October 2015

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    Age is No Barrier

    These days we are living longer, but what’s the secret? A better lifestyle, improved medical intervention or greater awareness of our alcohol and nutritional intake. According to Matt, "It is clear to me that the true key to longevity is to look after yourself with a balanced healthy lifestyle that includes regular exercise, coupled with a sensible eating plan and not succumbing to too many over-indulgences. In this article Matt offers his expert advice on how we can become more health conscious and even includes a basic exercise routine which will assist in improving our muscle strength, bone density and cardiovascular stamina.

    Category: Fitness
    The Truth About Comfort Eating

    Do you comfort eat when you're angry, stressed or sad? If you've answered yes, don't worry, you're not alone. However, according to our resident health guru Susie it now appears that the idea of foods bringing us any kind of comfort may be a complete myth. "You may not need to demolish an entire pack of Tim Tam’s to get the same hit as you would from a handful of nuts. You may just need to reprogram your brain to be happy with an individual chocolate or ice cream (rather than using the stress as an excuse to eat far more than you need)."  In this article, Susie discusses the truth about emotional eating and offers her advice on how we can control the urge to comfort eat. 

    Category: Nutrition
    Matt Fuller Takes on a 24 hour Grind for Telethon

    This weekend our awesome fitness blogger Matt Fuller will participate in his sixth 24-hour physical challenge to raise vital funds for Telethon in Perth. Last year, Matt's 24-hour cycling challenge raised over $50,000 for the 2014 Telethon, and now he's raring at the bit to do it all again. Is he mad? Possibly... but what a hero! We caught up with man himself to see how he's feeling in his final hours of training...

    Category: Fitness
    Eating For Brain Health

    Do you know someone who is affected by the debilitating effect of dementia? According to HIF health expert, Susie Burrell, “Regrettably, Dementia is Australia’s greatest cause of disability in Australians over the age of 65, and with predictions of this to affect up to 1 million Australians by 2050, the statistics are unfortunately grim.” On a positive note though, research has emerged which suggests that a new dietary approach is thought to reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease by as much as 35%, suggesting that lifestyle variables such as diet may play a much larger role in neurodegenerative delay. With this in mind, we asked Susie to discuss the study’s findings and offer her advice on the core dietary habits we need to put in place to give our brains the best protection again neurological degeneration.

     

    Tags: Healthy Tips
    Category: Nutrition
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