Being in control means being healthy and happy

Most people at some stage eat when they’re not physically hungry maybe at a party or holiday celebration, or sometimes just because the food is so delicious it’s hard to resist. Are you really hungry? When you’re physically hungry you tend to have difficulty concentrating, you can’t perform to the level you usually do, and…

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Keeping the Family Healthy

All children need a high level of nutrients to support their growth and development. Younger children need a constant supply of energy as they grow, while teenagers require energy stores for growth spurts. Unfortunately, despite the abundance of healthy food available in Australia and the nation’s obsession with sport, the incidence of childhood obesity is…

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Fun Exercises for Kids and Activities Specific For Age

The best way for kids to get physical activity is by incorporating some fun exercises for kids and physical activity into their daily routine. Toddlers to teens need at least 60 minutes on most (preferably all) days. This can include free play at home, active time at school, and participation in classes or organized sports.…

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Omega3 Oil – Q & A

What is Omega3 Oil? Omega3 fatty acids generally refer to the nutritionally essential polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) ALA, EPA, DHA*(Q5). Fatty acids are the building blocks of lipids, making them important sources of energy for the body and the main components of cell membranes. There are a number of known health benefits associated with omega3…

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Healthier food choices work for me

Salads and gourmet sandwiches are listed alongside burgers, vegetarian options are popping up everywhere and juices are widely available instead of just soft drinks. Fast food companies have actively targeted health conscious consumers with big-scale marketing campaigns drawing attention to new healthier menu items and even their weight loss potential. But how do you know…

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Why do many families not exercise?

For a lot of families the answer is time. But did you know that incorporating just half an hour of activity in the day can leave everyone feeling more energised? Fit parents Finding time for exercise means that parents may have to do a bit of rescheduling and reshuffling. Here are some ideas that may…

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Understand Why We Eat

Why do we eat? It might seem obvious why we eat. You might think: “We eat because we need to eat”, or “To stay alive”. But actually there are lots of different reasons why we eat. We also eat differently in different places, at different times, and with different people. Sometimes we eat for reasons…

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Easy Exercise – Walking

Walking is an activity that everyone can enjoy, whether for recreation, social or health reasons. Walking is the easiest and most accessible way for all people to exercise. However before starting, you need to prepare so you avoid injuries. So I’ve included these tips below. Undertake good preparation • Always warm up and cool down…

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Household Budgeting – things to do with children on the school holidays

How to keep kids busy indoors in the school holidays or anytime. Keeping children occupied when you’re indoors isn’t as hard as it seems – and these activities won’t cause money to leak from your finely tuned household budget. Get creative with kids friendly arts and craft projects . Keep the kids entertained with simple…

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Household Budgeting

How to entertain kids on a budget Yes we all know the Christmas school holidays are coming up and apart from putting a strain on most household budgets you then have to think about how to keep your kids entertained over the holidays. Our girls have almost 8 weeks of school holidays over this Christmas,…

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