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Preventing School Holiday Weight Gain

Are grandparents making their grandkids fat? According to a recent research study published by the University of Helsinki, children who are cared for by grandparents are more likely to be overweight than kids who live with their parents. But how - and why? In this article, HIF health expert Susie Burrell explains why we must start saying no and offers her top 10 school holiday health tips.
Category: Nutrition
Quinoa Salad

Any quinoa fans in the house? However you pronounce “quinoa” (HIF’s Nikki says “keen-wah" while Maureen gets tongue-tied with “quinona”), there’s no denying that this exceptionally-delicious-if-slightly-pretentious superfood has become one of the darlings of 2013 cuisine. So once you’ve snapped up a packet of quinoa, what should you do with it? Well, why not try this great Quinoa Salad recipe by HIF health expert Susie Burrell.

Category: Recipes
Are The Weekends Ruining Your Diet?

Are weekends ruining your diet? Whether it’s after work drinks on a Friday, an all-day family get together or even Sunday brunch, excessive eating and drinking can ultimately lead to weight gain that few of us want (or need). But in a world of filled with temptation, convenience foods and constant calorie overloads, what can we do to control our eating patterns? In this post, Susie delves into the many food challenges we encounter and offers her top tips on how to identify specific food rules and stick to them. 
Category: Nutrition
Classic BLT

Do you love a classic BLT? It’s certainly a firm favourite with the team here at HIF! If you need some inspiration for Sunday brunch today, why not try this delicious guilt-free option by HIF nutrition expert Susie Burrell. It combines crispy lettuce, crunchy tomato, a poached egg and low fat bacon with fresh wholemeal bread, drizzled with a teaspoon of light mayonnaise or sweet chilli sauce – yum!
Tags: Lunch Snacks
Category: Recipes
Too Busy to Exercise?

Too busy to exercise? Don’t worry, it’s actually a common issue and you’re certainly not alone. In fact, our resident fitness expert Brian Killian of bnatural believes that increasingly busy lifestyles has become one of the main reasons why workouts fall by the wayside. But are we really so time-poor nowadays that we can’t even squeeze in some quick healthy activities? Brian says no – and he’s here to help.
Category: Fitness
What To Eat Today...And Where?

What to eat today… and where?? Ever struggled with that decision? We’ve all been there! Whether it’s at the airport, the movies, a café, a food court or even just those classic 3pm sugar cravings while you’re at work, hunger can strike and regrettably, the process of trying to make healthy food decisions quickly diminishes. Luckily we have Susie Burrell on hand to explain the perfect food choices in situations like these and most importantly, how to avoid unnecessary calorie overload! 
Category: Nutrition
Exercise Boosts Brain Power

Is it possible to influence the aging process? According to HIF Health expert, Brian Killian, ”If you look around the population close to you, or even looking closely at yourself, you will notice people of similar ages with varying levels of health, both physically and mentally. In this post, Brian compares the life of his aunt who lived a sedentary lifestyle and the lifestyle of a client who benefited from regular exercise. Brian also explains why just two sessions of aerobic exercise per week could not only halve your risk of general dementia, but will also cut your risk of Alzheimer’s by 60%. 
Category: Fitness
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