TRY THESE 18 PROTEIN-PACKED VEGIES!

You don’t have to be a vegetarian to load up your plate with great vegie protein. Protein plays a very important part in the energy and muscle preservation needs of many athletes – it helps to repair, maintain and grow muscle tissue. So take your pick of the tasty varieties below… The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics reports Read more…

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DR JOANNA MCMILLAN’S VIETNAMESE PORK SALAD

When the weather is warm, a salad is a welcome appearance on the menu. And while a basic green side salad does the job, a salad with added meat and flavours can be a meal in itself. ‘I love the fresh flavours of Vietnamese food,’ says Dr Joanna McMillan in her new book Get Lean, Stay Read more…

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FYI, DRINKING TOO MUCH WATER IS DANGEROUS!

We’re all told to keep our fluids up, to keep our bodies hydrated during and after spending time in the sun or exercising. But how much of a good thing is too much? It’s true that drinking too much water (known as hyponatremia) can deplete your system of vital nutrients which, in extreme cases, can lead Read more…

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RECIPE: NEIL PERRY’S KOREAN SPICE-RUBBED CHICKEN

As one of Australia’s highest profile chefs and restaurant managers, Neil Perry is about to spread his culinary wings even wider. Having recently merged his Rockpool Group (think Rockpool Bar & Grill, Rosetta, Spice Temple and Burger Project brands) with Urban Purveyor Group (which include Sake, Fratelli Fresh and The Bavarian), Neil isn’t about to take the mound of Read more…

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20 NEW-RELEASE SPORT, FOOD AND HEALTH BOOKS!

Laze away summer arvos with a book – and we’re not talking a Mills & Boon romance here. Make it something inspirational, healthy or … delicious! Be it a bio or a novel, there are loads of new titles out now to entertain the whole family… CRICKET The Big Bash Book 2016-17 by Daniel Lane Get Read more…

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IS KELP THE NEW KALE? MEET THE NEW LEAN GREEN VITA-PACKED MACHINE

Recently, if you weren’t tipping back a kale smoothie, slipping kale into a salad or steaming it for a side, you weren’t ‘keeping up with the Jones’s’. But now there’s a new kid on the block: kelp. And it’s kicking all the right nutrient goals. We take a deeper look. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with Read more…

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RECIPE: NIN’S ZESTY ZOODLES

Meet Sophie Manolas, a straight-talking, down-to-earth clinical nutritionist who is passionate about showing people how they can eat their way to being the greatest, healthiest version of themselves. Here she shows us her (or her older brother Nin’s, to be precise) tasty zucchini noodle recipe, as seen in The Essential Edible Pharmacy cookbook. Nin’s Zesty Zoodles Read more…

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CYCLIST-FRIENDLY COFFEE STOPS ACROSS SYDNEY

Devotees of the bean and bike certainly love their cafes. Members of cycling clubs, MAMILs (middle-aged men in Lycra) and social riders can be seen gracing coffee stops, refuelling after a lengthy or leisurely cycle. So, where do they go? This list may offer a few clues… Cycling in the city, north, east south or west, we have you covered Read more…

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TOTALLY YUM LOW-CARB PUMPKIN SOUP

Traditional pumpkin soups are really high in carbs, and when you serve it with bread the carb content is even higher. Sutherland Shire dietitian and founder of NuActive Health, Joanne Turner, shows you how you can have your soup, and make it guilt-free, too. Now, carbs are great, but if you are watching your weight or the amount Read more…

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NEW FOOD LABELS WILL HELP US SUPPORT OUR AUSSIE PRODUCERS

From 1 July, our food labels are becoming clearer (yee-ha!). The Aussie government is making these changes so that we will all know – at a glance – where the products we buy are produced, grown, made or packed. This is great news for those of us extra conscious of what we put into our mouths and Read more…

