Entries by David Blair

The Benefits of Drinking Kombucha

What in the world is Kombucha? Does it sound like an exotic drink? It sort of is! Kombucha is also known as tea mushroom, tea fungus, or Manchurian mushroom. Now, before you wrinkle your nose at the thought of this drink, you need to know why kombucha is so popular. And no, it’s not just […]

What Makes a Food Organic and Is it Worth It?

When you see a product labelled “organic,” are you more likely to pick it up than one that isn’t? Organic foods should mean they’re the healthier option, right? But what does “organic” really mean and why is it such a booming trend? In Australia, the organic food industry is growing fast. In 2010, the retail […]

The Best Foods to Eat Before Your Workout

A proper pre-workout snack is vital since you’ll be putting your body through a great amount of energy-draining strain. You’ll want something that will not only fuel you throughout your workout, but not interfere with your fitness goals. You’ll be burning most of these foods, but make sure they won’t upset your stomach, slow you […]

The Benefits of Hiking as a Workout

You’re probably aware of how walking is such an easy and convenient way to work out. It’s free, it gets you outside, and all you need is a good pair of shoes and some time. But, why not take walking around the park to the next level and go hiking up a trail in the […]

Bone-Strengthening Exercises

Living with less than ideal bone strength and density can have you feeling uneasy and anxious. What if I slip? What if I fall? What if I can’t get up? What if I break something? Being cautious is wise, but protecting and strengthening yourself to fight the problems of osteoporosis is even better. Sure, regular […]

The Advantages of Working Out at Night

After a busy day at work or a long commute, most people reserve their evenings for downtime–sitting down with a good book, a couple of hours in front of the television or a good soak in the tub. But, there are some people who can be found hitting the gym or jogging around the park […]

5 Effective Fitness Tips For New And Busy Mums

Are you a new mum struggling to find the time to keep fit? Does this scenario sound familiar? When your baby was born, you knew that you had to change a few things to create the best atmosphere for raising a child. But making the changes you wanted was a challenge! If you’ve struggled to […]

Reasons Why You’re Not Losing Belly Fat

Who doesn’t wish they had a little less abdominal fat? Maybe sometimes your favourite pair of jeans suddenly refuse to button close. Maybe your beer gut is getting out of control. Vanity reasons aside, excess visceral fat that surrounds your organs is linked to heart disease, type 2 diabetes, insulin resistance and some cancers. If […]

Practical Ways to Lose Baby Weight

How soon and how exactly can mothers resume their fitness routine? Getting back to “the old me” sounds so empowering and promising, but without a definite plan, how do you achieve that? For some mums, they can get back to workouts within 6 weeks, but for others, it may take longer. It’s important to set […]

Natural Ways To Keep Healthy Blood Sugar Levels

Maintaining healthy blood sugar levels is not just beneficial for those coping with diabetes or pre-diabetes. When our blood glucose levels are regulated, this means all sorts of positive side effects. Blood sugar levels affect our energy, hormone production, moods, weight, cravings, memory, and the risk of related diseases, like diabetes, metabolic syndrome and heart […]