Here’s to your good health during the winter months!

By IsoWhey Chef Janine Royce.

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It’s about this time of the year when coughs and sneezes start around the office and comments like “my throat feels sore”, “my kid is sick again”, “how I can I boost my immunity?“, are abound.

As the weather gets cooler we spend more time indoors which means more time in closer contact with people AND potentially germs which can cause colds and flus.

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Monday’s Motivation!…

Stick to your planI said in my last motivation quote how everything starts with a thought – and this is true, you need to actually THINK about anything before it can become a reality…

What I didn’t mention is the fact that just thinking about it isn’t enough…you need to keep thinking about it and then ACTION it, and keep putting it into action until it becomes a habit and part of your life style.

So when you think about starting a fitness plan, or any such plan for that matter, write down what you want to achieve and when you want to see results, be honest and be realistic. Focus on this plan, tell people about it, get excited about it. If you can, put together a ‘storyboard’ of what you want to achieve, cut pictures or words from magazines and put them in a motivation, or vision board – and start to believe that this is you NOW! Don’t think about it in terms of what you WANT to happen – as this is all that will happen, a wanting – put out the thought to the Universe that you are ALREADY there, this is YOU NOW, TODAY, you have already arrived.

Then start living this way, keep to your diet, to your fitness regime – plan each week, be organised, know what classes you will go to, make a commitment with someone if you can…meditate on your goals if you are able to, concentrate on Who you are and Who you want to be…

Do this and your dreams will become your reality, you will be literally living your dream – what more could you want?…

p.s.  try to pass this on, for what you give to others, you are giving to yourself..

 

Thought for the Weekend…

You CAN do it!

Okay, so I have two thoughts to lead you into the weekend – I love this picture, this this amazing lady can find the time to work out, then surely you can too?!

Make it happen this weekend – it doesn’t matter if you go to the gym, do a class, go for a walk or a jog, play a game of tennis, or have a swim in the ocean whether you clean the house from too to bottom, walk the dog, have a bike ride, don’t watch the footy – play it!….

but just DO it!…..

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Exercising when Pregnant – what to do…

One of the questions I get asked all the time is

                           

“can I take IsoWhey while pregnant?”

The answer (unlike nearly ALL our competitors) is Yes! But this got me thinking about the number of people who are pregnant for the first time and have sooo many questions about…well, everything! – including Fitness. There is a lot of media attention these days on how JLo, Posh & Miranda get back their pre-pregnancy bodies in such a short time – and this places tremendous pressure on young mums to do the same, except without all the trappings of personal chefs and PT’s (although don’t forget with IsoWhey you do get myself and Janine as yours!).

As with a lot of things FItness, there are a lot of myths out there press here to read on…

Research Round-Up, How Ian ‘C’s It!

It really is quite frustrating when reading all these new ‘studies’ that are released each week, in trying to actually understand what they are saying! lets go through a few and try to digest them!

MORE TO AGEING THAN LIFESTYLE?

One being touted in the media this week is regarding Ageing and Lifestyle – from chemists at the Australian National University & is something most of us are interested in though something that affects us in different ways… and not just because of our genes. Some of us (especially if you’re from Hollywood) seem to be able to age VERY gracefully (others not so). Have Joan Rivers, Raquel Welch and Joan Collins aged naturally – I think not, they are all in their 70’s & looking fabulous (in make-up anyway!) However, these days procedures such as Botox are about as common as going to see the Dentist! to stay young, press here…

Gluten Free – Friend or Foe?

Have you noticed recently, how everything in cafes, supermarkets and deli’s has become ‘gluten free‘?

It feels as if this is being marketed as a new ‘healthy’ diet, or even a good way to lose weight.

Be warned, unless you are a coeliac, this is NOT the case! – There are a few questions that need to be answered here, lets start with…. Click here to read on…

BMI – What is it & is it Accurate?

I have had a few people ask me about the BMI or Body Mass Index. This gets mentioned in the media quite a bit, and I think sometimes they just assume people know exactly what it is!

Quite simply, your BMI is your weight in Kg’s divided by your height in meters, squared.

So, if your weight is 70kg and your height is 1.70m your BMI is 24 – i.e you times               1.70 x 1.70 = 2.9        so 70 divided by 2.9 = 24

This is designed to measure your total amount of body fat and should only be used for adults aged 18+ once you have measured your index compare it to this scale:- To See Read On..

How Ian ‘C’s’ it

Lots of health news again this week!

One of the ‘bigger’ headlines was about a lady in America extending the virtues of being Fat & Fit. Sandy Shaffer is 1.65cm tall and weighs 145kg. This was in relation to the one year anniversary of Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign – she said she felt the first lady was sending out a negative message by focusing on obeisity, while I think its good if Ms Shaffer takes 3 aerobic classes a week and watches her diet, but the fact is that America and Australia have two of the highest to ‘C’ more read more..

What is your medicine doing to you?

Well, it seems we have a different ‘week’ each sunday – and this one is no exception! – We’re now in Be Medicinewise Week… but one which I think is good to highlight, especially as we have around 70% of Australians taking at least one medicine per week.

Also, the Medical Journal of Australian states that

  • 16% of hospital patients may have adverse effects from medicines, of which
  • 50% are preventable and
  • 10% of these may lead to permanent disability or death.

The reasons for this are many, but its important to know exactly what medications you are taking (i.e. active ingredients) and why – its all too easy sometimes to Continue reading