Archive for May, 2015

Strategies for Cutting Sugar Addiction

May 24, 2015

If you can’t seem to kick the sugar habit, you might want to start. There are many strategies to cut your addiction to sugar, but these 15 tips are some of the best methods!

Refined sugar contributes to a variety of negative side effects like tooth decay, a weakened immune system, cancer, mineral deprivation, liver damage, insulin resistance, weight gain, premature aging, depression, anxiety, chronic fatigue, mood swings and hyperactivity (among many others).

Of course, not all sugar is created equal. When I talk about sugar, I mean highly-processed, refined sugar you buy in a grocery store. I am not talking about fruit sugar, which is processed by the body in a hugely different respect, and helps prevent all of the above mentioned rather than encourage it. Please, keep the fruit in your life! I have been raw vegan for 5 years, and much of my diet consists of fruit and leafy greens, and I feel younger and more vibrant every morning!

Here are 15 strategies to cut your addiction to sugar:
1. Cut back slowly

If you go cold turkey, you are more than likely to binge on everything sugar after a couple days. Cutting back slowly, by say, adding half a teaspoon of sugar to your tea instead of 1 or 2, is more reasonable than stopping altogether (or if you eat one bar of chocolate every day, cut back to half a bar, etc.). Eventually you will find that you don’t want as much sugar, and breaking the addiction will come naturally.

2. Don’t fall for sugar-free

Sugar-free items are often loaded with artificial sweeteners, which are cancerous, disease-causing and essentially the worst thing you could be putting in your body. In fact, artificial sweeteners increase your appetite and cravings for sugar (because your brain gets confused, it signals you are giving it “sweet” but isn’t fully satisfied, so continues craving), which in the end, will have you gaining more weight than you otherwise might not have wanted.

3. Read food labels

Many processed foods (canned, boxed, bagged), are loaded with sugar – food items you would have never thought possible. Sugar manages to make its way into crackers, breads, cereals, soups, condiments and so many other store-bought manufactured products. Read your labels, and make sure sugar content is below 1-2 grams per serving.

4. Beware of sneaky sugar names

Sugar isn’t always labelled as “sugar” under ingredients. It has many other forms, like sugars ending in -ose (sucrose, dextrose, fructose, glucose, galactose, lactose, high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS), glucose solids), cane juice, dextrin, maltodextrin, dextran, barley malt, beet sugar, corn syrup, caramel, buttered syrup, carob syrup, brown sugar, date sugar, malt syrup, diatase, and golden syrup.

5. Add flavour with sweet herbs

There are some pretty interesting herbs out there, like vanilla, and cinnamon that possess hints of sweetness and can satisfy strong sugar cravings. The bonus with cinnamon is that it regulates your blood sugar and controls your appetite. Experiment with cocoa, citrus zests, and other herbs to maximize flavour, while cutting back on sugar.

6. Don’t drink your sugar

Drinking your sugar is one of the easiest, and fastest ways to consume it without even thinking twice about it. Sodas, flavoured waters, and sports drinks are all loaded with massive un-necessary sugar content that you can swig back in no time. Instead of these sugary drinks, make flavoured water with different fruit and herbal infusions.

7. Dump processed bread products

Most commercial bread products contain sugar or high fructose corn syrup, which is highly responsible for the obesity epidemic today. In fact, processed bread can have sugar contents as high as 3 grams per slice! Two slices of toast for breakfast can equal the equivalent sugar content as a candy bar. Skip the bread, and instead make a fruit smoothie! It will satisfy you longer, and make you feel much more alive.

8. Keep candies and sweets out of the house

When they aren’t in your house, you won’t be as likely to eat them! Get rid of any candy or sweets in your house and replace them with fruit – your new habit will be much better for you, and you won’t be tempted to reach in your cupboard for something sweeter (medjool dates make a great “candy” substitution).

