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Exercising and Pregnancy

While most women will want to maintain fitness during pregnancy, you don’t want to do anything that could put yourself or your baby at risk. There is so much conflicting information out there, but you’ll be pleased to know that many forms of exercise have benefits...

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Strength Training You Can Do At Home

Lives are getting busier and it’s hard to fit in work, kids, couple-time, AND exercise.  So my husband and I decided to combine a few things and try getting stronger at home together. All we needed was some basic equipment, a systematic approach, and a positive...

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Building Muscle at Home

After I finished my cancer treatments a year ago, I slowly went back to my old regime of exercise. But even though I was going to kickboxing class a few times a week, I wasn’t regaining my strength.  I was feeling quite frustrated with my lack of progress and needed...

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Why ‘diet’ is a dirty word in my house

After decades of misuse, the word ‘diet’ is packaged with some truly upside-down thinking and it’s influencing our health in all the wrong ways. It’s up to us to change the story for the next generations. Full disclosure: I’ve been yo-yo dieter too. Start Monday, eat...

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Five Ways To Boost Your Metabolism

When you’re trying to shed a few kilos there are things you can do to make that journey a little easier (it’s often hard to change habits, so every little bit helps!). Boosting your metabolism is a great way to get your body working for you, even when you’re not...

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A Healthier Lifestyle One Step at a Time

A Healthier Lifestyle One Step at a Time (Step One: Mind Set and Breakfast) It was about two years ago that I looked at my family’s health and decided it was time to stop going on fad diets. They didn’t work and cost us a fortune. Instead I had to do the hard thing...

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Dairy-free Pumpkin Spice Frappé

Nothing says Autumn like falling leaves, plaid scarves, and a pumpkin spice latte.  But what if you live in the Southern Hemisphere (or the southern US) where its boiling hot at this time of year?  Here’s the perfect recipe to help indulge your pumpkin spice fancies,...

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Exercising and Pregnancy

While most women will want to maintain fitness during pregnancy, you don’t want to do anything that could put yourself or your baby at risk. There is so much conflicting information out there, but you’ll be pleased to know that many forms of exercise have benefits...

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Watermelon Salad

As the weather heats up nothing says refreshing like watermelon.  I love this recipe as an accompaniment to BBQ or a spicy curry. And if you’re making Mexican, just swap out the mint for coriander and the chillies for a sprinkle of chipotle pepper.  No matter your...

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Baked Salt and Pepper Wings

Two things my kids love: Chinese food and chicken wings. This recipe ticks both boxes, is pretty simple, and absolutely delicious! And the icing on the cake (well, the spice on the wings), is that it’s dairy and gluten free! 1 egg 2 tablespoons of light soy sauce 1...

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Dad’s Asian Greens, aka Dragon Food

My dad is a terrific cook, he was the first one who managed to convince my daughter to eat cooked vegetables.   I know lots of mums who also struggle with getting greens into their kids, so here’s dad’s secret: Dragon Food. He made a simple and delicious stir fried...

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Breakfast: the most annoying meal of the day

Mornings are crazy in houses all over the world, there are partners to get out the door, school lunches to pack, backpacks to ready, school projects to wrestle into the car, bums to wipe, teeth to clean, shoes to tie, work outfits to throw on, and the exhausting list...

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