Holidays

What is an autoimmune disease? The body’s immune system protects us from disease and infection by attacking bad bacteria in the body. An autoimmune disease is when the immune system is unable to recognise the difference between good and bad bacteria, mistakenly attacking healthy cells and affecting many parts of the body. It can affect the joints, muscles, skin, red blood cells, blood vessels, connective tissue, kidneys and lungs. There are many theories about what triggers autoimmune diseases and some of these include bacteria or virus, drugs, chemical irritants, environmental irritants and/or stress. It is therefore important to manage your autoimmune...

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...

Should we still exercise when we’re feeling under the weather? And if so, how much exercise is okay? Accredited Exercise Physiologist, Mark Simpson, investigates.   It is that time of the year where we all seem to get struck down with a common cold, viral infection or a severe case of man-flu. Winter is a tough time at best to stick to a training regime, the last thing anyone needs is a setback in the form of sickness. So what can we do? We generally take one of two approaches to this situation, take a complete rest from any form of exercise or try...

Are you off on an adventure packed holiday or maybe a relaxing tropical getaway? Don't let your fitness regime get off track. We show you how to holiday (without taking a holiday from your exercise routine).   A mid year vacation is a great way to escape the winter blues but may not help the waistline. We often default on our fitness regime while we are on holidays making it all the more difficult getting back into a post holiday routine. Research shows we start to loose cardiovascular fitness and strength gains in as little as two weeks without exercise.   Here are five...

  Let is snow, let is snow, let it snow. Find out how to increase your ski fitness and come out of the season injury-free!   While the temperature is dropping, cars are frosting over and the heaters are getting turned up, skiiers everywhere are rejoicing at the prospect of a good snowfall. It’s estimated that 200 million people worldwide hit the slopes annually. Whether you are new to the sport or a seasoned ski bunny, skiing certainly can take its toll on the body. Read on to discover how you can increase your ski fitness and come out of the season injury-free!   What’s up...

During Ramadan, it can be tough enough getting through the day let alone finding the energy and motivation to focus on your physical activity. Exercise Right investigates the best way to Exercise Right throughout Ramadan.   Many people forget about exercise during this time and this can create huge setbacks to your health and could lead to the development of a range of different chronic conditions. Ramadan is a time of focus and reflection so it’s a great time to create a plan that will work for you and an even better time to be focused on your health and goals.   Exercise Right’s Top...