9. Stop adding sugar to your recipes

One of the easiest ways to reduce refined sugar consumption would be to stop adding sugar to your recipes! Casseroles, soups, sauces, vegetables, you name it – they often call for sugar. Instead, you can substitute applesauce, mashed bananas or pureed dry fruit in baking, or you can simply cut the sugar in half, or not even add it at all!

10. Make your own condiments or don’t use any at all

Condiments are often loaded with sugar. Take ketchup, for example. This common household condiment contains over 4 grams of sugar per tablespoon. That is a ridiculous amount of sugar for such a small serving size. Anything ranging from ketchup to relish, to barbecue sauce and salad dressings, are all loaded with sugar. Make your own, so that you know just how much sugar you are consuming.

11. Eat enough healthy fat

Eating enough healthy fats will prevent you from craving highly-processed (“empty”) nutrient-deprived carbs like rice, white bread and white pasta. If you aren’t fuelling your body properly, it will resort to the fastest calorie source, regardless of nutrient value, which means anything from pies, pastries, donuts, cookies, white bread or white pasta.

12. Exercise beats sugar cravings

Exercising regularly actually helps beat sugar cravings. Exercising vigorously for just 20 minutes a day will encourage endorphin release and dopamine production. Why is this so significant? Daily bingeing on sugar repeatedly releases dopamine in the nucleus accumbens (the reward centre of the brain), similar in the way a drug addict’s brain will release dopamine each time they partake in drug use.

So basically, exercising will excite dopamine production in the same way sugar does, so the next time you are craving some sugary goods, go exercise for awhile and you will find that your craving will disappear. And when you’re done exercising, make a healthy fruit smoothie with some added greens to fully satisfy your brain’s glucose requirement, and to replenish your muscles.

13. Drop fancy teas, coffees and hot chocolates

If you are addicted to the daily routine of latte’s and sugar-loaded teas and hot chocolate, then you may want to substitute it with something else. There are great coffee substitutions that you can easily whip up in no time, as well as the option of making your own beverages at home. This way you can track how much sugar you are putting in your drinks, and you can also opt for immune-boosting honey instead (make sure it is raw, and local), or unrefined coconut sugar.

14. Get enough sleep

Getting enough sleep under your belt is another crucial factor in ensuring you don’t reach for the nearest cookie jar. One of the negative side effects of sleep deprivation is that our ghrelin levels increase (hormones that make you feel hungry), while our leptin levels decrease (hormones that make you feel full), setting up a perfect scenario for over-eating when tired.

Lack of sleep is often correlated with a preference for sweeter foods, mainly because our brain is fueled by glucose, and so to keep us awake throughout the day, it desperately seeks out any source of fast, easy sugar access. So make sure you get enough sleep, and if you don’t get enough sleep, at least make sure only healthy carbohydrate-rich options are at your reach, like bananas, dates, mangoes, or any other fruit!

15. Eat leafy greens and fruit

Leafy greens, whether you eat them in salads, press them in juices or blend them in smoothies are a great way to retrain your tastebuds and detox your liver from years worth of sugar consumption. Usually when our brain is craving refined sugar, we are instinctually craving what our body needs most – FRUIT! Fruit contains beneficial sugars that our body can recognize and use in their true, raw form, as well as vitamins and minerals that we require to function at our absolute best!

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Healthy Inspirations Recipe of the Week – Grilled Calamari with Roasted Capsicum

May 21, 2015


11 Health Hazards of Sitting too Long

May 19, 2015

sittingpain-front-leadWe live in a time where sitting takes up the majority of our day, but could sitting too long be slowly crippling our bodies?

Even with a daily exercise regimen, researchers are now saying that sitting for a major part of the day may be deadly in the long run, and are even making comparisons like, “sitting is the new smoking.” Check out this peer-reviewed article for more information on sedentary living and our health.


Did you know that people with sitting jobs have twice the rate of cardiovascular disease than people with standing jobs? When we sit, our muscles burn less fat, and our blood flows much slower than it should – this encourages the build-up and clogging of fatty acids in the heart. In fact, after just 2 hours of sitting, your HDL (“good”) cholesterol drops 20%!


