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How to get motivated to exercise

After weight loss surgery, exercise plays an important role in maintaining a healthy weight in the long term. It’s no secret that regular exercise contributes to overall mental and general...


Lap Band Versus Gastric Sleeve

As obesity continues to grow all around the world the medical community continues to find tools or solutions to combat it. Two of the most popular of these are Lap...


The Link Between Obesity And A Lowered Immune System

In these uncertain times when we are dealing with world-wide pandemics, it’s important to focus on what we can do to ensure our immune systems are at an optimal level....


Sleep Deprivation and Obesity

Did you know that sleep deprivation can be a contributing factor to obesity? Studies have shown that people who consistently get less than 6-7 hours of sleep a night tend...


Accountability for long term success

By Simone Bourner Accredited Practising Dietitian   Feeling as though you need an extra push? Here are some tips to help keep you accountable and ensure long term success:  ...


Nutrition and Mental Health

Have you ever treated yourself with something sugary to pep yourself up when feeling down? Your mood and energy may improve for a short period of time but this often...


Nutrition in the media – Putting the heat on meat

By now you would have heard about the research from the World Health Organisation (WHO) regarding meat consumption and cancer risk. Recent findings imply that the consumption of red and...


Exercise and Joint Stability

Joint mobility, or the lack of it, is one of the first things we notice as we age. Joints become stiffer and less flexible, we notice swelling and even at...


The Clean Eating Illusion

“Clean eating” – You may have heard the term, but what is it all about and is there any merit to it?   While there is no official definition of...


Work-Life Balance

Arriving at work early and finishing late? Our careers take up the majority of our waking hours but where do we draw the line in terms of a healthy balance?...


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