The Importance of Including Protein in Your Diet

Protein is one of three macronutrients (protein, fat and carbohydrates). Protein is vitally important for health, there are essential amino acids (proteins) that are required for good health that your body can’t make, and you must get them from your diet. Here are some examples of...

Just a Spoonful of Sugar?

They say it’s one of the most important ingredients used in the kitchen. The first thing that comes to your mind is the sweetness, and the taste always leaves you wanting more, Sugar is an unhealthy substance, its added flavour and texture to an ingredient. There...

How Much Time is Your Child Spending on Technology?

She looked at her students and asked “Raise your hand if you watch television while eating dinner?” All except two hands out of her 20 students were seen. Children are using technology in their daily lives more than ever before. Some children have access to technology...

6 Things You Need to Know about Food Labels

Look on the nutrition panel under sugar. 1 teaspoon of sugar is 4g, so if the product says it has 20g of sugar; it has five teaspoons of added sugar. The World Health Organisation recommends that adults eat no more than six teaspoons of sugar...

RELIEF FROM CHRONIC PAIN

RELIEF FROM CHRONIC PAIN According to a recent report published by PainAustralia, one in five Australians (including adolescents & children), lives with chronic pain. An earlier study in 2007 revealed that 3.2 million Australians live with chronic pain and is projected to increase to 5.0 million...

G.R.E.A.T D.R.E.A.M – Exercise

It’s common knowledge that exercise elicits a myriad of benefits for health so I don’t think I need to elaborate too much in that regard.  What I will do however, is list some ways to get yourself motivated to exercise if you’re finding it a...

Exercising on a Low Budget

For a while, there was a strong belief within the community that the only way to exercise was by obtaining a gym membership. Although joining and going to a gym is a great way to exercise, stay fit and healthy, it is not the only...

G.R.E.A.T. D.R.E.A.M – Relating

Following on from my last post on the first of the 10 Keys for Happiness series which you can read here, the second key is all about our relationships with the people in our lives including friends, family, colleagues and partners.   By nature we are...

The Benefits of Having a Gym Partner

Although working out alone at the gym does provide you with great qualities including levels of focus and concentration, sometimes working out with a partner offers a number of great benefits as well. If you are someone who is lacking in motivation or a bit...

Coffee- Can I have too much?

For some people coffee is that early morning “pick me up” boost to get through the day, for others, it can be seen as an addictive poison where you are always craving for more. The health impact of coffee has long been a controversial topic with...

The Facts on Fats

Natural dietary fat and cholesterol is NOT bad for your health! In fact, good fat is the very important building block to creating a healthy body. Fat is an essential nutrient for good health, here is some of what your body uses fat for:  insulating...

Superfood’s (Part 2)

Coconuts: Those who know me personally are aware of my love of coconuts. The humble coconut's origin's has been suggested by scholars to be in the Philippines. Perhaps it's an innate connection, given my Filipino heritage, that has gravitated me towards this wondrous plant. Once you...