When we sit for too long, our blood sugar levels rise, because of enzyme changes that occur in our muscles. In fact, spending too much time sitting has been linked to a two-fold increase in the risk of developing diabetes. Scary, right? If you work a desk job, or sit down for long periods, make sure you get up every 30 minutes and walk around, do a few pushups or even a few squats!


Sitting too long linked to an early death? It seems so, according to a study in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine, which found that sitting for long periods of time increases the odds of dying young. Even individuals who exercised regularly risked shortening their lifespan if a majority of their day was spent sedentary. Sitting for more than 6-8 hours a day is not good, so make sure you keep active!


People who spend a majority of their day sitting have an increased risk colon cancer, as well as breast and endometrial cancer. The main link between these cancers and sitting for long periods is the increased insulin levels that encourage tumour cell growth. Moving around every now and then helps lower insulin, and getting up after a meal instead of sitting helps lower blood sugar. Go for a walk in nature after dinner and watch your health improve!


As we have seen, sitting too long results in higher insulin production – and what organ produces insulin? The pancreas of course! Insulin helps carry glucose to cells for energy, but cells in a chronically in-active body don’t respond as readily to this insulin release. The result? More insulin production and a higher risk of developing diabetes and other diseases. One study found that with just 1 day of prolonged sitting, the insulin response was drastically reduced.


You burn 30% more calories when you’re standing, than when you’re sitting, no surprise, but when you’re sitting, the circulation of a fat-absorbing enzyme called lipase also shuts down, contributing to a larger waistline. Researchers at Tel Aviv University even found that sitting on your bottom for too long will make preadipocyte cells (cells that turn into fat calls) literally transform into fat cells faster!


Muscle strain and tension is a major cause of neck pain. This is often a result of muscle overuse from sitting at a desk or computer for too long. When you’re sitting, you’re often slouching too (especially if working on a computer at a desk) – this “crane neck” posture strains the cervical vertebrae and can lead to permanent imbalances. Slouching also overextends shoulder and back muscles, which results in chronic poor posture and “rolling in” of the shoulders.


When we are actively engaged in any form of activity, soft discs between the vertebrae expand and contract like shock absorbers, helping supply the disks of nutrients, fresh blood, and oxygen. When we are sitting for long periods of the day, the disks are out of balance, and also starved of these crucial nutrients. Collagen also hardens around tendons and ligaments that help support the spine, resulting in a stiff back with little flexibility. My tip? Do some yoga and slowly work your way into backbends – one of the most fool-proof ways to heal the spine.


As stated above, moving very little deprives our disks of crucial nutrients, blood and oxygen. Not only that, but individuals who sit for long periods are more at risk for herniated lumbar disks. When you’re sitting, your spine is under a lot of pressure, and the weight isn’t evenly distributed. As Kelly McGonial, Ph.D., explains, “when you sit, you distort the natural curve of the spine, which means your back muscles have to do something to hold your back in shape because you’re no longer using the natural curves of the spine to lift yourself up against gravity.”


When sedentary for long periods of time, everything slows down, even our brain function! This is no surprise, given the fact that when we move, fresh blood and oxygen are pumped to our brain at a faster rate, helping improve the release of productivity- and mood-enhancing chemicals.


When we stand straight and walk around, our abdominal muscles help keep us upright. But when we are sitting, our posture is often situated in such a way that our stomachs bulge and our ab muscles are loose. Always engage your core when sitting, especially if you work a desk job. Tuck in your lower abdominal muscles so that you can feel tightness and “engaging” in your abs.


Excessive sitting can actually shorten (and tighten) your hip flexors, which isn’t good news for those of us trying to improve our flexibility. People who sit for long periods of the day rarely extend their hip flexors, limiting their range of motion and stride length. How do you prevent your muscles from shortening? Deep squats, lunges, standing hip extensions and prone hip extensions are a good place to start.


