Monthly Archives: Aug 2016

Coffee, yes please!

Java, Mud, Joe, Brew......Coffee is one of those rare treats that contains next to no calories and offers real health and performance benefits. It is also one of the leading sources of antioxidants in the Western diet. This article discusses the numerous proven benefits (and risks) of coffee as well as suitable safe dosages of [...]

By |2017-02-06T13:09:29+00:00Aug 30th, 2016|Features, Nutrition Foods|0 Comments

13 Nutrition Tips

Choose dairy – Not only is dairy a great source of protein and low GI carbohydrates (making for a great snack on the go, effective for weight management and even a post-exercise recovery meal), it also contains tryptophan, which as it is metabolized is converted to mood-boosting serotonin. Plus, its calcium, magnesium and potassium content [...]

By |2017-02-06T13:12:16+00:00Aug 30th, 2016|Nutrition General|0 Comments

BMI

Most of us may have heard the term BMI and know it is linked with our weight but what exactly is it measuring and how accurate is it? BMI is used by dieticians, doctors, nurses, other health professionals and the general public. Basics of BMI  BMI is a person's weight in kilograms divided by the square [...]

Diabetes and Alcohol

When it comes to alcohol and diabetes, there is some confusion as to whether it can be included or not. There is a large body of information that states that moderate drinking has cardio (heart) protective effects but it can also cause havoc with your blood sugar levels. Can you answer the following questions? Is [...]

By |2017-02-06T13:10:05+00:00Aug 30th, 2016|Nutrition Foods, Nutrition General|0 Comments

Glycaemic Index (GI)

The Glycaemic Index (GI) is a system that ranks carbohydrate containing foods based on their physiological effect on blood glucose (blood sugar) levels. The GI of a specific food is determined by comparing the Blood Glucose Response (BGR) of that food with the BGR of glucose. Glucose is used as the reference food as it [...]

Exercise vs. Activity

Exercise vs. Activity?! Are these not the same thing? No, not quite. Exercise is strenuous or "formal" exercise that gets you sweating and out of breath (you can talk but not sing). Examples include running, very brisk walking, cycling, fast swimming, most gym exercises, weight training, aerobics classes, and most team sports. Activity is gentler [...]

By |2018-02-07T12:55:21+00:00Aug 16th, 2016|Active Living, Exercise, Features|0 Comments

In Five: Smoking

Smoking is the unhealthiest thing you can do to yourself. Quitting smoking will stop the damage immediately and start reversing the effects very rapidly. It’s best to choose a quitting date about 2-4 weeks away so you can plan, and choose sudden-stopping OR gradual reduction to zero. The ideal quitting plan involves considering nicotine replacement, [...]

By |2018-02-07T14:21:48+00:00Aug 16th, 2016|Features, Smoking|0 Comments