfit women and woman who have not exercised regularly prior to conception should…

Tips for Eating Well

The recommendations in the Australian Dietary Guidelines and Australian Guide to Healthy Eating help us choose foods for good health and to reduce our risk of chronic health problems. If we are carrying extra weight, the Australian Dietary Guidelines can also help us lose weight. They steer us towards foods that are high in nutrients…

Is it OK to exercise if you have a cold?

Mild to moderate physical activity is usually OK if you have a common cold and no fever. Exercise may even help you feel better by opening your nasal passages and temporarily relieving nasal congestion. As a general guide for exercise and illness, consider this: Exercise is usually OK if your symptoms are all “above the…

Healthy Active Lifestyle

Being physical activity or exercising can improve your health and reduce the risk of developing several diseases like type 2 diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular disease. Physical activity and exercise can have immediate and long-term health benefits. Most importantly, regular activity can improve your quality of life. A minimum of 30 minutes a day can allow…