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Weight-Loss Myths You Should Probably Ignore

No matter how strictly you follow your healthy diet and fitness routine, if you buy into incorrect myths, you might find that you aren’t getting the results you want. In general, a good rule of thumb is to be wary of “quick and easy” weight loss solutions. Magic bullets are tempting, but wasting time on fads and gimmicks will ultimately sabotage your efforts. The following myths are ones…

Why Cardio Might Be Sabotaging Your Weight Loss

No one is disputing the fact that cardio workouts can do incredible things for your body. Cardio can improve your heart health, increase your lung capacity, and lift your mood, so cardio has a place in your overall health strategy. That said, there is one area in which cardio tends to be highly overrated: helping you lose weight. If you’re spending hours running or biking in hopes of shedding…

Choosing Healthy Grains

Grains often get a bad rap when it comes to healthy food choices, and that’s fair if you typically choose white bread, crackers, cereals, and pastries. However, whole grains offer plenty of health benefits and can be a crucial component of your healthy diet. Many Australians don’t eat enough whole grains and don’t understand the benefits they provide.
What are Whole Grains?
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Understanding Micronutrients vs. Macronutrients

There’s some truth to the adage “you are what you eat.” The human body has the amazing ability to process the foods you eat and turn them into, well, you. Whether you eat a steak, an apple, or a piece of cheese, your body will break it down into its chemical components and reassemble those components into your cells and the energy you need to get through the day.

There’s a catch,…

Do Cheat Meals Help or Hurt Your Weight-Loss Efforts?

Although it may seem counterintuitive, many weight-loss experts recommend “cheating” now and then so that you avoid feeling deprived and giving up on your diet altogether. Because your diet must be a permanent lifestyle change to be successful, it works best if you allow yourself some flexibility. Knowing that you can cheat on occasion makes your diet easier and more sustainable, and it’s…

Is a Raw Food Diet Really Healthy?

The idea of a raw food diet follows the belief that heating food destroys its natural enzymes and nutrients, essentially “killing” the food. Cooking food is bad, say raw food proponents, because whole foods in their raw state have the power to fight chronic disease and boost digestion, benefits you miss out on by cooking your meals. Some fans of this diet believe that cooking even makes food…

Can Weight Loss Eliminate Sleep Apnoea?

Does your snoring drive your partner crazy? Have you been diagnosed with sleep apnoea, or suspect you may have it? You might be thinking that you can’t avoid one of those awkward-looking sleep masks, but there might be another option. For starters, not everyone who snores has sleep apnoea, which causes you to stop breathing for brief periods during sleep. Sleep apnoea is a leading cause of…

Processed Foods Are Everywhere – Here’s How to Eat Healthy Anyway

How many of your meals during the past week contained processed foods? If you’re like most people, the answer is that a high percentage of them did. For better or worse, we are surrounded by processed foods. You know that you should be eating whole apples rather than apple pie, but it’s not always that black and white. Just because something is processed doesn’t necessarily mean it’s bad…

Maximise Weight Loss with These Four Lifestyle Changes

Losing weight is one of the hardest goals to achieve. There are so many factors that contribute to being overweight; eating too much and exercising too little is not all there is to consider. Maintaining a healthy weight can also be made difficult by genetics, hormones, individual metabolic rates, medications, and more. Here are four lifestyle changes you can make to maximise your weight loss…

Lower Weight, Lower Blood Pressure

You know that maintaining a healthy weight is good for you, but it’s more than good for you – it could be a matter of life and death. Besides the fact that you’ll look and feel great, being at your ideal weight can also help you avoid numerous serious health risks, including heart disease, type 2 diabetes, gallstones, certain cancers, and, yes, high blood pressure. Lowering or avoiding hig…

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