In our last iNform Voice blog we explained the main differences between a Paleo diet and our current Australian Guidelines. However, do we know if this way of eating is good for us or is it just another fly-by diet?
Is there actually any research to this diet and if so what does it tell us?
What I found surprised me in many ways. (more…)
It seems everyone has an opinion on the Paleo diet. Some herald it as the the saviour to the human race while others warn of its potential dangers.
It is a topic that polarises many people, and it certainly has created many misconceptions.
But who do we believe?
Many groups and individuals have vested interests. From celebrity chefs that have benefited from the paleo way by creating an empire of cookbooks and programs, to large organisations that receive funding from the food industry who may be feeling the pinch of decreased sales. (more…)
We don’t think much about the amount of time we sit on our butts, in fact we’ve geared sitting into pretty much every aspect of our lives.
We only need to look at US data to see that TV viewing time and low activity jobs have doubled, and miles spent in a vehicle has triple in the last 50 years to know that things are profoundly changing.
Unfortunately though we’re built on a biology that was meant to move, not to stare at a screen all day, and now we’re paying for it. (more…)
As an Exercise Physiologist I am thinking about the risk of exercise daily. Particularly with clients that may have pre-existing chronic conditions, and my goal is to make it as safe as possible. However, I have to admit, that when I exercise I put no thought into it’s inherent risk.
Many of us hear stories about people suddenly dropping dead while on the treadmill or out running, and I know some that can use this as a reason not to exercise at all.
Exercise does carry risk, not only do you have a chance of death but also injury. So is it worth it? (more…)
In my last blog I outlined the evidence pointing toward a Mediterranean diet for health and longevity. However we are yet to discuss what foods it mainly consists of.
Contrary to what many people believe, it is not high in breads and pastas! (more…)