Weight loss is a popular topic. Just Google it and there is a plethora of ‘experts’ ready to give you tips. Here’s the problem. Even the so-called experts don’t have a clue sometimes. They are getting you to ‘eat less’ and ‘move more’ and it’s not working. At least not in the long term. That’s because drastic weight loss that happens too fast really stuffs you up in the long term. It causes a significant reduction in metabolism. This means that you are using less energy during the day. What happens then? You have to eat less and less to be able to keep the weight off.Read More
By Rosemary Marchese Physiotherapist and mum of 3 fit kids Olympic gymnast Simone Biles gets criticised for six pack abs Social media can be a tough place and it seems to be open fire for criticism some days. Some just love to sit behind their computer and use it to slam others down as quickly as they can. And that’s what happened when Simone Biles – a 4 x gold medal-winning gymnast from the USA – shared an Instagram photo. Was she being an idiot? No. She was having a…Read More
The 1200 calorie diet and extreme workouts are definitely the ‘in-thing’ right now. You only have to do a quick Google search and you’ll find one. Or thousands. You won’t even know who’s writing your program or their credentials but hey, if they guarantee a bikini body not many people argue the point.Read More
This prawn and avocado salad recipe is quick and easy yet so delicious. We often think about how good simple fish is for us it’s easy to forget the crustaceans. Prawns are a complete protein. This means that it contains all nine essential amino acids in the right proportion for the body to use easily. Red meat is another example of a complete protein source. The avocado in this salad is packed with fibre and monounsaturated fatty acids. Did you know that avocado contains more potassium than bananas?Read More
Who doesn’t love a delicious, hot soup in winter? This soup is packed with so much goodness it’s a definite winner in my house. Ginger has a long history of being used to relieve digestive problems, nausea, reduced appetite and motion sickness. Carrot benefits can mainly be attributed to their beta carotene and fibre content. Carrots are also rich in vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, Vitamin B8, pantothenic acid, folate, potassium, iron, copper an manganese.Read More
Short workouts now on YouTube!
My new YouTube channel is up and running. You can find all your favourite 5 minute workout ideas here.
Hit the snooze button or hit the gym? When it’s shiver material beyond the doona cover it’s easy to count reaching over to the alarm as your ‘sit-up’ for the day but your body’s not buying it. Not in the coming months anyway. It’s true that winter has now hit in full force but it’s not the time to start putting your health last. Here are my 7 tips for making sure you keep your workouts on-track.Read More
We haven’t really got the obesity message right. If we had then we had better be able to explain why obesity levels are threatening our hospitals with more cases of Type 2 diabetes with more and more amputations each year. The ‘move more, eat less’ message is either wrong or people are not following. Either way, obesity is so much more complex than simply ‘eating too much’ and ‘not moving enough’ but we have to start somewhere, right?Read More
So, don’t be shocked…apparently working mums are notorious for putting the health of their children before their own! These were the results of a study of just over 1000 women in March 2016 conducted by the Online Research Unit on behalf of the Cenovis Women’s Health Index. Now, I’m a working mum. I ‘get it’ when mums (and dads) say that their kids’ health comes first…but I still don’t think it’s completely okay. Hear me out.Read More
Obesity is a big problem, pardon the pun. We know that. It doesn’t take much effort to find out the statistics on weight gain, overweight and obesity. We’ve been slamming fat for quite a while now and carrying that extra bit of weight is the weight loss industry’s money-making key. But despite the money being made things don’t seem to be improving all that much. And just like many people might assume that being overweight is associated with ill-health so too many of us might assume that being thin means you are ‘okay’. Wrong.Read More
So, when the media publishes a post that leads with ‘Mums who skip exercise have no excuse’ it’s bound to be great click-bait. And yes, the media was talking about me. For a start, even I have the days where I ‘skip exercise’! Of course busy mums have the ‘I can’t be stuffed’ moments when it comes to exercise! I know first-hand because I have them! And I have them often! The people who know me best know that I am your relatively normal suburban mum…running around after three kids, working and trying to get that right ‘work-life blend’. I don’t always get it right (what’s ‘right’ anyway?) and I have never claimed to.Read More
If you’ve had children and are struggling to find the energy I can say I hear you loud and clear! I had so many of those ‘I can’t be stuffed’ exercising moments…especially after having my third child. After my second child I had all this energy but after number 3 I felt like a train wreck. So, I just kept showing up.Read More