nutrition

How Facebook Is Used To Market Junk Food

We all know obesity is a common, serious, and costly health issue. But while government action has stalled and the debate rages on about how best to combat this growing public health disaster, junk food manufacturers continue to aggressively market and sell vast amounts of energy-dense, nutrition-poor food and drinks.


How Can We Stop Australians Getting So Fat?

Over the past three decades, the Australasia region has outpaced other regions of the world with the largest absolute increase in adult obesity. Poor diet and high body mass index have overtaken tobacco as the leading risk factors for disease and early death in Australia.


What To Eat To Help Your Brain During Exams

Exam time is quickly approaching for HSC and university students. While study is at the forefront, nutrition is often the furthest thing from students’ minds. However, a healthy diet plays a vital role in attaining optimal academic performance during the rigours and challenges of exam time.


Discover Your 'Gateway Vegetable' To Start Eating Healthier

Healthy eating and weight loss requires vegetables. There’s no way around it. Some of us would rather fill our plates with meat and bread. If you discover a “gateway vegetable” you’ll start eating them more often.


Why Sports Drinks Are Pointless For Most People

A proposal to allow sports drinks manufacturers to feature health claims has led to something of a spat between the drinks industry and a health lobby group. The heart of the matter is whether “sport drinks” are, in fact, healthy.


Can You Train Your Brain To Crave Healthy Foods?

The mere sight of a slice of gooey chocolate cake, a cheesy pizza, or a sizzling burger can drive us to eat these foods. In terms of evolution we show preference for high calorie foods as they are an important source of energy. We tend to crave these rich, tasty foods not only when we are hungry, but when we are emotional, bored, or stressed out.


Five Foods You Should Always Avoid At The Supermarket

Want to stack the nutrition odds in your favour? The key is good food so here are five things to never let into your shopping trolley: lollies, biscuits, sugar-sweetened drinks, potato crisps and processed meats.


Ask LH: What's The Right Combination Of Diet And Exercise?

Hey Lifehacker, I’ve recently started going to the gym, but I’m finding it difficult trying to find a good workout/diet combination. What’s the best combination for someone aiming to get rid of a bit of fat and putting on some muscle?


Parents Can't Tell If Their Kids Are Too Fat Any More

We’ve all heard those phrases that denote a certain blindness to the passage of time. “She looks as young as the day I met her” husbands say of their wives 50 years into married life, or “haven’t they grown”, people tell me of my children. How about “it wasn’t even hot” said the frog, realising too late that he had sat unawares in the pot while the water slowly crept up to boiling point.


What To Eat After Exercise For The Best Recovery

Sports performance was once thought to be enhanced by practices such as drinking cognac before an Olympic marathon run. Thankfully, today’s nutrition strategies are more scientific and properly researched.