Eating in the fifties

1950s family dinnerHow times have changed. Some interesting facts around eating in the 1950s!

  • Pasta had not been invented.
  • Curry was a surname.
  • A takeaway was a mathematical problem.
  • A pizza was something to do with a leaning tower.
  • Bananas and oranges only appeared at Christmas time.
  • All crisps were plain; the only choice we had was whether to put the salt on or not.READ MORE

Healthquarters Bushwalk

We enjoyed a beautiful bushwalk and adventure through the Garigal National Park Cascades & Middle Harbour Tracks on Sunday 18 January! We met at 7am at the entrance to the Cascades Track on Stone Parade, Davidson. In 3 hours we managed to walk 14.8km and 21,555 steps!


Optimum Health OH! Magazine

OH! January 2015In this month’s edition of the Optimum Health OH! Magazine we chat with Founder of the Can Too Foundation, Annie Crawford, who’s helped raise $14 million for cancer research. Plus, you’ll also explore:
  • Heart rate training and intensity, from supertrainer Michelle Bridges
  • Why sitting is so dangerous for your health, from the feelgood physio Anna-Louise Bouvier
  • Why you should deal with your ‘stuff’ before it starts to deal with you, from emotional fitness expert Heidi Di Santo
  • The benefits of bodyweight training, by Mike CampbellREAD MORE
Spiced chicken quinoa

Spiced Chicken with Quinoa

Spiced chicken quinoaIngredients
·         4 chicken breasts, diced
·         2 cups quinoa
·         1 tbsp coconut oil
·         1 tbsp Persian spice
·         1 large brown onion
·         1 clove garlic, crushed
·         1200ml chicken stock
·         8 dates pitted & cut in half
·         50g toasted almonds
·         Coriander, garnishREAD MORE


HEART ATTACK – do you know the symptoms?


Last week the Monday night walking group unfortunately witnessed a man from a local running group being given CPR after a suspected heart attack. This prompted me to get some info out on heart attacks. Do you know what the symptoms are? Would you know what to do if you or some you know was having a heart attack?

The Heart Foundation ( advises that the warning signs of a heart attack can vary from person to person and may not always be sudden or severe. Chest pain or discomfort is the most common symptom of a heart attack however; some people experience no READ MORE


Healthy Heart, Healthy You

For a healthy heart follow the below guidelines..

  • Avoid tobacco
  • Reduce stress
  • Have regular blood pressure checks and keep within healthy range
  • Have regular blood cholesterol checks and keep within healthy range
  • Have regular blood glucose checks and keep within healthy range
  • Be active regularlyREAD MORE

Pesticides – The Dirty Dozen and Clean 15

Did you know that the fruits and vegetables at your grocery store could be covered with pesticidies such as bug killers, fungicides and other chemicals? To assist in knowing what fruits and vegetables are the best and worst in regards to their pesticide residue, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) has put together the dirty dozen and clean 15 list below.

The Dirty Dozen (buy organic where possible):

  1. Apples
  2. Celery
  3. CapsicumREAD MORE
March Optimum Health Mag

March Optimum Health OH! Magazine

March Optimum Health OH! Magazine

Download your FREE Copy of the March Optimum Health Magazine. In this issue of OH! learn how to boost your wellness with Tim Robards’ guide to stretching & mobility. We’ve also detailed the dangers of prolonged sitting, given you tips to help cope when a friendship ends, and lots more health and wellness tips from our resident healthy lifestyle experts. Read it online right now at


  • Read Tim Robards, Stretching for Success guide
  • Stand up to boost your health
  • Discover 3 steps to staying motivated
  • Rediscover the joy of eating
  • Learn how to cope when a friendship ends
  • Get to know the top tips for abundant thinking
  • Lots of recipes