Entries by David Blair

Safe Workouts for Pregnant Women

Expecting mothers may want to spend the next nine months putting their feet up, but experts say regular exercise can boost your mood, increase energy and improve heart health. Issues like lower back pain, fatigue, constipation, morning sickness and even labor time could be reduced. A quicker postpartum recovery is also one benefit as well […]

Know The Side Effects Of Eating Processed Foods

According to major studies, including the Australian Bureau of Statistics, one concerning aspect of Australians’ eating behaviour is the consumption of junk food and highly processed snacks. Australians get 35 per cent of their average energy intake from these foods, particularly children aged 14 to 18. Other concerning statistics include how little vegetables Australians eat […]

The Secret Exercise All Women and Men Need to Learn

When your trainer mentions one’s pelvic floor, some people may feel awkward about it, particularly men. But, here’s a revelation: the pelvic floor plays a major role in health, hygiene, spinal stabilisation and sexuality–for women and men. This is all too often neglected in exercise programs, especially for those people who suffer from weakness in […]

Bad Fitness Habits

In case you’re confused why you don’t seem to get the results you’re aiming for no matter how you religiously sweat it out every day, getting fit might not be just about exercise alone. Apart from your workout plan, your lifestyle and habits outside of the gym may have a bigger effect on your fitness […]

Does Sleep Help You Lose Weight?

In every guide for losing weight or maintaining a fit lifestyle, there’s always a note about getting more sleep or adhering to healthy sleeping patterns. But, what’s the science behind this? How does sleeping more or sleeping better help our bodies, especially when we want to lose weight? Sleep can be just as important as […]

Exercises You Can Do at the Office

Sitting all day is detrimental to your health. If you’ve seen friends or co-workers getting “standing desks,” then they’ve probably been told that sitting all day can slowly kill them. But it’s true, there are some truly adverse effects that happen from sitting down all day. It might seem like an exaggeration, but you can […]

Be Kind to Your Back

At least once in our lives we’ve been told, “Back straight! Shoulders back!” as a way of correcting our poor posture. However, proper back health and correct posture is more than that. Good posture and a good back also have a lot more to offer us than the appearance of confidence. Whether you’re a fitness […]

Smoothie Ingredients to Avoid If You Want to Lose Weight

Whipping up a smoothie is such a simple and tasty way to get the nutrients you need during your morning commute or at your desk in the middle of the day. Smoothies are often used by dieters as meal substitutes, since they’re high in nutrients and can be low in calories. Be aware of going […]

Red Bean Avocado Salad

(Serves 2) Ingredients 1 Tablespoon (20ml) Zesty Italian Dressing 1/4 Red Onion 1/2 Can Red Kidney Beans 1/2 Can Garbanzo Beans 1/2 Medium Tomato 1/3 Avocado 1/2 Cup (125ml) Carrot (shredded) Directions Rinse kidney and garbanzo beans. Chop tomato into pieces. Dice onion. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl, top with dressing and serve. Nutrition […]

Chicken Caesar Wraps

(Serves 2) Ingredients 2 Cups (500ml) Caesar Salad Mix 2 Tortilla Wraps (whole-wheat) 2 4oz. Chicken Breasts (cooked) 1 Tablespoon (20ml) Light Mayo 1 Cup (250ml) Mushroom (sliced) 1 Cup (250ml) Parmesan Cheese (shredded) Directions Heat tortillas. Chop chicken and toss with salad. Mix mushrooms, cheese and a spoonful of mayo in with the salad […]