February 2016

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Building Willpower

Do you struggle to maintain your willpower? According to Susie, “Willpower is a term we often hear about in motivational literature. It is the ability to hold back when you need to; to not eat the entire block of chocolate; to go to the gym even when you are tired; to not stop at the fast food drive through even though you really, really want to. While some individuals appear to naturally have endless buckets of it, recent research now suggests that the way we think about our ability to exert will power is just as relevant when it comes to exercising self-control.” So if you struggle with maintaining your own willpower, check out Susie's latest article on our Healthy Lifestyle Blog. In it she discusses some simple strategies which may help to build your willpower muscle, rather than letting it control you.

Category: Nutrition
Veggie Muffin Frittatas

Do you need some breakfast inspiration? Instead of a bowl of cereal or porridge, why not shake things up a little with these healthy and colourful vegetable muffin frittatas? According to our resident food guru Helen from Scrummy Lane, "They’re super easy to make, nutritious and even better they help to use up all the little odds and ends of veggies we have hanging around in our fridges." We hope you enjoy! 

 

Category: Recipes
Non Diet Weight Loss

Are you tired of obsessing about the foods we should or should not eat, and the “diets” we should or should not follow? According to HIF health guru Susie Burrell, "It all gets a little boring. The good news however is that there are proven strategies to weight loss, that means we don't have to compulsively calorie count, read nutrition labels or spend hours at the gym." In her latest article Susie discusses each of these approaches in detail and explains just how easy and simple they are to follow. 

Category: Nutrition
 HIF to Support Surfers Across Australia with Announcement of Continued National Partnership

HIF and Surfing Western Australia are pleased to announce a continuing partnership for 2016, following the success of their work together over the last four years. Surfing WA managing director Mark Lane said this week, "Surfing is synonymous with a healthy lifestyle and has been proven to provide both mental and physical health benefits. The growth of our partnership is a testament to the strength of our aligned objectives, keeping our community safe, happy and healthy.”

Category: HIF News
Valentine's Day Picnic Ideas

Want to show your partner how much you care this Valentine's Day, but don’t want to break the bank? HIF Sales Consultant Meredith has a great suggestion for you: "Why not create an affordable and delicious picnic basket!" So here are some easy, tasty recipes that are guaranteed to make your loved one smile.

Category: Recipes
Beeliar family in training for the SIDS and Kids Sunshine Beach Run

Perth - have you registered for the SIDS & Kids WA 'Sunshine Beach Run' yet? Belinda Goosen is just one HIF employee preparing to put in some miles running at her local beach as part of her pre-event training program. In this article, we chat to Belinda and HIF Managing Director, Graeme Gibson, about why the Sunshine Beach Run is such an important annual event.

Category: HIF News
Welcome to 2016 – Let’s go

Are you ready to kick-start your 2016 training regime? According to HIF fitness expert Matt Fuller, "The longer we leave it, the harder it becomes to shift any unwanted festive weight and regain our physical cardio conditioning”. So with this in mind, we’ve asked Matt to devise a 4 week training plan (which incorporates a mix of cardio, weights, and group classes), which will leave us feeling stronger, toner and more energised. 

Category: Fitness
15-Minute Sticky Sesame Chicken

Take the stress out of dinner this evening with this “15 minute Sticky Sesame Chicken” recipe. This healthy dish by food guru, Helen from Scrummy Lane combines succulent chicken pieces coated in a sticky Asian sauce with toasted sesame seeds. According to Helen, "There are only four ingredients in the sauce - maple syrup, rice wine vinegar, soy sauce and ginger. These  punchy flavours blend together beautifully to make a sweet and sour, glaze-y sauce, that clings to the chicken to make it taste sticky yet delicious."  Sounds like the perfect option for a fuss-free evening meal to us.

 

 

Category: Recipes
SIDS and Kids Sunshine Beach Run 2016

Perth – have you registered for the annual SIDS and Kids Sunshine Beach Run? If you’ve answered yes, good for you. The team here at HIF are super excited to be participating too, so to help with our preparations we’ve asked our resident fitness expert Matt Fuller for his advice on how to train (and enjoy) the 1km, 3km or 5km courses. In this article Matt has kindly outlined a 3 week training program which caters for all levels of ability, and explains why it’s important to work at your own pace and fitness ability.

Category: Fitness
Susie's Tips on a Healthy Pregnancy

Last week, we announced that our resident health and nutrition blogger, Susie Burrell recently gave birth to two beautiful boys, Gus and Harry. Thankfully, Susie is now easing herself into the brand new world of Motherhood; but that hasn’t stopped this “Super Mum” from taking some time out to offer her advice on how to stay active and healthy during pregnancy. In this article, Susie talks us through her pregnancy experience (including those naughty cravings), explains how she adjusted her exercise routines and kindly offers her top nutritional tip to all expectant Mum’s out there. 

Tags: Healthy Tips
Category: Nutrition
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