When you’re sitting, your legs are doing nothing – and they get used to it too. Weak, limp legs can result in a host of biomechanical issues in the body like reduced stability, poor balance and increased risk of injury. Weak legs also increase your risk for having a higher rate of bone fracture – the stronger your legs, the more muscle there is protecting and supporting the bone.


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Over 50’s Fitness by Glen Barnett – Exercise for Healthy Bones

May 17, 2015

Do you wonder if you are at risk from calcium depletion in your bones?  Did you know that after our mid 30’s our bones start to lose calcium faster than they absorb it, but with exercise and adequate calcium you can slow bone loss and help maintain the bone you have built.

The old saying ‘move it or lose it’ is really apt when it comes to getting older and increasing your bone density.  Exercise as you know has many benefits but where bones are concerned it can make them stronger and better protected from injury. Unfortunately many people don’t realize that their daily walk, aerobics class, swim or tennis game although have great benefits, don’t give their bones the type of exercise they require in regards to improving their bone density.

The osteoporosis foundation recommend people without osteoporosis do 30minutes of moderate to high intensity exercise, 4-5 times per week such as: running, jumping, high-impact aerobics, volleyball,  tennis, high-weight but low-repetition resistance exercises.

As my area of expertise is in the field of resistance or strength exercises, let me tell you what high-weight but low repetition resistance exercises are. When you are first starting out machine strength exercises are best as they often put less stress on joints and the weight and posture settings can be adjusted to suit the individual and their specific joint needs.  In this case you would want the resistance you are pushing and pulling to be challenging. For instance you might look at doing 2 sets of 10 repetitions of these exercises and find the 2nd set a challenge to get through.

On the other hand, people who already have osteoporosis are recommended to do 40-50 minutes of more low intensity exercises 4-5 times per week such as: tai-chi, walking, stair climbing, line dancing, low-weight, high repetition resistance exercises.  In this case their low-weight, high-repetition resistance or strength exercises could be those done with a theraband, machine weights that start at a low weight setting and of course, lighted weighted dumbbells.  You would be looking at doing maybe 3 sets of 15-20 repetitions where the exercise was a light effort.

In both situations I strongly recommend proper guidance and supervision at least in the initial stages of any resistance or strength program and that again is where my team and I at Coffs Coast Health Club come into it.  Please give me a call at the health club on 66586222 and I can organize you a free initial session with a trainer or you can come along and trial one of our classes specifically for older adults.

Healthy Inspirations Recipe of the Week – Cucumber & Salmon Appetisers

May 14, 2015


Mothers Seen as Holding Key to Family Fitness

May 10, 2015

Out-of-shape American schoolchildren may have a new and, at first glance, somewhat unlikely group of fitness coaches: their mothers.

But, said a group of fitness experts and athletes gathered at UC Irvine last week for the first California Women’s Leadership Conference on Fitness and Health, the leading role of women in teaching good health habits to their families shouldn’t be underestimated.

“Women are a great influence on the health and the fitness attitudes of the family and they will be the ones who help get those attitudes on track,” said Harriet Harris, chairman of the conference. “You can’t start forming those attitudes too early. It begins in the cradle.”

The two-day conference was a statewide follow-up to the National Women’s Leadership Conference on Fitness, held in 1984 in Washington and sponsored by the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports. California is the ninth state to hold such a follow-up meeting.

Nearly 400 conference attendees, most of them women dressed in exercise clothes, listened Thursday to talks by health professionals that focused in part on the role of women as fitness educators and role models for their families.

Better Examples Needed

At the conference’s opening ceremonies at the Irvine Hilton Wednesday night, the audience heard a recitation of statistics compiled from a survey by the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports that showed, said speakers, the need for better examples of fitness in the home.

The nationwide survey, conducted last year with 18,857 public school children ages 6 to 17, found a continuing “low level of performance” in such key areas as running, jumping, flexibility and strength.

Among the survey’s findings:

– Forty percent of boys ages 6 to 12 and 70% of all the girls could not do more than one pullup.

