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Fuelling your Body

The fuel requirements for events of up to about 90 minutes in duration can be met by the normal muscle glycogen stores of a well trained individual. (Glycogen is the body's ready source of energy stored in the muscles.) To fuel up, all you need is 24-36 hours of rest or lighter training, and a higher carbohydrate diet. Although a high carbohydrate diet should already be on your menu, you may like to reinforce the focus on "fuel foods" on the day prior to competition. 

Activity Tips for Children

How do your children spend their free time on the weekends and after school? Do they play in the backyard or at the park? Do they play on swings, ride their bikes, rollerblade or skateboard with their friends? Or do they spend long hours watching television or playing computer games?

Physical Activity for People at Work

If you are an office worker sitting at a desk all day, why not try some of these simple tips to increase your movement at work: 

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.

 

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