Lifestyle

  • Stop playing snakes and ladders

    Do your weight loss attempts feel like one step forward and two steps back. Check out this article for perspective:

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  • Why do some people with a low cholesterol level have a heart attack?

    Like obesity, heart disease has many causes. In the past 2 decades an ‘inflammation theory’ of chronic disease has emerged and suggests a low level inflammatory response may be a risk factor in developing many chronic diseases but then again it may simply be caused by the chronic disease.

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  • Scary statistics

    Similarly when you read the statistics from the Preventative Health Taskforces’ Technical Paper 1: Obesity in Australia: a need for urgent action, I can imagine if I were obese, feeling a little affronted. But I guess if you don’t take it personally, the Aussie stats are enlightening if not gob-smacking.

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  • Experts response to Cokes Anti-obesity campaign

    Coca-Cola has launched an anti-obesity campaign. There is 64g = 13 teaspoons of sugar in a 600ml coke. That’s the same calories as 3 ½ slices of bread. 10 tsp sugar in a can of coke. Given one of the causes cited for the rise of obesity, especially in children is sweetened soft drink, the best move is to stop making sweetened beverages.

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  • Coles new plastic recycling program

    Top marks to Coles innovation at turning our soft plastics into Australian made bench seats for pre-school and primary schools!

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  • The top 50 traumatic moments in kids movies

    What has Bambi’s mum being shot dead by a hunter and Simba’s dads paw slipping from his hold into a stampeding herd of cattle got to do with obesity?

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  • Cause of death: Coca Cola

    30 year old New Zealand mum dies of cardiac arrhythmia from drinking too much coke. http://thehoopla.com.au/death-coca-cola/

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  • The 10 Tonne Woman

    You may have seen the TV add about a new online support community led by Julie Ann, a weight loss consultant who has joined up with Tony Fergusons to challenge every overweight Australian to lose at least 1 kg. Over 23,000 people have pledged some weight loss already.

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  • The right and wrong way to help a child with their weight

    This is a noteworthy article on the potential harm of putting children on diets. It backs up my own experience that getting kids to move more and tune into their bodies – to only eat when hungry and stop when feeling satisfied – is a better approach. It’s empowering rather than demeaning and teaches them useful skills they can carry into adulthood.

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  • Do you need a health coach (for free)?

    Did you know there is a free phone coaching service provided by the NSW government to get us eating healthier, losing weight and getting more active. The service offers up to 10 phone consults with a health coach over 6 months as well as online material. It may be a worthwhile trigger to get you re-motivated, with someone checking up on you every 3-4 weeks or so. A good way to start of 2013?

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