– Half of the girls ages 6 to 17 and 30% of the boys ages 6 to 12 could not run a mile in less than 10 minutes.

– Forty-five percent of boys ages 6 to 14 and 55% of all the girls could not hold their chin over a raised bar for more than 10 seconds.

George Allen, former head coach of the Washington Redskins and Los Angeles Rams and currently chairman of the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, said he found the statistics “appalling.”

“When I hear that a 17-year-old can’t run a mile in less than 13 minutes, I think that’s a disgrace,” Allen said at the opening of the second day of the conference. “If I were grading the United States on fitness and comparing us with other nations, in my opinion we would be in last place in youth fitness. I think the fitness boom is a misconception because it isn’t there among the youth. It’s among adults and has nothing to do with kids.”

With Children More

Women, Allen said, should use their numbers and political influence in demanding a return of required physical education in schools. And, he added, in the home “women are better at communicating fitness to kids than men. They’re with kids more. They buy and prepare the food they eat. And they can set an example by being in shape themselves and by not smoking or drinking. They set an example by leading an active life.”

The conference itself was hardly inactive.

Those attending were encouraged in advance to wear exercise clothes in anticipation of a 20-minute “exercise break” led by Jacki Sorensen, the originator of aerobic dancing.

“The responsibility for the fitness of children doesn’t lie with the schools,” Sorensen said later. “It lies with the parents. Fitness for them should be as common as brushing your teeth, but so many adults are doing nothing.”

While fitness may have become fashionable with many adults, between 40% and 50% of adults still do not exercise regularly, Sorensen said. And, as a result, neither do their children.

Life-Style Point of View

“You can’t fool kids,” she said. “And you can’t just do it by example. You have to involve your kids in it. I think it’s really wrong to teach a young child to exercise because they already do it through play. They have natural exuberance. When they get older, though, you have to approach fitness through a life-style point of view and not an actual exercise program.”

Often, Sorensen said, regimented exercise programs are so difficult that many beginners give up at the start.

“We have to come up with programs that are easier,” she said. “Right now, in the health clubs, what you have are the semi-elite of fitness. The classes at the clubs are a bit too difficult around the country. It (exercise) needs to be introduced gently, gradually. You shouldn’t start with the optimum. It doesn’t even have to be aerobic. Maybe just walking and talking. What better time to talk to your kids? Ask them what they want to do. If they want to go on a picnic, park a mile away and walk to the place you’re going to have the picnic.”

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Let’s Talk About Breathing

May 5, 2015


Ever run with a blocked nose? Horrible isn’t it? Anyone who participates in any form of physical activity – especially competitively – knows how important good breathing is. Not just breathing – good breathing.  As a triathlete I’m always on the lookout for new techniques and tools to (legally) give me a sporting edge, so I was intrigued to hear about a piece of kit called ‘Turbine Sports Breathing Technology’.

Developed by Australian medical techy company, Rhinomed, Turbine, I was told, opens the airways and is clinically proven by the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital to increase airflow, on average, up to 38 per cent in each breath, aiding efficiency, performance and recovery. Impressive claim. And pro athletes like Chris Froome and Rachel Naylan are apparently on board. Well, if it’s good enough for them… Those airways, incidentally, are the nostrils (in case the ‘Rhino’ name didn’t give it away).

Hmmm, how was this going to work – was I going to run like a serious pro while wearing an amusing false nose? Well, not quite, but almost… So, with some interest I opened my pack of little yellow gadgets and selected the size that best fitted my nose. After pulling my runners on I hit the pavement and took my little nasal buddy for a 10km run.

So, how’d it go? Pretty well for me, and even better for my nose which completed the course 38% faster than the rest of me. Ha ha, I jest. But actually, I did feel some benefits from wearing the nose clip, which sits fairly snugly inside the nose. It felt a little odd at first, but after a few minutes I got used to it and hardly noticed the nose plug in there during the run. I felt the airways opened up more during my run, and also felt good after taking the Turbine out.

