• sugary drinks

    Sugary Drinks - Time to make real change

    • April 09, 2018

    • by Emma Groves

    Given the evidence of the harm associated with sugary drink consumption, perhaps it’s time to reconsider where they are sold and are available for purchase. Take action to reduce their sale at your workplace, local recreation centre or sports club.

  • The immediate benefits of moving more

    Physical Activity to feel better

    • April 04, 2018

    • by Peter Edwards

    We know what you’re probably thinking: “another physical activity blog about exercising to reduce my chance of getting sick.” Well, yes and no.

  • Healthy morning tea

    Nourishing morning teas

    • March 27, 2018

    • by Clare O'Shea

    Morning and afternoon teas provide a wonderful mix of great company, tasty snacks and tea, but it’s very easy to accidentally have nothing but cake and muffins for lunch. Fortunately there are healthier ways to enjoy morning or afternoon tea!

  • Michelle Crilly

    "Little goals are the way to go" when it comes to giving up soft drink: Michelle's story

    • March 20, 2018

    • by Michelle Crilly

    Young Yorta Yorta woman, Michelle Crilly, features in the new 'Our Stories' campaign sharing her positive experience in giving up soft drink.

  • Andrew - Life!

    Andrew sheds 30kg, cuts type 2 diabetes risk, boosts confidence

    • March 06, 2018

    • by Kelly Eng

    Having unsuccessfully attempted diets in the past Andrew readily joined the Life! program, always reminding himself of the reasons why he decided to make long term positive changes to his health.

  • Melbourne barista, Mike Dupes

    Mike reaps health benefits of kicking sugary drink habit

    • March 01, 2018

    • by Clare O'Shea

    By cutting back on sugary soft drinks, Mike has reduced his risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes and tooth decay, plus a range of other weight-related health problems. And now, with new research from Cancer Council Victoria and the University of Melbourne revealing sugary drink consumption can increase the risk of cancer, it looks like he has reduced this risk too.

  • Strawberries for Valentine's Day

    Cook from the heart this Valentine's Day

    • February 13, 2018

    • by Clare O'Shea

    This Valentine’s Day cook for that special someone from the bottom of your heart. After all, nothing says ‘I love you’ like a tasty home-cooked meal … especially one that’s healthy.

  • winter olympics armchair exercises

    Make like an Olympian and get moving

    • February 09, 2018

    • by Peter Edwards

    As the Winter Olympics kick off it's time to jump off the couch and get moving.

  • Keeping on track

    How to keep on track with (and track of) your exercise resolution

    • January 25, 2018

    • by Peter Edwards

    The start of a new year sees many resolve to either eat better, lose weight and/or exercise more. However most people don’t successfully follow through on their resolutions. Peter Edwards aims to keep you moving through the year.

  • BBQ options

    Beware the sausage fizzle

    • January 23, 2018

    • by Amelia Harray

    The humble snag may not be so humble after all. LiveLighter's recent Sausage Fizzle Survey highlights just what's in a sausage. Just in time for BBQ season.