Strength-Building and Recovery

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Strength is not only physical but emotional too. No matter what you are trying to strengthen, it takes energy. In the case of muscle strength, your muscles need fuel to build and heal after a workout.

A favourite addition to my workout is the amino acid L-Glutamine. I have a powder and add it to my water, drink a big glass before I head out for a run in the morning and then, if I’m doing a tougher workout, I have it in my water bottle that I drink throughout. It not only helps to heal, but studies show it also increases your metabolism and can aid in more fat burning. Always a good thing!

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4 Weeks to a Healthier Family – The Skinny on Fats

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For the longest time, I avoided fat. No skin on my chicken, breasts only and dry toast. If I didn’t, I felt like I had to do another lap around the block, as fat is not only is bad for for my heart, it tips the scales in the wrong direction.

After going completely cold turkey on fat for years, I’ve actually started adding it back in. Why would a nutritionist be advocating saturated fat?

My body needs it. Not heaps, but some.

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4 Weeks to a Healthier Family – Avoiding Artificial Colour and Flavour

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Have you ever noticed the variety of colour on your dinner plate? One of my top suggestions for healthy eating is to eat a rainbow of colourful foods every day. Natural colours though, from real fruits and vegetables. With the amount of artificial colouring and flavouring found in processed-but-pretending-to-be-real foods these days, unless the food is in it’s natural state, following my advice can be challenging.

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4 Weeks to a Healthier Family – Limiting Salt Intake

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Drastic changes to anyone’s diet likely won’t last. Over the next four weeks, I challenge you to make small changes to become a healthier family. After four weeks, I’d love to know what you’ve implemented and how you and the family feel after this ‘Four Weeks to a Healthier Family Challenge’.

First up, salt.

Used for curing and preserving food, salt has been used as a currency, an antiseptic, a textile dye-setter, and an ingredient used in the production of paper and soap. It’s a versatile mineral.

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