Articles tagged with: exercise

Q Are sports drinks the best thing to drink if you want to rehydrate in hot weather?

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Monday, 17 February 2014. Posted in Carbs, sugars & fibres
Tagged: exercise, healthy eating, healthy lifestyle, hydration, sports drinks, sugar, sugary drinks

Q Are sports drinks the best thing to drink if you want to rehydrate in hot weather?

A. It all depends. Sports drinks or electrolyte drinks are effective at rehydrating as they contain lowish levels of sugars (sucrose plus glucose) combinesd with electrolytes (potassium, sodium and sometimes magnesium). This combination has been shown to enhance absorption of fluid INTO the body and is superior to drinking water alone.

Q. Our kids have so many activities after school it’s hard for us all to eat together. Does this matter?

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Monday, 13 January 2014. Posted in Family and kids
Tagged: dinners, exercise, family, family fare, healthy kids, kids

Q.  Our kids have so many activities after school it’s hard for us all to eat together. Does this matter?

A. Family meals are really important – not only for nutrition but for the conversation. A large US study has confirmed that eating dinner as a family makes good nutritional sense, leading to better quality diets for older children and teens.

Q. I have a lot of trouble with wind and was wondering what to do?

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Friday, 10 May 2013. Posted in Medical Diets
Tagged: balanced diet, carbohydrates, drink, eating mindfully, exercise, fibre, fluids, grains, healthy eating, healthy lifestyle, hydration, soft drinks, special diets, sugary drinks, sweetener

The question in full:

Q. I have a lot of trouble with wind and was wondering what else I can do. I've already cut out really windy foods like cabbage and lentils but I still seem to have problems which is so embarrassing.

Iron - what it does and why you need it

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Tuesday, 16 April 2013. Posted in Energy boosters
Tagged: anaemia, balanced diet, dieting, diets, dinners, energy, exercise, health, iron, meal planning, supplements, vegetables, vegetarian, women and iron

Iron - what it does and why you need it

Our bodies need iron. Not the sort used in barbells, weights and stream trains but the essential mineral we get from our food. And especially so if you're a teen, an athlete or a woman — even more so if you are pregnant. Read on for my outline of what iron does in the body, how much you need and where can you get it.

Technology and your tummy

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Wednesday, 23 January 2013. Posted in Healthy weight loss
Tagged: exercise, food trends, metabolism, obesity, overweight, technology, weight loss

Technology and your tummy

Researchers now blame much of the obesity epidemic on the decline in everyday movement (called incidental exercise) over the last 30 years.  In other words, our lives have become sedentary. We sit more. We move less. Is it any wonder we've become a bit "hefty"?  Here's my take on this issue ...

5 tips to stay healthy over Christmas

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Monday, 17 December 2012. Posted in Healthy weight loss
Tagged: alcohol, alcoholic drinks, balanced diet, eating out, exercise, healthy lifestyle, meal planning, sleep, weight loss, wellness

5 tips to stay healthy over Christmas

Christmas is a time traditionally given to overindulgence as Christmas drinks, office parties, end-of-year farewells and family get-togethers fill our December calendar. It's a time to connect with family and friends and there's food in abundance whether it's finger foods, buffets or those deadly Christmas food gifts like chocolate Santa's and Rocky Road.

Exercise: 10 things I learned from my dog Archie

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Monday, 27 August 2012. Posted in Healthy eating
Tagged: exercise, health, healthy lifestyle, tips, wellness

Exercise: 10 things I learned from my dog Archie

We all know exercise is important for health and that it needs to be done regularly. I know of no better way to force me to walk each day than our dog Archie. Without him, I'd already be a couch potato of extreme spud-ness! Here are 10 things I've learned from Archie, my high-energy cattle dog.

Physical activity. Don’t just watch it – do it!

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Sunday, 24 July 2011. Posted in Healthy eating
Tagged: energy, exercise, healthy lifestyle, weight loss, wellness

Physical activity. Don’t just watch it – do it!

Exercise. We know it's good for us. We know we need to do it regularly. We know we'll feel good after we've done it. But still we have to force ourselves to get up and get moving. Here's how I motivate myself to keep active and how I fit in things that keep me moving instead of being sedentary.