Healthy Innovations Blog

Kids Sports Snacks Common Mistakes

Kids Sports Snacks All too often on the sports field I see Kids Sports Snacks provided to children with the best of intentions. However, more often than not the fuels that these kids are running on are at best, unhelpful and at worst, inappropriate. The two main...

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Getting Ahead Of Diabetes

Diabetes is a continuum, starting as pre diabetes as many as 10 years before its diagnosis. Whilst fasting glucose and oral glucose tolerance tests can be effective tools for measuring blood glucose, and glucose response, they only provide us with half of the picture....

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Valentines Day Nutrition Promotion

February is the month of love and Healthy Innovations is offering a fantastic Valentines Day promotion. All you need to do is bring your girlfriend, boyfriend, husband or wife and get 2 for 1 discounts on all Xtend Barre and Circuit Classes offered during Valentines week 13th – 18th Feb, that’s right – your partner comes free!

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Valentines Day 1

February is the month of love and Healthy Innovations is offering a fantastic Valentines Day promotion. All you need to do is bring your girlfriend, boyfriend, husband or wife and get 2 for 1 discounts on all Xtend Barre and Circuit Classes offered during Valentines week 13th – 18th Feb, that’s right – your partner comes free!

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Choose Foods that Fuel your Body and Your Mood

The evidence for dietary links to a range of diseases is continually growing. In recent years, mental health has also been linked to food as well and it is an absolutely fascinating area. You can in fact choose foods that fuel your body and your mood. The evidence for...

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7 Reasons to Eat Healthy (From a Nutritionist)

Eating Healthy Most people realise that eating healthy is important but may not know or be surprised by the multitude of reasons why.  What we put into our mouth affects our mood, body processes and health in more ways that you might realise and may be the reason you...

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7 Raw Foods to Fight the Common Cold

When your body is sick you need nutrition to help you heal and fight the common cold. Raw foods are simply the best source of powerful nutrients to get you better faster. If eaten regularly they have been proven to prevent illnesses. Incorporate them into your diet...

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2 Ways to Beat Workday Depression

Talking about depression and more specifically depression in men in the work place is something that we tend to avoid.  The reality is a significant number of men are silently suffering from this common condition and we need to educate each other on what we can do to...

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April is no Falls Month

For the month of April 2016 Healthy Innovations is offering free falls risk assessments from one of our expert Physios. To take up this offer simply call us on 9481 8140 to book your spot. The other day I was in the grocery store and saw an elderly woman slip on a...

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5 Natural Pet Care Tips

We pet owners love our pets and do our best to care for them. And while many of us use natural remedies for our own aches and pains, we might not be aware that natural remedies are suitable for a wide array of pet ailments, too! 5 Natural Pet Care Tips De-stress pets...

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Early Morning Humour

We all love a good laugh and this month we have posted to social media with the hash tag #earlymornninghumour. Below are some of the popular gags we have posted last week.

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25 Awesome Things About The Humble Banana

Bananas - Who Knew Bananas help overcome depression due to high levels of tryptophan, which is converted into serotonin -- the happy-mood brain neurotransmitter. Eat two bananas before a strenuous workout to pack an energy punch and sustain your blood sugar. Protect...

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Arthritis Is It an Old Age Disease – Part 2

Arthritis Exercises Every individual with arthritis will have their own unique experience of the condition. There are different types, degrees and causes of arthritis which affect joints differently. Exercise has been proven to help increase strength, increase...

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Sneaky Vegies

There has been much in the media lately about what and how we should be eating, but one thing that everyone agrees on is that we need to get more vegetables in our diet, and particularly into the bodies of our growing children. Did you know that less than 5% of...

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Is Your Fashion Causing Your Back Pain

Many of you have heard the statistics that 80% of the Australian population will experience back pain once in their life.  But did you know that the direct cost of care for low back pain costs $1 billion dollars annually and even more shocking is that this is...

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The Endocrine System and Your Health – Part 1

If you want optimum health you simply cannot overlook an understanding of the endocrine system. It is responsible for so many bodily functions that many health issues can be resolved from simply tweaking it. This is part 1 of a 5 part series...

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8 Healthy Nuts And Seeds You Should Eat Every Day

Nuts and Seeds ..have been a gift from Nature dating back thousands of centuries ago. These are minute wonder foods that really justify the saying, “Big things come in small packages”. There’s long list of health benefits nut and seeds can provide us, from decreasing...

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Do we really need to eat Breakfast?

Well, as the name suggests, our body has been ‘fasting’ all night and we need to ‘break that fast’ when we rise in the morning in order to get our body fuelled up for the day ahead. Not only do our bodies need fuel to get moving, but it’s also a perfect opportunity to...

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90 Years Young and Still Loving Pilates

Hilary should be an inspiration to all of us to the benefits of exercise.  Too often as people age they start losing their confidence, become sedentary and worse experience a fall that results in a loss of independence.  It is sad to hear this when there is so much...

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Savory Quinoa Egg Muffins

Eggs are full of nutrition including protein and vitamins A, D E B12 and K. The protein punch will help curve cravings and keep you full until lunch. These Savory Quinoa Egg Muffins not only store well in the refrigerator they can easily be reheated for a quick...

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Hidden Toxins in Everyday Household Items

The air in your house can be worse than a smoggy city. Toxic residue can be left behind from the use of harsh chemicals in cleaners. A forgotten moldy cupboard can cause all manner of health ailments. We have all heard these before and they are well documented but...

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5 Things That Happen When You Quit Sugar

Sugar is in practically everything we buy, especially if its packaged. Natural fruits and vegetables also have sugar in them but mixed with the fiber which allows your body to regulate blood sugar. So what would happen if we ate just natural sugar? Here is 5 things to...

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What is all the Buzz About Xtend Barre?

One of the questions we always get is, "what is Xtend Barre"? This short video will give you a preview into the world of Xtend, feel free to drop by and see a class for yourself or you can BOOK...

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Soccer Boots – Everything You Need to Know

Soccer Boots A player doesn't need a lot of equipment to play soccer, but good soccer boots are a must. They need to protect the player’s feet, allow feel and control of the ball, prevent slipping and allow a player’s weight-bearing foot to remain stable while the...

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Shin Guards

Shin Guards Soccer season is about to start and you realise you need new shin guards either for yourself or your kids.  You head to the shops, only to find a wall covered with an assortment of shin pads made from all sorts of different materials by different brands. ...

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The Times Are Changing!

2015 is set to be our biggest year yet and we are excited to bring you so many new offerings. Below are some of the new things we will be doing. Starting Term 1 Pilates classes have been expanded to 23 per week (92 individual places) Group classes have been expanded...

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