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Your waistline and your joints.

Your waistline and your joints.

Did you know that carrying too much weight around the mid-section causes an anterior bending force and a compressive force on the spinal column, leading to disc degeneration and lower back pain? Find out more about how your waistline impacts your joints. 

Friday facts - Healthy eating

Friday facts - Healthy eating

Research has shown that heart disease risk can be halved by eating breakfast. In addition to this, those who don’t consume breakfast are 4 times more likely to be obese than those who do.

Have you given up on being healthy?

Have you given up on being healthy?

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A recent Australian survey has found that many Australians simply aren't motivated to work on their health - this is particularly alarming given that 80% of lifestyle diseases (heart disease, diabetes and some cancers) can be prevented by maintaining a healthy lifestyle! While there is no magic pill, it can be as simple as eating well and exercising regularly. Yet, so many people cite lack of time as the biggest barrier to living a healthy lifestyle. It doesn't have to be this way! Try these simple tips to help you be more active each day & eating well:

  • Take the stairs instead of the elevator or escalator
  • Park further away or get off a stop earlier
  • Instead of paying someone to do your housework or gardening - crank some music & get started
  • Do lunges, calf raises and squats while brushing your teeth
  • Do 10 push ups before you jump in the shower
  • Add more vegetables to your diet by making a vegetable-packed omelette for breakfast,  or increase your fruit intake by making a delicious fruit smoothie
  • Keep your work and home fruit bowls well-stocked so you have a healthy go-to snack
  • Add extra vegetables to sauces and soups