Women’s Health
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 […]

Pregnancy ultrasound: the facts

Pregnancy ultrasound: the facts

Is there a baby on the way? Learn more about 2D, 3D and 4D scans, and what they can do to ensure you give birth to a healthy baby. Ultrasound scanners are amazing tools used to view the developing foetus during pregnancy. The great thing about this technology is that it doesn’t expose you and […]

7 bad winter habits

7 bad winter habits

Winter is a time for snuggling up and staying warm. But be careful of the indulgences that may compromise your health in the long run. 1. Indulging in comfort foods Bad eating habits during winter tend to be a common thing, but be aware that eating foods with too much sugar or fat and not enough fruit […]

Top pregnancy superfoods

Top pregnancy superfoods

Mum-to-be? Congratulations! Learn more about the foods that pack the best nutritional punch for you and your baby. Give your unborn baby the chance to develop to his or her fullest potential by consuming enough of the right foods and nutrients. By following a healthy, nutritious diet, you’re also giving your health the essential boost […]

How to keep your breasts perky

How to keep your breasts perky

Take action now to keep your breasts in fine form! What older woman wouldn’t want to keep her breasts as perky as they were in her 20s? After all, a woman’s breasts are an important sign of her femininity. Unfortunately, the depressing reality is that from about age 30 every woman starts facing the battle […]

Pregnancy and your skin

Pregnancy and your skin

Pregnancy is a time of great hormonal and physical changes in the body. Unfortunately, these changes can also affect your skin. Pregnancy affects the skin in a great variety of ways. Fortunately, most of these skin conditions disappear after the birth of your baby. Broken blood vessels Some pregnant women get a rosy glow – a result […]

Pregnant and overweight – the facts

Pregnant and overweight – the facts

If you’re overweight and pregnant, now’s the time to stop thinking that eating for two is okay. Being pregnant and overweight or obese is associated with many health complications – not only for you, but also for your unborn baby. And, here in Australia, many women and their unborn children are at risk: after all, the prevalence […]