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Health Consequences of Processed Food Intake

Processed foods have become a significant part of the modern western diet. They are often convenient, cheap and very palatable. But they come with a consequence –  a negative effect on our health if consumed too frequently. Processed foods are broken into categories. Group 1 – minimally processed foods.   These still resemble the natural…

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Foodie Friday – Pear & Raspberry Coconut Bread

Ingredients: 2 pears – (fresh, not tinned) 2 cups of wholemeal self raising flour 1 cup of desiccated/shredded coconut 1/4 cup maple syrup 270g light coconut milk 2 eggs 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 cup frozen raspberries Super Easy Method: Preheat your oven to 180 and line a bread tray with baking paper. Combine flour…

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Foodie Friday – Mexican Chicken Salad

This one is quick and simple and it can make ~4 serves.  Depending on the size of your cabbage and vegetables. Chicken breast fillets (500g) – cut it into bite size pieces 1 tin black beans Quarter cabbage (any kind) – chopped Spinach leaves (~1 cup) 1 red onion – chopped 2 x corn (fresh)…

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Foodie Friday – Turkey Chili Recipe

Quick & Healthy Turkey Chili Great to come home to on these winter nights!! Serves 3-4 1 Red onion 500g Turkey Mince Cup of Beef stock 400g Tinned Diced Tomatoes Tin Red Kidney Beans ½ Carton Cherry Tomatoes ½ tsp. chili powder ½ tsp. smoked paprika ½ tsp. cumin ½ tsp. mixed herbs Coriander to…

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Boxing Tips and Technique

Maximize your boxing sessions by refining your technique for both boxing and pad holding. Below we explain the correct form for each punch as well as how to catch these punches properly as the pad holder. Pad Holding Technique We find pad holding technique harder to get the hang of than boxing technique. It requires…

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Increasing your running distance

If you’re already running, and looking to increase your running distance – how do you know when to increase your running mileage and how do you do this? The general rule of thumb is that runners shouldn’t increase their mileage (distance) by more than 10% per week. This is a great guide, but there is a bit…

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6 Week Challenge – UPDATED!

This year we have made some exciting changes to our 6 Week Challenge! The aim of the challenge is to make positive lifestyle changes, with consistent exercise and healthy eating. The challenge will still offer you unlimited sessions, with the expectation that participants attend a minimum of three sessions per week. We will pick key areas…

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Daily Intake Levels Australia and New Zealand Food Standards Code (FSC) uses reference values for the daily intake guide, which are used on food labels. According to Australia and New Zealand FSC, a balanced diet for an average adult is made up of the following nutrients each day. Energy 8,700 kJ Protein 50g Fat 70g…

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Recipe of the Month – Protein Bread

I know what your thinking, bread is bread…its all about the carbs!! Not any more I present to you my latest obsession – Protein Bread!! Sometimes there is nothing better than enjoying a yummy slice (or two) of toast without the ‘guilt’ of hiking up your carbohydrate quota for the day. On a recent trip…

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Recipe of the Month – mini chocolate almond butter Easter eggs

RECIPE OF THE MONTH Mini Chocolate Almond Butter Easter Eggs This being the month of Easter (or in other words the month when people justify eating a ton of chocolate in 48hours) I thought it would be appropriate to provide you with a healthy alternative to all those commercial Easter Eggs spilling out of the aisles in…

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