Label reading in Australia can be challenging at the best of times. What choices are good for you in relation to salt, sugar, fats, fibre & overall kilojoules and calorie content is often hard to discern. Let alone all the marketing terms that products come with these days:
Baked not friend
Free Range Vs Grain Fed or Farm Raised
No added artificial flavours and colourings
Low Fat | No fat | Light | Reduced Fat
High in Fibre
The constant stream of current "trends", topics on morning shows, talk shows and magazines portrays a complex and confusing message.
Are you confused yet???
The real question is, what are you actually eating? And what is good for you?
Incidental exercise is simply a term used to describe any exercise or activity that is part of your daily routine. This can including activities such as cleaning the house, mowing the lawn, walking around the supermarket, walking the kids to school or even the vacuuming.
Increasing the amount of incidental exercise in your daily routine is one of the easiest ways to make improvements to your health, well-being & fitness. The simplest approach is get your body moving as much as possible throughout the day. Every little bit counts and it all adds up to a healthier you.
Here are 5 tips on how to include more incidental exercise into your daily routine:
Groove and get enthusiastic when doing the housework. Put on your favourite music and boogie while you clean.
Deliberately park 10-minutes walk away from your workplace and enjoy the short walk to work.
Spend time each weekend in the garden, weeding, mowing the lawn and doing a general clean up.
The impact that ‘sugar’ has on health has always been of interest to public health nutritionists but despite their best efforts to raise public awareness, it has very much remained out of the spotlight due to the food industries clever marketing strategies. Campaigns marketing food to consumers, like you and me, is very big business and it can leave even the most health conscious person confused and overwhelmed. That of course is up until recently, thanks to the advocacy of celebrities and chefs in the media who are determined to push the low sugar message. How refreshing, finally celebrity support for a very worthy nutrition cause.
When we think of ‘sugar’ usually the first things that come to mind are soft drink, lollies, cakes and biscuits. These foods contain what we call ‘added sugars’, but sugar is also found naturally in food like fruit, honey, dairy and some vegetables. Unfortunately many convenience foods that are labelled as ‘healthy options’ are also very high in sug...