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Healthy Snacking !

A healthy balanced diet can include mid meal snacks at morning tea, afternoon tea and supper time. It’s all about choosing the snacks that are going to provide you with benefits… not just excess calories. A little bit of preparation and organisation is all it takes. The benefits of reaching for something that is going to satisfy you between meals instead of something that is high in sugar and low in nutrients is going to be beneficial for your health and energy levels! The more questions you can answer yes to, the better the snack: Does it have LESS than 10 g of sugar per 100 g? Does it have LESS than 10 g of fat per 100 g? Does it have MORE than 4 g of fibre per 100 g? Can you understand ev

Easy Hummus Dip

This one could not get any easier! High in fibre and low in fat it’s a perfect afternoon snack instead of your normal chocolate biscuits! Serves: 4 Ingredients: 1 can chickpeas – drained 1 clove garlic 1 lemon squeezed 1/2 teaspoon cumin 1/2 table spoon olive oil 1 table spoon tahini pinch salt pepper to taste For those who like to get a little adventurous try adding in some fresh chilly or herbs for a different flavour. Method: Place the chickpeas in a food processor and blend until smooth. Add garlic, tahini, cumin, oil and lemon (plus any additional herbs and spices of your choice) and mix until combined. If required add water until you find the consistency you prefer (can be up to 1/4 cu

What Is Hydrotherapy?

Hydrotherapy is the use of water in the treatment of disease. The use of water for therapy has been around for hundreds of years, as far back as the ancient Romans. The warmth and buoyancy of the water can help to reduce muscle spasm, increase circulation and reduce pain. It is particularly beneficial for those people who suffer from injuries or musculoskeletal conditions that are easily aggravated by weight-bearing or land based exercises. By reducing the risk of aggravation clients are confidently able to improve their strength, flexibility, postural control and mobility. Benefits of Exercising in the Water Muscular relaxation Buoyancy of water counters the effects of gravity Increased m

Flour less Orange Cake

With so many gardens in the Fremantle/Hilton area boasting beautiful citrus around this time of year here is a perfect recipe to put those home grown fruits to good use, or head down to the local farmers market next weekend to pick up some fresh produce… give this recipe a try for something sweet, with more protein and less fat than your average cake. A slice will make a great addition to your afternoon cup of tea. Added bonus of being gluten and dairy free for those with allergies! Include a table spoon of cocoa powder when mixing in the dry ingredients for a choc/orange hit. Ingredients: Cake: 2 oranges 3 eggs ½ cup sugar 3 cups almond meal 1 tsp gluten-free baking powder Syrup: 1 or

Watching FIFA world cup? Warm up like the stars

With the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Brazil just around the corner, players have spent hours with their physiotherapists, sports doctors and sport scientists perfecting their warm up to allow peak performance come game day. How good is your warm up? An adequate warm helps to prevent injuries in sport, including soccer. What should you include in your warm up routine? Here’s an interesting article with videos of exercises that have been endorsed by FIFA, soccer’s governing body. These exercises will help you be fully prepared for your match. If you’re a player or coach please share this valuable resource with your team to help prevent injuries this season. http://www.anatomy-physiotherapy.com

Exercise Physiologist vs Personal Trainer: Fact Sheet

We’ve all heard of personal trainers. But not everyone has heard of exercise physiologists. What exactly IS an exercise physiologist, and what is the difference between the two? As an exercise physiologist, we hear this question quite frequently. It is important that the general population and clients in need of our services are educated as to the differences, and which exercise professional is going to work for them. Exercise Physiologists or AEPs (Accredited Exercise Physiologists) have a university qualification of 4 years, and are allied health professionals who follow the medical model to manage their patients. AEPs at WA Health Group work closely with local GPs, surgeons and specialist

Welcome Winter… without the weight gain!

Do you, like so many others, panic when summer comes around? Trying to get in shape after a winter of indulgence and reduced physical activity? Dreading the thought of heading down to the beach after being covered up in your warm winter clothing for the past few months? How about this year, you work on maintenance through the chilly season? Then when summer comes around you’ll feel confident and ready to make the most of what summer has to offer. It’s all about energy in (food) and energy out (physical activity). When the temperature drops and mornings get darker it can be a challenge to find the motivation to maintain your regular training program. Here are five tips from our Dietitian to s

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