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Physical Activity: Keeping Motivated

No matter how high your aspirations to be physically active, the benefits of activity can not be gained if intentions are not turned into action.

Motivation is the key, though the question remains, ‘how is it possible to stay motivated?’ 

Physical Activity: Getting Started and Setting Your Goals

So why should physical activity be part of your daily routine?

Nutrition for everyday activity

The current National Physical Activity Guidelines recommend that Australian adults put together at least 30 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity on most or preferably all days of the week.

BMI and Aim for a Healthy Weight Range

Generally, a combination of Body Mass Index (BMI) and waist circumference is the easiest way to rate your weight and risk of lifestyle-related disease.

Balancing energy in and out

What are kilojoules (kj) or calories?

Energy is measured in kilojoules (kj) or calories, so when we refer to 'energy in' we actually mean 'kilojoules in' (the kilojoules in the food we have eaten).

Maintaining a healthy weight range is important for minimising the risk of many lifestyle diseases such as heart disease, some cancers and type 2 diabetes.

The best way to maintain a healthy weight is to match the energy you consume from food with the energy that your body uses up.

 

Kids Healthy Lunch Ideas for Under 5's

A healthy and nourishing lunch is important to help kids stay alert and active throughout the day. If your kids are tired of the same old sandwich, why not mix and match some of the following more exciting options?

Kids Brainy Breakfast Ideas

A healthy, nutritious breakfast that provides your kids with adequate energy is a great way to start the day. The best breakfasts should include fruit or vegetables, a dairy product (or alternative) and a wholegrain bread, cereal or grain product. Some may think that preparing and eating a healthy breakfast is time consuming, but this is not necessarily the case.

Nutrition and older adults

Eat well to age well

As you get older, it’s important to continue choosing healthy foods and enjoying eating as a social activity that you can look forward to.

However as we get older our lifestyles and appetite can change and this can affect the types and amounts of foods we eat. A decreasing appetite or reduced ability to buy and prepare healthy foods can mean that many older people don’t get enough essential vitamins, mineral and fibre, and this can contribute to general unwellness or exacerbate some chronic illness.

Eating out

Eating out is an enjoyable and relaxing experience and can be part of a healthy eating regime. Most restaurants and cafes now serve low fat, nutritious meals. When selecting your foods, try and make sure that you are following the guidelines of the Healthy Eating Pyramid.
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