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 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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If there’s one thing most of us have over the Christmas break, it’s time. And given a ‘lack of time’ is one of the largest barriers to fitness, there’s really no excuse to stay active on holidays. It doesn’t have to mean sweating it out in the gym. Get outdoors, make the most of the […]

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The foods we eat can dramatically affect how much and how well we sleep. Some foods and beverages calm and relax, while some stimulate the nervous system, keeping you up all night. 1. CARBOHYDRATES Eating carbs increases the level of tryptophan in your blood, which the body converts into serotonin – a sleep-inducing brain chemical […]

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