Weight Management
Use smoothies for post-workout recovery

Use smoothies for post-workout recovery

Smoothies aren’t just for dieters. They’re a great option for fitness buffs too. Over the last few years, breakfast cereals, muffins, crackers and other refined carbohydrates have made way for smoothies – delicious, on-the-go liquid meals and snacks packed with nutrients. On average, the Australian household’s consumption of liquid breakfasts has increased by 20% in […]

Quinoa – miracle food

Quinoa – miracle food

Described as the “superfood of the future”, quinoa is one of the most protein-rich foods available. Health gurus sing quinoa’s praises, and this ancient, yet newly “discovered” grain is gaining popularity worldwide – so much so that crop prices have trebled in recent years. Should you be tapping into the health benefits? We take a […]

Could kimchi be one of the world’s healthiest foods?

Could kimchi be one of the world’s healthiest foods?

If you haven’t discovered kimchi yet, read on. You’ll be surprised by the benefits of this Korean dish. With a growing worldwide interest in fermented and probiotic foods, it’s no surprise that a fermented vegetable side dish called kimchi is currently all the rage. Recognised as a functional food, kimchi was listed in the magazine […]

Five floor exercises for flat abs

Five floor exercises for flat abs

Who doesn’t want flat, toned abs? These are the five best floor exercises to get you that sleek, ripped midsection you’ve been dreaming about. The road to six-pack abs is paved with nutritious foods and good abdominal exercises. A powerful abdominal workout is one that works the upper and lower abdominals, as well as the […]

10 ways to beat cellulite

10 ways to beat cellulite

Don’t put too much faith in skin products – beating cellulite requires a firm commitment to making a number of lifestyle adjustments. If you were to strip down in front of a full-length mirror, you’d be able to identify at least one spot on your body that has cellulite. On second thought, who needs a mirror? You […]

How accurate is the BMI?

How accurate is the BMI?

You probably know what the Body Mass Index (BMI) is and may have used it in the past to assess whether you’re overweight, or not. But is it really accurate? The BMI (Body Mass Index) is widely used as a tool to assess if a person is overweight, or not. However, some people have a normal BMI […]