Drink up!

Most of us don't get enough fluids throughout the day. In fact, you're probably dehydrated right now. A recently published article in the SMH has highlighted the fact that many people either don't get sufficient water (and other fluids) and/or don't realise they...

Move it, buddy

Check it out: A sedentary lifestyle will result in around 300g of muscle loss each year. Over five years, that equates to about 1.5kg. As we get older, muscle is harder to regain. Almost certainly, any muscle lost will be replaced by fatty tissue. Usually in surplus....

Recipe: a power-packed chocolate cake

We've been playing around with tasty snack recipes recently ... mmmm there are certainly a lot to try.. Our best new find is a chocolate cake recipe that I was initially suspicious of, but am now a mad fan. It's super-easy to make, super-tasty and full of good-for-you...

Breast is best. Ideally.

It's a controversial topic. There are a number of reasons that breastfeeding may not be possible, including poor milk production, difficulty latching, ongoing infections.. to name just a few. There is also the matter of personal choice - some women just aren't into...

Shining dial

Lovely, sparkling, lustrous, flawless, smooth and peachy. That's what I want my skin to be! You? Easier said than done, what with hormones, allergies, pollution, crappy diets, sluggish livers, cheap cosmetics, etc.. all these things certainly have a tendency to get in...

Sleep easy

Sleep is the time when our bodies recharge. If we don’t get enough shut-eye, it can be hard to get through the days and weeks that fill our busy lives... we end up functioning less effectively, looking puffy and feeling awful. No thanks. Sometimes, though, it can be...

Being a conscious consumer

Vegetarians are everywhere. There is also a fast-growing portion of the population who are trending towards part-time vegetarianism i.e. several meals a week that are free of meat, chicken, fish, and even dairy. Reasons vary, but can include cost considerations,...