What is Metabolism?
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This word “metabolism” is thrown around a lot these days. You know that if yours is too slow you might gain weight.  But what exactly does this all mean? Well technically “metabolism” is the word to describe all of the biochemical reactions in your body.  It’s how you take in nutrients and oxygen and use them to fuel everything you … Read More

The trouble with Spring
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Spring is FINALLY here! It is my favourite season, despite suffering hay fever and having a bird phobia that peaks during magpie season! However as much as I LOVE spring, I struggle with what the season usually means, or implies, in the health and fitness industry.   Spring is usually when many players in the fitness industry bombard us with … Read More

Thai Lime and Lemongrass Chicken
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This recipe is a household favourite here at Life Spark Wellness. It is SOOOOO tasty and full of fresh flavours PLUS it is super quick and easy to make.   It can be served with rice noodles, rice, or cauliflower ‘fried rice’ like I did last night or even over salad leaves.   Give it a try and let me … Read More

Winter Wellness Challenge Day 15 – Eat seasonal fruits
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Many of us have become used to being able to buy most fruits all year round, even when they’re out of season. But, buying seasonal produce will generally be tastier and cheaper, will have less of an environmental impact, and provide better nutritional variety in your diet!   Fruits currently in season include: apples, citrus (orange, mandarins etc), pears, kiwifruit, … Read More

Winter Wellness Challenge Day 8 – Eat vegetables that are in season
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Many of us have become used to being able to buy most veggies all year round, even when they’re out of season. But, buying seasonal produce will generally be tastier and cheaper, will have less of an environmental impact, and provide better nutritional variety in your diet! Vegetables currently in season include: Root veges such as turnips and swedes, parsnips, … Read More

Winter Wellness Challenge Day 5 – Eat a healthy breakfast
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Your challenge today is to make time for a healthy breakfast.   You’ve been told for years that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but do you know why?   Breakfast breaks the overnight fasting period, restores your glycogen stores and boosts your energy levels, as well as your metabolism for the day. In addition to this, eating … Read More

Winter Wellness Challenge Day 3 – Drink more water
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Just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean we can forget about our water intake. Drinking water helps maintain the balance of our body fluids, energizes muscles, keeps skin looking good, helps our kidneys and maintains normal bowel function (yes I went there!). So how much water do I need? Experts recommend 1-2 litres (or 6 – 8 glasses) per day … Read More

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