I've struggled with my weight for nearly my entire life. I went from being chubby in primary school to overweight in high school to obese in university. At my biggest, I weighed almost 127kg (I'm 168cm tall). Finally, around five years ago, I got a spark of inspiration that ultimately led to me dropping a total of 50kg and counting. Here's how I did it.
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A recent study produced by independent researchers has found employees engaged in wellness programs are healthier and the cost of running those programs is paid back in spades. Funded by the Victorian WorkCover Authority, the study found medical costs and absenteeism pay back at a rate of three to one for each dollar spent on a workplace health program. So, what else can we learn and what does it to take to create a successful workplace wellness program?
When it comes to healthy snacking, most people concentrate on foods that are low in fat and sugar. However, effective satiation is also important - otherwise you'll end up snacking way more than you should.
Researchers from the University of Sydney set out to determine which foods are best at filling you up and keeping you full. The result is the Satiety Index Of Common Foods. It's essential reading for anyone on a diet.
Two cases of a multi-resistant strain of gonorrhea have recently been detected in Australia - one in Queensland and one in Western Australia. This 'super gonorrhea' is incredibly resilient to the standard first-line drug treatment to the disease. It's not quite a public health emergency yet, though the emergence of a highly resistant strain should
Here's what you need to know.
Ever wanted to hang off a big hog with your 24-inch pythons like our mate Hulk Hogan, brother? Of course you have, brother. If you've ever wondered about which exercises you need to do to grow those biceps, triceps and forearms - look no further, brother. Here are the best exercises to master those arm muscles.
As someone who tries to find as many compelling reasons to actually go and out and exercise as possible, learning that I can earn frequent flyer points just by downloading an app certainly helps inspire me to get out and run (or, you know, attach it to a pet and rack up those handy, free points).
If you're new to exercising, the thought of sitting underneath a 50kg barbell is probably pretty terrifying. However, if you can't lift heavy weights, or they just scare you a little bit, research published in the Journal of Applied Physiology suggests that lighter weights can have the same muscle-building effect, provided you do more reps.
Monosodium glutamate (MSG) is a flavour enhancer that you’ve likely run across if you’ve ever eaten before. It is found naturally in many foods but it is most famously known as an additive that provides food with a savoury taste. Though MSG has been around since the early twentieth century, in more recent times, its safety has been questioned and it has been built up as a potentially dangerous additive that can cause a whole range of health issues. How much truth is there to that?
Here's everything you need to know about MSG.
Hair grows back thicker when you shave it! Reading in dim light turns you blind! Peeing on a jellyfish sting will soothe the pain! The way our bodies work is a bit of a mystery, and our desire to unlock its secrets has led to a vast amount of misinformation. Many of these false notions are more widely believed than the truth. We took our healthy scepticism and a bunch of research to find the truth behind some of the most common myths about our bodies and our health. Here's what we learned.