health and wellness

12/09/2017

A Simple Explanation of Heart Rate Zones for the Endurance Cyclist

If you are one of the many heart rate monitor wearers that actually do not understand what and how to use a heart rate zone then this simple article explains what the five commonly used zones are, how you recognise them and how you can measure them for yourself.
04/09/2017

The 7 Do’s and Don’ts of Intermittent Fasting

Fasting isn’t a new idea -- many religions have practiced some form for centuries. Recently, fasting has experienced a renaissance among the health conscious who see it as a way to detox, and look and feel better. There are several methods ranging from an overnight fast to a 1 day or even 2 day fast. Whichever method you choose read on to find the 7 Do’s and Don’ts to help you achieve a successful fast.
07/08/2017

Making protein SIMPLE!

Getting sufficient protein into our bodies on a daily basis is VITAL for good health. We need quality proteins to build new quality cells on a daily basis. But how much is SUFFICIENT? How much are we CURRENTLY eating? How can we safely INCREASE the amount of protein we take in daily? This article by Liz, a nutritional biochemist and triathlon coach, helps make protein SIMPLE.
28/07/2017

Deanna talks about her journey to drop a dress size …

Deanna explains how Liz supports her health and wellness journey
26/07/2017

Kath McKenzie tells us why she is loving being part of the Bowral Classic Programme

Read this testimonial from Kath McKenzie to find out why she is loving being part of the Bowral Cycling Classic Training Programme
14/06/2017

Needing a health reboot? Is Dry July the answer?

At this time of year you might be contemplating “Dry July”. You might think that 30 days of no alcohol (or even no chocolate) will make you healthy again. My big question is WHY DRY JULY? If you are doing it to get healthy – will these simple changes actually make you healthy again? How hard will it be to follow a diet where two of the food and beverage items used to overcome low energy, low self-esteem or bad cravings are simply removed with nothing new added in their place? And shouldn’t you be doing something that’s sustainable so you can affect your health over the longer term – not just look for a short term fix? So what do I suggest instead? Well – rather than just remove these items – why don’t you try putting in some good STUFF instead? I suggest you try nutritional cleansing. It’s risk free with a full money back guarantee if you are not happy with your results or the products within the first 30 days. I’ll bet you never need to consider ‘Dry July’ again!
30/05/2017

5 creative ways to make veggies more interesting

Vegetables make your meal more nutritious, more interesting AND more filling. Vegetables are high in fibre so the effort of chewing and digesting them keeps our bodies busy helping us feel satiated. So if they are so vital to a healthy meal why do I frequently get asked how to make a meal with five (or more vegetables)? Here are my simple top five starter ideas.
30/05/2017

The 7 basic rules to achieving balance in your main meal of the day

Many people go wrong in their diets simply because they do not know how to balance their food groups - or in posh speak, their macro nutrients in the main meal of the day. Mistakes are also made because they think they need mounds of food to keep them full or because they do not pay attention to getting enough of the right macro nutrients in them for every meal. I have made tons of my own mistakes so here are my seven basic rules.
16/03/2017

5 Breakfast Blunders & How to Fix Them

We are always being told that breakfast is the most critical meal of the day. Yet in multiple surveys we find that many people 'skip' breakfast or postpone it until well after they have reached the office when it is effectively more like a mid morning snack. In this article we investigate why breakfast is so important to kickstart our day and understand what the experts suggest we should be eating for breakfast.
01/03/2017

Are You Nutty About Nuts?

How many of us resort to a handful of nuts when we are hungry in the afternoon? We think we are being healthy by reaching for this ready course of protein instead of the blueberry muffin. Let's investigate just how healthy nuts are for us - and what role they can play in a high protein, calorie controlled diet.
07/02/2017

Mid Morning Quiz – You’ll Be Amaze Balls at the Results

You have that mid morning ‘snack’ feeling. You know you should eat protein but the chocolate bar looks awfully tempting and the boiled egg looks – […]
30/01/2017

Kids back at school? Carpe Diem! Do something that INSPIRES you & GET OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE

Carpe Diem – or to us mere mortals – Seize the Day! What does this mean to you TODAY? How are you embracing this idea into […]