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5 WAYS COFFEE CAN POWER UP TRAINING + PERFORMANCE

If you enjoy a daily coffee, you are no stranger to the perks of caffeine. And when it comes to athletes, the substance has a similar effect. There are plenty of studies showing that caffeine is beneficial when consumed before sports training or competition. It is even considered a performance enhancer by many. Let’s take a look at why. The International Olympic Committee Read more…

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WHY A POST-GAME BEER COULD BE GOOD FOR YOU

So, you’ve just fought hard and won (or lost) your weekend match. It doesn’t matter if it’s sweltering outside or bordering on freezing, slurping a coldie while you reminisce your tactics with your teammates is a great way to finish off the day. And, what’s more, it could be doing you good! We’re not talking about chugging back Read more…

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28 FRESH PRODUCE MARKETS IN SYDNEY

Maintaining a healthy and sporty lifestyle is dependent on good food habits. And where better to buy fresh greens, meats and more than at one of the many farmers and produce markets held on a regular basis around Sydney. This list of 28 local markets ensures you will always have fresh-is-best at hand. And don’t forget to have Read more…

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10 FOODS AND DRINKS TO HELP YOUR BODY RECOVER AFTER SPORT AND EXERCISE

You’ve just run a zillion miles in your Saturday morning football or netball game and don’t think you’ll ever be able to move another muscle again, or you’ve cycled till your legs ache, or pounded the pavement till your feet are numb… Whether you are a social or competitive athlete, all this exercise has a profound impact on your body, Read more…

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48 SPORTY BIRTHDAY CAKES THAT ARE A SMASH HIT!

So, young Johnny wants a football-themed cake for his birthday? And little Anna would like a netball cake? And, of course, milestone Pete would want something golf related to showcase the love of his sport. Whatever cake the young (or old) sports nut in your family desires, don’t despair. We have a stadium full of fabulous examples right here. These cakes Read more…

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CAN BEETROOT TURN YOU INTO A SUPER HERO?

The latest studies by our top sports institutes confirm that beetroot is a little ball of goodness and may enhance the performance of top athletes. Given that every millisecond counts in most competition sports, could this be the right ‘root’ for you to take? Let’s have a look at the facts… It’s long been known that ruby-red Read more…

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4 FRUITY BREAKFAST SMOOTHIES WITH A LITTLE SECRET…

Off to an early training session and don’t want to work-out on an empty stomach? A breakfast smoothie is the ideal choice. It’s not too heavy, but jam-packed full of nutrients and energy. These fruity four are special because they all contain a base of Weet-Bix – a wholegrain cereal that will give you that extra nudge at your Read more…

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5 PASTA SAUCES THAT PUT ‘CHAMPION’ INTO PASTAS

Pasta is still the carb of choice for many athletes who want to load up with energy before a big day of competing. So, here are some recipes for pasta sauces that will make your pasta a whole lot more appetising than just the standard bolognese. Don’t forget to let us know your favourite pasta Read more…

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NEW WEET-BIX COOKBOOK WITH RECIPES FROM SPORTS STARS

It’s fair to say Weet-Bix has been an Aussie brekkie staple for as long as most of us can remember (since 1920 to be exact). But there are many more ways to serve these crunchy biscuits than just popping them in a bowl and pouring over some milk… Weet-Bix has launched a new e-recipe book, Weet-Bix Cook Book, Read more…

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THE BACHELOR’S NEW APP WILL MAKE YOU SWEAT…

Some athletes are following strict training regimens, where there is no room for procrastination. But many others just want to maintain their health and fitness to play their chosen sport on a weekend. Working out for an hour a day can be tricky to factor into a hectic lifestyle, but could you do 28 minutes? I chatted with recent Aussie Bachelor and personal trainer Read more…

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SPORTS DRINKS: FACTS TO DRINK UP

The purpose of sports drinks is to rehydrate and refuel your body while you’re doing exercise. And when you’re working up a sweat over a long period of time, they can certainly be more effective than drinking water alone. But when should you or shouldn’t you chug back a sports drink? And what do all those mysterious Read more…

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