When you think of the word six-pack two things most likely spring to mind: beer and washboard abs. Too much of the former will definitely negate the latter, but there’s no need to cut out your favourite beverage altogether. Learn which brew is best for your health (not to mention your waistline). LOW-CARB ISN’T BETTER We […]

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Being a social butterfly and living a healthy lifestyle don’t need to be mutually exclusive. Here are five ways to enjoy a night out without blowing out. 1. EAT BEFORE YOU DRINK Consuming alcohol on an empty stomach is a lousy idea. Besides getting drunk much faster it also causes a blood sugar spike (and […]

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It’s tempting to overindulge at this time of year – office parties, fatty foods, sugary treats and a few too many martinis, can mean your waist line, skin and workout schedule take a downward turn. If you are someone that sees the numbers on the scales bump up after each holiday season then perhaps you […]

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It’s Friday, 5pm. For many Aussies that means one thing: bring on the booze! Enjoying a glass or two is fine in moderation, but it’s important to understand how alcohol can affect your sporting and exercise efforts, so we’ve got the lowdown: SHUTEYE Alcohol may help you nod off quickly, but the quality of your […]

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