Nutrition in the news

A high protein breakfast reduces evening snacking According to a new study, eating a breakfast rich in protein significantly improves appetite control and reduces unhealthy snacking on high-fat or high-sugar foods in the evening. The study, which consisted of 20 overweight or obese adolescent females, aged between 18-20 years, examined the impact of breakfast consumption…

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Does how often you exercise in a week matter?

Frequency of exercise. Does it matter? The World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Australian Department of Health (DoHA) recommends 150 minutes of exercise per week as the guideline to health. The recommendation goes further to indicate this should ideally be done for around 30 minutes over 5 days per week. 150 minutes is deemed a guideline, as…

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Fit Clinic Q&A: Do you burn more calories by drinking cold water?

Did you know for your body to heat up 100mls of water to body temperature it takes 100 calories for each degree it is required? Therefore if you ingest very cold water at zero degrees if would take 3600 calories to heat it up to body temperature at roughly 36 degrees. WOW But wait?! Why…

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What is an ‘Exercise Physiologist?’

Accredited exercise physiologists specialise in clinical exercise interventions for persons at high-risk of developing, or with existing chronic and complex medical conditions and injuries. These interventions are provided by exercise delivery including health and physical activity education, advice and support; and lifestyle modification with a strong focus on achieving behavioural change. AEPs are recognised allied…

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Fitness vs Fatness – What is better for overall health?

When an Exercise Physiologist is referred a patient, weight loss is often one of the specified goals for a client with cardio-metabolic disease. While reducing weight can have a number of positive effects on the body, is it ever specified that the exercise program be sufficient enough to improve cardio respiratory fitness? Often not. Although…

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