Small changes = big results

Weight lossDid you know, small changes can equal big results when it comes to food, and your health! We all know what to eat to be healthy, well we think we do, but do we really? With all the fad diets that arise every 6 to 12 months, and so much confusion around what to eat, have you lost your way of healthy eating?READ MORE

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Exercise and your spouse will follow

Research suggests that when one spouse exercises and commits to improving their fitness routine their partner is likely to follow their lead, the study from John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found.
The impact is so strong that, when a wife reaches recommended guidelines for exercise, her husband is 70% more likely to follow the example and reach the recommended levels.

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Achieve Extraordinary Goals

Coastrek-2012You can achieve extraordinary goals, you just have to set them! About three and a half years ago I read an article in the Australian Fitness Network magazine titled ‘The Power of Extraordinary Goals’, written by Di Westaway the CEO, the Managing Director of Wild Women on Top. Up until reading this, my biggest fitness goal had been running the City to Surf, 14km event. I’d completed a few 10km events but the City to Surf was the furthest I’d ever run.

The article said, “Goals of weight loss and fitness are often not enough to motivate people to changeREAD MORE

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Walking is the best way to get fit

WalkingWant to get fit? It’s as simple as putting one foot in front of the other, but walking is often overlooked as an effective form of exercise to get fit, according to a report in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. UK researchers analysed 42 studies from 14 countries, and found that people who joined a walking group showed significant improvements in their blood pressure, resting heart rate, body fat, weight and total cholesterol. They were also less inclined to have depression and reported greater lung capacity. Join Healthquarters walking group every Monday night for 1.5 hours of walking fitness and fun!

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More work = more alcohol

Employees who work more than 48 hours per week are more likely to engage in risky alcohol consumption than those who work a standard working week, a Finnish study revealed. The research looked at more than 300,000 people in Australia, Europe and North America, and concluded that longer working hours increased the likelihood of higher alcohol use by 11 per cent. This figure was shown to be true whatever the demographic, whether it was gender, age, socioeconomic status or geographical location.

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7 reasons to drink more water

Hungry for Change recently posted an article on the 7 reasons to drink more water. Considering the warm climate, I thought I’d share….

If you suffer from any of the following ailments, you may not be drinking enough water: fatigue, confusion, memory loss, dizziness, dry and wrinkled skin, brittle hair and nails, cold fingers and toes, constipation, eczema, headaches, urinary tract infections, and muscle pains.These are all signs of dehydration.

Your body is made up of around 70% water, READ MORE

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kale leg ham and haloumi frittata

Kale, leg ham & haloumi frittata

kale leg ham and haloumi frittataA delicious and easy to make frittata for lunch or dinner!

Prep 25 mins | Cook 50 mins | Serves 6

2 tbs olive oil
1 brown onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
150g sliced leg ham, chopped
4 cups trimmed and shredded kale (about ½ bunch trimmed kale)
10 free range eggs, at room temperature
12 cup reduced fat cream
100g reduced fat haloumi cheese, coarsely grated
Sliced tomatoes and baby basil leaves, to serve

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Positive Health Guide to Christmas

Don’t eat too much, don’t drink too much, say no to sugar and to second helpings, make sure you still exercise every day.

To counter this negativity, Healthworks has put together a positive health guide to Christmas. Listed are all the wonderful things you can do for your health – relaxing, recuperating, enjoying the things they love most.

These replenishing actions are vital for good health and wellbeing.

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Weight Loss Success Story

weight-lossHealthquarters always love to share weight loss success stories.

“Firstly, a big thank you to Katherine from Healthquarters who is helping me get my diet under control.  Essentially, the aim is controlling my sugar levels so that I can actually get through 55km of walking (for Coastrek) without any issues with sugar levels.  One week under Katherine’s guidance and I’m already an extra 1.1 kilos down.  Katherine gave me some great advice this week.  Don’t consume anything that does not serve a purpose READ MORE

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