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Nutrition Articles

The Best Lifestyle Changes to Improve Your Mood

Amelia Phillips

Tough times are inevitable, and it’s totally ok to feel down from time to time. But when the down times outweigh the good times, they can zap any motivation for self care. It can become a downward spiral, and no fun at all. Here are six simple but effective lifestyle changes we can make when we are feeling down to reverse the spiral and improve our mood.

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Five Delicious Ways To Get More Veggies Into Your Diet

Amelia Phillips

Only four in every 100 Australians get the recommended five serves of Veggies per day. Just four per cent!!! We know that veggies are the holy grail when it comes to health as they are packed with vitamins, minerals and fibre. They help us manage our weight, improve our digestion and gut health and prevent an array of diseases including many cancers. 

Yet the lure of convenient, packaged high fat, salt and sugar foods often proves too tempting (possibly for 96% of us!). So how can we get more veggies in our diet in a delicious way? 

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Set Yourself a HITT Four Week Challenge.

Amelia Phillips

There’s nothing like beating your best, so why not set yourself a HIIT four week Challenge to ignite your motivation!? HIIT or high intensity interval training is a form of cardiovascular training where you work at high levels of intensity for a set timeframe, followed by set timeframes of rest or slow recovery, then you repeat. By overloading your cardiovascular system, recovering and repeating, you are triggering the body to respond and adapt. It's achievable, effective, and dare I say it fun way to boost your fitness and drop some body fat. Try this (dare I say it - Fun!) HIIT challenge. 

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How can Food Improve my Mood?

Amelia Phillips

We all know that food can certainly impact our mood (try going without for 24 hours!) but can food actually help with mental health disorders such as depression? One recent gold standard study has identified an eating pattern that significantly reduced depressive symptoms in clinically depressed patients. Find out what it is and the best foods to eat to boost our mood.

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How to tell if you are insulin resistant

Amelia Phillips

Insulin resistance is a silent, asymptomatic condition that is a precursor to prediabetes and type 2 diabetes. As with many diseases, prevention is better than cure, so identifying if we are insulin resistant is a major step in preventing prediabetes and type 2 diabetes.

 

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in Australia and adults with Type 2 diabetes are two to four times more likely to develop heart disease than those without type T2D. Find out who is at risk of insulin resistance, the tests needed and treatment available.

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