On the cons list, well, I sweat a lot on my nose so had to be careful not to wipe the sweat off too much, as it hurt with the Turbine in if I pressed too hard. The yellow colour also makes flat-nosed people like me look a little silly, so something more skin-tone coloured (ideally a range from nude to dark) would be great – maybe that’ll happen in the next release.

All in all, I definitely noticed a difference after just one run. Now, to try it on the bike.

This post was written by Bel ‘The Fonginator’ Fong, avid triathlete and Senior Course Coordinator with PT and fitness education provider fitnessU.
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Coffs Coast Health Club eNews – May 2015

May 3, 2015
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With the colder months rolling in, stay motivated and the best way to do that is with a TRAINING BUDDY!
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3.     Commend yourself on yet another brilliant step forward in your life!

All people who follow the Massage Rules in May, as a reward, will go into the draw for a same duration massage in June!

Health Fund Rebates for Massage NOW AVAILABLE!
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Great News! Your Massage sessions with Kai may now be claimable. Check your cover with your health fund then book in with Kai for a 30, 60 or 90minute massage session. Kai can then process your health fund rebate immediately at the MedFit desk. Call Kai directly on 0457 091 512 or book your next massage with him through reception on 6658 6222.


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ZUMBA – it is time to join the PARTY!
As the weather gets cooler why not try a class that is guaranteed to get you hot and sweaty? Zumba is a fun, dynamic and effective dance fitness class where you can move your body to a fusion of Latin and international music. Zumba is all about having fun and shaking your booty and no dance experience is required.
ZUMBA is on our timetable on Tuesdays at 6.30pm and Thursdays at 5.30pm.
There are options to suit everyone so that you can work within your limits and succeed. Give it a try today!


“Are Your Feet Limiting Your Workout?”
Physio ENEWS

Are you in pain and wondering if your feet are playing a part?  Are you missing out on exercise or fun due to foot problem?  If the answer is yes, then it’s time to do something about it.

Our feet are vital to maintaining good movement, posture and function. However, it is all too common that they could also be the cause of issues throughout your body, like knee problems, back or hip pain, or calf and Achilles issues.

Our Coffs Coast MedFit physio team use the state of the art Gaitscan system to perform computerised foot assessments to get to the bottom of these problems.  This detailed information means you get a detailed breakdown of what happens in your body from the ground up, leading to a solution to your problems sooner.

The physio team are currently giving away 10 FREE Gaitscan assessments (normally $90) to Coffs Coast Health Club members, but it’s a strictly first in, best dressed opportunity.  To secure your free assessment call 1300 27 37 47 now and get rid of pain sooner.


Introducing Vicky Lo – Accredited Exercise Physiologist!

Vicky is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist having graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science degree. After studying in Hong Kong, she moved to Australia to continue her study in the clinical area where she believes she can bring the most health benefit to the community. She is a passionate gymnast & also enjoys participating in Yoga.

Vicky is an allied health professional who specialises in a broad range of conditions. The conditions or injuries that she implements care plans for are rehabilitation, hypertension, heart disease, diabetes, and lower back pain. She also works with musculoskeletal conditions, assisting clients in regaining clients normal walking pattern through analysing their gait, posture and related muscle imbalances.

Vicky works with private clients & via referral from your GP, in one on one settings & also in small groups. She is registered with Medicare, Dept of Veterans Affairs & all major Health Insurance Funds to allow you to save money by accessing rebates.

Vicky is now offering a FREE TRIAL for all members & guests of Coffs Coast Health Club during May & can be contacted directly on 0430 310 201 to book a time.



The weather has already cooled down so now is the time to update your NEW Winter wardrobe.
To celebrate the start of the hibernation period we are now offering 20% OFF our entire Winter range including hoodies and long compression gear!

SALE Starts:       Friday 1st May

SALE Finishes:   Sunday 17th May

SAVE 20% off the entire Winter Range! 

Remember the best things go first, so hurry in before Winter does.

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