Categories for Wellness Q&A

16

Aug

Decoding a Food Label

Published by Claire

We all know we should read the back of food labels before we consume a product, but how many of us actually know when a food item is really considered “low fat” or “high in fibre” (or do we just believe the label when it says so?) I’ve put together a summary on the most…

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29

May

Question: Low Carb-Diets & Late-Night Snacking

Published by Claire

One of our followers, Leisel asked the following question: “my husband has embarked on a 12 week challenge and I am trying to be supportive and join him in his insane low carb high protein diet, but am finding (and I think he is too) that I get really peckish after eight in the evening…

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24

May

Question: do you have any suggestions for a healthier workplace?

Published by Claire

Cara asked the following question: “In our company we have all recently moved into a large open-plan space. Being winter people have their windows shut tight and their heaters on, and the past few weeks people have been dropping like flies with coughs, sniffles and flu. Do you have any suggestions for a healthier workplace?”…

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24

May

Question: what are some tips for getting into an exercise routine?

Published by Claire

Cara asked the following question: “What are some tips for getting into an exercise routine? I struggle with motivation and would like to *try* and kickstart a healthier routine, but doing it solo (and in winter) is difficult.” Thanks for your question Cara. It’s something that most of us (even myself) struggle with. The best…

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24

May

Question: what is the best way to strengthen your core?

Published by Claire

Tam asked the following question: “what is the best way to strengthen your core?” Thanks for this question Tam. Strengthening your core is one of the most important areas to focus on when commencing a training programme. When your core is strengthened,  your tummy muscles are used to maintain your posture. When your core is…

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24

May

Question: what are the pros and cons of road racing vs mountain biking?

Published by Claire

Stacey asked the question: What are the pros and cons of road racing vs mountain biking? Understandably this is a personal preference however what are the motivators in getting one or the other? Sho! Quite a contentious issue! With no right or wrong answer. Off the bat, mountain bikers would argue that running is a…

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24

May

Question: I am training for a marathon coming up in two months. Can you suggest any supplements or adjusting my diet to alleviate muscle aches and strain after long runs and intensive training?

Published by Claire

One of our readers Stacey asked the following question: “I am training for a marathon coming up in two months. Can you suggest any supplements or adjusting my diet to alleviate muscle aches and strain after long runs and intensive training?” Great question Stacey! There are a few vitamins that you can find in the…

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24

May

Question: besides going to a gym – what are some other ways to stay fit during winter (and other rainy days)?

Published by Claire

One of our reader’s Tam, posted the following question: “Besides going to a gym – what are some other ways to stay fit during winter (and other rainy days)?” Good question Tam! I think all of us feel pretty unmotivated to train during a cold and wintery day. We also tend to neglect exercise because…

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17

May

Health & Wellness Q&A Section

Published by Claire

If any of you have a health, wellness or fitness question that you would like answered, please leave us a post in the “Comment” box  below and we will do our best to answer it for you!  

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17

May

Question: how do I get rid of tummy fat?

Published by Claire

One of our Facebook followers posted this question on our page: “How do I get rid of some tummy fat. I weigh less than when I got married but I still have belly rolls. Yes, I have had 3 kids and am genetically apple shaped. Should I give up or is there a way?” We…

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