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Staying hydrated during your summer workouts

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With summer here now is the perfect time to get water-wise about staying hydrated during your workouts. As the sunny weather beckons many a fitness fanatic working out in the great outdoors risks the becoming dehydrated. To exercise safely and look after your body, here are a few healthy hydration tips to practice. Feeling dizzy […]

Getting back on track after the Easter pig out

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It only takes a moment of weakness to derail your intentions to remain chocolate free during Easter. If ‘just one tiny crème egg’ turned into a whole bag plus a life-size Easter Bunny and a “I will just starve next week, it’s a small sacrifice for chocolate”, it’s not too late to get back on […]

Summer treats to keep you cool

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Blueberry kebabs Spike around 10 blueberries on a bamboo skewer, dip in yogurt and freeze for a refreshing afternoon snack. Pineapple ring pops Place a bamboo skewer through a sliced ring of pineapple, so it looks like a lollipop and pop freezer. A great alternative to ice blocks. Rainbow fruity ice cubes Fill an ice […]

Foods to help fight infection

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Last month, I discussed foods to help protect you against the common cold and flu, but unfortunately no matter how healthy you are, sometimes getting sick is inevitable. So is there anything you can eat to help fight the common cold to relieve you of the symptoms faster? A cold can be triggered by any […]

Pantry and fridge essentials for good health

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I don’t make a habit of singing the praises of superfoods too much. Not because foods are not super, but because the meaning has become a little lost and not everything is a superfood. I recently heard alcohol referred to as a superfood and that was the end of it for me. There is no […]

Delicious Smoothie Bowls

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Do you ever get sick of having the same thing for breakfast each morning? Why not try the latest  craze making their mark on the café scene?  Smoothie Bowl or Acai Bowl is where its at. The trick to a café style Smoothie Bowl is freezing your fruit first, which gives it a thicker and creamier […]

Do I need fuel during an endurance event?

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There is not one-size-fits-all when it comes to fuelling your body with fluid or food during an endurance event. Many factors can help determine what to do. It depends on the duration, type of event, access to fuel and how well trained you are. Research shows consuming approximately 30 grams of carbohydrates every 40-60 minutes […]

Pizza with a healthy twist

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Pizza is one of my favourite meals and because I love it so much, I almost can’t believe it when someone tells me they don’t like pizza. Friday or Saturday night after a busy week, I love to kick back with my feet up and eat pizza with my fingers. Often foods like pizza and burgers […]

Delicious fuelling and recovery treats

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Delicious fueling and recovery treats In the last few posts, I have been talking about the benefits of fueling before, during, and after a session, big game, or event. There are plenty of whole foods available, as well as an abundance of ready-made pre-workout bars and drinks (which may have a little more refined sugar […]