Christmas

Do you have that friend or family member who you always end up buying socks or PJs for, because you’re not sure what to get them? Or maybe you're the recipient of copious amounts of socks & PJs and want to give your family some subtle hints of what you'd really appreciate for Christmas! Here's a workout wishlist, for all budgets!   Water bottle – water bottles somewhere along the way became cool. You can now get glass water bottles, stainless steel water bottles and BPA free water bottles, in a range of colours, shapes and sizes. Useful for both the gym junkie and to take to the...

It’s that time of year again…work’s ramping up in preparation for the Christmas break and you’re frantically trying to get every other aspect of your life organised in anticipation of the celebration period. Concurrently, it’s a time of year that’s synonymous with food.  There’s scientific evidence that says some food can alter your brain chemistry and mood, so if you’re going to be overindulging anyway, why not eat your troubles away with foods that make you feel better? Remember the old “chicken soup” remedy? Well turns out that’s not just an old wives tale … If you want to reduce stress, ease anxiety...

Let's be honest, it wouldn't be Christmas without staff parties, egg nog and brandy. After a busy year, Christmas is a time to unwind and indulge in a glass, or two (or 10).   But with more than 100 calories in a shot, drinks can add calories fast. Accredited Practising Dietitian, Arlene Normand, shows us  how to make smart beverage choices this festive season.   In a new collaboration with Dietitians Association Australia, Eat Right provides expert nutrition and diet advice on a range of niche' exercise and health condition topics.   Eat Right's Top 6 Cheats to Avoid Drinking Your Calories This Christmas   1. Eat before...

It's that time of year when we get very busy and very merry! We find that most people are so busy they forget to look after themselves - so here are our top tips on how you can keep that physical activity up!   1. Do what you need to do early As we countdown to the big day we find more and more social functions keep cropping up – an after work drink, a visit to a relatives…they just keep coming! Try and do some exercise in the morning before you go to work, that way there should be no excuses for...

While the festive season is a great time for spending with family and friends, it often results in endless parties, events and lots and lots of food. This can lead many of us to lose sight of the hard work we put it during the rest of the year and ‘fall of the wagon’.   Here are some tips to ensure you avoid falling of the wagon, while still enjoying the Christmas break. Eat small meals rather than a sit down feast Plan a ‘budget’ for eating and indulgences. Try and spread it out over all your events and treat yourself to one...