My New Health Plan: Health, Fitness & Lifestyle

1 in 10 People in the World Are Obese, Report Finds

More than 10 per cent of the world population is obese, according to a study in The New England Journal of Medicine. The study found that obesity rates have increased in the past three decades in 195 countries, with 2 billion out of 7.5 billion people in the world being overweight or obese. Overall, 603.7 … Continue reading “1 in 10 People in the World Are Obese, Report Finds”

How to Start Exercising

Everyone knows physical activity is good for your body and health. But if you, like many others, have not done any exercises since you can’t even remember, you’ve come to the right place. Starting to exercise is not the scary, unattainable goal it is often made out to be – with just a few simple … Continue reading “How to Start Exercising”

Food to Eat and Avoid for Women in Pregnancy

Pregnancy is one of the most exciting times in your life, but the changes it brings to your lifestyle could be overwhelming. For one, mindless food consumption is no longer possible – some must be avoided at all cost, while others should be eaten in moderation. However, worry not – below is a list of … Continue reading “Food to Eat and Avoid for Women in Pregnancy”

Kids’ Vitamin Gummies: Unhealthy, Poorly Regulated and Exploitative

Ken Harvey, Monash University; Eliza Li, Monash University; Rosemary Stanton, UNSW, and Stuart Dashper, University of Melbourne There are many brands of kids’ “gummies” on the market. They are promoted as deliciously flavoured and a great way for growing bodies (and fussy eaters) to get the nutrients they need. The “active” ingredients are usually listed … Continue reading “Kids’ Vitamin Gummies: Unhealthy, Poorly Regulated and Exploitative”

Is BMI Useful to Monitor Your Health?

When it comes to managing weight, one of the most commonly used indicators is the body mass index (BMI). According to healthdirect, BMI helps people estimate their total body fat as a proportion of their body weight and serves as an indicator of risk for developing medical conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes and … Continue reading “Is BMI Useful to Monitor Your Health?”

Top Sydney Suburbs With Parks/Outdoor Gyms

If health and fitness spots are a priority for you when you’re searching for a new home, you may need to consider the more active suburbs of Sydney. The best location is often near the water or around the inner city areas. PRINCE ALFRED PARK, SURRY HILLS If you’re a swimmer, you would enjoy Surry … Continue reading “Top Sydney Suburbs With Parks/Outdoor Gyms”

Why Terms Like ‘Shred, Burn and Melt’ Belong in the Kitchen, Not the Gym

Naroa Etxebarria, University of Canberra Celebrity trainers and buff social media stars use terms such as “shred”, “burn” and “melt” to describe bodies responding to resistance training and cardiovascular exercise with rapid physical transformation. In the kitchen, shredding a carrot takes just a few minutes and results in destruction of a solid into small, manageable … Continue reading “Why Terms Like ‘Shred, Burn and Melt’ Belong in the Kitchen, Not the Gym”