Simple, effective “eating rules” to boost your health

I don’t really love the idea of “rules”. They don’t always allow for flexibility and can set you up to fail BUT these are a great place to start if you are looking to improve your health or energy. When I am consulting with naturopathy clients, we spend much of our time talking about food, … Read more

Want to improve your health? Make time to connect

How easy is it to forget the people from our past when we get caught up in our busy day-to-day lives? To lose real connection? In fact, not just the people from our past but even the people from our present. Between work, housework, exercise, sleep, paying bills, feeding ourselves (and others) and losing time … Read more

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What to expect when you join a yoga class at LaVida Health

No balance? No strength? No flexibility? No worries! Joining a yoga class can be a daunting experience for many, particularly if you’re concerned about your level of fitness or your ability to bend and stretch. However, it is such a great way to improve your physical and emotional health, it is definitely worth a try. … Read more

High blood pressure – what can you do about it?

High blood pressure (hypertension as it is known medically) is thought to affect 1 in 3 adult Australians with this figure increases with age, reaching a peak of over 40% in adults 75 or older (Australian Bureau of Statistics 2018). Blood pressure refers to the pressure your blood exerts on your arteries (a bit like … Read more

8 smart tips to prevent premature aging

Have you ever stopped to consider what sort of “old age” you want? You might have plans for your retirement such as holidays and hobbies and you hopefully have a savings/superannuation plan in place to provide for those. But what about your health? What are you doing about your health NOW to provide for good … Read more

How well do you know your digestive system?

Our digestive system (aka gastrointestinal tract) is vital for keeping us healthy. Its primary role is to break down your food into its basic nutrients for your body to use. What you eat and drink significantly dictates the health of your digestive system and therefore your overall well-being. It directly affects every system in your … Read more

Why you might need fish oil and how to choose a good one

Most people know that eating fish is good for them but, for a variety of reasons, many people eat little or no fish. They may be vegetarian, it might be considered an extravagance, they just may not like seafood or perhaps they are concerned about quality. Fish, especially oily fish such as salmon, mackerel, anchovies … Read more

The importance of incidental exercise and how to make it happen

You’ve no doubt heard by now that “sitting is the new smoking” when it comes to the negative effects sitting has on your long term health. Lack of activity is now recognised as a risk factor for a variety of chronic health problems including heart and cardiovascular disease and being above your healthy weight (which … Read more