Food Myths

Healthier foods are more expensive: False – although some healthy ingredients can be more expensive, like lean meats, often you can use them in...

The Benefits of Eating Breakfast

I’m sure you have heard it all before, however I’ll say it again:  “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day”. It sets the...

MUST READ

Basic Stretches For Teachers

Being a teacher  myself I know long hours are needed sometimes to complete all the paperwork such as the planning, marking, assessing and not to mention the...

Burning the Fat and Losing the Weight

Looking in the mirror you wonder... How did I get like this? Where did I go wrong? How on earth did this happen? What happened...

Emotional Eating

What is it? Emotional eating is a fairly common problem for both men and women. Large quantities of food (usually ‘comfort’ or junk food) are...

Stress and Weight Gain

If you've read our article on De-Stressing then you know that there are two types of stress: Good Stress which helps keep us alert...

Chicken & Vege Soup (family go to meal for winter chills)

(serves 3-4) Ingredients 6-8 skinless chicken drumsticks or thighs 6-8 cups chopped veges 1 large onion chopped 6-8 cloves garlic crushed 2-3 sml red...

Quinoa, Haloumi and Vegetable Salad

(Serves 4-6) Ingredients 1 cup Quinoa 200 g haloumi cheese, cut into thick slices 1 eggplant, trimmed and thickly sliced in lengths 1 red pepper,...

Malaysian Beef and Noodles

(Serves 4) Ingredients 1 large onion, peeled and diced 2 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed olive oil 2 tspn minced chilli 1 Tspn fresh ginger,...

Setting Fitness Goals – Where I do start?

No matter what your fitness objectives are: gain muscle, improve running times or weight loss, it’s important to make sure your goals are realistic...

Exercise Myths

Females will ‘bulk up’ if they weight train: False – To gain significant bulk  requires high levels of testosterone and women simply don’t have...

Tasty Zucchini Muffins

(Makes 12 muffins) Ingredients 1 cup flour 1 cup wholemeal flour 4 tspn baking powder 1/4 tspn sea salt Freshly ground black pepper 1/4 cup...

Baked Fish with Tomato & Orange

(Serves two) Ingredients 2 pieces fish (dory/snapper) 2 oranges; 1 peeled and sliced; 1 freshly squeezed orange juice 2 tomatoes, sliced Bunch fresh coriander, chopped 1...

De-Stressing

We all have it in our lives; it is a normal part of the busy lives we lead. However, there are two different types...

Bounce Back from a Set Back

At one time or another we have all experienced a setback, that unavoidable obstruction, that bump in the road.  However what sets us all...

“What’s Cardio Training?”

“I have more energy to play with the grand children since incorporating cardio into my exercise routine”.   “After my heart attack I now feel more...

FOOD

Staying Hydrated – Powerful reasons to drink more water

Did you know that your body is about 60-70% water! Your body needs approximately eight glasses (2 litres) of water each day to keep hydrated...

Delicious Banana Berry Smoothie

(Serves 1) Ingredients ¾ cup trim milk ½ cup low fat yoghurt 1 banana, sliced ¼ cup blueberries 2 Tbspn LSA (or rolled oats or...

Chickpea and Avocado Salad

Ingredients 1 300g can chickpeas, drained and rinsed 1 large avocado, coarsley chopped 2 medium sized tomatoes, chopped 1 medium red onion, finely diced ...

Stress-Free Christmas Tips

It is a wonderful time of year but stress levels can certainly be put to...

Nutty Rice Salad with Sesame Dressing

(Serves 4-5) Ingredients 1/2 cup basmati rice 1/2 cup quick cooking brown rice 2 cloves garlic,...

How Does Alcohol Affect Your Body?

We are all aware of how alcohol can affect us.  I‘ve heard people say things...

Inlife’s Top Ten Stress Busters

It seems in this crazy, busy world we live in that stress is our constant...

Tandoori Meatball Curry

(Serves 4) Ingredients Meatballs 500g lean lamb mince 1 medium onion - peeled & finely chopped 1...

HEALTH

Summer Punch (non alcoholic)

Ingredients 1 litre pineapple juice (no sugar added) 1 litre orange juice (no sugar added) 1/3 cup Lime Juice Cordial 2 litres diet lemonade ...

What are Superfoods?

Tasty Fish Pie

Craving Control

SCIENCE

Minestrone Soup

(Serves 4 ) Ingredients 1 Tbspn olive oil 1 onion, diced 2 celery stalks, chopped 1 carrot, diced 1 garlic clove, crushed 1 can chopped...

“What’s Cardio Training?”

“I have more energy to play with the grand children since incorporating cardio into my exercise routine”.   “After my heart attack I now feel more...
children and exercise

Children and Exercise: Quick Tips to Get the Kids Moving

Why do children need exercise? As children spend more time indoors either watching TV, playing electronic games or on the Internet, they are spending less...

Kiwifruit Muffins

(makes 12 medium sized muffins) Ingredients 150 grams apple sauce (no added sugar) 1 cup low fat milk 2 eggs 1 cup kiwifruit, peeled and...